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Jonah the Whale

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I can't recall ever interacting with Geneviève, but it seems that was my loss. My sympathy and prayers for everyone who knew her on the Ship, especially those who knew her in real life too.
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Uncle Pete

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I was in the Church yesterday and lit a candle for Mary-Marguerite and said many prayers for the repose of her soul then and at the Prayers of the Faithful.
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Gill H

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Thoughts and prayers from me and from Peter H at this tragic time.

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Raptor Eye
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quote:
Originally posted by Evensong:
quote:
Originally posted by Campbellite:
In times of rough seas, O Lord, hold close our Ship, and all who sail aboard her. And when one of our crew is called to sail that final journey homeward, receive her with joy into the harbor of our heavenly home, where there is no more sickness, sorrow nor tears, but life eternal.

[Votive]

Ditto that.

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Amen. [Votive]

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ErinBear
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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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Just still cannot comprehend it all. [Tear]

Maleveque introduced me to her at a meeting at her church and she would PM me when a DC ship meet was announced that she was so busy at the church and could not come.

So very sad for her parishioners and friends.
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Moo

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I was looking over the Burial Service in the prayer book, and I found this prayer.
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Help us, we pray, in the midst of things we cannot understand, to believe and trust in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection to life everlasting.
Moo

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rhflan
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I joined too late to know her, but from what everyone has posted, she was clearly a lovely woman who loved the Lord and His people.

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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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If you don't know or knew of Genevieve, just know and remember this.

There are angels among us, and sometimes they are just dressed as ordinary people (in this case, in a cassock)

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In Memory of Miss Molly, TimC, Gambit, KenWritez, koheleth, Leetle Masha, JLG, Genevieve, Erin, RuthW2, deuce2, Sidi and TonyCoxon, unbeliever, Morlader, Ken :tear: 15 years and counting...................

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molopata

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[Votive]

Lord. Please explain this to her congregation and to those how loved and respected her. Please.

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At times like this the Ship gives me all the more reason to look forward to heaven and meeting all the people I have known on board, through a glass darkly, in an even more real way than any Shipmeet can afford.

I imagine (probably quite heretically but there we are) being welcomed some day by a particularly raucous and boisterous crowd of Shipmates both famous and less so, on the fringes of the celestial throng, along with some of the poor, oppressed and outcasts they have ministered to. With a bit of luck the Lamb that was slain will be right there in the middle of them somewhere.

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Horatio Harumph
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Sending prayers for Geneviève, her family, friends and community, and for every one else effected this.

RIP amazing woman x

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Moo

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If anyone wants to see some of her recent posts, here's a list.

Moo

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Honest Ron Bacardi
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Completely lost for words.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

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ebeth

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Euty, wish I could hit the "like" button on here. Thanks for your post .

Funeral is scheduled for Tues, 8 May Baltimore, MD Cathedral of the Incarnation

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maleveque
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Thanks, ebeth. Anyone going to the funeral on May 8th, send a PM and we can meet. I can offer a ride from DC to 2 others (1 space reserved for ebeth).
The cathedral is in the neighborhood of my childhood - there are numerous places we can have a post-funeral gathering, including my mom's house if we don't want to go to a public place.
- Anne L.

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North East Quine

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Genevieve was finishing her PhD as I was thinking about starting mine. I'm not sure how I knew this - was she on the Thesis Support thread? - but whenever I saw her posts I thought of her as "Dr Genevieve" and read her posts with interest. As a middle-aged woman, I was always pleased to know of other middle aged women successfully completing a doctorate. Now that I've read of all her many other skills and occupations I am overawed.

[Votive] for all those mourning at her funeral today.

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orfeo

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Alas, the only PM I have is a polite yet cranky one. I think it's the only time I crossed swords with Genevieve, as opposed to crossed paths.

At the time I pondered whether it was worth explaining that I thought it was all a bit of a misunderstanding in a thread that had been closed by then.

Add that to the pile of small regrets.

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Enigma

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No words just [Votive]

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Praying.

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sabine
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Wow, this is very sad in so many ways.

People who receive organs from a donor, often say that they "feel" something different.

I'm sore the recipients here will be feeling quite a bit.

sabine

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neandergirl

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No words. Just heartbroken for her family, friends, congregation, the Ship, and, selfishly, myself. I hope she knows how much she will be missed.

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Dark Knight

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Very sorry to hear of this [Votive]

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I never interacted with the dear lady, so do not have a 'personal' experience. I can say, however, that when lurking over the years, I did read her slant on things with interest. May God hold her close and give her the best of rest for eternity. So sad.

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[Votive]
with prayers for all she loved and all who loved her

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Adrienne
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quote:
Originally posted by ebeth:
Funeral is scheduled for Tues, 8 May Baltimore, MD Cathedral of the Incarnation

ebeth, Maleveque,

Our thoughts and prayers go with you tomorrow. I know you take with you love and sympathy from folk here on the Ship to all who knew and loved Genevieve. [Votive]

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QLib

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quote:
Originally posted by Adrienne:
ebeth, Maleveque,

Our thoughts and prayers go with you tomorrow. I know you take with you love and sympathy from folk here on the Ship to all who knew and loved Genevieve. [Votive]

Amen, and Amen.
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[Votive]
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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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EBeth and Maleveque,I will be with you in spirit tomorrow, sorry I couldn't be there with you.

[Axe murder] MB

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In Memory of Miss Molly, TimC, Gambit, KenWritez, koheleth, Leetle Masha, JLG, Genevieve, Erin, RuthW2, deuce2, Sidi and TonyCoxon, unbeliever, Morlader, Ken :tear: 15 years and counting...................

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harmony hope
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That it is okay for me not to have told my mother what my operation is for next week Monday 14th - I don't mean to be hurtful but I need to stay positive and she is very likely to look it up online and tell me what might go wrong... and we're not that emotionally close. [Frown]

[Votive] [Votive] [Votive] For all who mourn and all facing medical treatment...that the Lord might walk alongside us all.

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harmony hope
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So sorry - didn't mean my last post to go here! So sorry...

My thoughts are so much with Genevieve and her family and her congregation - may she rest in peace and rise in Glory.

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Moo

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Here's the newspaper obituary.

Moo

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maleveque
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Here is a Facebook post from St. Peters Church:
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To all our Facebook friends far and wide,

Thank you all for your messages of sympathy and support. The outpouring of love from across the country and indeed, around the globe, is a tremendous source of comfort to us all at St. Peter's. We've experienced a shocking and sudden tragedy and find ourselves wrapped in sorrow. Many of us are are still numb, going through the motions and handling the practicalities, breaking down in tears now and again but pushing on. We miss our beloved sisters Mary-Marguerite and Brenda more than we can express; we see their faces and hear their voices as we move through our days. They remain a part of us even as we celebrate their lives and their passing on to a new life in Our Creator, the center of love. We thank and bless you for helping us along our unexpected journey from routine to tragedy to God's all embracing peace.

ebeth and I will take your prayers with us tomorrow. Please post anything you would like us to say (if we have that opportunity).
- Anne L.

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Lothlorien
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ebeth and I will take your prayers with us tomorrow. Please post anything you would like us to say (if we have that opportunity).
- Anne L.

I would say thank you for the comforting words of wisdom.

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Mamacita

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First, ebeth and maleveque and Motherboard, my condolences to you who knew her personally. I can only imagine how deeply that must be felt. She always seemed to be someone I would have enjoyed knowing.

I guess I would have you tell the folks at St Peter's and in the Diocese of Maryland what you are probably already planning on saying: That there were people from all over the world who loved her, whose lives she touched, and who miss her. And who are holding her community in prayer as they try to come to grips with this terrible loss.

I like how the obituary mentioned her always wearing hats. No wonder she chose an avatar with a big beautiful hat. [Tear]

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What Mamacita said.

I will be asking my friends at St. Spike's who were here when our then-rector was murdered (in an off-premises robbery) thirty-some years ago for special prayers for the community at St. Peter's. May the Lord bless you and keep you in this difficult time.

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quote:
Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
no words.

... Just grief, and anger, and the hope - against all the odds - that something like this won't happen again.
Unfortunately, it will. We are but broken creatures muddling and climbing and clawing through a broken world as best we can. Sometimes we are raked and scored by the brokenness of the world. Sometimes we wound others with our own jagged edges.

The world is still beautiful, people are still beautiful, but it is at best a bittersweet, ruined glory.

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This is just horrible, horrible news. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. [Votive]

quote:
Originally posted by Eutychus:
At times like this the Ship gives me all the more reason to look forward to heaven and meeting all the people I have known on board, through a glass darkly, in an even more real way than any Shipmeet can afford.

I imagine (probably quite heretically but there we are) being welcomed some day by a particularly raucous and boisterous crowd of Shipmates both famous and less so, on the fringes of the celestial throng, along with some of the poor, oppressed and outcasts they have ministered to. With a bit of luck the Lamb that was slain will be right there in the middle of them somewhere.

Yes - whenever I think of Heaven, I think of it as a big Shipmeet. Just so sad that another one of our number got there too early.
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Drifting Star

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quote:
Originally posted by maleveque:
ebeth and I will take your prayers with us tomorrow. Please post anything you would like us to say (if we have that opportunity).
- Anne L.

Thank you, Genevieve, for sharing your time with us while you were here.

Thoughts and sympathy for you both as well. [Votive]

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[Votive]

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Rowen
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My prayers too

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My prayers too

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quote:
Originally posted by Earwig:
Yes - whenever I think of Heaven, I think of it as a big Shipmeet. Just so sad that another one of our number got there too early.

They'll be there to greet us with a bottle of wine.

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Dear God.

[Votive]

[ 08. May 2012, 14:13: Message edited by: jbohn ]

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Funny that I haven't been interested in discussions on line since, it all seems sort of irrelevant.

I didn't know Genevieve, only that I was recently her Secret Santa, the thinnest of connections, and yet enough that this is a strong reminder how suddenly life can end. What's important is life. Her life. Your life. My life. What am I doing with the gift of time? Am I valuing it, valuing life?

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Enigma

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Originally posted by Belle Ringer:
I didn't know Genevieve, only that I was recently her Secret Santa, the thinnest of connections, and yet enough that this is a strong reminder how suddenly life can end. What's important is life. Her life. Your life. My life. What am I doing with the gift of time? Am I valuing it, valuing life?

If that is one of her legacies - to question what life is all about and what we must do with it while we are here - then I'm sure she is pleased. (I didn't know her either but you don't need to know a person to learn from them in all sorts of ways).

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What a tragedy.

Another dreadful loss to the world.

Rest in peace and rise in glory Genevieve.

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Just back from the service at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Shattering and beautiful.

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