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Lots of Yay

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That really really sucks. So sorry to hear it.

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Pine Marten
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A great shock.

[Votive] May Erin rest in peace and rise in glory.

[Votive] Prayers for Jason, and for the rest of the family. Thank you, Jason, for letting us know.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. - Oscar Wilde

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I don't have any other words.

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[Votive] for all who knew and loved Erin, for all who will miss her presence in their lives, both real and virtual.
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[Votive] for Erin's family and friends.
[Votive] for the Ship

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This is sad. Jason, may you gently heal through your bereavement.

Erin was very friendly, kind to me, and excellent and I'll miss her every time I click on.

[Votive] Jason and Erin [Votive]

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My prayers for her repose. And for her family and friends.

I have not spoken to Erin for some years now, but I saw Dave Walker post it on Twitter.

Erin was something, really something. The world is sadder knowing she isn't in it anymore.

That is all.

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I am a relatively recent recruit and had no personal dealings with her, but I read many of her posts - both current and archived. I imagine she is irreplaceable and the Ship will not be the same without her.

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Erin has been a big part of the Ship as long as I can remeber. This is so sad. She will be grately missed.


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[Votive] For Erin, and for all who will so keenly feel her absence.

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My deepest condolences to Jason and all of Erin's family. Our worlds will be poorer without her.

"If ye love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15

"Commandment number one: shut the hell up." Erin Etheredge 1971-2010

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You know something pretty major is going on here when Rook's Maple Leaf turns black.

I don't think more needs saying.


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She is such a massive part of Ship culture, this place will truly not be the same.

Thank you God for her gifts to us and for her life. Comfort the hearts of those who grieve and bring to remembrance her unmatched wit and incisive BS detection. May chuckles accompany our tears.

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I am sorry to hear this. Something has been lost from the Ship and from life.
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Though I am mostly a lurker and never had direct dealings, I enjoyed Erin's posts and could sense her hand on the tiller making this ship run well....Deepest condolences to her family and friends (virtual and otherwise).

The care of another,even material, bodily care is spiritual in essence. Bread for myself is a material question; bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.- Jacques Maritain

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So sorry to hear this. I always managed to stay well under Erin's radar but will miss her scarily incisive wit. [Votive]
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Ouch. Never had direct dealings with her myself, but often enjoyed reading her posts.

Here's hoping that whatever comes next to her spirit is warm, enjoyable and with much good chocolate!

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Her persona/nickname of the Alligator expressed something of what the Ship, and authentic Christianity, is about. Honesty, directness and an ability to cut through the crap.

So sad that she will not continue to challenge us in these ways.

[Votive] May she rest in peace.

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Mad Cat
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So sad to hear this news.... Erin's wit and wisdom will be grievously missed.

God bless you and your family Jason, and flights of angels sing your sister and our friend into the Lord's presence [Votive]

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Unbelievable. I agree with the poster who said she was a 'force of nature'. She gave so much to this place and I learnt much from her clearsightedness - in community dynamics, in faith and in glimpses of gentleness.

And always in awe of her unparalleled wit... one of my earliest 'cultural adjustments' when joining this place. Very much enjoyed working with her on The Ark.

Sad news both for all shipmates, and her friends and family in her non-ship world. Thank you for letting us know Jason.

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Oh dear Lord God. This just can't be. It's wrong.

Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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Very very sad news. Much peace and love to Erin's family.


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I'm shocked. She was a wonderful woman.

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May she rest in peace and rise in glory. [Votive]

From reading ship history, I know that if it hadn't been for her, this place would have folded early on.

My only interaction with Erin was in the Ark Cafe and the first day or two of the new ship's cafe; I enjoyed talking to her.

My condolences to Jason and the rest of her family.


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What terrible news - so so sorry. My prayers for Jason and all his family as they mourn. And for us too.

Erin was unique, we'll not see her like again. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.


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I didn't believe it at first - it just didn't seem possible. What dreadful news!
[Votive] for Erin's happy repose in the place where no trolls trouble
[Votive] for all who mourn her loss

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The world gets just a little bit grayer.


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No, no, no, no, no...

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This is such a shock

Erin will be sadly missed


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Deeply sad. Terrible void. She's missed immediately.

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Deeply shocked. RIP Erin [Votive]

As a long time lurker and part-time poster I have grown to admire and respect Erin over the years and this is a very sad moment for the ship.

My thoughts and prayers with the Etheredge family. [Votive]

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Very shocked & saddened - sympathy to Erin's family.

Like some others, I've had a nip or two from the Gator but also understanding and kindness.

[Votive] Erin, Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory


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See Erin. I told you it would take something massive for me to ever use that one!

Thoughts and prayers with her family, friends and shipmates.

For God so loved the world She got involved

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[Votive] RIP Erin.

"Fishes stop and ask me where I'm bound." (Incredible String Band)

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All of the above. [Votive]

If Erin hadn't intervened in a thread, it hardly seemed worth continuing to read it. Her way with vitriol and put-downs was amazing - and so was her fierce loyalty to the Ship and all it stands for.

May she rest in peace, free from pain, and may she rise in glory!

Erin - you are missed more than you could know. Rest in peace and rise in glory - to provide unrest in the heavenly realms.

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Shocked and sorry to read this. It doesn't seem possible.
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Very sorry to hear about this, may God grant her the peace that surpasses all understanding.

I have not logged into the boards for many years now, this is my first post in a LONG time. But I remember Erin from the early years-- I can only echo the sentiments of another member above: she was like the rudder on this Ship.

Blessings and condolences to the family.

No trees were harmed in creating this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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My deepest condolences to you Jason and all of Erin's family.


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If it had not been for the forum skin change, then I might not have looked in Styx - and even if I had looked in Styx, I might not have actually opened an "Important Message PLEASE READ" thread. So, credit to the admin, I appreciate that. It's the least of what Erin's memory deserves.

So let the main focus be the memory of Erin: [Votive] [Votive]

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My sympathy and regards to Erins family, she will be deeply missed.

Erin used to have a sig that said "Be yourself unless you suck" it was often quoted between a friend and I, always with a wry smile.

[Votive] For Erin, who was always herself, and never sucked. [Votive]

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The spell you used the day you made me fall....

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Shocked and saddened

[Votive] for all who knew and loved Erin.

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Just saw this and still can't believe it ... a Ship without Erin? [Waterworks]

May she have rest and all who miss her comfort [Votive]

Flinging wide the gates...

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Very sad news. Prayers for Erin's family and all who will miss her deeply.



Though the bleak sky is burdened I'll pray anyway,
And though irony's drained me I'll now try sincere,
And whoever it was that brought me here
Will have to take me home.
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