Saturday, 19 February 2011

Lori Johnson

We once more mourn the passing of one of our bloggers, Lori Johnson. She used the screenname ABIcequeen on AOL and kept the blog Lori's Letterbox.

Lori passed away on 16 February 2011 at the age of 66, having bravely fought pancreatic cancer for a long period before that. In spite of her serious illness, Lori went on a roadtrip through 2010 with her husband, Chuck. The journey had to be cut short due to her deteriorating medical condition. She left this life in the company of her family, away from pain and suffering, and into eternal rest.

Lori will be sorely missed in our community, as she touched the lives of many. Even when she was quite ill herself, she would still contact others who were unwell and enquire after their wellbeing. Neither was she going to let the cancer get in the way of planning for other trips out and about - British Columbia was on her calendar for this spring.

Although her blog remains on the Net for you to leave messages for Lori's family, her email address on Gmail has been discontinued after it became compromised a few days before her passing.

Lori, rest in peace.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bill Janssen's memorial

These are the scans of the card (first two images) and memorial (last two images) that I received today from Bill Janssen Jr. In order for the images to fit on the blogpage, I had to reduce their width, but if you click on them, you get the full-sized version.