Topic: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

It is with a broken heart that I am letting the board know of the passing of my sister, Suzanne McClure, known as suzannegm on this board.  She passed away yesterday at 4:40 pm in a hospice facility in Georgia.
She was so beautiful, and I adored her.  She was a loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt and a hole has been left in all of our lives.
While taken way too early, (46 years old), I am comforted by the fact that she is no longer dealing with this ugly disease.  She was diagnosed at 43 and got so much support from this board - she only had to stop reading and posting after she lost so many close friends - it just became too painful for her.
Rest in Paradise, my beautiful sister!

Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Snoopy1, just saw the post this morning, and I knew without opening it at first. I am so very sorry about Suzanne. I am sending prayers to all of Suzanne's family.

Letter from Heaven  by Ruth Ann Mahaffey

To my dearest family some things I'd like to say
But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay,
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I shall dwell with God above
Here, there's no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy because I'm out of sight
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you,
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list was to watch and care for you
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you . . in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth and all those loving years
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
One thing is for certain though my life on earth is o'er
I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
Together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind
And when it's time for you to go . . from that body to be free
Remember you're not going . . you're just coming here to me.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Oh, Lainy - what a beautiful poem...thank you

Terri

Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Terri,

I just wanted to let you know that I am very sorry to hear that Suzanne has passed. I pray for all of you to be given the strength to get through this difficult time. I am happy that Suzanne is no longer in pain and is finally free of this horrible disease. May she rest in peace.

Love, -Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

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Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Dear Terri,

I too feared that this is what I would see when I opened this.  I am so sorry to hear of Suzanne's passing.   There are no words to take away the pain and feelings of loss, but yes, try to take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering or in pain.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Dear Terri,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of Suzanne. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Yes you are right that she no longer has to deal with this horrible disease or is in pain either. May she rest in peace. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Dear Terri,

Although I knew this time was coming from your previous posts, it doesn't make the pain and loss any less. I so missed her posts here but understand. I too have been having a hard time coming here at times because it is a reminder of all the friends and wonderful people we have lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless,
Jamie

Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Terri
I'm so sorry to hear that Susanne has passed.  She fought a brave fight against this horrible disease.  Please accept my condolences at this difficult time.


Gerry

Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Suzanne's memorial service was held this past Saturday - it was a beautiful and heartfelt service with many friends and family in attendance - it was truly a celebration of her life. 

After Suzanne passed away, Lainy posted a poem called 'A Letter From Heaven' - we put the poem on the back of the memorial service program and received so many comments on what a beautiful poem it is - so thank you once again, Lainy, for posting it.

And thank you to everyone on this board for all of the help and information we received while fighting this disease - the board was like a shining light in a dark place and made all the difference in my sister's will to fight.

Terri

Re: My Sister, Suzanne McClure

Terri, you are so very welcome and I am so very happy that the Memorial Service was so beautiful, it does help the healing process. Suzanne will always be as close to you as your heart, she is just in another room. Sister's have a special bond just like Mother's and Children do and she will always be around you. The beauty is that one day, you will meet again and to you both, no time will have passed.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.