Dear Irene - We Will Miss You

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Dear Irene, you will be missed. Having you as a part of our ActiveRain community, you meant so much to us. Irene the the vivacious and caring soul. Thank you for visiting my blog so often. My favorite comment of yours told me about what you called your bookmarks page! :)

You always brought a smile to our faces. I wanted to see so many more of your signature RainCheck Rain Dances. Your love of blogging and learning new things at Raincamp and ActiveRain University sets an example for us all.

You even taught us how to make the best bread ever >> (recipe here). You showed us that you could blog about anything even what was under the kitchen sink. You even shared an infrared perspective of your tongue all for scientific investigation!

Your hugs told us that even though we only knew each other for a short time, it felt like much longer! You stepped up to encourage those who truly needed and appreciated you loving care.

I wish I could have known you better. Thank you for touching our lives.

Dear Irene, my friend, you will be missed here in AR.

~~~

To my AR friends, like you I was shocked to hear of the loss of our friend Irene Kennedy. I had no idea of her sickness. Her family had requested that her activerain blog be taken down -- we can no longer see her there. I spent a little time searching through her visiting and commenting on my blog and also various photos that I could find as well as a little bit left on the web (e.g. localism and youtube). I wanted to share these with you. If you have any other memories that you would like to share, please do.

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Ginny Gorman
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Craig, this is extremely touching and a wonderful tribute to our Irene here who will be sadly missed...thank you for sharing

December 12, 2011 07:27 AM #24
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JodiAnn Garone
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Hi Craig,

 

Been sometime since I have been online blogging. I am so sorry to learn of your friend passing. She seems to be a really nice woman. I don't understand why her family would take down her site but that is just my opinion. I think it would have been nice for everyone to be able to read her past posts and refect upon her.

I will be contacting you for some training soon as my profile is a mess. Just have a baby and soon will back at work.

JodiAnn

December 12, 2011 08:32 AM #25
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
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Craig~wow. Why is it so much harder to hear news like this during the holidays?  I know how hard you worked on putting this together, she really would have loved it. You are such a good man. Thank you for keeping her memory, her ALIVENESS here for posterity.

December 12, 2011 09:41 AM #26
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Mona Gersky
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Craig, what a nice post in Irene's memory.  How "Irene" to call the bookmarks "Craig's List"!

December 12, 2011 10:34 AM #27
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Fred - you know she would have added her bit of wit and humor ... thanks for visiting

Lauren - I will miss that she came to visit my blog :(

Jay - raincamp was a nice memory - things can change awefully fast!

Ginny - I'm glad I was able to share - glad to see you always

JodiAnn - our blogs would sure make a nice way for rememberence, I'm sure the family must have not understood it was more than just business, something more there to her friends. I'm glad I could help create a little memorial page in rememberance - talk to you sometime soon, thx

Gayle - Irene was a wonderful person, I'm glad our paths crossed here on AR - good to see you, thx

Mona - I loved that! thanks for visiting here to say hello

December 12, 2011 01:44 PM #28
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Debbie Walsh
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Craig I am typing this through my tears.  What a lovely tribute to Irene.  I can't believe we have lost two in just a few days.  Irene was such a sweetheart and I am so sorry to read that she has passed away.  She was an excellent Realtor and a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. 

December 12, 2011 02:54 PM #29
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I had NO idea - between Irene and Clint Miller last night, it has been a tough one.  Thanks for gathering the comments.

December 12, 2011 04:24 PM #30
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Jessica White
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Very nice post.  It is amazing that this community can have such an impact on so many people.

December 13, 2011 09:06 AM #31
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This is so sad for those that knew her well. She would have loved all these tributes and she would have been glad that she touched your life.

December 13, 2011 12:13 PM #32
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Debra - I'm glad you liked our little page tribute to a friend - very sad - thanks for visiting

Courtney - losses left and right in the community, doubly sad - glad to see you, thanks

Jessica - it is amazing, we have friends that we never could have guessed before AR came along

Sandy - I'm glad you think so - thanks for visiting

December 13, 2011 01:40 PM #33
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Craig, thank you for posting this - it is nice to see Irene at her best, entertaining and sweet self. 

December 14, 2011 11:55 PM #34
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Virginia - I'm glad you were able to stop by and share some Irene memories - thx

December 15, 2011 10:54 AM #35
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Connie Harvey
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Craig, thanks for posting this. I never met Irene in person but we read each others posts all the time. So very sad.

December 15, 2011 05:36 PM #36
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Connie - glad you were able to come over to visit my post for Irene - we'll miss her - thanks

December 15, 2011 10:14 PM #37
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Debbie Walsh
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Craig just wanted to thank you again for this post.    This is such a sweet thing you did.

December 16, 2011 03:52 PM #38
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thanks Debbie - means alot that you say so :)

December 18, 2011 10:28 AM #39
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Debbie Walsh
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:-)  Hugs my friend. 

December 18, 2011 11:47 AM #40
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Melissa Zavala
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What a kind tribute. She actually wrote a blog about her illness earlier this year, but lots of people missed it.

December 19, 2011 09:42 AM #41
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Denise Hamlin
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Great job putting this together Craig. Love the collage and I'm sure Irene would too. Many of us had no idea that she was ill and were stunned when we heard the news. She was one of the bright lights on the Rain and will be missed.

December 19, 2011 04:24 PM #42
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Geri Sonkin
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I'm playing catch up on AR and I was shocked when I read this.  I had no idea Irene was sick and that she passed.  I'm so sorry to hear it.  She was a young and vibrant soul and will be sorely missed.  It's sad that her family chose to take down her blog.  Somehow visiting old posts helps keeps her alive for all those who knew and cared for her.  May God bless her and her family and friends.  Lovely tribute.

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