Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Susan-Ann Moreside - March 8, 1957 - February 15, 2009

My heart is breaking today. On Sunday we received word that my friend Sue collapsed and died suddenly. Shock set in as well as disbelieve. I couldn't quite comprehend that Sue was gone and kept waiting for someone to tell me that it was all a cruel joke.

Life kept getting in the way and Sue and I hadn't spent as much time together as we should have in the last few years. She was the most caring and compassionate person that I knew. We first met when I was going through a difficult time and it was Sue that brought me back to life. We shared the same birthday and used to joke that we were actually twins. It was just a really loooong labour! She was also the person who first thought that my husband and I would be the perfect couple and was determined to introduce us. At the time neither Dallas and I wanted any part of her match making, but she had the last laugh - Dallas and I were married a year and a half after her concerted effort to bring us together.

Sue was a nurse and I don't think there could have been a better one. She was dedicated and passionate about her career to the benefit of her patients. Our health care system will be a poorer place without her.

She lived life fully and loved freely and deeply, even though it also made her vulnerable to life's harsher hurts. Her generous spirit will never been forgotten by all who knew her.

So each tear I shed represents another little piece of my heart. But I have been truly blessed and my life made richer for her being a part of it.

Good bye, Sue. I will never forget you.


GoldenTracks said...

I'm sorry you have lost your friend. I hope that time will enable to fond memories to outweigh the sorrow you feel now.
Hugs to you.

Ash said...

My heart breaks for you those your friend's life has touched. The world does indeed seem a little dimmer.

My thoughts are with you and yours.

knitwych said...

Darcie, I'm so sorry for your loss! I think Golden Tracks said it best: may the memories outweigh the sorrow.

Susie B said...


I am so very sorry for your loss! You and your friend are in my thoughts.

Aunt Kathy said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this news. Your blog post was a wonderful tribute to who was a wonderful person and friend.

I recently heard a quote that I think applies here

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love leaves memories no one can steal

grannynanny said...

Dearest Darcie,

You have written a beautiful tribute to honour your friend. I am sure that she was as honoured to be your friend as you were to be hers.
I hope you will find time and space to make a row counter filled with symbolic items reminding you of your friend. You will make it a sacred counter with your hands and heart and it will serve as a comfort to you.