Re: [SCA-Archery] Sad News - Lady Dubessa O'Fidhne
- Lord Owen,Even though we have never met this strikes me deeply, just know that sorrow shared with others will somehow make things better. Just know that the next time you see a shooting star you will see your lady doing grand celestial archery and for every one of us it willl be the same.Lord Gaelen O'GradyMid Realm archery marshall
From: Bruno Willinski <lordjim92704@...>
Sent: Tue, December 14, 2010 2:08:26 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Sad News - Lady Dubessa O'Fidhne
Eric,Please except my deepest condolences for this deep loss. May the Lord bless and keep you in this difficult time and may He also bless Mary's soul.Bruce Willis
"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? "
"We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."
From: The UT Wards <ecmaward@...>
Sent: Tue, December 14, 2010 10:51:55 AM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Sad News - Lady Dubessa O'Fidhne
Unto the Gentles of the Knowne World do I. THL Owen ap Howell (MKA Eric Ward), bear grievous tidings:
My wife, Lady Dubessa O’Fidhne (MKA Mary Ward) passed away this morning, after a nine year long struggle to survive Acute Myloid Leukemia, Dubessa passed away from a complication following a bone marrow transplant.
Condolences may be sent to this email address:ecmaward@... (Yes, this one is correct)
Or this physical address:
Owen ap Howell (or Eric Ward)
Shikeru (or Max Wergin)
Please do not expend money on flowers. If you with to do something, make a small donation to either : The American Cancer Society, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or The Huntsman Cancer Foundation (The Huntsman cancer hospital is where Mary received all her treatment),.
Or, if you wish to make a positive, long-lasting difference in the world do this:
If you have long hair, arrange to donate that hair to Locks of Love, an organization which collects the hair, and uses it to make wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy. It won’t cost you a dime, and it will brighten the lives of kids suffering from cancer greatly.
Or, to help save a life: Get screened to be a bone marrow donor.
If you are about to have a baby, arrange to donate the cord blood for bone marrow transplant. This is the type of transplant Dubessa received.
Any of the above would be a beautiful way to memorialize Dubessa’s life.
In about a month, we’ll have a memorial/wake here in Ogden, UT.
In everlasting grief,
THL Owen ap Howell
MKA Eric Ward