Goodbye

Jul. 1st, 2015 09:03 am
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My dear, dear friend Zoe lost her fight yesterday afternoon. She passed away at 4pm. Her fiance Mike was with her and was holding her hand as she left us.

I will miss her more than words can say - my drinking buddy, my 'partner-in-crime', my roomie on so many mad weekends away... It's difficult to believe that I won't be seeing her again.

Here's a photo, taken on one of our last jaunts before she was diagnosed with the illness - Zoe with Colin Wells at WINK in May 2014. This is how I'll always remember her...



Sleep peacefully, my lovely friend.

Date: 2015-07-01 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakeisha.livejournal.com
*Hugs you tightly*

It's really so terribly, terribly sad.

That picture indeed is how she should be remembered - such a lovely smile and a lovely, generous, giving, caring person.

My thoughts are with Mike, her family and friends.

Rest in peace, Zoe.

*More hugs*

Date: 2015-07-01 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali15son.livejournal.com
i am so sorry to hear of zoe's passing .. my thoughts go out to you all x
Edited Date: 2015-07-01 09:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-07-01 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firlefanzine.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for your loss! She must have been a wonderful friend for you.
And my thoughts are with her family and friends.
In my memory she will always be a precious member of our Pros community.

Go and rearrange pairings in heaven, Zoe...

Date: 2015-07-01 09:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caffyolay.livejournal.com
I saw JD's post on FB and although part of me had been expecting it I still felt gutted. It's tragic and horrible. My thoughts are with her family and close friends.

Date: 2015-07-01 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbbbbaran.livejournal.com
Rihanna duct taped Floyd Mayweather's mouth shut at the BET awards

Date: 2015-07-01 09:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freetraveller15.livejournal.com
Oh this is so sad. I feel for Zoe's family and for you too, Sally. I hope she didn't suffer in her final hours and that the memories of the good times will help in time her nearest and dearest to cope with their grief.
A big hug,
Paola

PS
Seeing her in this beautiful picture I am reminded of a familiar face. I am not sure, but had Zoe also attended the CI5Mas in Hornsey last November? I was there too (though I didn't attend WINK 2014).

Date: 2015-07-01 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msmoat.livejournal.com
We all knew it was coming, but even so...it is impossible to believe. I'm so grateful that I was able to meet her. We had such wonderful exchanges on LJ, too--sharing stories and icons and such a love for the lads. She was one of the first people I met when I got on LJ. How can this have happened? I'll miss hearing about your jaunts. (I remember that weekend in Soho as well. *g*) We will all miss her.

All my best to you and her family. *Hugs you hard*

Date: 2015-07-01 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lukadreaming.livejournal.com
I'm so, so sorry. Zoe was loads of fun, both in person and on Facebook. I'll miss her so much.

*Hugs*

Date: 2015-07-01 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hambelandjemima.livejournal.com
She will be missed by so many of us. ((hugs))

Date: 2015-07-01 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shooting2kill.livejournal.com
So terribly sad for her, her partner, family and friends. And she was such a fun part of Pros over the years that it's fandom's loss, too.
Edited Date: 2015-07-01 11:54 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-07-01 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draycevixen.livejournal.com

I'm so sorry to read this news. Even though I only knew her online she was always a delight. My thoughts are with you all. ♥

Date: 2015-07-01 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dollidaydream.livejournal.com
How terrible. Such a young woman. You have lost a dear friend and fandom a brother in arms. I'm sorry for your loss. x

Date: 2015-07-01 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gilda-elise.livejournal.com
This is such sad news. I never got to meet Zoe, but I enjoyed her stories and her posts. She was always so open and friendly. Things never sounded hopeful, yet I so hoped that she would beat this. My thoughts are with her family, and all her friends who loved her.

Date: 2015-07-01 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosie55.livejournal.com
Like many, I met Zoe through fandom and LJ and my first unforgettable Nattercon, followed by several cons, Christmas at the Scarsdale, holidays and other get-togethers. Such a sadness, how can someone who was so young and who was so much fun and radiated joie de vivre and friendliness be gone? Many hugs, Chris, we are all diminished by Zoe's passing but it is especially hard for you, such a good friend.
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Date: 2015-07-01 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doylebaby.livejournal.com
So very sad. She was a lovely, bubbly person and she will be missed by many.

*hugs you tight* My thoughts are with you and her family and friends.

Date: 2015-07-01 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] recycledmedia.livejournal.com
So sorry to hear this. I only knew her online, but she was always so helpful and friendly. My thoughts are with all that knew and loved her. {{{hugs}}}

Date: 2015-07-01 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] byslantedlight.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear this - it doesn't seem right that someone so full of bounce at all the gatherings and writing holidays and just everywhere should suddenly be gone...

Date: 2015-07-01 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sw33n3y.livejournal.com
Oh I'm so very sorry! You've lost a dear friend and fellow fan. The photo is such a lovely one to remember her by.

My thoughts are with you and her family. ♥

Date: 2015-07-01 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grey853.livejournal.com
{{{Hugs}}}

I'm so sorry. Bless you and her and all her friends and family.

Date: 2015-07-01 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornishcat.livejournal.com
Oh my dear C, I'm just lost for words.

I appreciate that things were not looking good for our poor Zoe but I was so hoping, you know...

My heart breaks for Mike, the children and everyone who knew and loved her but especially you, her dear friend. She was a treasure who could brighten up any room with her beautiful and bubbly personality. The world will be a truly sadder place now without her.

*Sending you enormous hugs* xx

Date: 2015-07-01 01:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] murphybabe
I am so sorry. That is such a lovely picture of her. I have been looking through my own photos and the things that stand out are her brilliant smile and sense of fun. It's all wrong that she is no longer with us. My thoughts are with Mike and her family, and my heart goes out to you as well, her friend. I know you will miss her so much.

Date: 2015-07-01 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solosundance.livejournal.com
Dear Zoe. She was one of the first Pros people I ever met in person - so caring, funny and down-to-earth - and I'll always associate her with great times at the OPP, especially quiz nights, Triv Pursuits and watching Gillette Soccer Saturday for the Leeds score. Unbelievable to think we won't meet again. I know she cherished your friendship as much you cherished hers. Thinking of Mike and her family, and sending much love to you xx

Date: 2015-07-01 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calico-pye.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear about your friend - my thoughts are with you and her loved ones xx

Date: 2015-07-01 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bodiecuddle.livejournal.com
hugs to you.
What a loss. Its so sad.

My thoughts are with Mike and her family and you. This is a great picture.

R.I.P. Zoe. and maybe Lewis is around with you now.

Date: 2015-07-01 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sc-fossil.livejournal.com
This sucks so much! Our dear friends are far too young to leave us. I don't know what to say other than to send best thoughts and love to you. Everyone will miss her of course but her dear family and friends most of all. Love to you.

Every time I use one of her icons I will send her a smile and a thank you!

Date: 2015-07-01 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siskiou.livejournal.com
I was dreading this post and can't believe, it happened.

My deepest condolences! She will be remembered by so many.
Edited Date: 2015-07-01 03:05 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-07-01 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paris7am.livejournal.com
Words seem not to work. I am very sorry, C, for your loss. Praying for all who loved her. Bereaved.

Even though I only met her briefly, she made a big impression! She was such an integral part of our community - larger than life, sparkly, cheeky, lovely.

Date: 2015-07-01 04:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] snailbones.livejournal.com
I'm endlessly sorry to hear such sad news. She will be terribly missed. Big hugs and love to you, her family and all her mates here on LJ. ♥

Date: 2015-07-01 05:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] smirra.livejournal.com
That's really sad news, that such a vital part of pros fandom is gone! I can only imagine how hard it is for you and her family. *hugs*

Date: 2015-07-01 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roven75.livejournal.com
I'm so very sorry for your loss, and so sad when I think how hard this must be on her family and all her friends. My condolences.

I didn't really know her, yet from what I've read about her I wish I had. Such a loss, she was far too young to go. May she rest in peace.

Date: 2015-07-01 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enednoviel.livejournal.com
So sad and heartbreaking. :(

Date: 2015-07-01 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonlightmead.livejournal.com
Oh, Zoe. I knew things were bad, but I didn't expect you to beat me. Save me a seat, and we'll continue that conversation from Cornwall, without worrying about who may hear in.

And Chris, all my best wishes. I wish you had had time for another jaunt toSoho with her, but I bet you have some greqt memories of her there anyway.

Date: 2015-07-07 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giseerouchon.livejournal.com
Dammit- looks like the party will be where you lot are...save us *some* of the grub, and booze, won't you??

Date: 2015-07-01 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiwisue.livejournal.com
She loved life and had so much to live for. So unfair. {{{hugs}}} to you and yours, C.

Date: 2015-07-02 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minori-k.livejournal.com
It's so sad to hear this terrible news... I never met her off line and only knew her through Internet and emails. She was very cheerful and joyful. I still can't believe that she passed away.

Lots of hugs to her, her family and you.

Date: 2015-07-02 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heliophile-oxon.livejournal.com
Oh, C, I'm so very very sorry. It's hard to believe, and impossible to accept - my heart goes out to you, her family and dearest friends. The two of you have been such a duo in the fandom! All my thoughts are with you, and with Mike and the kids. She will be so terribly missed.

I remember Zoe especially clearly from the last gathering at the GNRT - she was just like in this lovely photo, so full of joy and enthusiasm, sharing her wonderful sense of fun with Mike and her fellow fans.

Date: 2015-07-02 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] przed.livejournal.com
I'm so very sad to hear this. I never got to meet Zoe in person, but her posts online were always so bubbly and full of life, and it was lovely to hear about her time with Mike. My condolences to you, Mike and her family.

Date: 2015-07-02 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pefoamrecycling.livejournal.com
I am so sorry to hear that.

Date: 2015-07-03 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unbelievable2.livejournal.com
Been offline, and only just seen this. So very, very sorry.

Date: 2015-07-07 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giseerouchon.livejournal.com
Have messaged Mike etc.. but only just got on here since Zoe's death. I'm so glad I got to meet her a few times at least in person, but it does seem so unfair that some of the most lively and colourful characters in the fandom seem to be under attack by forces outside our control at the moment. It's shit, it really is. So sorry that you've lost such a great friend and ally in Zoe, and Mike has lost a soulmate. There really are no words, and I so hoped she'd buck the odds, but we'll all remember her and she'll live on that way at least..:-( xxxxxx

Date: 2015-07-12 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-modette.livejournal.com
It still doesn't seem true tbh. And knowing this happened when she'd finally found happiness is so terrible xx

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