In Memory of Patti St. Clair

I am sorry to have to write and share that Patti St Clair passed due to complications with her diabetes this past December. I called to see how they were doing because of the horrible tornados that took place yesterday.

 

Her husband Glen told me that she had passed.. I was speechless... We didn't speak as often as I would have liked to. I guess we last spoke around November...

 

Patti was a huge part of the Empowering Caregivers Community. She was the editor our Spotlights and Newsletters. She also contributed several articles to the site.

 

She had become quite disabled after having neck and back surgery but forged ahead as best as she could with her limitations.  She was just about to turn 60. She would always share with me confidentially that she wanted to pass before her husband did and she truly meant it. Glen shared with me today that just before she passed she told him, "Never forget how much I love you. You will always be in my heart."  She and Glen would pray with Cody, their beagle for her to be taken in her sleep and she transitioned peacefully in the early morning.

 

I have asked Glen to contribute an article on his caregiving with Patti to our Spotlight and he has agreed to when things settle down a bit more for him.

 

Patti's Spotlight can be viewed at:  

http://www.care-givers.com/pages/spotlight/pg.html

 

and a list of her articles can be viewed at:

http://www.care-givers.com/DBA...rds=&order=title

 

Patti, I love you.... May you be at peace.

 

Blessings,

 

Gail

 

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{{{Gail}}}

 

I'm so sorry to hear that Patti is gone.  She was an important part of the EC community when some of the folks like me first came on board.  It sounds as though she had a peaceful passing.  I'm sorry for the loss you must feel.  Please extend my condolences to her family.

 

I stepped out on my back porch this morning to supervise my elderly dog do her "bizness."  It's a beautiful spring day.  A redbird was perched on the fence, looking radiant in the sun.  It reminded me of my husband's late mother.  She loved redbirds.  I caught myself missing her and feeling wistful.  She wouldn't have wanted that, so I concentrated instead on the beauty of the moment and nature in general.

 

Do some crystal therapy for yourself to honor your friend.  I think Patti would like that.

 

Please don't forget we're here for you, just like you have been for us.

Love n hugs,

Barb

 

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