ellen_a has died

Discussion in 'Prayer Request Forum' started by clarasibley, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. JustMe

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    Wow. This is so sad. I've never experienced this before...losing someone you knew online. It is more upsetting than one might imagine. She was especially "personable" because she used her picture as her avatar...

    This is truly tragic, and I am sincerely sad. :(
     
  2. MissFrizzle

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    Can you send the address for online condolences, I can't find it.
     
  3. mrs.teacher5

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    Thanks, mrs.teacher5 for the link.
     
  5. GardenDove

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    Thanks for the link
     
  6. AMK

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    I just read this a few minutes ago and I am so upset. I remember her and everything. She was a wonderful person and sounded like she was a great teacher. She will be missed. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
     
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    Like the others THANK YOU for the link. I signed the guestbook today!!!
     
  8. Upsadaisy

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    This is absolutely heart-breaking.
     
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    Oh my. I just saw this. I'm speechless and I have no idea what to say. I am praying for this family.
     
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    Yes, I agree. Very tragic. What's scary is how young she was. She is my age and I just can't imagine leaving this world yet. I'm so very upset. I just can't believe this.
     
  11. kate_a

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    My name is Kate - I'm Ellen's twin sister. My family and I just found out about this site, after reading the comments some of you left in the guestbook linked to her obituary. We appreciate everyone's kind words and thoughts. We'd be very interested in reading any of Ellen's posts that you think we would enjoy - so please point us in that direction...

    Thanks.

    PS ClaraSibley, who are you?
     
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    Oh, Kate, I'm so sorry about this terrible and sudden loss of your sister!!
     
  14. Grammy Teacher

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    She has many, many posts. Were you able to find them?
     
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    I am just in shock as well. I will always remember her from her wonderful posts, and beautiful avatar photo. My thoughts are with her family.
     
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    kate_a

    We are so sorry about what happened to your sister. I loved reading her posts. She had a lot to offer to all of us on this site. May you and your family get through this tough time in your lives. I will send a prayer your way. Thanks for reading our posts.

    jenglish
     
  17. Grammy Teacher

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    Kate, I am so glad you found this site and can read what an inspiration Ellen was and always will be to us.
     
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    Ellen will be deeply missed. I loved her insight, sense of humor, and passion for her students.
     
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    Kate_a

    I'm comforted that you are here and can see what a great inspiration your sister was to all of us here. May you and your family find comfort and strength in knowing how many lives she touched
     
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    Sending e mail hugs of sympathy to you and your family
     
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    Wow, I too am in shock, i just saw this and though I have only been here a few weeks I recognized the name and the pic.

    Her posts were always so helpful and informative.

    My thoughts and prayers go to her family in this time of loss.

    Heather
     
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    Kate, please tell your parents how highly we all thought of Ellen. We can only imagine the outpouring of grief from your community. Her students will feel the loss in a way we'll never know.

    Know that your family will remain in our prayers.
     
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    Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. Ellen was an inspiration to many and she will be missed. Praying for you and your family.
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to post a message here for us. We had all hoped that you and your family would recognize how important Ellen was to us all. My prayers are with you.
     
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    I don't even know what to say.....

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God keep them in his care.

    It's amazing how people you meet on the forum can still touch you in ways you never knew.

    Ellen_a we will truly miss you.
     
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    I was out of town today giving a workshop. All I could think about was logging in here, in the hopes of finding out that there was confusion and our information was wrong. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to everyone as we all deal with this terrible loss.
     
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    I can hardly look at this computer screen right now. I cannot believe that something like this happened. I actually live in the same town as Ellen, well she lived in a suburb of Buffalo and I actually live minutes away from Daemen College where she went to school. I am so sad right now that someone so young has passed. She was always so helpful to any poster who needed good advice and the world and teaching profession is at a lost. I can't bare to say anymore...:(
     
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    I have been thinking about this all day. I consider all of you friends even though I have never met anyone.
     
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    Clara - I want to thank you for letting the people on your site know about our daughter's sudden passing. We are very curious as to who you are and if you knew Ellen from the site only, or in other ways.

    Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness during our difficult time. We have received comments from all over the country - truly amazing.
     
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    I signed the guest book on the site that was posted but it hasn't showed up on there yet. Does it generally take awhile for it to get posted?
    I hope Ellen's family knows how many lives she touched on here and elsewhere. I read the guest book and I can see what an amazing woman she really was to so many people.
     
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    Kate, just for curiousities sake, I googled Clarasibley and the name came up as someone in Rochester, NY. Probably not her, but just a thought that perhaps she knew her from a blog site or something like that.
     
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    Losing Ellen is a tremendous loss to this community and we will miss her so! I cannot imagine the loss her family is feeling right now and I'm praying for their peace.
     
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    Clara hasn't been back to the forum since posting this, so I sent her an email in hopes of getting more information.

    I am so sorry for your loss. :( My prayers are with you. Ellen was so kind and thoughtful to share her knowledge and encouragement here at the forums. She had been a member since September 14, 2003 and had over 1000 posts here.

    I opened a section here at the forum dedicated to Ellen's memory:
    http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/forumdisplay.php?f=85
     
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    This makes one think...
    You touched many of us here, "introverted" and creative Eleen...You will be missed.
     
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    what a loss

    This is extremely disturbing news. I understand that its called an accident but I have always held on to the premesis that everything happens for a reason.
    Perhaps today we are meant to share our appreciation for EACH OTHER in our lives, those who are in our presence and those who are the ones we bare our thoughts and souls. I am just stunned and realize that our internet family has lost Ellen who had so much to offer us ALL.

    I am a twin and very dependent on her for spiritual grounding. I was born with my soul mate and I cant fathom how your loss will impact you. I am truely sorry.

    ruth
    aka mommaruthie
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    I believe that Kate and Ellen's mom posted the most recent post. Again, I want to express my condolences for your terrible loss.
     
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    I am so sorry for the loss to Ellen's family. I hope they smile when they read her posts, I always did.
     
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    Im confused

    First I want to tell everyone that Ellen helped me whenever I had a question that was school related, I always told her she was my guide through my school experience .. I am in shock and couldnt bring myself to post anything till today. .. I will miss her..Kate Im so sorry for your family's loss .

    2nd did Clara have a loss also?
     
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    Clara was posting information about Ellen.. It appears she was a friend of Ellen's.
     
  40. Ms Z

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    Thank You MissFrizzle:rolleyes:
     

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