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I just heard that Breda Mac Donnell who used to attend our Dublin coffee mornings passed away last week. I am sure many of you remember her. May She Rest in Peace.

We have been thinking in Ovacare that we would like to have some memorial service to remember those we have lost so we would welcome your thoughts on this and what we might do.

Sharon

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Hi Sharon, I don't think I met Brenda but my condolences to her family and friends and friends in Ovacare. On World Ovarian Cancer day in UCC, I did mention the ladies who I had met first day, such as Daisy, Miss Fitz, Phil, and Catherine and Margaret and mentioned that we had a little army who chipped away at the HSE when they were well. Sadly I forgot Emer Casey and Karen Fenton. Maybe we could continue this in Dublin and Cork and Galway on May 8th next year. Maybe remember them in a positive way, Sarahs sister thought it was nice but of course I fell down omitting Karen and Emer, So perhaps which ever patient is giving a talk next year, they remember those we have lost from this illness. Just a thought that's all

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Not forgetting our own Sara Murphy ❤

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Yes of course, I have included her above as per her pseudo name, I did include her on the night of course I would because she was so kind to me at my first coffee morning.

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Yes Joan I was thought as much. Sara Fitz 💕

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Hi Sharon, Thanks for letting us know, deepest sympathy to her family and friends. A minute silence at the start of a patients day to acknowledge those that have passed might be appropriate.

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Hi , I all ways find it heart breaking to read these sad post my condolence to all her loved ones, I think some sort of remembrance day would be lovely..Take care all Lorraine xx

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It brakes my heart to hear we’ve lost another teal sister to this disease.

Fly high teal sister 🦋🦋🦋

Ellsey xx

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Sharon. I am so sorry to hear the sad news xx RIP Breda .

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Hi Sharon

So sorry to hear the sad news of Breda. May she rest in peace. I have been thinking of some ideas for a memorial for all those women who died from OC. Over the years I have gone to the Light up a Life ceremony in the Hospice as my sister died there. It's a very moving ceremony and it's also a fundraising day for the Hospice. Maybe on World Ovarian Cancer day we could have a candle lighting ceremony perhaps either in the one venue or in the separate areas of Dublin Cork Limerick and Galway. We could even have exact numbers of those who passed away in each area from the National cancer register. Those people whose names we know we could put on the candles. As for how the ceremony would go that would be up to people's preference for prayers , poetry etc or a religious service. Hope I make sense. It would be another way of increasing awareness and raising funds for research.

X X X

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Sorry to hear the news. May Breda rest in peace. Condolences to her family and friends. A memorial is a lovely idea. Maybe we could rotate the venue annually to make it convenient for people in different parts of the country. Thanks for letting us know Sharon.

Take care Esther

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I think Sharon you have food for thought there and hopefully we can do something for May 8th 2019

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Yes absolutely and thank you all for the feedback

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I have been thinking that it would be so good to have a rememberance list, since we have lost so many lovely ladies.

I don’t want to forget any one of them and the contribution they made to this site and life in general . I don’t know if there is one already, a list of names that we can have a quiet thought and light a candle for.

If someone goes quiet there is a tendency to think the worst, but in my case it is just because I am grasping every minute of life and getting on with it,

Carole xx

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