Trix

Hello lovely ladies, I am Trixie's sister in law and wanted to let you know that sadly Trix has lost her long fought battle.

She went in to hospital last Monday 6th to be drained (Ascites) but unfortunately became weaker, must have known because she had already organised for her beloved son and also her sister to return from Australia to be with her at the end.

She had her two sons with her when she left us and went to join her husband Daryll, who we lost last January.

Please can I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind comfort and support over the years that you gave Trixie. Some of you also, I know, gained knowledge and comfort from Trixie as well. Some of you called her a Trojan, a warrior, brave and kind and yes she certainly was all of these but most of all she was just a woman who had been given this terrible disease and fought and battled to the very end.

Good luck and love to you all, from Trix and me xxx

Gill

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  • I'm so very sad to hear this news. I met Trix at the Penny Brohn Centre and thought what a brave and inspirational lady she was to be dealing with this disease with such courage and even humour. My heart goes out to you and her family and I hope that she can now rest in peace with her beloved husband. Ali x

  • Thank you Ali, I remember her telling me about you. I will let her sons read this post and the replies.

    Trix drew comfort I believe, in sharing things with you lovely people, brought together to fight the good fight not by choice but by circumstances! Please don't give up, any of you πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Rip Trixie ❀️❀️

  • Gill,

    Thank you so much for letting us know and I am so very sorry for your loss. Trix was a true inspiration to all the women on this Forum and was there for us all until very recently. I am so sad to hear that she has passed on but so very glad that she is now pain free and back with her hubby whom she missed terribly.

    Please pass on my condolences to her lovely sons and the rest of her family.

    May she rest in pain free peace.

    Dx

  • Thank you πŸ’• For the past week or so she has been fancying a cider with black currant in the sun! I am now picturing her, wherever she is, sipping one with my brother.........nice picture πŸ’•

  • So sorry. I have certainly found Trix inspirational during my own journey. My sincere condolences to the family. RIP x

  • May she still inspire you BeckyπŸ’•

  • I'm rather shocked by this news, may Trix RIP. Sending love to all her family.

    LA xx

  • Bless you πŸ’•

  • Hi Gill, so sorry to hear this sad news thank you for letting us know. She was a very brave lady & touched a lot of hearts on here including mine. Big hugs from Cindyxx

  • Thank you CindyπŸ’•

  • I didn't know her as I am fairly new here, but I feel sad none the less. It is a cruel illness. God Bless her. xx

  • It certainly is cruel! Thank you πŸ’•

  • So very sorry to hear this sad news. Best Wishes and sympathies to all of your family.

    Claire xx

  • So sorry to hear this news

    Judy xxx

  • Hi Gill,

    I never met her but wanted to,we were nearly in Harley Street at the same time, she certainly was a fighter and Im so pleased she had family around her when her time had come.

    I will picture her drinking a cider and black currant in the sun and will raise a glass to her tonight,

    Best wishes to you all

    Carole xx

  • Cheers Carole πŸ’•

  • Such sad news, she was one inspirational Lady who no matter what she was going through always wrote her posts in a way that made sure she always included something that made sure we had to have a little smile. May her Teal Wings fly high. RIP.Kittie

  • Thank you for that Kittie, bless you πŸ’•

  • I'm so sorry for this sad news I will shed my tears for trix ... a strong lady to the end ... bless you a teal angel πŸ˜‡ πŸ’™

  • I feel so sad to hear about Trixie. What a lovely woman. Love to her family and thank you for letting us know. Carole H x

  • I am so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with all of Trix's family. She was always such a good source of advice and comfort on here. xxx

  • Yes she was, in everything she always had good advice, thank you πŸ’•

  • Thanks for letting us know Gill. I am sad of course but pleased Trix was able to "potter around" to use her words, almost right up to the end.

    She was an inspiration; a true fighter. Always willing to help and advise newcomers to our site.

    All the best to the family!

    Helen

  • She certainly did like to 'potter' but was a very organised person ( certainly needed that being married to my brother!) Thank you for your kind words Helen πŸ’•

  • I'm very saddened to hear about Trix, lovely lovely inspiring lady, but now at peace with her husband. God Bless x

  • Ha, Barbara, not sure about the peace with Daryll! They will certainly both be content to be together, on both sides of the world. πŸ’•

  • I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, Trix gave me lots of advise on treatments, my thoughts are with all of the family.

    Rest in peace Trix

    Xxxx

  • Thank you for letting us know - you will have already seen that she has been missed by many of us here as she hadn't managed to post recently. It's difficult to sometimes find out what's happening when a lot of our friendships are virtual.

    She shared openly with us, was a wonderful lady, an inspiration to others and I hope you can relate to how much support she gave us.

    Thinking of you, her family and friends

    Clare ❀️❀️

  • Thank you Clare, yes I do realise what she meant to a lot of you on here. She was an absolute dictionary on everything ovarian cancer related, sometimes amazed me at what she knew and remembered! She often knew more than her oncologist on current trials, drugs available and statistics, I'm very proud of her. She outlived her prognosis as well as caring for my brother through his bowel cancer and the subsequent loss. If I could be half the woman she was I'd be happy.

    Love to you, Gill x

  • I am so sad and sorry to hear about your loss.

  • So sorry to hear this news. I shall miss her excellent advice.

    Thinking of you all

    Ann xx

  • Ditto, Ann πŸ’•

  • So sorry to hear the sad news.. She was truly an inspirational lady. She will be sadly missed but at least she is pain free now. Rest in peace now.. Xxx

  • Oh poor Trix ..she will be much missed..always was a fighter. Rest in peace Trix..so glad I got to know you even a little bit xx

  • Thanks Lyndy πŸ’•

  • So very sad, and sorry to hear this sad news. Trix was a courageous lady and we will all miss her so much. Thinking of you all

    RIP Trix

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  • Sending love and prayers to you, her family, friends and all those suffering with this disease. Each loss hits hard. Its obvious Trix will be especially missed. πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  • I'm sure she will be keeping a keen eye on all of you, she was too tenacious to let go of anything she felt strongly about πŸ’•

  • so so sorry, Trixie was one of the first ladies to answer my first post here which was just last year, I wish I had found this site earlier when first diagnosed in 2014, it has helped me in my down times and has been of immense help. RIP Trixie, at peace now. Jeanette.

  • Thank you Jeanette, very much appreciated πŸ’•

  • RIP Trixie, at peace now after putting up such a brave fight to stay with your family and friends. Another inspirational lady lost to this terrible disease.

    So very sad..

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    xxxx

  • Thank you Ande for your kind words πŸ’•

  • Thanks for posting to let us know about Trixie, Gill. Her personality came over loud and strong through her posts here, and she was at the very least "just a woman who had been given this terrible disease..." as you say, but in my opinion, Trix was one of the best of the many OC women here who respond daily and regularly with wise, and true, comments and advice. She will be missed.

    All the best to your family

    Caroline x

  • Thank you Caroline, it worked both ways. Trix found comfort from being part of your community and I'm sure it gave her that little bit extra fight. Best wishes to you πŸ’•

  • So sorry to hear about Trix. My Condolences to her family. πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΉ

  • Thank you πŸ’•

  • Sorry to hear, well she's in a beautiful place with her husband nowπŸ’•

  • I like to think so Ivster πŸ’•

  • So upset to hear Trix as gained her teal wings she as been on the site since I joined and was a massive inspiration to me

    She is now reunited with her husband

    My condolences to her sons they had an amazing courageous inspirational mother x

    RIP Trix

    Will miss you

  • Thanks Babs, we will certainly be reliving some times over the coming weeks. End of an era in my family I'm afraid but she will never, ever be forgotten πŸ’•

  • I'm so sorry to read this. She was so lovely to me when I was first diagnosed. She had a very special place in my heart. One of the very lovely ladies I've had the pleasure of knowing but will never meet.

    Goodnight Trix x

  • Wish you had known her Bibs, very special lady πŸ’•

  • Hi Gill . This is very sad news ..I'm so sorry. She was very well loved here .. . Xx

  • I think so too Tina, thank you πŸ’•

  • I am so sorry to hear this sending love to her family xxx

  • Thank you Lindy πŸ’•

  • I'm saddened to see this post tonight, my condolences to you all, such sad news RIP ❀️ Xxx

  • Thank you Emalou πŸ’•

  • Such sad news for you all and for us also. What an inspirational lady and a huge loss to all. Now she's at peace with her lovely hubby I hope this is some comfort to all your family. Another lovely teal angel. Sending lots of love ❀xx Jane

  • Yes, definitely one of your teal Angels, thank you Jane πŸ’•

  • So so sorry and saddened to hear this. She was a fighter and a lovely lady. RIP Trixie. Xxxxx

  • She was a fighter, especially during my brothers last months when she herself was undergoing chemo, marvellous woman. Thank you Suzanne πŸ’•

  • So sorry for your loss. RIP Trixie, reunited with your hubby xx

  • Thank you Lottie πŸ’•

  • So very sorry and shocked to hear this sad news. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Juliax

  • Thank you Julia πŸ’•

  • So so sorry to be reading this. 😒😒😒 One amazing lady !!!!!

  • Hear, hear - thank you Millie πŸ’•

  • I am so saddened to read this news. Despite her own problems with this disease she always took the time to answer a plea for help. I too have been the recipient of her kindness . She did lots of research and passed on her knowledge to this forum. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace.

  • Yes Molly, she definitely did lots of research, scoured the Internet and read everything. As I said before she very often knew more than her local oncologist! Bless you πŸ’•

  • Gill, I'm so sad to learn of Trixie's passing. She was a wonderful woman and gave support to so many women on this forum. Please accept my condolences to yourself, her sons and whole family circle.

    Heaven must be a wonderful place, it has so many of our beloved fellow warriors in it!

    God bless you all.

    Ann xx

  • Amen to that, thank you Ann πŸ’•

  • I am completely shocked ....We had many conversations about similar treatments and I was so hoping that she was making progress ....Heartbroken to have lost another friend to this dreadful disease . She was a great lady , and witty and wise . Condolences to all of you at such a ghastly time .

  • Thank you for those kind words Angela πŸ’•

  • I'm so sad reading this. Heartbreaking. I never had the pleasure of meeting Trixie but have always had a soft spot for her. I always had a lovely vision of what she was like - someone that would be so kind and gentle. She was an inspiration to many on this site including me and her determination to overcome all the obstacles that were in her way never failed to amaze me. The difficulties she faced regularly with her illness then losing her husband but somehow she still managed to get up and keep going. A brave and courageous lady. She was so knowledgable and shared that with us all too along with her humour. Never a stone left unturned with Trix she just kept on coming back with more options.

    Rest in peace Trixie. A lovely lady who will be sadly missed by us all.

    Sending love and prayers to all her precious family xo

  • What a lovely tribute, thank you Julie πŸ’•

  • I'm so sorry to hear this news. Sending prayers for all of you.......

    Kim xo

  • Thank you Kim πŸ’•

  • Heartbreaking!

  • πŸ’•

  • Oh Gill I am so sad to hear this. I am sure we will all miss Trix's no-nonsense knowledge and warmth. May she now rest in peace with her beloved hubby. Wishing her family and friends peace and strength at this sad time. Sandra xx

  • Her sons will definitely read all these tributes. Thank you Sandra πŸ’•

  • I am very sorry to read this news and send love and condolences to your family.

  • Thank you Neona πŸ’•

  • My condolences to all the family .Such sad news xxx

  • Thank you πŸ’•

  • I am so sad to hear this, she was one of the mainstays of this site, and inspirational to many of us. I send my love to all the family.

    Jenny

  • Sister in law in a million, I can assure you. Thanks Jenny πŸ’•

  • I am very saddened to hear this news.

    Rest in peace dear one.

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  • So sorry to hear this sad news she was a very inspirational lady RIP xx Pam

  • Thank you Pam πŸ’•

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. I had a few conversations with Trixie over the years and admired her courage and fortitude in the face of this awful disease. She was a very well respected member here and I will miss her very much. Thinking of you as you deal with your loss

    Love from Francesca

  • Aw, Francesca. A couple of weeks ago I took Trix to the pictures and afterwards, over a coffee, she was telling me about you and saying she had been thinking of youπŸ’• Keep up the good fight, bless you πŸ’•

  • I didn't know Trix sadly, as I'm a fairly newish member of this forum, but can tell from your responses how much she contributed here.

    It's difficult to read of the passing of someone, as it makes the reality of what we are dealing with here, very present.

    No words will compensate for the loss of a loved one, but am sending a virtual hug to you, & your family as I'm sure she has left a huge gap in your lives. x❀️x

  • Hug coming straight back Sarah πŸ’•

  • Oh no I am so sorry to hear this. Although I didn't meet Trix, I always looked out for her posts and I know how much family meant to her. She was a gentle but determined lady and I will miss her very much. My own husband is very poorly with bowel cancer spread to the brain and I know I will need Trix's strength to get through these tough times. I will have her in my mind drinking that cider in the sun and draw strength and love from that image. Much love to you and your family, you will have some wonderful memories of her to treasure.

    Thank you for letting us all know your sad news. Taje care of each other.

    Love Liz xxx

  • Thank you Liz and good luck to you and your husband πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • Rip brave lady, at least you can be with your hubby now xxx

  • πŸ’•

  • So sad and sorry to hear that we have all lost Trix. She was a kind and special lady and so supportive of others. She fought this disease with massive courage and integrity. God bless her and all her family. We will miss her. Love Sophia

  • Thank you Sophia for your kind words πŸ’•

  • Lots of love ❀️ and very very sorry to hear of her passing

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  • Hello Gill, I do pop on here & look from time to time & must admit that I had read through Trix's story in the last couple of days & found her story truly inspiring. May she RIP now. It was so kind of you to let everyone know,thank you.xxx

  • I knew Trix gained a lot of comfort on here but I am overwhelmed by the amount of people who thought so much of her and appreciated her bravery. I think I'm going to call you all ' Trixie's Troopers' πŸ’•

  • I am so very, very sad that Trix is now gone. She was very generous and caring as she shared her journey. She was full of grace and determination to be LIVING, not "dying" of cancer. She will no longer suffer. She's now with her beloved husband. Thank you for letting us all know. Tesla in Seattle

  • Thank you Tesla. I think you've hit the nail on the head there, you all 'share' your journey. Bless you πŸ’•

  • Hi Gill - like all the ladies have said I didn't meet Trix personally but we had exchanged many messages over the last 2-3 years so I felt that I knew her in a virtual way if that makes sense!

    I've had a good solid weep since reading your post and it just hammers home what a total **** this disease is but my God she gave the Beast a bloody good run for its money! !! I've picked myself up with more determination to continue to keep 2 steps ahead for as long as I can - just as Trix did.

    My warmest πŸ’–πŸ’– to you all

    Love Maz xxxx

  • Thank you Maz, you go girl πŸ’•

  • Hi Gill,

    Thank you for letting us know about our dear friend Trix.

    To me, she was indeed a fine warrior, a fount of wisdom and a brilliant support when I first landed here to begin my own journey with this horrible disease, late in 2015.

    She will be very much missed.

    Sleep well lovely lady.

    Debs xxxx

  • I think Trixie did mention you Debs, thank you for your kind words πŸ’•

  • When I read this post my heart sank with sadness as I had been just thinking of Trix yesterday and was going to send her a personal message to see how she was doing. Like AliK I was at the Penny Brohn, I met Trix on an evening outing to the local pub! (We loved the herbal teas and meditation of course but felt the need for a bit of 'real life' and a glass of wine!). About 7 of us went and had such a good evening. Since then it has been lovely to keep in touch by email and via this forum with some of the lovely ladies including Trix who inspired me with her dogged determination to keep going and keep pursuing new treatments for this ghastly disease. Very sadly, she is the 4th of that group to have now passed on but they are not forgotten. I will miss Trix's words and her sense of humour even in the most awful of times, but I am glad she's now at peace and I hope there is somewhere pretty special where she and your brother are together again after all they both went through.

    Goodnight Trix and my heartfelt condolences to you, her sons, and the whole family.

    With love

    Madeline. Xxx

  • Oooh, heard all about the pub sortee! Lovely words Madeline, thank you πŸ’•

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Trix she was such a strong determined lady and always willing to give advice to everyone on here RIP Trix .

  • So sorry and saddened by this loss.

    Juliet

  • RIP Trix. One of the first ladies to comfort me in my early days. I am very saddened by this news. A truly lovely lady xx

  • She was that Gleedy, thanks πŸ’•

  • Hi Gill,so sorry to hear the news about Trix.Yes she was all of the above as you said but most of all she was a woman fighting this awful disease.My sympathies to Trix's family and to you on your enormous loss.xxx

  • Thank you AnnieπŸ’•

  • Too upset to write earlier. Trix was so informative and inspiring. I have learned a lot from this site and she was a very big part of that. Please hug all her family.

  • Thank you for saying that Katie, Trix would have loved to know she helped someone πŸ’•

  • I am truely sorry to read your post, Trix was one in a million, she gave great support to me and many others on this site, you can see from all the posts how we all appreciated her kindness and support sending you my sincerely condolences

  • As I said before, I will think of you as 'Trixie's Troopers' Thanks Sue πŸ’•

  • I am so sorry to read your post, I never had the privilege of meeting Trix, but she was a truly inspirational caring lady. Her sons should be very proud of her. A true fountain of knowledge. My she rest in peace with her beloved husband. xx

  • We are all proud of her, she outlived her initial prognosis by several years and we are thankful for that πŸ’•

  • I'm so sad to hear that Trix has left us. She was someone I took strength from in my fight with OC.

    Please accept my condolences and good wishes to you and your family. Lou x

  • Thank you Lou and God bless you πŸ’•

  • Trix was an inspirational brave and selfless lady.please accept my condolences .You will all miss her very much .May She rest in peace.

  • Thank you Connie πŸ’•

  • Shocked and saddened to hear this. Condolences to all the family.

    Maureen

  • Thank you Maureen πŸ’•

  • Very sad to find this out - brave lady xx

  • Thank you Dyana πŸ’•

  • Gill, thank you for posting to let us know. May many good memories of your sister help to sustain you and your family in the days and weeks to come.

  • Trixie was a truely inspirational warrior! We shall all miss her on here. Im very saddened by this news I've only just seen. My thoughts are you and the family xx

  • I am only just able to catch up with this news and I am so very sorry to hear of Trix's passing. My thoughts are with her and her family. A truly inspirational warrior to us all here. Jemima xx

  • So very sorry to hear this sad news. She was a gentle kind lady with a wicked sense of humour. She always took the time to help us out with advice and sharing her knowledge with us.

    I will miss her, RIP lovely lady xx

    Brenda

  • I have been thinking about trix and today thought I would search her up. I'm heartbroken to read this 😒

    Rest in peace beautiful lady x

  • Hi. for soe reason Ive only jyst seen this new. So sorry for you loss. Fly high on your Teal wings lovely lady xxxπŸ˜₯

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