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Remembering Sakura

Started by Heroic Shrimp, July 14, 2011, 10:43:14 AM

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WhatIfGodWasALeaf

I think about her every year on my birthday, gone but not forgotten.

Rick Couchman

I still marvel at her ability to make you feel comfortable.  You could be pissed at the world, but she always made you rethink things in a friendlier way.  She did so much for this TMLfans community, all quietly behind the scenes.

RobDM

I went to Rennie Park last week to take photos of the tree we planted in her name (even put a box of Miracle-gro next to our commemorative plaque, for a good photo-op)

The tree has really grown. Sakura would have loved it!




Britishbulldog

Sakura was a regular poster who would calm down situations and make people feel at home rather than posting in condescending and nit picking ways.  She is missed. 

I actually could have gone to the park on the 14th to check out our tree we planted for her as I am in Mississauga with my wife right now.

Thanks for the pictures Rob.  Memories from a great time here at Penaltybox.
All The Best
Dan

RobDM

Cheers Dan.

You should still go if you get the chance. By the way, how long are you in town for?  :)

Britishbulldog

Quote from: RobDM on July 21, 2015, 09:34:55 PM
Cheers Dan.

You should still go if you get the chance. By the way, how long are you in town for?  :)

I think Sue and I will head back on Saturday after my sons ice time in Brampton. I haven't heard when that is. He is also on the ice Friday which is the last day of the courses we have been taking. I expect to be at the Brampton rink that day as well.
All The Best
Dan

AlmosGirl

Thanks for the pics Rob. Wow, it has grown.

Darryl

Time maybe flying by but she is not forgotten.

Britishbulldog

Quote from: Darryl on July 23, 2015, 08:03:01 PM
Time maybe flying by but she is not forgotten.

After all these years she still is impacting us. 

I still remember where I was when I heard the news.  RIP m-gro
All The Best
Dan

TBLeafer

Okay, so now I fully get it.

Sincerest apologies to any I offended through my ignorance.

Sounds like I missed out on the opportunity to get to know a truly bright light that shone too briefly.  :'(

AlmosGirl

Wow, coming up on 8 years. :'( She came to my mind this morning and thinking of her all day. Sigh.

Guilt Trip

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Quote from: AlmosGirl on June 28, 2019, 01:30:06 PM
Wow, coming up on 8 years. :'( She came to my mind this morning and thinking of her all day. Sigh.
Not trying to be the correct police but I think it's 14 years. :'(  Either way, it's still really sad. I didn't know her personally but had a few discussions with her and she was always very pleasant.

seahawk

Has anyone been to the park where her tree is located lately? Would be nice to see an update.

Highlander

I have been reading these posts and its very touching. I came to this site long after she was gone, so I have no knowledge of her. Can I ask what happened to her, as I read her tragic passing?  Seems like a  lovely soul and even I would like to see the new tree photo, I saw the last one posted and it is a very beautiful tribute to her.
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Heroic Shrimp



Quote from: Highlander on June 08, 2020, 11:29:57 AM
I have been reading these posts and its very touching. I came to this site long after she was gone, so I have no knowledge of her. Can I ask what happened to her, as I read her tragic passing?  Seems like a  lovely soul and even I would like to see the new tree photo, I saw the last one posted and it is a very beautiful tribute to her.


As I'm sure you've read and learned, Sakura (m-gro) was a long-time beloved poster here.  She was just a really kind, really thoughtful, really smart person.  She was just the most genuinely good person you might ever hope to meet, and her passing was such a truly tragic loss.  I'm glad you've come to know her in this small way though the forum.

With regards to her passing, to be honest, I don't think that any of us ever heard a lot of detail.  She had just moved to Ohio in accepting a position at Oberlin College.  She had been there I think only a few days when she passed.  All I've ever know was that it was a car accident, but I've never known any other details, whether she was driver or passenger, or maybe she was hit as a pedestrian.  It was all so sudden, and not knowing what happened made it even more incomprehensible than it was.  It was just so sad and so shocking.  It still is.
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