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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2015, 10:41:38 PM »
I think about her every year on my birthday, gone but not forgotten.

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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2015, 08:51:13 AM »
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.

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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2015, 06:05:45 PM »
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!




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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2015, 08:31:16 PM »
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.
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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2015, 10:34:55 PM »
Cheers Dan.

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

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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2015, 02:15:46 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.
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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2015, 01:12:50 PM »
Thanks for the pics Rob. Wow, it has grown.

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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2015, 09:03:01 PM »
Time maybe flying by but she is not forgotten.

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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2016, 04:59:18 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
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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2016, 11:11:46 AM »
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.  :'(

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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2019, 02:30:06 PM »
Wow, coming up on 8 years. :'( She came to my mind this morning and thinking of her all day. Sigh.

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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2019, 03:45:22 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.
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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2020, 09:42:40 PM »
Has anyone been to the park where her tree is located lately? Would be nice to see an update.

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« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2020, 12:29:57 PM »
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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Re: Remembering Sakura
« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2020, 05:40:56 PM »


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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