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11/15/2006 12:02:36 PM · #1
ROSE McGill - 1984 to 2006

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As many of you are aware ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ecce Signum's daughter ROSE, sadly, passed away on Saturday 11th November.

With the Site Council's permission I would like to post a link where donations can be made in Rose's memory.

Donate HERE in memory of Rose

All donations will go to the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology where Rose received her treatment the last few months.

I would also like to encourage those here on DPC who have been following Rose and Andi's story to continue to leave messages for Andi, Rose's family and her fiance here in this thread.

With love and thanks,


Message edited by ursula - wording.
11/15/2006 12:07:55 PM · #2
My thoughts and prayers are with Rose and her family today. My sincere condolences. :-(
11/15/2006 12:12:34 PM · #3
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Andi. I feel deep sorrow for your loss. I can't imagine.

11/15/2006 12:23:03 PM · #4
What a very sad thing to have a young person pass away in the prime of life. I'm so sorry to hear that Rose lost her battle.

I hope that it helps to know that so many people are thinking of her and your family.

Many, many condolances.
11/15/2006 12:26:54 PM · #5
You have my deepest condolences.

11/15/2006 12:50:15 PM · #6
I'm really sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

11/15/2006 12:55:35 PM · #7
sorry to hear about this, its truely heart breaking. our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family...

11/15/2006 01:04:16 PM · #8
Are you There?
by Diane Robertson


Misty breeze wraps about my shoulders, thinly clad.
I shiver not, despite the coolness on my skin.
Comfort, I now feel.
Is it you my precious Angel?

Are you there? I cannot hear your quiet voice,
But bird song fills the air
From high treetops to grassy marsh.
I wonder – is it you, Dear? Are you there?

The roses in your garden bloom large,
And varied in hue from crimson deep, to barely pink.
I cup the velvet bud, its fragrance soothes a troubled mind.
This must be you, my little girl. Are you there?

Are you the fiery autumn maples,
Or the star-like flakes of snow?
Are you the sparkle in the water of the lake that we both loved,
Or, perhaps, the warmth I feel in the sand beneath my toes?

Though your quiet voice I cannot hear,
Nor can I see again your sparkling eyes,
Or feel your dainty hand laid gently on my own,
You are here.

For memory's book will never close –
Each lovely sound, or sight, or scent,
Another page from special times that we have shared.
Oh, yes! You are here child – everywhere!


Our deepest condolences to you and your family Andi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary and Anastasia
11/15/2006 01:07:35 PM · #9
Andi and family, I am very sorry to hear this news. I hope you find comfort in these sad days. She was a beautiful girl.
11/15/2006 01:08:31 PM · #10
From a father of two dear daughters to you Andi my special thoughts.
11/15/2006 01:17:38 PM · #11
May god give strenght to overcome such a huge loss.
God Bless you
11/15/2006 03:37:41 PM · #12
We are still praying for you and thinking of you during this time and the weeks to come.

11/15/2006 03:55:40 PM · #13
I am so sorry for your loss. She is at peace now and will be remembered in the stars every night.
Take care of yourself and your family.
11/15/2006 04:00:14 PM · #14
i am so sorry you have lost your angel.
11/15/2006 04:10:22 PM · #15
May God bless you Andi, your family and Rose's fiance, with strength and may you all find comfort in the memories of joyous days spent with Rose.

Much love

11/15/2006 04:28:06 PM · #16
I'm sorry to hear of your loss Andi.

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11/15/2006 04:33:35 PM · #17
So very sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

11/15/2006 06:01:25 PM · #18
Hey Andi,

Not much I can say or do to make anything better, but if it were
possible to give Rose the years I have left, I would. I've had a
pretty decent 50 years and wish Rose could have had at least the same.

11/15/2006 09:46:13 PM · #19
It's late but I can't sleep. I just felt like saying something...

For Andi - My Bestest Friend

It hurts to know you’re hurting,
Because you’re so special in my heart.
The pain that you are feeling
Is tearing me apart.

But know that love has a way
Of easing all that’s wrong
Together we can make it
If we hold on and just be strong.

Know that you’re not alone
In all your adversity
For by your side through and through
Is where I’ll always be.

11/15/2006 10:03:59 PM · #20
To a sweet soul keeping watch from above, you will be missed. And to her friends and family left behind, you will meet again someday. And know, it will be wonderful. My thoughts are with you.
11/15/2006 10:09:53 PM · #21
My wife and I send our most sincere condolences. In times like this, I always think back to a great quote I heard once... "Don't be sad that it's over, be glad that it happened." This quote always makes me think about all the fun and joy that did happen and lets me escape from thinking about what didn't happen. Best wishes to your family.

11/16/2006 01:47:39 AM · #22
My english is not enought to say my heart so let me say in japanese ... sorry for cannot understand for everyone but i hope you can feel my heart.

ima ha hontou ni kanashi to omoimasu. demo ituka itukaha waraerutokiga kurutoomunode, itumo egaowo rose no tameni tayasazuni itekudasai. imaha muzukashito omoimasu. demo ituka kokorokara waraerutokiga kuruto omoimasu.
gomeihukuwo oinorishimasu.


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11/16/2006 02:22:28 AM · #23
You've never left my thoughts since the first day I read your first thread and you have all been in my prayers. Every time I see a Rose I think of you trying to deal with losing yours. There was a single small red rose on a bush at my sons school this morning and I remembered to bring my camera in with my to get a shot of it that afternoon but, it was gone. I immediately thought of you both times. Here is a poem that I got in an email today. I don't know who the author is.

If tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, We didn't get to say. I know how much you
love me, As much as I love you, And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready, In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind, All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared, And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, I'd say
good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized, That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne, He said,
"This is eternity, And all I've promised you."

Today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last,
and since each day's the same way,
There's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven,
and now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand, and share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

You're still in my prayers Andi.

Message edited by author 2006-11-16 02:23:16.
11/16/2006 07:51:57 AM · #24
For Rose and Andi.


La courbe de tes yeux fait le tour de mon coeur,
Un rond de danse et de douceur,
Auréole du temps, berceau nocturne et sûr,
Et si je ne sais plus tout ce que j'ai vécu
C'est que tes yeux ne m'ont pas toujours vu.

Feuilles de jour et mousse de rosée,
Roseaux du vent, sourires parfumés,
Ailes couvrant le monde de lumière,
Bateaux chargés du ciel et de la mer,
Chasseurs des bruits et sources des couleurs,

Parfums éclos d'une couvée d'aurores
Qui gît toujours sur la paille des astres,
Comme le jour dépend de l'innocence
Le monde entier dépend de tes yeux purs
Et tout mon sang coule dans leurs regards.

Paul Eluard

11/16/2006 01:20:38 PM · #25
I'm so very very sad to read this news and offer my deepest condolences. Andi, the portrait you painted for us of your beautiful daughter was uplifting and inspirational and the world is poorer for her loss. My thoughts are with you and all Rose's family and friends.

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