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In Memory of Cheryl "beaker"

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  1. Doogle

    Doogle Senior Member

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    Cheryl, who used the name "beaker" on this website passed away early October 2016. She was ill for 30 years with this damn disease until she succumbed from pancreatic cancer. She was the one of the sweetest beings around and would help others even though her illness was severe enough she was mostly housebound or bed-bound. Animals in need seemed to know where she lived, and somehow migrated to her home. She took in a multitude of stray or lost animals and cared for them until she found them good homes. Many of her friends were online as her illness kept her isolated mainly at home. If you need more specifics or know of other groups she participated in, please PM me so I can notify those that might want to know about Cheryl. Thanks.
     
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  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    @Doogle this is very sad news but I thank you for sharing it with us.
    My thoughts are with everyone touched by Cheryl/"beaker"'s life.
    And with all of the animals touched by her also.
     
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    Sea Senior Member

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    Thank you Doogle
     
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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    @Doogle, I am so very sorry to hear of this sad news. I did not know Cheryl "Beaker" on a personal level but remember interacting with her in many threads and she was always very kind and supportive. Thank you for letting us know about the incredible commitment she had to nurturing stray animals and finding them homes.

    May she never suffer again and may her memory be a blessing to you and all of the lives she touched (human and animal). :angel::angel::angel: :dog::cat::fish:
     
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    Rest in Peace.

    GG
     
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  6. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl ME is not MUS

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    I am so sad to hear of her passing..............yet another one of our community. There have been so many this year! Bless her for her care and compassion for animals............despite her own suffering she was still able to reach out to others. So sad.

    Thanks for letting us know @Doogle
     
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  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember "beaker" fondly.
     
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  8. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    So sorry to hear this. May she rest in peace :bouquet:
     
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    anciendaze Senior Member

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    I never knew this about her. She was an asset to forum discussions.
     
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  10. Ysabelle-S

    Ysabelle-S Senior Member

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    This is so sad. :( But what wonderful work she did for lost and in-need animals.
     
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  11. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Vexacious, thy name is PACE

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    I am also sad to hear of beaker's passing. She'll be remembered here. I hope those who knew her find comfort in their loss.
     
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  12. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    Sorry to hear that.
     
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    Daffodil Senior Member

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    the frustration, helplessness, and sadness is so great when i hear news like this.
     
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  14. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Oh no :(:cry:

    Cheryl was part of the family and yet, I wasn't aware she was battling with cancer on top of ME. :( So very sad.

    May your spirit soar free, Cheryl.
     
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    So sorry to hear this sad news, and sorry not to have known that Cheryl was suffering from cancer as well as ME. Sounds like she did a lot of good in the world, despite being so ill herself.
    Thinking of her friends and family.
     
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    Very sad, I remember communicating with Cheryl/beaker on many occassions. I cant remember her saying she had cancer but i havent seen her around for quite a while.

    At peace now.
     
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    Yes, I remember her Profile photo of the Cartoon Beaker, don't think it was this one, but you get the idea. Sadly I ddin't realize she had not been on in months. Pancreatic cancer is very deadly :(, perhaps she saw no use in sharing that info.

    Hope she got some compassion and empathy with the Cancer diagnosis, some of us say we would rather have the Big C, because Society has come to help these people out a lot more than we get!

    GG
     

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    I'm sorry to hear about Cheryl/Beaker's passing. I interacted with her several times. She seemed like a really nice person. 56 is too young to go.
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    So sad when we only learn such wonderful things about a member once they have left us:​
     
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