Monday, November 17, 2008

Napanee District Secondary School Drama Club, 1995 (I think?)

Last Wednesday I received horrible news.

My friend from high school, Nancy, passed away in her sleep on Sunday night/ Monday morning.

Although it was absolutely shocking news, I knew that Nancy had been fighting inflammatory breast cancer even before I moved to Scotland. What made it shocking was how sudden and unjust it was; a young mother with two young daughters. Life is truly unfair.

I know some people can embellish a person once they pass away but genuinely, Nancy was one of the sweetest and most caring people I have ever met. She did not have a malicious bone in her. If anything, I'll forever be indebted to her for introducing me to Ben Folds Five and inviting me out to her farm when I was having a particularly hard time in high school.

Condolences to her family, her sister, and our friends - especially Sara D.


Loth said...

How very sad. It is trite to say it, but it really does make you count your own blessings, doesn't it?

STAG said...

My condolences.
Life just isnt fair, is it!

Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Hard to hear that someone young passes away.

Helena said...

I am so sorry to read your sad news. What a beautiful young woman she was. I support the CLIC Sargent charity after my mate's little girl (who's now a healthy and happy teenager) fell ill at four.

Life is totally unfair. Sometimes mother nature doesn't live up to her title.