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scouserl41

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on: December 29, 2015, 10:54:56 PM
I'm in shock.
I just received a call from Marsha (PITA)'s partner Mike to say that she passed away this morning after a short illness starting on Christmas Day.
She was such a fun loving and caring person that it will be difficult to carry on without her.
She had so much fun with this group I thought I should tell you first.
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Brian Downing
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Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 11:06:21 PM
Oh Brian that is such sad news. She is going to be greatly missed here at PB. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends at this time.

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Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 11:09:54 PM
Saddened to hear of Marshas passing.  Sending prayers to her family and friends.  RIP Marsha.  You will be missed.
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Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 11:43:31 PM
Oh no! Thoughts and prayers going out to her family! (and to you Brian. I think you were also a personal friend) Will miss her and her beautiful contributions to our community.
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Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 11:46:08 PM
To all the family and friends of Marsha, please accept the condolences from the Paint Basket Team. Our prayers are with you all.
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Reply #5 on: December 30, 2015, 12:04:00 AM
Oh, Brian.  How sad to hear that.  I really enjoyed her sense of humor and her love for art.

She brought a positive outlook to everything.

Will not be the same without her.

Please let Mike know how much we all loved having her as part of our PB family.

God bless you all during this difficult time.

sincerest aloha

mea



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Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 03:39:48 AM
Oh Brian - that is such a sad post to read. She was such a kind and talented person. I'm so glad she was part of the PB community. May her memory forever be a blessing to you and her family.
Cheers,
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Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 10:44:23 AM
 Gosh, I don't even have words.

Rest softly Marsha.
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Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 02:25:02 PM
So very sad to learn of Marsha's death. May her family and friends be comforted by their happy memories of her.
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Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 04:05:26 PM
Oh Brian, I am sick to the stomach at the news of Marsha's passing.  So hard to believe.  My sincere condolences to you, her friend, her partner and family.  Just devastating news and she will be missed.  Life is really fragile.


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Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 05:59:19 PM
Very sorry to hear of Marsha's passing my thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this sad time   Ray
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Reply #11 on: December 30, 2015, 06:09:43 PM
Just went back through the Christmas/Winter challenge submissions.  Found the one Marsha had submitted - Reply #22 on the second page of the Christmas Theme Mixed Media.

How prophetic that Marsha would have submitted the one that she did.

Smile down on us, kind spirit.  We will miss you a lot.

aloha

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Reply #12 on: December 30, 2015, 08:33:32 PM
Really sad news....!My thoughts and prayers with the family..and heartfelt condolences to u Brian...good friends  are so hard to come by!She will be missed in the forum!
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Reply #13 on: December 30, 2015, 09:04:59 PM
Dear Brian,
Sinceres condoleances to you, her family, and her friends, in these sad times.

Marsha's passing will be felt by the PB community.  She was a wonderful artist and had such a kind way when praising our work.

Time to look at her gallery again, and remember.
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Reply #14 on: December 31, 2015, 12:31:56 AM
What a shock,  I am sad to hear that news about Marsha.  Brian give my condoleances to her husband, family and you who enjoyed painting with her.   She will be missed.