Re: Condolences card?

Re: Condolences card?

Kathy Smith
Karma: 720
2011-09-17 08:44 UTC
Hi all,

I've heard back from three out of the five council, so I'll take that as a majority.

I've sent a card to Tracy “from all Gary's friends in the Maemo Community”.

Hopefully by Monday we'll know more about what Tracy wants by way of tributes/donations/etc. If flowers are allowed, I'll send a small floral tribute from the community as my contribution. Then I'll ask her quietly whether she would prefer donations to go to charity or whether she'd appreciate a small collection for herself and the boys. It will be possible to send Charity donations by cheque in pounds sterling via the funeral director once we know which charity. If that's not what Tracy wants, we can organise something via my paypal account for those who trust me.

We should also have details of the funeral by Monday or Tuesday. If anyone is near enough and wants to represent us, that would be brilliant.

I'll keep you posted when we know more.

K


From: Alan Bruce
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 10:34 PM
To: kathy@revdkathy.com ; Maemo Community Council
Subject: Re: Condolences card?

Kathy, I definitely agree that you are the best person to send a card on behalf of the community.

I'm not a big fan of flowers, but I would be glad to contribute to some kind of monetary gift to Tracy. It must be really hard for her; it can't be easy to suddenly become a single mom, and I don't think they were well-off to begin with.

Is there somewhere we as a community could safely contribute money online? Kathy, do you have a paypal account? If not, can you set one up?

Alan / qole


On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Attila Csipa <attila.csipa@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

+1. I was shocked to hear what has happened. You certainly have our support to arrange, or help arrange whatever you think would be the most appropriate - card, flowers or other.

Best regards,
Attila



On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Randall Arnold <texrat@ovi.com> wrote:

Speaking solely for myself: this sounds good Kathy, and I appreciate you taking the lead. Of course you're HIGHLY trusted.


Randall (Randy) Arnold
MeeGo Community Office: Device Program
http://texrat.net


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From: "kathy@revdkathy.com" <kathy@revdkathy.com>
To: "council @ maemo. org" <council@maemo.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:35 AM
Subject: Condolences card?


Hi council,

I have Gary's address. I don't want to publish it online, obviously.

I would be happy to pass it to you, or equally to send a card on behalf of the community if you felt that was appropriate. I don't want to overstep.

It might also be good to arrange a collection for people wanting to send flowers or donations in memory for Gary. I'd be happy to do this if people trust me, or co-ordinate with one of you.

Thanks

K

Sent from my HTC







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Re: Condolences card?

RM Bauer
Karma: 552
2011-09-17 13:01 UTC
Thanks Kathy for your action in this. I'm away at Maker Faire and a bit
incommunicado but what you say sounds good and trust your judgment even if I
don't have an opportunity to chime in to voice support.

Rob Bauer (SD69)




On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 4:44 AM, Revd Kathy Smith <kathy@revdkathy.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I've heard back from three out of the five council, so I'll take that as a
> majority.
>
> I've sent a card to Tracy “from all Gary's friends in the Maemo Community”.
>
> Hopefully by Monday we'll know more about what Tracy wants by way of
> tributes/donations/etc. If flowers are allowed, I'll send a small floral
> tribute from the community as my contribution. Then I'll ask her quietly
> whether she would prefer donations to go to charity or whether she'd
> appreciate a small collection for herself and the boys. It will be possible
> to send Charity donations by cheque in pounds sterling via the funeral
> director once we know which charity. If that's not what Tracy wants, we can
> organise something via my paypal account for those who trust me.
>
> We should also have details of the funeral by Monday or Tuesday. If anyone
> is near enough and wants to represent us, that would be brilliant.
>
> I'll keep you posted when we know more.
>
> K
>
> *From:* Alan Bruce <alan@thebruces.ca>
> *Sent:* Friday, September 16, 2011 10:34 PM
> *To:* kathy@revdkathy.com ; Maemo Community Council <council@maemo.org>
> *Subject:* Re: Condolences card?
>
> Kathy, I definitely agree that you are the best person to send a card on
> behalf of the community.
>
> I'm not a big fan of flowers, but I would be glad to contribute to some
> kind of monetary gift to Tracy. It must be really hard for her; it can't be
> easy to suddenly become a single mom, and I don't think they were well-off
> to begin with.
>
> Is there somewhere we as a community could safely contribute money online?
> Kathy, do you have a paypal account? If not, can you set one up?
>
> Alan / qole
>
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Attila Csipa <attila.csipa@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> +1. I was shocked to hear what has happened. You certainly have our
>> support to arrange, or help arrange whatever you think would be the most
>> appropriate - card, flowers or other.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Attila
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Randall Arnold <texrat@ovi.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Speaking solely for myself: this sounds good Kathy, and I appreciate
>>> you taking the lead. Of course you're HIGHLY trusted.
>>>
>>> Randall (Randy) Arnold
>>> MeeGo Community Office: Device Program
>>> http://texrat.net
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* "kathy@revdkathy.com" <kathy@revdkathy.com>
>>> *To:* "council @ maemo. org" <council@maemo.org>
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:35 AM
>>> *Subject:* Condolences card?
>>>
>>> Hi council,
>>>
>>> I have Gary's address. I don't want to publish it online, obviously.
>>>
>>> I would be happy to pass it to you, or equally to send a card on behalf
>>> of the community if you felt that was appropriate. I don't want to overstep.
>>>
>>> It might also be good to arrange a collection for people wanting to send
>>> flowers or donations in memory for Gary. I'd be happy to do this if people
>>> trust me, or co-ordinate with one of you.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> K
>>>
>>> Sent from my HTC
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

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