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    Administrator Jean-Paul's Avatar
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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Yesterday afternoon my step mom died at the young age of 57. She was with my father for the last 33 years... an unflinchingly dedicated and loyal spouse who came into a very fractured family, taking on two ruffian preteen boys and sacrificing everything to help us build a solid family unit. She is where I learned to be a member of a family and I will miss her so much.

    She was a brilliant artist, and her beautiful creations cover the walls of my home. A day won't go by where I won't be reminded of her gifts to the world. She is where I got my sense of aesthetics, my appreciation for fine things. She was a powerful influence in my life. Her absence creates such a void in the universe.

    I ache for my father who is beside himself with grief. He was equally dedicated to her, taking care of her when her health was in decline, always making her feel loved and cherished, leaving her little love notes for her to discover around the house, writing her poetry or stroking her hair with the tenderest of expressions. He never wavered, never compromised in his devotion to her. Their connection was cosmic from day one, and no matter what life threw at them, they never lost that.

    For those of you forumites who are family friends, her service will be held in Winnsboro, Texas at Winnsboro Presbyterian Church at 2pm. She will be cremating her tomorrow and her ashes will be interned at a small ceremony before the church service. A small bit will be kept in a separate urn to honor her request that some of her ashes be scattered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where our family had a most memorable vacation.

    Goodbye Vicki. I love you and will miss you so much. I hope you like the guitar piece I plan to play at your funeral. You will be in my heart as I play it from now on.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    So sorry to hear about your loss JP

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    My thoughts are with you and your family JP.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    I'm very sorry to hear of this. She looked well when I last saw her. I will attempt to contact your father, but please send him my deepest condolences.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Sorry to hear about your loss JP. Prayers to all involved.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    JP,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are coming your way. She sounds like a remarkable woman.

    Edit: JP, when you are feeling up to it, can you post a pic or two of some of her creations?

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    I'm sorry for your loss, JP. She sounds like a wonderful person.

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    Administrator Roland Denzel's Avatar
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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Sorry for the loss to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go to you all.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Sorry for your loss, JP.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    So sorry for your loss, JP. Your family will be in my thoughts.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    So sorry, JP.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Sorry for your loss...take care.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    My condolences, JP. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    My condoleances. You mentioning her being an artist reminds me of the lady of whom my avatar is derived from.. it's great to be able to watch her creations every day and be reminded of the gifts to you, JP.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    So sorry to hear this JP. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Peter

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    I am sorry for your loss, JP.

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    Senior Member Kirk Fredericks's Avatar
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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Sorry for your loss. She sounds like a great person.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    So sorry for your loss, JP.

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    RIP Vicki Boureck Francoeur

    Our thoughts are with you, JP.

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