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Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)

catspaw49 30 Oct 09 - 03:35 PM
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Subject: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 03:35 PM

Sometimes 'a 'Catter, even a very active one, can drift away sometimes taking a break or cutting back on the time spent here. We've had many disappear for a few years like Banjo Bonnie or Cuillion or CamiSu and then come back for awhile regularly or just to say "Hi." Kat started a thread hoping to snag a few passing by who have just been lurking which also happens. Sadly, there is also another option...................

Metchosin (Susan Grieve) died in October of last year from leukemia which she had been fighting. Although she did share that with some of us, it wasn't generally known as was her wish. Her husband was good enough to respond to an e-mail from kat the other day.

Mets was a great 'Catter. She could be counted on to show up in all types of threads with good info or great stories or funny and often biting humor for which I loved her. She also had a special feel for her animals and that too endeared her to many another 'Catter. She had great artistic talent and excellent musical knowledge.......All these things made her a natural for the 'Cat.......and she was.

I'd love to say something else but her sister wrote a great obit that says so much............

"GRIEVE, Susan Jacqueline September 3, 1946 - October 16, 2008 Peacefully at home in the company of her loving husband, Jim, and her two terriers, Maddy and Duff. Sue leaves her husband, Jim Grieve; her two daughters, Devon Grieve (Mike Rheault), and Ceilidh Clausen (Rolf); brother, Russ Godfrey (Irene); nephews, Nick, and Ben Godfrey; her horse buddy, Sailor; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Sue was a feisty, larger than life person who loved life and was intensely curious about "everything" and about which she would freely express her opinion. She deeply loved her family, friends, nature, animals, music, single malt, and her home. She was fiercely loyal and protective of her musical family and a devoted fan and supporter of their music. Sue was always cheerful (mostly), and dauntless in adversity, and faced her final challenging months with unflagging courage and optimism. We deeply miss you, Suze! Your enthusiasm and humour was contagious and you were the coolest sister ever! There is no service but a celebration of Sue's life will take place in the future. Family and friends will be notified. Donations may be made in Sue's name to the Canadian Cancer Society."

If you wish to read any of Mets' almost 5500 posts, CLICK HERE   But for just a taste of her flavor, her last post only a month before her passing was on a thread asking "What does Sarah Palin remind you of"........She answered, "Rambo Barbie."..

.........yeah..........we're gonna' miss you Mets............


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: DADGBE
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 03:42 PM

Sad, sad! Rest well mets. Thanks for being here for us.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: jacqui.c
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 03:47 PM

I didn't know her well, but that last post makes me wish I had.

Another energy gone back into the universe.......


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: MMario
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 03:49 PM

kay-rap.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: GUEST,rumanci
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:13 PM

My sincere condolences to her family.   Another good writer with a delightful legacy here. Sad year for losing friends.
rum


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:20 PM

Grieve I shall. Bye, Metchosin.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:20 PM

..........Yes, I remember her well, and she was always friendly and witty. It's hard to keep track of those who are not 'on' regularly, and who you don't know personally, but she was a real part of this community for a few years, and it saddens me to read of her passing.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:27 PM

Farewell and a fair voyage, may you find a snug harbour.

JM


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:27 PM

I did hear that sad news a month or two ago from her husband when I was planning to revisit Vancouver Island. Susan and her family had made me and Judy feel welcome there on our first trip and I wanted to thank her again for her hospitality and share some more music with them.

Too many good people have passed on this year.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:34 PM

I am very sorry to hear this. SHe was always a source of cheer and intelligent conversation, a pleasure to number among Mudcat friends, and someone to value however brief the acquaintance.

A


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:41 PM

I remember her and her wit and enthusiasm.
RIP, lady.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 04:57 PM

Thanks, Pat, for starting this. I know it was hard for your heart as it was for mine. One thing I remember about her, too, is that she was a professional scientific illustrator using pencil and pen and ink, if I remember correctly. I remember being blown away by the detail and exquisite execution she brought to her artwork, little bugs, plants, etc. Truly incredible. And, she was a wonderful person all round. I was really, really sad to get the email from her husband. I hope she found some old dog friends and has a horse or two for a trail ride into the mountains of wherever she is...it's how I'd like to think of her. (Wish my old computer hadn't died..I had some great pix of her on there.)

Thanks for being here, Mets, you are missed and loved,

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: semi-submersible
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:18 PM

Oh, oh, OH. Metchosin. Unforgettable.

In tears and feeling like swearing, but I thank you for letting us know.

(across the Gulf in Egmont)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: Acme
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 05:22 PM

I'm sorry to read this. I'd actually been wondering about a couple of those 'catters whose posts I still have parked in my PMs and I hadn't heard from for a while.

The news is old, but our sadness is fresh and strong. She made an impression on a lot of us that I hope her loved ones will appreciate.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: Janie
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:17 PM

So sorry to learn of this. Didn't know her but always enjoyed her posts. Had wondered more than once why she posted no more.

Belated condolences to her family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: Beer
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:36 PM

Sad indeed. Condolences to her love ones and friends.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: alanabit
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:49 PM

How on earth did we fail to notice her passing? She was always incisive, polite and interesting here. Hers was always a post to look out for.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:55 PM

Oh, no...isn't it sad that we who think we are such great friends, can go for a whole year without noticing? She was so nice, so wise, so friendly.
May she rest in peace.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin
From: frogprince
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:56 PM

Susan was the first person from the forum that I met in person; when I mentioned that my wife and I were bound for Vancouver Island, she immediately started chipping in helpful information, and gave us her home number. We stopped at their home, first met Susan and Devon who was at home. When Jim got home from work they took us out to a good little restaurant, all the while prepping us with information for the rest of out island touring. A funny, feisty, but gracious lady. Jim is the instumentalist, but Susan knew the lyrics to a mind-boggling number of songs. R.I.P
                        Dean


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: gnu
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 07:00 PM

alanabit.... it was her wish.

Metch, good friend... I miss you... thanks and, now in public, goodbye.

RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: bobad
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 07:05 PM

Susan was one of the first persons I engaged with when first coming to Mudcat due to the bit of commonality we shared owing to the fact that I had spent some time in the community from which she derived her moniker.

Like others I enjoyed her posts and her gracious persona.

My condolences to all who knew and loved her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 07:49 PM

I haven't been on for a while. Sad news.
My condolences to the family. I enjoyed her comments.
Petr


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 08:28 PM

Mets was one of the first characters I met when I arrived lo these many years ago. She was pungently herself in each and every post, and I loved that about her.

RIP

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: meself
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 09:58 PM

I was wondering this morning if she was going to comment on a post I was writing, as I thought it was something she might be interested in - and now I read this. It occurred to me recently that I hadn't seen anything from her in awhile. This is very sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 10:07 PM

I too miss her postings! RIP!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Alice
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 10:14 PM

I remember Metchosin and I'm sad to hear this news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: JennieG
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 04:42 AM

So sorry to hear this - I posted in the other thread when I read the news. We spent a lovely evening with Susan and Jim in Victoria three years ago.

Keep riding, Susan.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 12:34 PM

I worried a bit about running this thread but I'm glad I did.

We are a real community, a very real village......but a cyber one. In a 3D village we would have known and also had the physical presence to help the grief process, This is the best we can do and though its not enough, its something...................

I neglected to add to my first post my sincerest and best thoughts to Susan's family. I'm glad they shared her with us.

Pat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Hollowfox
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Pat. My thoughts and prayers go out for all who knew her, family, Mudcat, and all.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: gnu
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 05:22 PM

I have many times thought about how worried Metch was when Maddy was ill, and how happy she was when Maddy came around. A sad and happy memory at the same time. Such a kind and gentle soul.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 07:10 PM

Yes, she was, gnu- one of the good ones. Thanks, 'spaw, for letting us know. Go well, Susan.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 07:43 PM

R.I.P., Metchosin. I only knew her through her posts to Mudcat, but it is clear that those who knew her in person were fortunate indeed. My condolences to the family and friends.

-Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Big Mick
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 10:07 PM

Breaks my heart. She was a wise and decent human being. We need more like her, not less. I will miss her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: bbc
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 03:44 PM

I'm sorry to hear this, Pat. You're right; she was a good 'un! Rest in peace.

best,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Genie
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 06:32 PM

I didn't know her well, even here at Mudcat, but I do remember her, and it saddens me that she has succumbed to leukemia.   My condolences to her friends and family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 10:17 PM

I too am so sorry. I'm especially miffed at myself because in the last PM I had from her she alluded to a chronic health issue in an offhand manner and I breezed back with some kind of treacle. I didn't know. She was a rare one and I enjoyed her a lot.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: CarolC
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 10:54 PM

She taught me about Canadian fascination with privies and privy humour all those many long years ago, before I found out first hand for myself (for which I am thankful). I'm sorry she had to go.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: CarolC
Date: 01 Nov 09 - 11:05 PM

Walking down memory lane a bit (some vintage Metchosin on this thread)...

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=33165&messages=107&page=1


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: GUEST,Metchosin's daughter
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 11:43 AM

I just want to say thank you for the condolences. She was indeed one of a kind. I've been here once or twice but haven't "dropped in" in a long time and just stumbled across this. Honestly, it made me cry. It's been over a year but it seems all to recent.


- Ceilidh


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: Acme
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 12:17 PM

Thanks for letting us know that you're around. The holidays are usually the hardest time of year after losing a parent; for me, Thanksgiving is the most poignant, when I'm reminded of all of the things my mother did to pull us together into a group for that big meal.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 12:23 PM

Ceilidh, thanks for posting. It is not easy to lose a parent and SRS is right, holidays seem to make it more poignant and reflective which can sadden one so much. But, I think your mom wouldn't want you to be too sad. May your memories and family help ease your grief.

In Peace,

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter---Metchosin (October 16, 2008)
From: black walnut
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 12:25 PM

Thank you for letting us know, Spaw. I go back and forth from the Mudcat, so I only read this now. It takes my breath away to hear this sad news. I love all of the postings here in her honour.

~b.w.


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