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Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010

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Subject: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: GUEST,Sheila in China
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:59 AM

I just happened to ring Kath who has been such a huge support to Theresa to get the update and spoke to Kath's daughter who said Theresa died in hospital this morning (Saturday). I am sure people will be able to add to this thread when more information becomes available.

I certainly will remember her with great fondness and grateful for the wonderful inspiration she has been to hundreds of people. She also was a great encourager of less experienced singers - me included

I regret I will not be able to be at the funeral as I am still living in China


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:01 AM

RIP Theresa, I'm certain you will be fondly remembered by all who knew you, and enjoyed your strong voice and personality.

John


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:17 AM

I am selfishly sorry to hear this but so glad she is now at peace. A fabulous woman and an inspiration.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Gillie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:20 AM

Another great singer joins that choir in the sky. Rest easy now Theresa, you will be remembered by many with much fondness and affection. A candle will be lit.

Clare


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Carol
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:21 AM

So sorry to hear the news, Theresa's spirit and voice will not be forgotten.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: nutty
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:26 AM

Sad news indeed but a blessed relief as she was suffering so much,

She was taken into hospital early yesterday with pneumonia so she didn't linger for long.

I will post funeral details when we have them.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Abuwood
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:33 AM

Rest in peace now old friend.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Tig
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:40 AM

It's one of those cases where the outcome was kindest for her. She, like Col K, will never be forgotten by all who came across her.

Remember her with the joy of life she always seemed to have. She would be ashamed of us if we went into deep mourning for her.

Go and join that great festival in the sky and sing out true again.
RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Micca
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:45 AM

Sad news indeed,I am glad she is at Peace at last I will miss her a lot she is an inspiration and a light in the Darkness (note present tense) she will live on in our memories. RIP Theresa
Micca


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:01 AM

I can only echo what everyone else has said. Sad news. I was pleased and privileged to have met her and been befriended by her as a result of our joint love of singing. She will be greatly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:03 AM

We will miss her, but are relieved that Theresa is now at peace.

Kitty and Derek.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Severn
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:31 AM

A wonderful lady and a great and powerful singer and a force of nature. I was proud to know her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:46 AM

A Blessed release for a marvelous lady ! RIP Theresa .


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: GUEST,moira(flyingcat)
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:56 AM

malc and I are also sorry for her going but it was a horrible disease and at least she isn't suffering anymore. She will indeed be missed. Condolances to her family. xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Janie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:57 AM

Rest in peace, Theresa.

Or are you now flitting among the galaxies, full-voiced again, urging the stars to join in strongly on the chorus?

Janie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:01 AM

I feel blessed that I met her.
RIP, Teresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:02 AM

very sorry to hear this.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Bernard
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:07 AM

She still lives on in our memories. RIP Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:15 AM

So sorry to hear this. What a loss of a fine singer and a fine person.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Tyke
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:16 AM

Very very sad News! This ia one Lady that will not be forgoten God Bless you Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Dave Earl
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:18 AM

Saddened to hear this but gratefull that the suffering is over.

Another addition to the heavenly choir - what a glorious sound that must be making these days

RIP Theresa

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:19 AM

I'm very pleased that her suffering is over but sad for the rest of us that her light has gone out in this world.

I remember what a force she was at Col's funeral. Maybe we can do the same for her.

Enjoy Cloud Folk Festival, Theresa.

Blessings
Rhiannon and Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:22 AM

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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:27 AM

(Janie, I like that idea!)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:44 AM

Peace at last; a great spirit has gone.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:02 AM

Someone has PMed me to ask who she is. I tried to describe her as best I can but has anyone posted a photo of this great lady?

Blessings
Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: s&r
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:05 AM

Theresa was the most positive person we knew despite the huge blows that fate dealt her. She deserves to meet again her family and friends who went before.

Stu and Rusty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:09 AM

I read Sheila-In-China's post earlier and couldn't quite believe it, but all the same I felt that curious but entirely natural sense of relief. It sounds horrible, but with all the unbelievable suffering Theresa's been through this past while - well you know. Then I came back on line just now and the news is confirmed, so I guess I'll make number 27. I can only echo what Hazel said, she put it so well (>>Sad news indeed but a blessed relief as she was suffering so much<<) - says it all. That peace is what the doctor ordered, right?
But oh what a privilege it was to have known her, such an inspirational lady, such a life-affirming spirit, and such a powerful voice (and not just her singing!).
What a grand chorus line - Theresa, Johnny Collins, Barrie Finn and ColK !
RIP Theresa, we'll always luv ya.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa died this morning
From: kendall
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:33 AM

It's all been said. sigh.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,padgett on lap top
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:46 AM

Really sorry to hear this ~ I had known Theresa and Bill for very many years

A tremendous character and keen singer that we have all had the privilege of knowing and joining in with her choruses over the years

Her enthusiasm knew no bounds
God bless

Ray Padgett


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:47 AM

Goodbye old friend go find your Bill he will be minding a door somewhere and we will all be through it in due course and then it will be Captain Valiant one more time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Willa
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:50 AM

The strength of feeling here is obvious. I'll simply affirm what has already been said. A very special person.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:51 AM

I feel that too, such a fierce mixture of sadness and relief at the end of her suffering and such joy and privilege in having known such a wonderful vibrant person.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:52 AM

I am celebrating Theresa's release and mourning my own loss.
Happy New Year, Theresa.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:52 AM

So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts go out to her family at this time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,old gimmers
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:57 AM

Theresa was most definately a 'once met never forgotten' person. We had many a happy session with her.So sad but glad she is at peace now.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Tinker
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:01 AM

Like a bottle of fine champange uncorking explosively into the new year...... as she exploded into our hearts and songs.... a raised toast to a fine one..... who touched us dearly.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:03 AM

The little Lady with the BIG voice.

RIP Theresa, glad your suffering is over. I feel honoured to have known you. Keep singing wherever you are.

Love Khatt x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:06 AM

After request for photo above I have found a couple of Theresa at FSGW Getaway 2003 where we all had such a wonderful time.

Click on this link: Theresa then scroll down to the bottom, where Theresa is modelling a fetching number she picked up at the Getaway auction.
She is also on several other Shellback photos in that group, where she is always at the front.

God bless, Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: elmo 1
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:14 AM

good luck on your journey therasa having watched it slowly take you're life away but never you're spirit. We never got to go on your last holiday.Hope there is something there and you and bill are back

together you will always be in our hearts and minds godbless therasa   

lots of love maurice &eileen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:14 AM

In the centre with the blond hair, black basque, and light trousers.
Taken at Andrew and Carole's (Crane Driver and Sussex Carole) wedding in Wales, April 2006.
There are a couple more pix of her in this set.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:25 AM

Farewell to a little lady with a big voice and a personality to match.

I'm glad that she is free of the wicked illness that stopped that voice but am sad for the loss to all who loved her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Shantyjohn
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:30 AM

Great singer? Yes. Geat personality? Yes. Today, though, I've lost another friend. R.I.P. Theresa, give my love to Bill.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:34 AM

I was so saddened to hear this news, even though it looked like it would be coming. Theresa and Colin Kep, Carole, Noreen and Allan visited here a few years ago and once you met Theresa, you would never forget her. I believe she's gone home.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:44 AM

Always a mixed emotion.........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:45 AM

She has been an inspiration to so many and will live on in the hearts of all who met her. Sleep well, Theresa!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ferrara
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:54 AM

I cannot help but feel so glad for her. The pain and grief came when we heard of her severe illness. We miss you, Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: SylviaN
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:55 AM

Theresa will be reunited with Bill again and getting several of Colin K's hugs, so my tears are purely selfish.
John Mac - love the photos, shows what a feisty lady she was.
Keith is also just as devastated as I am.
RIP Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 11:56 AM

I never met her, but heard so much about her from those who had. The thing that struck me the most, in recent times, is her courage. I was in awe of how she dealt with such a tragic disease. I admire that she did as much as possible before it got so bad and that she kept her spirit, enjoying the joke thread we had for her and all. What an incredible spirit was obvious even though we'd not met.

My condolences to her family and friends. I like Janie's idea, too. Enjoy singing freely now, Theresa.

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 12:08 PM

Oh, I didn't expect this news so soon. Mixed reaction.... mostly: thankful for all the joy she brought so many people.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 12:17 PM

Only met her once, only sang with her once...but she will always be in my memory.

Wish I'd known her better...

Linn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 12:19 PM

A sad loss I remember the first time I saw her she won a best singer award at a folk festival in Werneth park. A tiny lady with a big heart.Fond memories goodnight sleep tight.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 12:26 PM

We were so fortunate to have met her at the FSGW Getaway a couple of times...whereever there was singing, she would be there, adding her voice to it.

late night in Oct. 2005 (large image...scroll or reduce with minus key)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,slowerairs
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 12:34 PM

Such sad news but wonderful memories. God Bless


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 12:39 PM

posted on an earlier thread Theresa, making sure we pay attention


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Les Sullivan
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:17 PM

no one who met her would forget her she will be missed


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:36 PM

.... really big sigh. My condolences to her friends and relations. Was glad to have met and sung with her. What a great, big spirit.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: 8_Pints
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:49 PM

Jim Mageean was once heard to say that there weren't any female shanty singers apart from Theresa!

Being given the opportunity of performing with her in the Shellbacks was a real privilege and always interesting, there was never a dull moment when she was around.

We are glad her suffering is at an end but so sorry that she is no longer with us. She will be truly missed.

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: JohnB
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:56 PM

Only met her once, nice lady, my condolences to her close friends and family.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:56 PM

Goodbye and Rest in Peace to a vital force. Never Forgotten. Burl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: John J
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 02:50 PM

We all know Theresa's death was inevitable - I doesn't make it any easier for us to bear.

A lovely lady with one hell of a voice, she'll be greatly missed.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Jock O' Dreams
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 02:52 PM

A Gallon of a personality and voice in a pint pot! She is at peace at last and probably knocking the plaster of the wall with a chorus or two, somewhere up there!
Theresa you are so sadly missed.

Jim McAdams.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: ClaireBear
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 02:54 PM

Safe passage, glorious harbour. I wish I had known you. Claire


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Brian Peters
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:07 PM

A great shame. Theresa was a lot of fun and a stalwart of many a good song session. She'll be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: jeddy
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:21 PM

now you can sing your heart out. be free and happy theresa.

keep that festie in the sky going on, with you there, they will never run out of songs!

lots of love to all
jade and edi x x x x x x x x x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:26 PM

I prefer to think of her on 'the other side' suddenly free of her limiting body. Go and sing, Theresa...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: marydevey
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:27 PM

Goodnight and God bless Theresa. Wonderful to have known you and sung with you. Mary and Len


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:31 PM

Lovely to see other photos of Theresa ... this is one that I took of her at Whitby in 2004, and as I remember her - full of fun, and indomitable spirit.

Theresa at Whitby 2004


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:33 PM

That's a super pic mate, captures her perfectly.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:35 PM

Yep ... I was very proud that Theresa actually chose to put the pic up on her Facebook page some time ago. It's how I want to remember her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: open mike
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:38 PM

here is the thread where, for a month, we have been sending smiles
for her. I hope she is able to freely smile, sing, dance and all
now that she is not encumbered by her body.

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=125567

she had ALS or Lou Gerig's Disease, a.k.a. in England as
motor neuron disease, a progressive neurological disorder.

I am glad her suffering is over.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:41 PM

So sorry to hear this sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: CannieShieldsLaddie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:44 PM

Very sad, but now free from suffering.

Always will remember our songs together at Whitby.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Pistachio
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:56 PM

Oh, that choir up there had better be ready for a belter of a singalong. Her voice, instantly recognisable, will delight in making the rafters ring.
Tho' sad at her loss I'm smiling as I remember all the times we kept Warwick awake - Be at peace Theresa, and Farewell,

Hazel.xx

PS Brilliant picture from Whitby (Surreysinger) Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Partridge
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 04:30 PM

Bye for now Theresa, keep singing.

Pat x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Menolly
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 04:30 PM

Many, many times I sang in her shadow. many times she taught me harmonies. Many times I could belt out a song knowing Theresa was louder and more musical. Many times our husbands stood propping up the bar, watching a door or helping the singing chef. When I was widowed she brought me into the family of the Shellbacks. She has been in my life so long I cannot remember when we first met but I have missed her from the festivals and my life and feel poorer for the loss of her. May her voice have returned in full force so she can add guts to a heavenly choir.
God bless you Theresa. I love you.

Gillian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Little Robyn
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 05:03 PM

Very sorry to hear this.
Here are some photos from the Auckland Folk Festival 2006 when the Shellbacks came halfway around the world.
That's me in green, next to Theresa in the second one down.
We first saw her at the Wrekin in 1990, when she sang a song we were impressed with. There's an old thread here that follows our search for the singer and the song, and then she came to us!
I'm so pleased we were able to meet her again and I'm glad she's out of pain, but she will be missed.
Farewell Theresa.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Dennis and Glenis
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 05:14 PM

Memories of your humour and singing will live on. Bless you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: 8_Pints
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:09 PM

Thanks for posting those New Zealand photos Little Robyn.

The other Mudcat piper with me is John Routledge.

Sue features in the 4th photo, all of which were taken on the 2006 Shellbacks tour of NZ.

My treasured memory was of Theresa performing the "Haal Op" shanty in Dutch learnt from the "Enkhuizen 4" on a previous tour to Holland.

Once heard never forgoten!

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Aeola
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:15 PM

What a great lady,, she was an inspiration to all. She has been so ill and I cannot but feel glad that she is now at peace. Her and Bill will be singing together once again. I'll drink to them both when I'm in the naughty chair at Fylde!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Alio
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:41 PM

Like Sylvia, I'm just glad Theresa will be with her Bill again - probably telling him off!
I've got such wonderful memories of her - singing everywhere she went, even in the chippy queue! And the week in the house we all shared at Whitby was just fantastic! Singing till late every night with her leading the way.
Saddleworth hasn't been the same for me since she stopped coming because of her ill health.
I'm so glad I knew her, and could count her as a good friend.
Lots of love Theresa,
Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: bavis
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:59 PM

Thank you and RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,North/South Annie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:36 PM

Theresa I'll never forget your singing or your valiant spirit, now make sure you get that heavenly choir singing just right and with you centre front. R.I.P.    Annie X


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:08 PM

I am sitting here just grinning from ear to ear. And in every single picture I see of this fabulous person, so is about every other person. My grin is from looking at that beautiful, wee face and remembering how I felt each time I was around her. With no offense intended to any others beliefs let me say that I thank God I got to meet this amazing person and feel the happiness that being around her provided. If one can leave this earth, as we all must, and do so with such good feelings left behind as our Theresa did, then that is a life well lived. If I have a regret in all this, it is just that I won't be able to experience being around her again. But I take great joy and comfort in looking at those pictures and remembering how she was. And I just can't wipe this smile off my face.

I can imagine her and Barry sharing rememberances. Warning to their mates in Heaven: Don't try to compete when those two voices start. Just throw in some harmony, and move in for the smiles......you lucky dogs.......

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:48 PM

Yep, Mick, I noticed in one of the photos posted below that Barry was there, too. I do love the thought of the two of them re-united : )

Dani


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: ranger1
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:57 PM

My first Getaway was the only time I ever met Theresa, but she is a huge part of the memories of that wonderful time. I was standing a few feet away when she started singing and thought I was going to get blown over. Happy singing, Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Barbara and Nigel
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:13 PM

So sorry to hear this. Remember the first time we meet - at of all things, sa folk festival held at Butlin's! Will be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:21 PM

My condolences to her family, friends and singing partners. I really enjoyed meeting her in 2001, and in that few days it was obvious what a great personality and big heart she had.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: KT
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:23 PM

Theresa.   What a light you have been.   Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:36 PM

GREAT photos.

I have recounted this before but just in case...

At one point in the 2005 Getaway, there was a lull. At one end of the dining hall Amos was strumming his guitar and Theresa happened upon the scene. She listened for a moment and then shouted up the hall: Anyone got a song to go with this beat?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Tropic Al
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:54 PM

Sad news. A lovely lady who always remembered people & had time for a chat. Great singer too.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:01 PM

I haven't known what to say since I read this news. She was a fierce, witty little woman whose spirit burned brightly. I'll remember her that way always.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:42 PM

RIP, Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:06 AM

Peace is not something I associate with Theresa. If there was ever a lull in proceedings, she'd be sure to step up and start something happening. That's my first memory of her, before I even knew who she was, this fireball of a small person with a huge voice and heart. Her joy was not just in singing herself, but in bringing others forward so they too could know that feeling. I wish I could have known her longer, but it's a relief that her pain is over. I feel so lucky for the times we had. Thanks for the songs, Theresa.
Ross


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Liz Randall
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:06 AM

You leave a big gap Theresa.
Rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Verna
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:29 AM

One of our very dearest friends. I am just so glad that I was able to visit when I was in England recently. Thank you Eileen for the accommodation and Kath for your selfless devotion to Theresa. Her songs will live on and her inspiration remembered by us all.The suffering is over RIP   Verna and Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Splott Man
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:33 AM

Lost for words. A whirlwind of a character.

We were running a folk club at Upton Festival a few years back.
Theresa was there and so we expected a belter, but instead got a gentle silly little song about a man "who was so small". Even so, she couldn't stay in one place to sing it, but moved around the room singing a line to each and every one of us.

RIP

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:51 AM

What is Dying?

I am standing on the sea shore
A ship at my side spreads her
white sails in the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and I
stand and watch her until at last
she fades on the horizon.

Then someone at my side says
"There she has gone" -
Gone where?
Gone from my sight - that is all.
She is just as large in the mast,
hull and spars as she was
when she left my side.......

The diminished size
and total loss of sight
is in me, not in her,
and just at the moment when
someone at my side says
"She is gone"
others take up the glad shout
"There she comes".

And that is dying. An horizon is just the limit of our sight.
Bishop Brent


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Cllr
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:59 AM

I'm sad but only for those of us that miss you. A little lady with a big voice and an even bigger heart, I can still here you sing.
Love Cllr


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 11:44 AM

Cant believe we wont meet up for a chat and a sing again. A great support and inspiration. I am honoured to have known you.

Sue x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:54 PM

At a concert the other night the performer prefaced his song by telling this story:

A woman was dying of cancer and one day she told her husband of many years that she'd been thinking of how it says in the Bible that to God one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a single day. She said that she did the math and 80-85 years on that scale comes out to just about an hour.

A few minutes before she died, she whispered to her husband, "See you in an hour."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,ladywith hat and sillytrousers
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 03:20 PM

At last your sufferings over and you can go join your Bill
we will miss you dearly but never forget,Your voice will still echo at the festivals and you will always be in our thoughts and hearts
God Bless.
Carol,John and Becca


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 05:25 PM

It's all been said here. Sadness, relief for the ending of Theresa's suffering, but overall there's joy and gladness for having known her and shared time and songs with her. I can see her raising the roof with those who have gone before. Be at peace Theresa, candle lit.
Hil xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 05:54 PM

Dame Patti 10.51
Those words are wonderful Patti.
We just have to remember Theresa is only next door in the other singaround.
Andy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:19 PM

May the light from the lighthouse shine on you old girl! Lots of happy memories to give us comfort. Smile down on us Theresa Love Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Joules
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 02:55 AM

Lovely lady with a wonderful voice. RIP Theresa


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: janemick
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 03:23 AM

So sorry to hear this news - she was so kind - she barely grimaced at all when I inflicted my early fiddle playing on her at Leigh folk club all those years ago! We won't forget you Theresa Jane & Pete Mickelborough


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 04:18 AM

Do we have any news of funeral arrangements? I'm banking on someone arranging a day of song for her, for those who can't make the funeral...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Raggytash
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 07:11 AM

It was a joy to have known Theresa, hopefully she's found peace at last after so much suffering, sleep well lass.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 07:11 AM

"It's time to go now, haul away....." I'm glad she's 'crossed the bar' and is now at peace, but I, like so many others , will never forget her.   Ron


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,muppitz at work
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 07:38 AM

I can't remember when I met Theresa, but she just always seems to have been around in my folk festival life.
A fabulous woman who undeservedly got the shitty end of the stick but remained an inspiration in song and in life. I'm sure big Col had a big hug for her when she arrived.

muppitz
x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 07:38 AM

I wish her peace, but, somehow, I imagine that, like Mich Ben's tribute to John Peel, we should not have a minute's silence but a minutes noise! (Musical noise, of course)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,SallyM
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 09:42 AM

Yes it's all been said. What a sad loss of such a super, lovely spirited lady. The few times I met her over the years she had me in fits of laughter. She will not be forgotten.

Sally


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 10:24 AM

Maggie and I feel privileged to have known Theresa and spent time with her at festivals and on holiday. A little lady with a big voice and an even bigger heart. The postings from so many here pay tribute to how much her life touched others.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: MMario
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 10:37 AM

There doesn't seem to be anything I can add. I'm another who met Theresa through FSGW Getaways; and though I didn't know her well or long, I will miss her indeed!

Theresa and Barry - both small in stature, great in personality and voice. Two voices that you KNOW will echoe down the ages....


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 10:37 AM

I hope someone is going to print them out and take them to her family... just in case they didn't realise how much she was loved.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 02:20 AM

Very sad news of a brave & talented lady.

Theresa will be remembered not only for her enthusiasm & powerful performances, but also for her encouragement to those who were new to the folk world or less experienced than herself. Always great fun to be around.

Rest in peace now, we will all miss your presence but remember you with love & gratitude.

Rosie S


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 02:35 AM

A fabulous feisty lady and a great character, who we will always remember with a chuckle and great fondness!

Glad she can now be with her loved ones and will be able to sing out once again. Watch out Heaven Captain Bloody Valiant's coming!!!!

Derek and Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 04:31 AM

Another one joins the great sing "up there" Johnny will welcome her I'm sure.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,banjoman
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 06:20 AM

Maggie and I only met her twice and one of those was at the funeral of another dear friend - We'll never forget her song about the Lion Tamer which has stayed with us all these years - only Theresa could sing it - No doubt she is singing as loudly as ever with all those friends who went ahead of her.
Rest (and sing) in peace
Pete & maggie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 07:00 AM

Strangely enough banjoman my sister (who liked Theresa immensely) and I were only discussing the Lion Tamer song yesterday ... and Titanic which I can remember Theresa belting out at the National, and encouraging all to participate in.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,padgett on lap top
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 07:08 AM

Oh no O no here he comes again!

It's Captain Bloody Valiant, with his chair and his whip and his pistol on his hip!

The Lion Tamer, popularised by Theresa and friends!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Cath E
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 09:54 AM

Theresa had a wonderful personality and was a great performer.She will be much missed, but I am relieved for her that her suffering is now over.Rest in peace (and joyful music) Theresa.from Cath E


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,guest bob&barbara tyrer
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 10:15 AM

will miss you at singarounds fond memories of singing with you safe journey a little lady with a big voice and heart to match


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,frank newton
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 10:19 AM

A lovely lady missed by all


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,hsa
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 11:54 AM

Sad news which has only just reached me. A great lady with a great voice - and so sad to have suffered such a debilitating illness for a singer. RIP
Helen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: skipy
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 06:15 PM

Sorry to read this, RIP, glasses will be raised at W*********.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Edain
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 09:12 PM

Gutted. There are no other words.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Cavia_P
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 05:34 AM

Oh dear, I came on MC for the first time in ages looking for one old friend and found another has passed.
I can't remember a time when Theresa wasn't at the heart of any festival singaround. She was someone I always enjoyed spending time with, and it was always quality time.
Captain Bloody Valiant was her song (in my mind), but I recall the Ironing Board Shanty and "I'll be no submissive wife". She was at the forefront of a group of very formidable ladies, but always with great humour and affection.

RIP Treasure.

Chris Nicole
Guineapigs and polar bears


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,M+C
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 11:14 AM

She'll be greatly missed at many festivals. A friendly face in the foodtent for a lot of years. Sleep peacefully.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 11:37 AM

A wonderful lady, and I feel privileged to have known her. She will be very much missed.

Joan Blackburn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Marie27
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 09:17 AM

Sending my love
M


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 04:49 PM

A wonderful lady whose performance of 'Juliana' was unforgettable. Sadly missed.

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: JHW
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 06:05 PM

Not fair is it, with all that outgoing energy. RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Vin2
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 06:30 AM

Didn't know Theresa personally but saw her many times at Saddleworth festival originally with Firm Friends. Her and Bill camped next to me one year and they were a fab couple to talk to. Always a bubbly, lively lady and a great singer and a joy to see/hear each year.

Condolencies to her family and R.I.P Theresa and Bill.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: marypoppins
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 06:44 AM

Only had the opportunity to meet and sing with Theresa on a couple of occasions.
What a divine inspiration she was and such a great singer too.
She will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

love from Capstan Full Strength


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Mike A Concertinas
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 11:29 AM

A lovely singer and a lady, the world is now a poorer place. Mike


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 06:33 PM

Theresa promted the writing of Indian Summer by Pete Ryder. He never, ever sang that song without crediting Theresa with the raison d'etre. Why, is between Pete and Theresa. She could sing a third below my bass harmony and a fifth above my melody. She was good with hugs when you needed one too. Weeping here Theresa..........


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 03:40 PM

I only met Theresa a few times, but what an inspiration she was. I will never forget a very special journey from Sleights to Mickleby.

Sue x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: nutty
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 03:48 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Jenny from Northern College
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 09:16 PM

Cannot believe the sad news--met Theresa at Northern college 4 years ago--once met never forgotten.
You will be entertaining all--still.
Jenny


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 09:20 AM

So many people sharing memories of this grand-old-lady. She has left a big hole in the life of all of us who knew her.
There have been murmurings of a Memorial Concert and why not? (put me down for a ticket) but for the rest of this year why don't we all remember Theresa in the way she would like best.
At every festival we have connections with, let's persuade the organisers to nominate one of the Sing-a-Rounds as the "Theresa Tooley Memorial Sing-a-Round" and let's all sing our favourite songs that we sang with T. That way every-one can join in everywhere.
Pass the thought on.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: nutty
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 04:17 AM

It's a year now since we lost Theresa but, such was her impact on my life, that she is still almost constantly in my thoughts.

Perhaps this is what is really meant by life after death.

Certainly the spirit of Theresa will never die


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 06:42 AM

It's strange, it seems like years ago she went and yet, like only yesterday....

Bless her, she'll not be forgotten for a long while yet!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 08:35 AM

Still remembering Theresa, thanks for refreshing this!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 09:51 AM

Her voice lives on in many hearts.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 01:08 PM

been over to leigh today to put flowers on theresa's grave .it may be a year to the day since she died but the grief of her passing is still with us both alan cox & ann clancy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Barb'ry
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 01:29 PM

Pete Hopkins sang 'Captain Valiant' at New Year but in my mind all I could hear was Theresa!
We still miss her


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 03:27 PM

I met Therese only the once - at the 2004 or 2005 Getaway - but I think of her often. Especially so, since the little Care Bear she sent me sits on a shelf I pass every day. This was a woman larger than life encased in a small frame that was scarcely large enough to hold her. It will be a long time before I forget her, if ever.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Linda Kelly
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 07:52 PM

She is alive and kicking in our memories!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,old girl
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 08:25 PM

Remembering Theresa with love,I will never forget her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Dave Earl
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 08:40 PM

"Pete Hopkins sang 'Captain Valiant'"

And wasn't that just a typical Theresa song.

Wasn't at Pete's rendition but whenever I here that song I'll remember Theresa in the thick of it all giving welly like only she could.

RIP

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 08:43 PM

Her CD is here. So is Theresa. A great lady!
Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Nancy King
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 08:47 PM

I was listening to the CD just the other day. Excellent stuff! A very powerful voice and a wonderful spirit.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 10:13 PM

Remembering a special lady.

Ann my recordings of you and Theresa will be sorted one day via Hazel unless you can PM me.

My video of Theresa at Carol and Andrews wedding was special and only to be released with advice from those closest to her. Nutty advice ?

Thank you for you Theresa.

Richard


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: SylviaN
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 07:50 PM

Fond memories of a lovely person.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: nutty
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 04:14 AM

Another year goes by.

I wonder if this year of natural disasters has anything to do with Theresa stirring things up in the heavens. That's a thought that puts a smile on my face.

This is just to send birthdat wishes to Theresa wherever she is now.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


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