Death of allnurses member

  1. I wanted to share this with you. One of our members "formernurse" (Gerry) died yesterday. She had been ill with cancer for some time.

    She didn't post here often, but I thought I would let everyone know, as some of you might remember her.
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   Mattigan
    I remember seeing the name "formernurse" when I was a lurker but don't remember any particulars. It's sad. I hope she had a good life and good friends.
    I'm sorry to hear this. Did you know her well Terry?

  5. by   Furball
    Ohhhh man. I was just going through my messages and deleted them all. Some were from Gerry. Dammit...wish I had taken the time to read them over again now.

    I think she used to post in nursing spectrum too. Didn't she strike up a friendship with Pappy, another nurse battling cancer?

    So sad.....
  6. by   fab4fan
    We got to know each other on another BB, and then when I had my mishap, we started e-mailing each other to keep the boredom at bay. So, I would say about a year or two, altogether.

    Here's someone who was going though a very difficult struggle with cancer, yet she always took time to reach out to others. Just a very kind woman, generous in spirit. I'll miss her.
  7. by   kids
    Darn! She said she was feeling better just a few weeks ago (or at least she said she was.

    Gerry gave me some hope of quality for my Mom and also helped me be realistic about it. I hope she was comfortable.

    (My Mom was dx with the same type of lung ca last March, is on her 3rd round of chemo drugs and hasn't been able to sustain remission.)
    ...but i'm sorry to hear of gerry's death. my thoughts & prayers will be concentrated to her spirit & towards her family during this time of need.

  9. by   cargal
    I didn't know her either, but I am still always amazed at the power of allnurses. Thanks for sharing about her with us.
  10. by   RRMLPN
    I'm very sorry to hear of her passing, i wasn't fortunate enough to know her but i do know if she had friends here she had the best support she could have ever hoped for. Hugs to you fab4fan.
  11. by   shygirl
    I didn't know her either. I'm sorry that someone who is talked about so pleasantly has passed on. Wish I had known her.

  12. by   kaycee
    I do remember her and some of her posts. Thank you for sharing. My heart goes out to her family.
  13. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by cargal
    I didn't know her either, but I am still always amazed at the power of allnurses. Thanks for sharing about her with us.
    Ditto Carrie. I'm sure she touched many lives as a nurse, and many here Condolences Fab, but nice to hear you two struck up quite a friendship while she was here.
  14. by   ayemmeff
    Really sorry for your loss,Terri.