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DEATH OF ONE OF OUR MEMBERS

Post by Blustag » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:34 am

It is with great sadness that I pass the news on that Steph Helft from Illinois
who owned Rambler (this was her username too) has died suddenly yesterday at work. She was only 41yrs old and this has come as such a shock to not only me but to all her friends and family. Steph was a lovely lady
and kept me up todate with all the news on Rambler (Heidi/Jackal) as he grew.
I wish to pass on my condolences to her friends and family in this awfully sad time. I know her friend and colleague is on here, and Im sure will pass the messages on.

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Post by Rahne » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:09 pm

:cry: :cry:

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Steph.

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Post by Taz » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:33 pm

My thoughts are with her family and friends.
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Post by JoshC » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:21 pm

Our thoughts go out to Howard and Rambler..... She will be missed dearly

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Post by TerriHolt » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:25 pm

R.I.P Stephanie, thoughts and sympathy go out to your family, you was an amazingly awesome person :(
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:53 pm

RIP Staphanie, my thoughts, sympathy, and my heart goes out to her friends and family :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by susann » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:03 pm

RIP Stephanie :(

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Post by AZDehlin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:20 pm

It was a pleasure to have talked and met you this past October at the tamaskan gathering. My thoughts go out to Howard and Rambler. You will be missed greatly.

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Post by Valravn » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:37 pm

Very sad news. :'( RIP Stephanie.

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Post by Katlin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:31 pm

RIP dear Stephanie, she will be missed :cry:
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Post by WhiteElkStag » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:25 pm

An unexpected death is always a tragedy. RIP Stephanie. Our hears go out to Howard and Rambler.
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Post by wicca1 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:09 am

RIP stephanie,condolances to the family thinking of you at this sad time :cry: :cry: .

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Post by Dozer » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:49 am

Didn't had the pleasure to know her but 41 is way too young.
My condolences to the family

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Post by Amy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:48 am

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Steph.

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Post by MelB » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:11 am

such sad news and such a shock for her friends and loved ones.

Thinking of them all at this sad time.

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Post by issylupus » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:59 am

So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are sent to all of Stephanie's family and friends.
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Post by Nino » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:13 pm

I'm sitting here, trying to take a deep breath but it's a bit hard, tears are in my eyes.
I really loved to talk to Stephanie - I was hoping one day to take the trip to go and see her and her family, as we had talked about it.
Now I am in total shock - and really sad..
My condolences to her friends and family.. your time was all to soon!
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Post by Gaby » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:20 pm

What a shocking news, I saw it at facebook at first. :cry: Although I don't know her very well, only through this forum and facebook, she always looked like a very nice and caring lady, with much love for Rambler. Horrible for her family, friends, Rambler and her other animals. What a shock it must be to hear that your beloved one passed away so young and unexpected. My thoughts are with them. RIP Steph!!

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Post by JulieSmith » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:37 pm

What a shock to loose someone so young and suddenly, my thoughts and prayers are with Stephs family and friends.

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Post by Sylvaen » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:32 pm

I only just heard the sad news and I am at a loss for words... such a sudden and tragic loss. RIP Steph, you will be greatly missed.
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Post by wen » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:44 pm

Oh my god, what happened ?
It's so young.
My thought go to her family.
RIP Steph.
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Post by jyotin » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:51 pm

This is so sad =(
RIP Stephanie.
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Post by Nahani » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:50 pm

RIP Stephanie, too young by far. Thoughts are with your family, human and otherwise, and your friends at this very sad time.
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Post by Mylingen » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:57 pm

What devastating news! My thoughts go out to Stephanie's friends and family.
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Post by Tiantai » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:48 pm

She raised a very nice dog and I feel bad that it had to happened and very suddenly

I am struck with sympathy for her family including her gorgeous dog, relatives, and friends, all who will miss her very much.
Rest in paradise Stephanie, may your soul on the other side be forever enlightened :cry:
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Post by CSpiker86 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:47 am

RIP Stephanie! :cry: :cry: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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Post by TParham86 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:28 am

RIP stephanie!! :cry: :cry:

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Post by Misaya » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:35 pm

Devastating, I am so sorry to hear of this, Stephanie was a lovely person. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
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Post by Molly » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:57 pm

Chère Stéphanie,
Mourrir si jeune ....Vous souhaitant d'avoir trouvé la Lumière....
Je penses particulièrement à vos proches dans la douleur et je compatis

Reposez en paix ...

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Post by Eventide » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:25 pm

I know her family would be pleased that she touched so many of you with her stories and love for Rambler. Steph was a very special person to so many and will be missed terribly.

I've known and worked with Steph for several years now as we both work for the same Federal government department but in different States. Our mutual work brought us together for weeks at a time over the past few years. For a few years now Steph and I had talked about adopting a Tamaskan. We'd look on the website at photo's and decide which one we wanted, who would get the male, who would get the female (she beat me out on that one!). She adopted her "sweet boy" Rambler last year.

About a week and half ago, I told Steph I was ready to adopt my Tamaskan. She was so excited and immediately put me in touch with Lynn and Tracy, as well as various websites. We emailed and talked on the phone several times a day. She was so excited that I was finally ready. After the holidays I was going to visit her in Illinois to meet Ramber.

I do know that she had open heart surgery about 3 years ago, but she has been doing great. At this time, we still don't know what happened. One minute she was here, next she was gone . . .

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Post by Nino » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:42 pm

Dottie wrote:I know her family would be pleased that she touched so many of you with her stories and love for Rambler. Steph was a very special person to so many and will be missed terribly.

I've known and worked with Steph for several years now as we both work for the same Federal government department but in different States. Our mutual work brought us together for weeks at a time over the past few years. For a few years now Steph and I had talked about adopting a Tamaskan. We'd look on the website at photo's and decide which one we wanted, who would get the male, who would get the female (she beat me out on that one!). She adopted her "sweet boy" Rambler last year.

About a week and half ago, I told Steph I was ready to adopt my Tamaskan. She was so excited and immediately put me in touch with Lynn and Tracy, as well as various websites. We emailed and talked on the phone several times a day. She was so excited that I was finally ready. After the holidays I was going to visit her in Illinois to meet Ramber.

I do know that she had open heart surgery about 3 years ago, but she has been doing great. At this time, we still don't know what happened. One minute she was here, next she was gone . . .
your story almost made me cry :cry:
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Post by MoirAran » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:30 pm

:cry: So young :(
My condolences for the family and friends
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Post by Valravn » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:04 pm

Nino wrote:
Dottie wrote:I know her family would be pleased that she touched so many of you with her stories and love for Rambler. Steph was a very special person to so many and will be missed terribly.

I've known and worked with Steph for several years now as we both work for the same Federal government department but in different States. Our mutual work brought us together for weeks at a time over the past few years. For a few years now Steph and I had talked about adopting a Tamaskan. We'd look on the website at photo's and decide which one we wanted, who would get the male, who would get the female (she beat me out on that one!). She adopted her "sweet boy" Rambler last year.

About a week and half ago, I told Steph I was ready to adopt my Tamaskan. She was so excited and immediately put me in touch with Lynn and Tracy, as well as various websites. We emailed and talked on the phone several times a day. She was so excited that I was finally ready. After the holidays I was going to visit her in Illinois to meet Ramber.

I do know that she had open heart surgery about 3 years ago, but she has been doing great. At this time, we still don't know what happened. One minute she was here, next she was gone . . .
your story almost made me cry :cry:
Same here :cry:

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Post by Eventide » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:10 pm

Oh no, she wouldn't want anybody to cry. She'd what everyone to be happy that she had (almost) 42 years of love and happiness. She had her horse, another smaller dog, and Rambler. She always felt no matter what happened in her personal (human) relationships, her family was complete and she was content. I have been honored to know her as she was always upbeat and had a wonderful smile to share with all :P

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Post by JulieSmith » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:07 pm

I know this is not quite right as Steph had not been ill, but I thought I would share it anyway.



God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

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Post by frogline » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:28 pm

Sorry, with my bad english, I haven't speek with her!
No word can describe the empathy which I feel..
My thoughts and my deepest sympathy goes at Stephanie's family...

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Post by Ciaobella » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:45 pm

I'm late but RIP Steph, my condolences to the family ;(
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Post by Luna » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:11 pm

So awful, she was a pleasure to get to know on the forum.
Our thoughts are with her family. Rest in peace.

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Post by jmarino82 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:09 pm

My deepest sympathies to the family during this terrible time.

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