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The Passing of Caninemom3

It is with profound sadness to announce the passing of one of our most cherished and valued members here at MMC, Caninemom3, whose real name is Louann Jeffries. You can read her obituary here.

Louann was a dear friend of mine, or had become so since she joined us around Christmas of 2009. We have exchanged many personal sentiments during that time, some associated with MMC and some not. She was a kindred Christmas soul, one who took pure joy from the season and from serving others, even strangers she met here. Louann was a valued member of our Christmas Crew, taking up duties to manage our annual Christmas Ornament Exchange and participating in the behind the scenes goings-on of managing the community.

Louann enjoyed a number of "firsts" here on MMC. She was our top poster, her presence being felt here every day. She was frequently the first to greet new members, taking steps to welcome them both in public and in private. She began, I believe, her first blog here and after a little nudging on my part even took up the pen to share her talents in writing about holidays, most prolifically about Thanksgiving. Her loss here will be so very keenly felt.

Louann and I exchanged messages frequently on topics beyond Christmas. As I share our family trials, most recently over the near loss of our beloved dog Sam, Louann was a concerned and interested party, asking all the questions any full hearted animal lover would ask. And did she love animals! She knew so much and could share that with just about anyone.

Louann was sensitive to me about my Mom and knew well my love and concern as my Mom has endured many years now of health issues. Louann was quick to advise and quick to shed a tear as sadness over life events would some times overwhelm me. She understood. When I think of the scriptural admonition to "mourn with those who mourn" I think of Louann because she was there in good times and in bad for many of us.

Louann had some struggles not too unlike the rest of us. She was free with the lessons she learned and she always worked to ease our burdens.

A more giving soul you could never ask to meet. She freely gave of her time and talents and money here. She fought for MMC survival and promoted us in good faith in many places outside of the site. We heard her voice on the podcasts and every once in a while I'd get a voice mail from Louann telling me that "Wish just wanted to say hi!".

I don't know the circumstances of her passing and I cannot be more shocked that this has happened. We last conversed here just the other day, just another in a long line of kindly conversations where she asked after my well being first.

I want her friends and family outside of My Merry Christmas to know how much we love and cherish Louann. She was a light to us. She was the epitome of Christmas spirit and giving. She will be very greatly missed.

Our hearts and condolences go out to all who love Louann. We feel your loss keenly and wish God's blessings upon you as you recount a life where giving was paramount and love reigned.

We love you, Louann!
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Very well written Jeff. You are right, she will be greatly missed. God bless you Louann, we all love you!
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Very well said, Jeff! This is the type of person that Louann was and I will greatly miss her kind heart not being here with us.

We just had a conversation, through private messaging, just a few days ago exchanging stories about Wish and my dog Chico.

Louann is full of compassion and always reached out to everyone. She was my prayer partner in times of need. I have reached out to her for prayer and she would do the same with me.

I am just in shock right now and feel great sadness for her loss. I am at a loss for words but I think Jeff said it all. I know everyone felt the same about her.

This goes out to her entire family and friends, I will be praying for you all. Her absence will be greatly missed. As she would say to me and others on here, "hugs to all your furchildren". Give her furchildren hugs from us too. I know they miss her too.

We love you, Louann!
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Well said Jeff, I am in total shock right now.... she was one of a kind and will be very sadly missed, you were always guaranteed a friendly welcome by her in the forums, such a lovely lady

RIP Louann sleep tight xxxxxx
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Oh Louann, we never met in person but you were a part of my life everyday. I cannot stop crying right now I am so shocked at your sudden leaving. I have lost a dear friend. I will miss your presence here so much.
I was just talking to her the other day about the Hallmark website.
I am going to so miss her and all her encouragement and hugs.
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Wow. I am totally in shock. I had no idea there was anything wrong with her health....

I had spoken to her not that long ago! Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

I don't even know what to say. She was a good friend on here and facebook. We even spoke on the phone a few times when she had computer troubles. She always supported me, sent me random emails to say she was thinking about me and cared very much about the people and forum here. She loved Christmas so darn much! She was my Christmas blues buddy.

Honestly, I wish I had reached out to her more recently.

I have an inbox full of emails from her. I won't forget her unwavering love and support. I will cherish each and every email we exchanged.

I will never forget her and I will think of her often.

This Christmas, lets make a plan to honor Louann.
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Very sad to hear. Very sad indeed.
Looked forward to her daily posts. It won't be the same.
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Rest In Peace my dear friend....You will be greatly missed.....I will miss Your joyous posts, the kind and sweet words You would drop either here on facebook....Your compassion, Your love for the weak.....I will miss You and I am thankfull to have known You....at least virtual...Rest In Peace


and yes...Jeff this was very well written....beautifully written
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I am in shock and equally devastated for the loss of Louann. I had not been on the site in quite sometime, because as we all know it's easy to get caught up in life. This wasn't the case for Louann, she always sent me messages to see how I was doing, no matter what she was going through in her own life. Although I had not met her before, her heart was bigger than anyone I have ever met. My heart is heavy today, for we truly lost an angel. She was not just someone on MMC, she was a very large piece of the heart of this site. "To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure".

Go dance with the angels Louann, until we meet again.
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well said jeff i cant get my nead round it.
Star am the same and crying to i cant stop
got to know her here and them on facebook was just taking the other day about her wee dog..
I hope she is so happy , she will have her furbabies but she has left a lot of sad ppl in this world
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