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It is a sad time. My mother passed away yesterday. She was 90 and was very fragile physically. As I thought about it, I realized that, as a devout Catholic, my mother might have wished this at this time of the year. She told us that Easter was the most important feast in the Catholic calendar and full of symbolism. It is and it helps me overcome.

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All the world is full of suffering.

It is also full of overcoming

Helen Keller

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. My condolences. Best>KB

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  2. Andrea Tyrrell

    I am sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. May you be surrounded by love and support during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  3. I’m sorry for your loss. To lose a mother is a painful event. At 90 she must have had a full life. You are lucky to have had her for so long.
    Leslie

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  4. She had good timing. So sorry for your loss Ivon.
    These words from Helen Keller are heartening.

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  5. I’m very sorry for your loss.

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  6. Sorry for your loss too Ivon. Easter is a time of death, new life and change and so she did pass at a significant time. My thoughts are with you.

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  7. So sorry Ivon. Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman and I think what you say about Easter is beautiful.

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  8. I am sorry for your loss, Ivon. May your love and precious memories of your mother always rest in your heart.

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  9. My prayers and sympathy go out to you, Ivon. Easter is so full of symbolism, and greatest of all is rebirth. Your Mom has begun a new journey.

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  10. Mothers have such a special place in our lives. Her spirit will always remain with you. Think of all the special moments you two had together and be thankful that she had 90 years of life.

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  11. I send you so much love and many condolences for your loss Ivon. Some may think you can prepare for a time like this, but I don’t think you can ever understand the impact it will have. Your Mom will always live on inside your heart, you will always know that. Many blessings ♡

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  12. My prayers are with you my friend. Where she is now is nothing short of wonderful! While it is a very tough time for you, it is a blessed time for your mom that needs to bring a smile along with your tears.

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    • Thank you. My cousins and I chatted on Facebook last night about the idea that our mother are now gathered drinking tea, watching us, and laughing. They always laughed when they got together in life.

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  13. I’m so sorry to hear that your mother passed Ivon. She will always be with you. God bless you.

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  14. I’m sorry for your loss Ivon. If the weekend helps you heal and gain comfort then take it with both hands. Your mother achieved a good age and no doubt leaves you many happy memories to draw on.. As the World turns I’m sure you’ll meet again.
    Hugs

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  15. I am sorry to learn about your loss Ivon. Her spirit was freed from earthly fragility at a time significant for her. May beautiful memories of her full life help you during this sad time.

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  16. Very sorry for your loss. Peace and comfort.

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  17. My prayers are with you.

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  18. Life seems overwhelmingly difficult at times like this. My condolences

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  19. Sorry about your loss Ivon, and thank you for your continuing inspiration.

    Tom

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  20. Teresa & Doug

    Our love and prayers are with you.

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  21. Sorry about your mother, Ivon. It is difficult, but spring is a lovely time to leave.

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  22. I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s passing Ivon. Time alone will help the hurt. Take care.

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  23. I will keep you and your mother in my prayers. Know that she is resurrecting and you were fortunate that she stayed alive so many years.

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  24. Sympathies extended for the loss of your mother, it is a sad time for you but she was blessed with an Easter leaving.

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  25. Carrie Cannady

    Ivon: I send you blessings of love, acceptance and appreciation – for your mother and for you. What a lovely post to honor the important process of grieving and living.

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  26. my condolences
    on your loss
    ~
    take care

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  27. I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My condolences to you and you will be in my prayers during this time.

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  28. Very sorry for your loss Ivon – through your writings your mother was an amazing woman of the land.

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  29. I’m so sorry for your loss, Ivon. Sounds like your mother went home in her time and in her way. Holding you and your loved ones in Love and Light. xoM

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  30. I’m sorry you lost your mother. Mine died years ago, but I still ask for her help.

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