- 51 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 1, 1963
- Date of passing: May 3, 2015
|Let the memory of Lydia be with us forever|
"It has been over a year since I lost Lydia, the love of my life. Despite how busy I get, she is always on my mind. I miss her so much, it still hurts. I would love to leave this life and be with her again. I miss her and still love her so much. I always will."
"It's been a year since I learned of your passing, my dear friend. Marty and I have remained close, even closer than while you were here, and you're surely happy to know he is well. Time is endless and where you are now it is certainly not important. Your time here has affected many and we were surely blessed to know you. I thank you for the connection we made years ago, and for being my friend. May God richly bless those whom you touched!"
"Although I never actually met Lydia, I feel that I knew her pretty well. We were knitting buddies through Ravelry (I live in Australia), and we had many interesting discussions about everything under the sun via PM. She gave us no hint that she was seriously ill, and we have been trying to contact her for months. I had no way of contacting her IRL, but in my heart of hearts, I knew that she wasn't with us anymore. She leaves a very big gap amongst the knitters on Ravelry, and will be sadly missed by all"
"I was very saddened to hear from Mary Kerwin at the Toastmasters International Convention a couple weeks ago that Lydia had passed away. I met Lydia at the last Toastmasters Region V Conference held in 2009. Lydia immediately made a great impression on me when at dinner one evening another Toastmaster asked what I did for a living. When I replied I was an accountant, Lydia's response was "And yet you have a personality!". My last visit with Lydia was a wonderful trip down to St. Louis in 2012 where we went up to the top of the Gateway Arch and I visited one of her Toastmasters clubs where I practiced a speech for the Humorous Speech contest. Lydia was a fantastic friend and I will miss her dearly!"
"After some time since you have passed on, I have come to fully realize all that you did for me. I will never be able to repay you in anyway for what you have done for me. I miss you so much and it still hurts."
"I just learned of Lydia's passing. She was full of joy and life. She was a great friend and mentor. Whenever I needed help with something in Toastmasters I could always call Lydia and she would do anything she could to help - and usually bring 4 more friends for additional help - and lots of fun. Rest in peace."
"District 8 Toastmasters has lost another dedicated "light" to guide and inspire us. I greatly enjoyed catching up with Lydia at the conferences. Lydia will be truly missed! A light taken far too soon from this world."
"I didn't know you very well, but your were certainly a stimulating conversationalist. You made my dear friend Marty very happy. Be at peace."
"Lydia blessed me with her humor and her hugs. We met in the lunch room at Trout Lodge during Women's Wellness Weekend in 2010. As one of the male instructors, I was looking for a seat among all the ladies and was offered a spot next to her where we began our first conversation. She stopped by to see me afterward and we chatted about connecting once we got back to St Louis. She and Marty became good friends and I'll always recall the last time I saw her, just before she went into the hospital. We went for lunch at Cracker Barrel in St. Charles while Marty was at work. I didn't know that would be our last encounter, and she surely knows that I truly cared about her and Marty. God bless you Lydia, you are sorely missed!"
"I gained so much from knowing you Lydia! You will truly be missed. Rest in peace."
"Lydia: Thanks for accepting me into West County Toastmasters and providing me with your guiding comments over the years. You were an inspiration to everyone who met you. You are missed but will be remembered by everyone who met you. You were a very hard working member of TM, and it is time to rest…rest in peace."
"Lydia, you are missed. You made a valuable contribution to the lives of many Toastmasters, and many other people, of course. You faced reality gracefully and were an amazing encourager. You were one of my dearest cheerleaders and I appreciated your directness (most of the time). During the break at your third or fourth visit to West County Toastmasters, you announced "Don't worry if you don't like me yet. I'll grow on you!" Indeed!"
"You will be missed. So love the time you Marty came down when our father passed. Loved and appreciated beyond measure how you helped us organize all his file other paper work. Sorry we did not visit much and just hangout with you and my brother Marty."
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