Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye Jo

I just got word that our dear friend Jo passed away today due to a heart attack. I can't believe it. She was only 60.

Jo was my daughter's best friend's grandmother. She was from Kent, England. I loved her dearly.
When my mom passed away (on 12/22/04) Jo became a surrogate grandmother to Anjoli.

Jo was a community activist and worked for 10 years with a group that tried to prevent a freeway from being built that would have destroyed the rural areas of our small community. Sadly, the freeway was built...
Jo LOVED music - especially the Who and Pink Floyd, and was a MAJOR Dylan fan. She had a beautiful garden and loved all animals - always caring for stray cats and dogs. She had a wonderful way with children and was a nanny and worked in a day care center for many years.
Jo certainly celebrated life - she never missed a party at our house! (We had some crazy parties, didn't we Jo?!).

I will miss you sweetie.
Love you.
Rest in peace.


bookworm said...

Hi Sue,

sorry to read on Rachel's blog about the death of your friend Jo.

What a bad day for you and all the people who missing Jo.

I pray for Jo.

Love from Germany

Suesjoy said...

Thank you, Stefan.
Not a very good way to start the New Year...
I never really enjoy New Year's eve.
Take care,

elizabeth said...

Sending love to you Sue.

Suesjoy said...

Thank you, Elizabeth.

Suesjoy said...

Went for a late evening walk here in Taipei w/Anju and Sujoy-
took in an INCREDIBLE fireworks display!
I will post videos tomorrow.
Actually had a cool New Year's Eve after all.

Lots of love to my family and friends.


ginab said...

Very tough any time of year, we wish you and Anjoli even more fireworks in every color to celebrate this life and all who have touched it.

Especially you and Anjoli!


Suesjoy said...

Oh ta Dove Gina!
I am waiting for your great American novel!

Elaine said...

So sorry about the loss of your friend. She sounded like a terrific person.

Suesjoy said...

Oh so nice to see you Elaine!
Thank you.
Yes, she was a wonderful lady.
Take care,

lryicsgrl said...

I just returned home, and came here to catch up...I am so sorry about your friend, Jo. I feel so sad for you, and all those that loved her.
Life is short, this I know...I just wish the good people in this world could stay for a 100 years....

You do look well, though, and I am grateful for that!

Take good care, and let's make a date to catch up by phone, ok? OK!

love ya lots xo

Tink said...

Now you've got an extra angel in the wings for when you need. This was a lovely tribute post for you friend, Sue.
It brought tears to my eyes - good cleansing ones. Keeping you in good thoughts and prayers.

xo Tink

Suesjoy said...

Thanks Sue- I know..."Only the good die young." It just sucks but I am sure she is in good hands now.
I just can't believe I will never see her again.
Ok - we'll talk soon!
Love you!

Oh Tink- she IS an angel now. 'Tis true!
I am not doing well w/my not procrastinating...maybe she can kick my butt from above! ;)