Bill, I was truly sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing. While I only met her once, she impressed me as an amazing woman. My thoughts are with you.
I meet Maryanne only once, at the Stanley airport. This was about 4 years ago. I had read a short article about her organizing the fly in and felt I wanted to meet her. I spoke to her for only a few minutes and told her that my Dad served there for a short time during the war. She said, "Just a minute" and darted away and came back with a little airplane pin for me, which I am looking at now. She had an amazing positive effect on people. My condolences to her family and many friends.
I'm so sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing. I had the honour of swimming with her for a number of years and she truly was such an amazing person. She had a warm and welcoming way about her that made you feel as if you'd known her forever. I'm so sorry for your loss of such a special person who has touched so many hearts.
I have worked with Maryanne for the past 8 years, some of which I was her assistant. Maryanne always challenged me, but complimented me greatly. You never knew what type of story she was going to tell you when she approached your desk. She will truly be missed.
I was shocked to realize that Maryanne was the person in the news story. So very sad for all of you. When I read about her life, it was clear that she challenged herself, used her time well and fulfilled many of her dreams. That is a lesson for us all. My heart goes out to you and your siblings as you come to terms with losing her so suddenly and at such a young age. I will pray that consolation of faith will help sustain you and give you peace.