It is hard to believe that I will never again see your smile, hear your infectious laugh, or be on the receiving end of your gentle meddling. You seemed to have this uncanny ability to bring warmth and light with you every where you went; and although you are no longer with us physically, your spirit will live on. Memories of you will continue to inspire broad grins and good deeds from all of us who were fortunate enough to have experienced your unique combination of strength and grace. Those who have watched on in admiration as you fought so hard, for so long, with a smile held bravely on your lips and so much love in your heart. You will always stand for me as the definition of the best possible quality of human being; and we would all be better people if only we followed the example you set for us while you were here.
My prayers and deepest condolences to your children, family, and friends.