Elizabeth Martineau

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hugooc
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Elizabeth Martineau

Post by hugooc » March 17th, 2015, 11:57 am

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our beloved friend Elizabeth Martineau​ has passed away last Thursday from complications from a recent heart transplant. Those of us who knew Elizabeth, knew how generous, kind and loving she was. I was fortunate to meet Elizabeth in person in 2011. A celebration of her life will be held this Saturday at the Levine Center in Matthews, NC at 1pm. The address is 1050 Devore Lane in Matthews, NC 28105 if you wish to attend. Her daughter Michelle has asked me to let everyone know how much this group's friendship and support meant to her over the last several years. My thoughts are with Elizabeth and her family.

Condolence cards can be sent to the following address:
9013 Ladys Secret Drive,
Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by Leah » March 17th, 2015, 12:16 pm

Thanks for letting us know.

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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by ~guin » March 17th, 2015, 12:40 pm

This is very sad. She has been such a big part of our family here over the years.
May Elizabeth now rest in peace.
Thank you Hugo for letting us know.
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by wen » March 17th, 2015, 1:10 pm

Thank you Hugo, for letting us know. I am saddened by the news. She was one the most active members on here back when I joined the forum and I remember her painting extensively.

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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by freckles1880 » March 17th, 2015, 2:08 pm

Thanks Hugo. She was a long time member and posted many times over the years. I am sorry she is gone and will miss her comments.

I have set up a Memorial Page for anyone who want to comment on there. It is on the "Board Index" page and down on the left side. A link is viewforum.php?f=48

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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by Suzanne » March 17th, 2015, 2:09 pm

As soon as I saw Elizabeth's name, as a topic, I got a sinking feeling.
I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her children, grandchildren and all those who loved her.
Elizabeth was very special to me, as I'm sure she was to those who remember her here and/or on Facebook. She was always so kind and supportive and had a great attitude.

Thank you Hugo for letting us know.
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by ROBO Pop » March 17th, 2015, 2:16 pm

How very sad. She was a great support to so many here, and a talented artist. She will be missed by her ICD family here.
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by codman59 » March 17th, 2015, 2:22 pm

This saddens me a great deal. Elizabeth and I had periodically exchanged several messages and e-mails. She was a great gal; I suspected something was wrong as I'd saw a few posts from her on facebook after the transplant then nothing. Lost a good friend that I never had the opportunity to meet.
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by leprechaun50 » March 18th, 2015, 12:16 pm

I was saddened to hear the news about Elizabeth. My condolences to her family and friends.
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by mykidsmom » March 18th, 2015, 12:23 pm

Condolences to Elizabeths family and friends.....may she rest in peace
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by Ozchrissy » March 18th, 2015, 7:22 pm

Craig, you pic is one Elizabeth did for you isn't it. I have a lovely portrait she did of me also. I can't believe she is gone, last I heard from her she was having some complications but was very positive. She really was a fighter, with her line dancing, her art and her family which she loved so much. She will be missed, although as you say she went quiet for a while, I managed to email her a few times and got fantastic replies, but this is so unexpected. I can't believe I will not see her posts on facebook anymore or get her emails. Although we never met, she was very special.
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by xislandman2004 » March 19th, 2015, 6:51 am

I too am very sorry for Liz' passing. I spoke to her on the phone several time since she came home frolm her transplant. She was a good friend and a wonderful human being...
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by Jean » March 19th, 2015, 10:54 am

A beautiful talented lady. My condolences to her family she will be greatly missed.
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by Flossie » March 25th, 2015, 1:41 am

My condolences to her family. We spoke over the years through threads and it saddens my heart to hear this!
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Re: Elizabeth Martineau

Post by Lazydays » April 3rd, 2015, 5:33 am

I too am saddened at Elizabeth's passing. We joined the forum at similar times and exchanged messages both on the forum and on FB. Condolences to her family.
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