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Liz
27 Jan 2016
01:03:59am
My sister Margaret Papke (Midge1) has been hospitalized since December 25, 2015.

If anyone should have any outstanding issues regarding auction lots or approval book purchases from Marg, would you please contact me.

Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.

Liz (Patches)
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27 Jan 2016
01:27:06am
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I'm very sorry to hear that, Liz. I hope her condition has improved.

Keeping you both in my heart and prayers...

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27 Jan 2016
03:50:36am

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Hi Liz,

I am very sorry to hear that, best wishes to her.
As far as I can tell, I have no outstanding issues with her. Bought some stuff from her not that long ago, but I think it was all settled.

Jan-Simon

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27 Jan 2016
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Hey Liz. Wishing your sister all the best.

-Ernie

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27 Jan 2016
06:49:12am
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Thoughts and prayers to you and your sister. Keep us updated.

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27 Jan 2016
08:28:18am
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Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that, Liz. Please pass on get well soon wishes.

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27 Jan 2016
01:58:49pm
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Goodness Liz.. I am sorry to hear this news. I'm sending warm thoughts and best wishes to you and your sister. Hugs!

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27 Jan 2016
04:20:12pm
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Sending good wishes to you and yours, Liz (Patches).

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27 Jan 2016
07:48:49pm
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Prayers

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Liz
27 Jan 2016
11:27:11pm
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Marg's daughter found her Stamporama username and password so I told her how to log into this thread on the Discussion Board.

She will read your good wishes to Marg at the hospital tomorrow. I'm sure she will appreciate your messages.

Thanks everyone.

Liz

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grorod
28 Jan 2016
05:59:45pm

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Best wishes to you Marg, stay strong!!!

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2010ccg
28 Jan 2016
06:27:08pm
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Stay strong my friend....we miss you. Hope to hear from you soon
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30 Jan 2016
09:58:22am
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Margaret/MIDGE1.

BOB (now dealing with a bad head cold myself -- UGH)

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Liz
04 Feb 2016
04:30:47am
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I just received word from Margaret's daughter that Marg had a dizzy spell and fell in her hospital room's washroom sometime yesterday. Apparently she had to crawl out to the room to reach a call button for a nurse.

She hit her head on the counter and has a big goose egg hematoma. She is in extreme pain. They have done X-rays and won't know until the morning whether or not she has broken her hip.

She has gone through so much this past year. She's had I think two if not three heart attacks within the past 6 months, two broken wrists (both at the same time), a fractured knee cap and now this. Marg is 87 years old and bright as a whip.

Liz

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04 Feb 2016
06:28:48am
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Sorry to hear all this. All my best to her and stay strong.

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04 Feb 2016
07:04:56am
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Bless the whip-smart Marge. I hope her body takes a break from all the crap its shoveling on Marge and just enjoy being cared for.

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2010ccg
04 Feb 2016
07:43:53am
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O my Please tell her that I have her in my thoughts and prayers.......Hugs to you as well Cheryl

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Liz
04 Feb 2016
12:57:37pm
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Verdict - Displaced and broken hip. Surgery scheduled for after 3 PM today. HIGH RISK

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04 Feb 2016
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04 Feb 2016
03:49:32pm
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Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery. Poor thing - how awful for her.

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Liz
04 Feb 2016
10:40:37pm
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Marg made it through 4-5 hours of surgery. She's not out of the woods yet, but she's still with us. Thank you God!

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04 Feb 2016
10:48:12pm
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That is such good news -- one step closer to getting better. Thanks for letting us know, Liz and give her my best wishes.

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04 Feb 2016
11:59:54pm
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One step at a time towards full recovery. Hang in there, Marge.

Liz, don't drain yourself either. You need your strength too!

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05 Feb 2016
12:25:07am

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Thoughts and prayers to both of you. Stay strong

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SeawayMa
17 Feb 2016
01:41:31pm
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Hi, Liz.

Prayers are continuing for Midge1. Can we have an update on her condition, pls?

Hugs to both of you.
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17 Feb 2016
02:09:04pm
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Thanks for asking, Marilyn, I was wondering also. Please pass on get well wishes to her, Liz. Hoping she's greatly improved by now.

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17 Feb 2016
02:55:57pm
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Hi Everyone - Here's the latest updates on Marg (my sister). I hope she doesn't get upset that I'm sharing this information, but if she does I can handle her even if she's older than me (LOL).

UPDATE:- Feb. 17, 2016

Catscan showed that she had a small stroke. Ultrasound showed that she has several blood clots. Two other scopes of stomach & bowel have been completed and samples sent off for biopsies. Discussions have taken place about possibly inserting a mesh type device in the main artery to catch blood clots before they reach the heart, lungs or brain. That was to be done yesterday, but they've decided not to do that procedure for now and are trying more types of blood thinners.

I don't think she's had to have any more blood transfusions this week, but not 100% sure about that.

Following the two scopes that were done, it will be a couple of weeks before biopsy results of samples sent to the lab are available. Hopefully by then they will know what they are dealing with and be able to treat the problem rather than treat each symptom as it has arisen as they have been doing.

In the meantime, Marg is in good spirits and I think she is focusing on getting walking and stronger now and has a lot of the worry over with. She is eager to get back home as soon as she is medically sound. She is one tough lady!

Marg has such a large, loving & caring family. I wish they would adopt me. LOL

Liz


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17 Feb 2016
05:30:20pm
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So happy to hear she is doing better. Hugs to all of you!

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2010ccg
17 Feb 2016
07:34:53pm
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Glad to hear that Sis is improving...Please tell her that her NS friend is thinking of her.....Cheryl

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SeawayMa
17 Feb 2016
09:15:28pm
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Thanks for the update; hope things are all uphill from here. Thumbs Up It's always upsetting to not know what's wrong. I always feel better when I have a name for whatever ails me.

Continued prayers for both of you.

Marilyn Happy

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Liz
09 Mar 2016
06:59:27am
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Update March 9th.

Margaret was scheduled to be moved to a rehabilitation facility on Monday for up to three months while she continued to work on improving her strength and mobility a little each day.

Unfortunately she had a relapse on Monday and is receiving blood transfusions yet again.

75 days in the hospital and still counting. Sad

Liz

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09 Mar 2016
08:25:16am
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Give her a get well hug, Liz. And one for you, too, for being such a caring sister.

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09 Mar 2016
09:58:21am
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O my Please tell her we are sending her many prayers




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09 Mar 2016
10:28:13am
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Wishing your sister the best. Hoping she can be back in her own home real soon.

Ernie

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09 Mar 2016
03:04:11pm
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Hugs for the two of you. It's hard to see a loved one go through this. I know you are strong for her.

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09 Mar 2016
07:44:22pm

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All the best to both of you!!!

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09 Mar 2016
10:14:48pm
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Prayers and thoughts for you both.

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13 Apr 2016
03:35:04pm
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Update April 13th

It is with a sad heart that I inform you that Margaret was moved back to the hospital overnight and is in palliative care.

Liz


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13 Apr 2016
03:41:09pm
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Oh Liz, this is such sad news. She has been such a fighter. Sending you and yours a big hug and hoping for a miracle.

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13 Apr 2016
04:43:31pm
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Sending you and your family all positive thoughts and warmest hugs.

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2010ccg
13 Apr 2016
05:14:13pm
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Oh Liz I am so sorry to hear this..I truly enjoyed on line chats with her...Hugs to you my dear friend
Cheryl

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13 Apr 2016
05:31:33pm
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Sorry to hear of another set back.Sad

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14 Apr 2016
10:55:46am
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Very, very sorry to hear this news.

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SeawayMa
14 Apr 2016
03:41:08pm
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Oh, Liz, I am so sorry to hear this dreadful news. My prayers are with her and with you.

Give her my best wishes, although I came to this site too late to have 'met' her.

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14 Apr 2016
05:56:51pm
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Update April 14 - 9 AM

The Dr was in and thinks Margaret is improving a little. He said we will see how many 9 lives she has. I think she has borrowed them from both her cats during the past few months.

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14 Apr 2016
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All the best for Midge and her family. Hugs to you Liz

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15 Apr 2016
07:49:39am
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Thoughts from the Holy Land.

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17 Apr 2016
11:52:15pm
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It is with great sadness I relay that my sister Margaret passed away around 11:00 pm tonight. We really didn't expect it to be tonight.

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18 Apr 2016
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Liz, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with this great loss.

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18 Apr 2016
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Dear Liz,
How sad, my sincere condolences to you and all relatives. I wish you strength in these difficult moments.
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18 Apr 2016
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Dear Liz.

So sorry to hear this sad news. Our condolences, and hopes that your warm memories from all the years will sustain you through this next few months.

Marilyn

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18 Apr 2016
02:12:21am
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Liz,

My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your sister.

She also was a member of the Stamporama family. Stamporama will miss her too.

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18 Apr 2016
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Maybe gone, but never forgotten, sorry to hear of your loss.

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My deepest condolences to you, Liz. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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18 Apr 2016
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Oh Liz, I'm so very sorry to hear this sad news. Sincere condolences to your family.

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18 Apr 2016
11:33:47am
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I'm sorry Liz

Prayers for you in your loss and for that fabulous fighter, your sister.

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18 Apr 2016
01:20:28pm
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Liz,

Although I never met your sister, I'm sure she is as great as you.

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Prayers and warm thoughts

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18 Apr 2016
02:27:33pm
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Liz,

I am so sorry to hear this. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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18 Apr 2016
03:22:06pm
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Liz,

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.....

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18 Apr 2016
04:23:07pm
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Liz,
Very sad to hear about Midge, our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family!
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18 Apr 2016
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Liz, I'm so sorry Midge has passed. All the best to you and all of your family.

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18 Apr 2016
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Liz,

My condolences, thoughts, and prayers for you and your family.

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18 Apr 2016
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Thinking of you....God Bless

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19 Apr 2016
06:58:43pm
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Liz:

Please accept my condolences in your loss. May you find comfort in memories, and strength in family and friends.

David Giles
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19 Apr 2016
07:31:08pm
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Thank you everyone for your kind words. Margaret will be sadly missed by her 2 sisters, 7 children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. I'm not sure if she had any great-great grandchildren. I lose count there's so many of us in the family.

She left behind many good memories and was one of the nicest, kindest people anyone could meet in their lifetime.

I know there were a couple of Stamporama members (I can't remember who) that were owed stamps or a few dollars, so if those persons would like to contact me by email I would be more than happy to settle up whatever issues are outstanding. Unfortunately if you were owed stamps, her family have no clue as to where those stamps might be so a refund of monies paid is the only recourse I have for you.

Blessings to all of you........

Liz

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20 Apr 2016
12:52:12pm
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As requested by some of the Stamporama members here is a link to Margaret's Obituary.

http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=948357#.VxeKl2YumFQ.facebook

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So sorry Liz. Your family is in my thoughts at this time.

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Our prayers are with you.

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My condolences Liz ,to you and your family for the loss of your sister.
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Liz - my sincerest condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace.

We're all here for you - God bless your family.

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My condolences Liz, To you and your family.
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