Wednesday, March 3rd, she had a stroke while doing errands in town. She was taken to Tawas Hospital by ambulance and then flown by helicopter to St. Mary's in Saginaw. For the first week things looked very good. Then there was a rebleed and pressure on the brain and she started losing brain capacity steadily for the next week. Friday dad took her off life support, and today her body stopped breathing.
Dixey, I didn't know your mom well, but when I saw her on the BBTV list or in a WFOL chat, what struck me was how warm and loving and caring she was. Newer artists would ask her for help and she'd give them suggestions without a hint of ego or condescension. She was all about helping other people and that made her as beautiful as the art she created.
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
It's been more than a year since I've first found this Chan's site. A place of dreams and hopes, her own version of the most romantic story that has ever been told, Beauty and the Beast. I came back almost every day with great hopes of finding new drawings, posts and replays. I wanted more and, when there was no more, I spent beautiful moments with what was already posted - immersed in the scenes, lost in my immagination.
I was never expecting this kind of news! You brought me much joy, Chan, and I'm terribly sorry I've never told you that!
I'm so sad to hear of this! Her art is so amazing, and I remember having some good conversations about BatB via comments. Her contribution to Winter Fest online and everything...so much talent. I'm so sorry, my prayers are with you and your family <3.
I'm so sad that your mom, beautiful, amazing, talented, Chan has passed away. I'm so sorry. You and your family have my deepest condolences. Chan was very much loved and admired by many and she will continue to live in their and her loved ones' hearts and through her wonderful artwork.
What a loss to the world... All I know of her is her artwork. From that alone, it's very obvious what an amazing person she was. Her art is simply incredible and so moving, with so much passion and soul in each piece. She created and left behind so many wonderful things that still live on...