By someone called Cat1969I wanted to let members know that Katy aka Ruby Ripples who was a member of FF for many years, passed away last Tuesday. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by her loving family. Katy and I were friends for many years, we met on the old Dimmensions site and shared many laughs and friends met on our online community
Katy had been ill for some time and has spent the past year or so in and out of hospital. A few weeks ago she and I talked and she told me that the hospital had told her there was nothing more they could do and they were sending her home for pallitive care. She was very accepting of this. Soon after she was readmitted to the hospital with sepsis and went into renal failure. I talked with her sister and some length, Katy was conscious almost till the end, she was calm and accepting of what was happening. She had spent the previous couple of weeks putting her affairs in order and spending time with her family. She fell asleep and quietly slipped away surrounded by her family. In true Katy style she made her wishes known and organised what she wanted to happen after her death. She didnt want any fanfare or upset, she picked a spot where she wanted to be buried and asked that there be no service, just that people come and visit her once she had been buried for a while, the family would only be notified after she had been interred.