:emoji_cry::emoji_cry: Jude was the most beautiful woman inside and out. I can't believe our angel has passed away. She will be taking good care of all our feathered friends over the rainbow bridge.
You will be missed so much. You will live in our hearts. Rest in peace lovely Jude xxxxx
Absolutely devastated, I only spoke with her on messenger a couple of weeks ago, and was going to pop in to see her, I had a stinky cold so couldn’t visit for afternoon tea as we’d planned. My last message was no worries we’ll get together soon. My heart goes out to Mark and the family on their sad loss of such a lovely person. I’m truly sorry that I didn’t get to sit with her. Tracy
Omg I’m devastated to hear about her passing away [emoji22] she was usually the first person i would go to for advice and was always willing to help me. Such a huge loss to our little community. My condolences to Mark and the Family. My prayers with Jude and the family.
Very sad news. It came as quite a surprise too, as I knew of her diagnosis late last year, but not that her condition had deteriorated so quickly over the last several months when I hadn't been around here much. She still seemed to be soldiering on when I was on more often before the birth of latest daughter, at which time she was still posting fairly regularly. It really doesn't seem that long ago. I had noticed her recent absence and seen a few posts referring to an un-named person or people being in need of support, etc, and wondered if they could possibly be about her, but nothing definite... Mark's post has explained the unhappy situation pretty clearly now though.
Unlike some members I didn't know her IRL or off the forum, and I never saw her talk a great deal about herself here either, but I could see that she put a lot of time and effort into this forum: on the one hand she always seemed to be striving to be a fair and impartial moderator who tried to calm down fraught situations and defuse quarrels without taking sides; while on the other she was ever-present with thoughtful advice and information about birds, a warm welcome to newcomers, and personal support to whoever seemed in need of it. Her absence will be felt by all the regular members here for as long as the forum continues, I'm sure.
My condolences to Mark, and I hope those who know him personally are able to give him whatever support he needs. It's all too easy to overlook how difficult it is for the bereaved one who is still with us in situations like this; they not only have a lot of weight on their shoulders, but are having to bear it alone for the first time in many years.
My most sincere condences to Mark and all of Jude's other family and friends. I am truly saddened that she has gone from our lives, Jude was truly a wonderful woman and she will be much missed. Love and fond farewells Jude, thank you for all that you were xxx
Dear members and friends of Jude, Mark her husband has announced the funeral arrangements. Please see below
The link to the Hospice for anybody wishing to make a donation was posted earlier in the thread if you have any difficulties in finding it please do shout out.
I didnt know Jude (nor realised that she was also Tomsmum) but have seen many posts from her and understand that she was a lady who gave god advice and support to all. My condolences to her husband and family.
I am so so very sorry, sat here in tears hearing this, I cant believe im typing this, Jude you were an incredible human being, birdie mama, the world is always a better place with people like you in it and to know your no longer here is devastating, the only saving grace is that your now at rainbow bridge with all our beloved's. Mark my deepest warmest wishes to you at this time, Jude will be treasured forever and deeply missed. Lots of love Jude and to you Mark xxx
For those members of the forum that will be attending the funeral of our Jude on the 12th I asked Mark's cousin Hillary to ask Mark regarding dress code.
The reply I have received bless him is as follows...
Mark said "Jude wouldn't have wanted any serious formality, so black is not compulsory, whatever anybody wants, but probably draw the line at big Ascot type wedding hats!"
Would any other members please ensure if you are attending that you email Marks cousin that you will be there her email address is on the facebook page announcing funeral arrangements earlier in this thread.
I will not be attending but wish that the proceedings go as well as it can and give my thoughts and wishes for the friends and families Jude has left behind, being very dedicated in her beliefs and for her advice, help and knowledge I know many members will miss her, May she rest in peace