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From: "Tessa King" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA] A Mother's Passing
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 06:45:17 +0200
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Dear April

There are no words that adequately convey what one feels at a time like
this. Mother's are so very special and your Mum will always live in your
heart and memories of her will be so special. You will find her popping into
your mind at the strangest times bringing a smile to your face and even a
tear or two. My own mom died at the age of 46 after battling cancer for 3
years when I was 24. So very young and so very sad....but life moves on and
the loss gets easier to bear.

May the new little addition to your family bring you much joy and blessing
and help ease your sadness.

My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Tessa King

----- Original Message -----
From: "April Blakely" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 9:20 PM
Subject: [ZA] A Mother's Passing

> Dear Friends,
> It is with deep sadness that I must announce the death of my mother-
> Patricia Rorke Blakely.
> She was the daughter of Edgar Niland Rorke and a descendant of Captain
> Michael Rorke, who settled in South Africa in 1823 from Ireland. Mom was
> extremely proud of her heritage and took a special interest in the
> research I've conducted over the last five years.
> She passed from this world into the house of God last Sunday morning,
> December 1st, and was celebrated in a praise memorial service on Tuesday
> evening. I was blessed to develop my interest in our family history while
> Mom was still able to share her stories of our family. We have spent
> past few days sharing some of those stories and remembering a truly grand
> lady.
> Despite our family's sadness, life moves forward and it is with great
> happiness that I also announce the birth my mother's first
> Michaela Elizabeth was born a few hours ago right on time. She and her
> mother, my niece Andrea, are both healthy and doing well. Her birth gives
> me something wonderful to focus on during these tough days as I learn to
> move on without my mother.
> Regards,
> April Blakely
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