I'm the bearer of horrible news!


RIP I was so sorry o receive the news this morning. She has been so generous with us I have a so many lovely stuffed toys she sent so I had a substitute Pucci to love. Gladn I got to meet her on a Duck cruise. Pleas accept my smypathy Judi, Mal Bob. Sue ,Warren and Sherryl. Know she will be greatly missed.


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Like others, I am sitting here in utter shock, disbelief and heartbreak. We are all so lucky that we have found each other on this forum and share not only cruise/travel news, but we are almost like family members, and when one person leaves before it is time, we grieve just like she was a blood relation. REST IN PEACE, Mary Ann. Your memories, kindnesses and wisdom will live on forever, and we are more the better to have known you.
What moves thru us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.


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I am truly in shock and greatly saddened. She was one of a kind, and she will be truly missed. My heart goes out to little Pucci who loved his Mommy so. Judi, would you please keep us updated as to arrangements? I know that her family here needs to express their love and respect.


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Ibid, Sage. I understand and appreciate that our Mama Duck/Queen Quack/ShipMaven alwayws sought to be a very private person; but, please keep us informed of plans/arrangements. Pat is out in San Tan Valley (Phoenix suburb). Standing by to help in any way she can ....


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OMG I woke this morning and heard this - sitting here crying, remembering having lunch together in AZ. I am really at a loss for words and if there is anything at all Marty & I can do please just ask.



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This was shocking news! So terribly sad!

I never met you in person, Mary Ann, but I'm honoured that I got to know you here at C@.
I will miss your posts.

Rest In Peace!



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My biggest regret was not getting to meet Mary Ann in "real-time"....I always thought there would be time to book a Duck Cruise...

Krazy Kruizers

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Mary Ann and I had e-mailed last summer about the Amsterdam cruise for this summer. Won't go into the entire story.

But -- thorough different arrangements - we were going to meet this summer on the June 29th.
My family and are absolutely shocked to hear of Mary Ann's passing.
We just got off the Eurodam on Saturday and I was going to sit down later today and write her a thank you note when a friend phoned to say that she had seen the shocking news about our dear friend on CC.

I still cannot believe it. My heart goes out to her dear Pucci.

Rest in peace my dear friend



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I have passed this day in a complete daze. I still can 't believe it. I hope her friend Jean is holding up as well as can be expected. I guess there will be another star in the night sky to guide the cruise ships she loved so. It will sparkle like a diamond which is what she was.


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I'm crying at the computer in the Internet Cafe on our 2nd leg of our B2B. I am in complete shock and the sadness in my heart is horrible. To think that I will never hear her lovely voice again. I am so thankful for the time that I knew her.

Mary Ann - you will be missed by so many, a truer lady never lived. May you rest in the beautiful peace that you deserve. All our love, Coral and family.


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I have never felt this way about someone that I only talked to on the phone a couple of times! Many Ann was a person like no other. I only wish that I can be 1/4 of the caring person that she was!