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In Memory of Mary Ann (Shipmaven)

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by bob, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member


    There have been many wonderful comment on Judi's thread about Mary Ann - Shipmaven - and thank you, each and every one..
    She was not our travel agent, she was a part of us, so that thanks comes from our heart.

    Sheryl and I have known her for 15 years, she is our family


    What many of you may not know is what this lady was really about....

    She was caring, she was compassionate, she was giving, she was un-conditional; that is the most important part, there was never a pay back.


    You didn't have to ask.... If you were in need, she offered.
    There are several members here past and present that have experienced Shipmaven's graciousness in one way or another.

    Her life was not about a travel agent taking care of clients, that was a job that kept her busy, it was about people.

    This is the most caring, loving person I have ever met in my life and a day will not go by that I don't think about her.

    Several have mentioned that the board will be different without her. I disagree, the board will be the same because of her.......

    She stepped up to the plate for those she cared about, no questions, no conditions

    Some long time members will remember when some sponsors bailed out leaving John holding the bag, without a lot of detail,
    the site was down a while because of the issues that followed, Mary Ann called me and asked if it was OK to contact John.
    We are still here - Are we not

    WE ARE HER FRIENDS, WE ARE HER FAMILY - EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US


    I humbly ask each of you that have come to know her, when you open the forums, simply say
    "thank you"




    Added by John,

    She more than any other helped keep the wheels turning because she wanted it to never go offline, even for a few days.
    She wanted everyone to keep having fun together... because it was something she really enjoyed.





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  2. Jill B

    Jill B The roaming Aussie

    bob and John, you have described Mary Ann perfectly. Rick, Mum and I are so glad we had the opportunity to meet this gracious lady.

    Thank you
     
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Thank you !!!!
     
  4. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Thank you so much!!!!
     
  5. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Thank you VERY much!
     
  6. Ali

    Ali Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
  7. Mal D. Olive

    Mal D. Olive Never met an olive I didn't like

    I didn't think I had any tears left......I was wrong!

    THANK YOU!
     
  8. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Thank you bob & John!!

    Lots of wonderful words -- and they will never end for Mary Ann.
     
  9. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    She was a great lady who touched all our lived. My big regret is that I did not get to meet her in person. Thank you Mary Ann for being a part of my life.
     
  10. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    John, April, bOB and Sheryl,

    Thank you.

    Your words mean so much to all of us. Right now, those of us fortunate enough to have known Mary Ann are in mourning. Eventually, we will move to acceptance and seek closure. I, for one, don't want closure. I don't want her to be a fond memory. I want her to continue to live, in each of us. As long as there are Cruise Addicts ... our 'Mama Duck' will always be with us.

     
  11. suer182

    suer182 Forum Manager Staff Member

    Mary Ann was pure class.

    THANK-YOU
     
  12. seamom

    seamom Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Mary Ann, for filling our days here with the bubbles of champagne cruises and a reminder that there are kind people on the other side of the computer.
     
  13. ewheelock

    ewheelock Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
  14. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Well-Known Member

    Thank You.
     
  15. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

    Thank you....wonderful words for a great lady!
     
  16. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
  17. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Mary Ann for everything. I was lucky enough to (like most) consider her a freind - even though we never meet in person - she email a number of times and we chatted about alot of things besides cruising! I wll have fond memories of her for a long time to come.
     
  18. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Thank you Mary Ann for the love you showed everyone you met. There will never be another one like you. I'm so glad you came into our lives. Rest in peace dear friend.
     
  19. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    thank you........................
     
  20. tango55

    tango55 Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     

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