Patricia (Trish) Stewart 6/16/1959 - 3/27/2008
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#1 Mar 28, 2008
My wife of just short of 25 years of marriage passed in her sleep on Thursday morning.
She fought a very long and tough fight against stage 4 Ovarian Cancer.
I, as my children and all of her friends and family already miss her greatly.
I would like to publicly Thank the staff of LGH Oncology unit who helped her to fight her cancer.
I would like to thank the folks at the VNA for looking after her, giving her comfort and true friendship.
I would also like to Thank the staff of LGH that took such good care of her during her many stays and made her as comfortable as possible in her passing hours of life.
Trish will always be the love of my life and I'm sure she was handed her wings at the pearly gates for her deeds on this earth.
I would like to ask all who read this to make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her name.
Check the Eagle Tribune next Monday for details.
Thank You - Dan
#2 Mar 28, 2008
Oh I almost forgot...
If you have a story about Trish and would like to share it we'd love to hear it.
Thanks - Dan
#3 Mar 28, 2008
I wanna just thank everyone who knew my mom, said prayers for her and even visited her. It all meant something to her. It was a long battle but everyday she would look at me and say "Nicole, Im not giving up, im not ready yet." I looked at her and smiled. Im glad i got to spend more time with her through all of this. Even the other day this week, i believe it was tuesday she looked at me again and told me she wasn't giving up. I to this day don't think she ever gave up. I think God told her it was ok to let go and that we would all be ok and that she could always look after us. She was very loved by us her kids. She would go out of her way to make sure we were happy. We always were. She will always be loved and never forgotten.
#4 Mar 28, 2008
I want to give a special thanks to my aunt linda who took time out of her life to make sure my mother was taken care of. No amount of money or thank yous would ever be enough to show her our appreciation. I want to thank everyone else who cared for my mother, Jenn and Jolene, you guys have become a part of our family. I miss her very much and am so glad that she could have been my mother. I know she will always be looking down on everyone who loved her.
#5 Mar 28, 2008
To my dearest family ,
First off I would like to say THANK YOU MOM !!!! You put your life on hold to help out your sister when she needed you , TWICE ! That is sisterly love!!
You helped her through alot, I know I talked to Trisha about you staying there. She would tell me all the time how much she apprecitated us letting you go. I told her it was not a question of if she could go it was WHEN ARE YOU GOING ! Im so glad that you helped her and took care of her. All the times you both watched Judge shows all day long. Or watched ON DEMAND movie after movie after movie. Those days of crocheting blankets and learning new stitches and laughing together when it does not come out right !!
I am sorry that this happened this way. I loved Trisha as if she were my second mother. I remember many of time in San Angelo when my mom was not around her stepping in. I remember the times she had asked me to take care of meaghan and i would get so mad and ask her why do i have to.. she would just simply tell me cause I can. Just like a good mom. I have so many memories to share I dont even know were to begin ! All I know is that I miss her so very much already ! I wish that I could be there to give everyone a hug.
My girls may have not known her but we prayed for everyday and made cards for her and thought of her alot ! They will miss her also.
I love you guys!!!
#6 Mar 29, 2008
I am remiss that I didn't mention your Mother Linds's efforts in helping Trisha.
She had given up two trips to Amsterdam and missed last Christmas and New Years with her Husband, You and Your Husband and the Grandchildren to take care of of Trisha.
I will always, always be greatful and indebted to her and her sacrifices that Patrick, You and Your family had indured by Your Mothers efforts to be there for Trish.
There is no stroger Love than there is behind sisters other than family even Mothers.
I will thank Linda in my special way. And you have my Thanks for letting your Mom (and our Nieces) to lend such kindness, care and Love for Trisha in her, and mine time, and our kids time of need.
I cannot begin to express your kindness in wich helped Trisha in such a very needed way.
You already have your wings and it is your children that will fly with them.
I'm very proud of how you are doing, and how selfless you have become. Trish and God will be looking after you and yours as time marches on. I'll be on the sidelines cheering you on.
#7 Mar 29, 2008
I know my sister Trisha,was a fighter.She wanted to be so strong to battle this cancer.She had refused many times that this would take her life,and know she may rest in peace.I MISS HER so bad,and keep waiting for my phone to ring with her name on it..I look in the sky everyday,to say how much I miss her.I know she will watch out for me and my family as well as all of your's.I need to here her voice..I know ,I know at night when im ready to sleep,I pray that I will see her in my dreams,and that will help me get through this tough time.I will cherish every moment that I have gotten to spend with her,and got to get to know her all over again.She was the Bomb,and such a sweet and caring person,thats why she was so loved by many people.She was a good wife,and a good mother,and a good sister..I MISS HER DEEPLY.I would call her for any advice or a recipe,and even if she was resting she never got mad at me...She was like a mother to me also,when I was growing up,she sure made sure we ate all our dinner before we could get off the table.Always brused my hair with a 100 strokes,cuz she said it would make it healty,made my bath water,and put on my p.j's.I will always be greatfull for my sister Patricia Stewart..May you rest in peace...I LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL...
Your little sister,
xxxoooxxxoooooo I miss you....
#8 Mar 29, 2008
I know my sister was the Bomb.She fought that cancer long and hard.She will deeply be missed by me and my family,as well as everybody else that loved her.
I miss her so much,and wait to hear my phone ring with her name on my caller I.D.I miss her voice and our time they we spent together.
She was a strong person,who fought with every breath in her body.I miss her so much.
I know now ,she may rest in peach and be free of any pain,and discomfort.I will be able to see her in my dreams,and look in the sky and talk to her.
She was an amazing person.
Rest in Peace ..
I love you Trisha and miss you alot.
Love,Your little sister,
#9 Mar 29, 2008
Ilove my aunt trisha very very very very verY
VERY MUCH BUT I cant stop thinking about her.
When i herd the bad thing i felt very VERY bad about it my mom started thinking about her.
DaD,BROOKLYNN,Brianna and mom every body started thinking about her. Ireally miss her very much ,.we were going to see her but then she passed away .
But then mom told us that she passed away so i felt very bad because my mom was very sad and i felt very sad too she told me the sad thing after school and i went to my friend jj and she felt very sad but aunt trisha was a good girl and i loved her very much and i had faith in her very vey much she was my best friend even when i first met her i was very shy, then i hug her very tight and i said i love you very much so did my mom.
#10 Mar 29, 2008
Trish "MuM" i really do not know where to begin... there are so many good memories from over the many years that i would need days and weeks to tell them. all each day i would go to visit her to see how she was doing and she would always be watching peoples court, but every time i did go over her eyes would light up when me and Nicole would come threw the door to say hi even if it was only for a few minutes i love knowing that would make her so happy to see us and she would always ask how i was doing and how things are going with me but she always had a great big smile on her face even when she was down she loved her family so much and i loved her as well just like a second mother she will be greatly missed but we all know that she is watching over us with that great big smile on her face she will be missed. Ilove you "MUM"
#11 Mar 29, 2008
I only got to know Trish over the past few years. Although it is true that she was sick for much of that time, through her courageous spirit and selfless concern for others, I got to know the woman we all know and love. The first few times I met her was at the NA High kitchen when Meaghan told me I had to come and meet her mom. She was an extremely caring woman, and a good mother. Every night at 11 when I brought Meaghan home, she would always be there waiting for her to ask her about her day and how she was. The nights when I brought Meaghan home after 11, I used to hope that she maybe was asleep and wouldn't notice (she never was). I remember one night Meaghan fell asleep watching a movie at my house and I wanted to watch the rest of it, bad idea. I didn't get her home until about 1AM, and sure enough Trish was there waiting with more than a few words for the both of us (I was afraid to go back to the house for over a week). Although back then, as a junior in high school, I thought she was a little frightening (and maybe crazy), as I got to know her better I knew I was wrong. She was an extremely compassionate woman who, even on the worst of her days, always asked how I, my parents, sister, friends, and anyone else she could think of were doing.
I will always remember her as the strongest woman I have ever known. I respect her strength and know for a fact that I could not have fought for as long as she did.
Thank you Trish,
don't worry about Meaghan,
be at peace,
Love you always,
#12 Mar 29, 2008
I remember in middle school how close i was to Meaghan and Trish. Meaghan was my best friend, and Trish was like a second mother to me. I used to call her mom, because i didnt know what else to call her! She always cooked the best dinners, or took me out to McDonalds:) Trish used to drive me to high school, and i was so thankful for that! She was always so happy, and i will never forget her... i loved her cheery delight, and going to walmart... she put up a good fight, and i will miss her very much<3
#13 Mar 30, 2008
What can I say about Trisha....
When I think of my sister I think about her humor, her good nature, her creativity and her ability to make everyone feel welcome.
When we were kids she was always so goofy, she always made us laugh. As we got older she had an uncanny ability to remember tons of jokes and she could tell ya one on a whim. I remember I always wished I could remember the jokes like she did, but of course I couldn't.
There was one joke I remember from her about a widemouth frog. I remembered this one and always thought of her when I told it because she told the joke with so much expression and funny faces!
There were so many times we talked for hours about nothing but always felt like we talked about everything. It was a joke between us. We helped each other through so many happy and sad events through the years.
Trisha is the epitome of sisterhood, the spirit, the essence. We shared a childhood that can never be lost and she was always there for me, my best friend. No matter how I treated her or what I did, she was still there for me! I love her like no other.
I want everyone to know that I feel like I have a little bit of Trisha in my Sydney. I told Trisha this many times. I feel lucky in this matter. Sydney’s birthday is 5 days before Trisha’s, she is a Gemini true to form just like Trisha. Sydney is talented, silly, and VERY funny. She has Trisha’s personality and her same blue eyes. When Sydney creates a new dance move to some song or writes a poem,(she is only 6!) I am reminded of my childhood with Trisha. These were the kinds of talents Trisha had when she was young. Sydney also lost her 2 front teeth by having them knocked out!
So although I feel I have lost my lifetime bestfriend, I look forward to seeing lots of her in my daughters’ eyes!
I miss you and I love you Trisha!
#14 Mar 31, 2008
#15 Mar 31, 2008
Mrs. Stewart was a remarkable woman.It is clear that she was very strong and full of love, not only for her family but for all of those she came in contact with. Mrs. Stewart always welcomed me into her house, I always knew she genuinely cared about me and wanted to know how I was.She has touched so many lives. Nicole and Meaghan are the wonderful people they are today because of her love and devotion. I know she will always be looking after you girls.
#16 Apr 2, 2008
I love you guys !!! I am sending you a big hug right now !!!=-)
Please keep in touch with us !
LOVE YOU -
#17 Apr 2, 2008
Trisha was like a second mother to me when I lived in San Angelo. Every morning during the summers, my mom would drop me off at her house. Trisha would always be laying on the couch, sometimes asleep, watching The Waltons, waiting for me to get there. I would wait for Nicole and Meaghan to wake up and then we would play all day long. I remember her awesome cooking, she was the best! Her beef stroganoff was so good! But most importantly, I remember how loving and caring she was. I remember when she told our girl scout troop that she wasn't going to be our troop leader anymore. We all cried and cried! We just loved her and we couldn't imagine anyone else being our troop leader. She was a great friend to my family and me and we will miss her dearly.
#18 Apr 3, 2008
Here is a poem I wrote in a college class about 2 years ago....
I know that Trisha could relate to it due to our common childhood, but I never shared it with her because of the very end.
I am from girls, girls, girls,
and from “hurry up, I need the bathroom too!”.
From picking up the house, cold cereal
and Saturday morning cartoons.
I am from the light pole on the street
that was home base during hide-n-seek,
and riding ten speeds barefoot.
I am from the peaches that grew in the backyard,
and the white rabbit that came to me when I called.
From softball practice to the games I
played in the same park year after year.
I am from everyday walks to school,
a school that never knew my mother.
From a mother that was asleep when
I left for that school
and gone when I returned.
I am from my dad in California,
my Oma I never knew, my Uncle Bob
and his chopper with ape hangers.
From a sister who ate all the ding dongs
and ruined my clothes.
I am from bell-bottoms, flip-flops,
and kegs on the mountain.
From rock and roll concerts
and making wrong choices.
I am from a Christmas on Christmas Eve,
German pancakes, strudel, rolatin, spatzle,
and a candy called marzipan.
From “Ich Liebe Dich”,
from shrunks to schatz.
I am from the home movies on the screen
with no sound, and how badly I wish
I could hear our voices,
to hear the sister who was my mom,
who wont be here for very long.
“Watch out for my shivs”
Since: Feb 09
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#19 Oct 5, 2010
Everyone here: Please accept my sincere condolences.
I’m a buddy of Dan’s, from the “Asylum”. He’s still in mourning. Seeing what a warm and wonderful person she was, I understand why that is.
From your wonderful tributes, I see that Trish, despite being taken much too soon, has made a huge imprint on all your hearts. Someday, you will no longer miss her, because you’ll all be together again.
Maybe there is internet in Heaven, and she’s happy to see your writings. I’m certain she is your guardian angel now.
Rest in Peace, Trish. And peace to all of you who love her.
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