Tuesday, April 06, 2010

In Loving Memory
Pam Antonivich
8/10/1942- 4/4/2010
"I have ALS, it does not have me
Art does."
-Pam 2009-
She was a very brave woman
Who will be greatly missed
And was loved by many

28 Comments:

Anonymous Kat said...

The beauty and glimmer that filled your eyes will forever live on in your masterpieces. People who see so much beauty in the smallest details and are able to capture it in a piece of art are rare. Thank you for sharing your your unique view of the world with all of us and inspiring us all to appreciate the little things. You will be loved and missed tremendously.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

A weak farewell to a courageous lady. So sorry for your loss and ours.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Bernie said...

So sorry for your loss....you were blessed to have Pam in your life all these years, she will be missed........:-) hugs

9:24 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I am so sorry.

We who followed her blog are grateful beyond words for the way she shared her talent, the love of her family, her joy in living.

My father died of ALS. Pam's courage so reminded me of dad. He, too, was a beautiful person.

The world is diminished by the loss these good people.

May you find consolation in the gift of her love, in the memory of her beautiful smile.

That will be with you always.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll never forget you Batman! I love you always.

P.S. Barb can you call me?

With a heavy heart
Tammy

2:22 PM  
Blogger Joyce Ellen Davis said...

I love you, Pam. You are a dear friend and an inspiration, and I'll miss you greatly!

2:54 PM  
Blogger kate smudges said...

You will be well remembered by so many of us who were privileged to know you through your blog. Your words of wisdom, bravery and encouragement and your wonderful artworks meant much to me.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

I find myself without words to express my sorrow....
Love and hugs to each of Pam's family and friends.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I am so saddened to hear of your loss, and, as AC said, our loss too. I loved to read Pam's blog and I was in awe of her courage. She was blessed to have you all to sustain her.
God bless you all.

10:16 PM  
Blogger lolly said...

I have had the honor to know Pam for over 30 years. She is as much a part of me as any sister would be. I was able to be with her at the end of her earth journey. She is and always will be a part of me and others. All we have to do is look up into the clouds, watch a bird fly, hold a flower and we will see her. I love you Pam.
lolly

4:58 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

The world lost a beautiful soul and the heavens are lucky to have her.

7:04 PM  
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3:08 PM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

The world is a poorer and dimmer place without Pam to illuminate it. She was a beacon shining brightly over the earth, and I shall miss her more than words can say.

3:10 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

From the day I discovered Pam's blog, I looked forward to reading her posts. She was blessed with a wonderful sense--of humor, of irony, of incredible courage. I winced when I read her profile description--how she had done so many vigorous things in her life, and then was captured and held by ALS.
Then her posts stopped. I kept coming back, looking, looking for a new post...
But, nothing.
And I wondered. I tried to think how I could find out what her status was. I remember reading her "still kicking" post, and rejoicing.
Then, today, I stopped by--not having been here for a while. And I now see the reason for the silence--Pam's death.
She is released from her prison--but, oh, she fought so hard, and loved life so much.
Prayers for her, for you all--her family, for her friends, and for her caregivers.
I am privileged to have known her through her writings and her art.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

My heart hurts, missing being able to write to Pam, and hear back from her. The world is a better place because she lived in it, gave her heart and soul and talents and love to everyone she touched. May you go to the Light, Pam. Be with the Light. <3
Maureen

4:09 PM  
Blogger joared said...

Please accept my condolences with the loss of this talented lady. Her outlook on life offered much for all to consider. I consider myself fortunate to have encountered her here in the blogosphere. (I haven't been blogging for a while, so only now have returned here to learn this sad news.)

11:44 PM  
Blogger Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

I simply cannot believe Pam is gone. I'm honestly just so sad about it. What are you going to do with all that incredible artwork? I am just so sad about all of it. I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was so incredible.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous lolly said...

December 26,2010

I had not visited Pam's site for a while and I hoped it had not been deleted...Thank goodness it hasn't. It would be a shame and a loss to so many not to have her beautiful words and art work here for us to enjoy and remember her by. I miss her every moment of every day. How much she loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She would work so hard to make her children so many wonderful cards and gifts. I hope others have come to visit her here still. Her presence can be felt every time I stop here. I love you Pam!!! lolly

5:42 PM  
Anonymous lolly said...

Hello my friend, I miss you so much!!! I come to visit you from time to time and I am still in awe after so many years of your work. How many visits and conversations we shared about our world and it's environment. To see and read what your heart felt about about these things brings you home again. I hope to stop by here again many times and I hope others will do the same. I love you my friend. lolly

1:09 PM  
Anonymous lolly said...

It has been a year since my sister-friend spread her wings and flew away from us. I miss her more than sheer words can express. I love you Pam. lolly

6:48 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I miss you, Pam.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Music Girl :) said...

Pam was my grandmother.Even though our relationship wasnt biological, she "rubbed off" on me and I became a lot like her. I miss her very much. It has almost been two years now since she has been gone. I hope wherever she is, she is flying. <3

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam,
When I think of you, I smile! Thank you for providing me a happy place to go in time of need. You will always be with me. I cheerish the memories you provided me with! I can still hear that laughter of yours and it still makes me laugh when I remember the joy you shared with me! You will forever live on with-in my heart! Thank You for touching me! xoxoxo

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missing you so much!!! Every time I see a single crow it reminds me of the one black bird you placed in your pictures and I say, "Hello my friend." How I wish we could communicate again. I love you, lolly

7:27 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Miss you Pam.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous lolly said...

Today is Pam's birthday. How I wish I could spend one more day with her, but then again I would not be satisfied with just one day. Happy Birthday Pam. I miss you. love, lolly

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been 4 years since you passed from this life and entered a place where you are now dancing. I miss you every day. I would give anything to know that you are still with me. I love you my sister/ soul mate. lolly

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Hey Mimi.
Sorry it's been a while. You were on my mind a lot today. I wanted to go up to your rock, but it's pretty late in the day and I didn't know exactly where I was going. I was enlightened today, however, about you. I went for a walk past camp and out to Lindamood's old place. There's a pond there now right next to the cabin. I realized that since you've been gone, I see you in everything. And when you first left, it was sad and reminders of you were mournful. But as I walked today, I saw you in the ferns. I remembered how you would fasten them into peacock feathers by tucking them into the waistband of our shorts. I saw you in camp, remembering how we would use it as a dance floor before it was finished. I see you in campfires, and in fireworks. I see you in the little blue flowers you wouldn't let Papa mow over. I see so much of you in his eyes, his house, in Iggy. I see you in tootsie rolls and subarus and yoohoo chocolate milk. I see you in Kuub (we always shout enthusiastically as you did) and the shirt you made that I have hanging on my wall. I see you in all things sparkly, white chocolate, and the dam. I see you in chocolate pancakes and sleeping bags.
I promise I never see you in power chairs and canes and hospital beds. I never see you in oxygen tanks or wheelchair vans. I see you in the strength of the people using these things. And now when I see you, it isn't mournful. I'm left with happy memories of you. I wish we could have had more time to wreak havoc but life throws curveballs sometimes. I love you so much, Mimster.
Rest easy, you awesome superhero.

5:24 PM  

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