I received this message this evening. Thought I would share it on here. I have never heard of this man, Sarah never mentioned him, so all I can say is beware of clicking on the links...
I have the sad duty of informing you that our friend Sarah Wilkie passed away on the 13th of June.
Although I live in CA (Pasadena area), I was Sarah’s best friend. Sarah was in the hospital early in June with pneumonia. Antibiotics were not sufficiently healing her, so they had to perform surgery. When they did this, they discovered her right lung had been ravaged with cancer. She never woke up from the surgery and passed away the next day of cardiac arrest.
Although I was heartbroken I was unable to say goodbye to her, I was very happy that she did not have to find out she had terminal cancer. We were told chemotherapy was not an option given her state of health and it would only have been a matter of time before she passed. That time would have likely been quite short. I think passing without the knowledge of her true health condition was best for her.
I could tell from the way she spoke about you that she liked and cared about you very much. I will miss her very much as I am sure you will too.
If you are interested, there are some pictures and short videos related to Sarah’s funeral that you can view via the internet. Some are of a few pictures that were included in her casket with her. Some pictures and videos are of her small funeral service and the cemetery where she was laid to rest. Sarah was laid to rest on Friday, June 21 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater, Florida. She once told me that she didn’t relish the thought of being buried in the soggy Florida soil, so I purchased her a nice crypt in a mausoleum in a very well maintained cemetery owned by the Catholic diocese. I bought her a crypt in a smaller outdoor mausoleum so she has a nice view of a grass and wooded area. I think she would have been very happy to see where her final resting place is located. I made the trip to St. Pete to attend the funeral, say my final goodbye and make sure everything went according to plan.
I miss Sarah everyday and hope I made her life a little better. You can view the pics and videos at http://taxguyla.smugmug.com/ and then click on “Sarah”
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