Saturday, 9 November 2013

An announcement - Mermon

As some of you may now be aware, Marzena (known to so many of us as Mermon) died suddenly last week, the news reaching us yesterday evening.

I've been trying to think what to write here but nothing is adequate. Mermon was only 40 years old, with a daughter, and with everything to live for. She had a love of life that was infectious and she cared deeply for friends here and had been a vital member of the wonderful WDW community for years. Personally, she was my friend and I will miss her terribly. She was the kindest, most generous and loving of people and someone like that cannot fail to leave a hole behind them so large that you know it can never be filled.

Obviously, our thoughts and hearts must be with Marzena's daughter and parents at this awful time.

Sasha is kindly gathering details and posting them in the GyllenPub - it's a freely accessible area, you don't need to log on. Thank you, Sasha.

If you would like to post a message in the comments here, please do. I know many of us will be affected by Mermon's loss. We will gather the messages up and send them on to Mermon's family.

41 comments:

Sasha Hoyt said...

It's so hard to find the right words, as there really are none, but you did a good job, Kate.

I still can't believe she's gone. She was so young and full of live, so many plans for her future.
I could always count on her to cheer with me on the good things in life and to help me make it trough the dark passages.
We have lost a truly wonderful person and friend.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks, Sasha, and thanks for everything x You've put it perfectly. Mermon helped me so much, making me see sense time after time. I'm going to make sure I've learned from her. If I ever stop bawling my eyes out, that is.

Susan said...

Ditto.

bobbyanna said...

Mermon's postings, especially on Twitter, always made me smile, WDW. She was a delightful, enthusiastic, warm person. Even thought I did not know her as well as many of you here, I will miss her, too. Your heartfelt words reflect the feelings of many of us today. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to offer my condolences to her family...and her many fans. : )

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thank you, Bobbyanna - and I hope all is well with you and your lovely family x

bobbyanna said...

We are well, WDW. Thank you so much for asking.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Good to hear Bobbyanna x

Sasha Hoyt said...

I have received an email from Marzena's daughter and have copied it to the thread in the pub.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thank you, Sasha

LadyEkster said...

It's a sad, sad day that raises so many questions. My heart goes out to her daughter - just the thought of having to miss my mum makes me shiver.
Glad that we have this place to share our feelings and memories. Thank you WDW!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks so much, Lady E.

BBMISwear said...

This is such sad and shocking news. Such a sudden thing - it's not even sinking in yet. I only interacted with Mermon here on WDW and boy was she always full of enthusiasm and happy thoughts! She was such a huge fan of Jake's and always wanted to know more, learn all that she could and was asking tons of questions which made me more than happy to answer questions when she'd direct them my way. I will miss that so much - someone always interested in Jake related things and wanting to learn new things. She will be missed and my heart goes out to her family.

Thank you, Kate, for posting info here and, Sasha, for passing on important information here as well. So many kind words from WDW regulars and Jake fans/friends from all over the internet - I'm sure there will be many more nice comments in the days to come.

Eureka said...

I want to join you to send a warm hug and pray to Marzena's daughter, brother and parents. I will miss her forever.
WDW blog comments and forum will never be the same. She was such a lovely, loving person.
Always caring and selfless always giving more than taking.
My heart will always remember Marzena.

Sasha Hoyt said...

While I read this comments, I keep thinking, Mermon will be so embarrassed to read those, because she doesn't like to be in the limelight.
And then I remember. She won't.
And that's the saddest part.
Hopefully she knew how much she meant to us.

Anonymous said...

Such sad news. I will miss Marzena's comments. She seemed to be a very lovely person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Christina

MN said...

I'm not a regular poster here but I check this site daily.So sad about Mermon she was a special person my prayers go out to her family.Thanks to Sasha for updates

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks, Lisa. It's come as a huge shock.

Eureka, that's beautiful, thank you x I'm going to miss her in the comments hugely.

I know that feeling, Sasha. I keep expecting her to pop up. How many times have I thanked her in posts for info? So many times. I really hope she knows.

Thanks, Christina

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thank you, MN. It means a lot to hear from non-regular posters too.

Sonja said...

Oh my God... I'm so sorry to read this. I didn't know her at all, but I always liked reading her comments.

My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks, Sonja

Dani said...

What a terrible thing to happen! I did not know her personally but have read and enjoyed her comments for years all over the internet spreading Jake news. I'll always remember her enthusiasm when I had my chance to see Jake in person. She seemed like such a wonderful, warm-hearted person and her presence will be truly missed.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

I know, Dani. Mermon was always so happy to share in these great events. I'll miss her.

Anonymous said...

I only knew Mermon thru this blog and her tweets. Always so enthusiastic . My thoughts go out to her family.

-malavika

Maria said...

So sad, such a young woman. My condolences. Didn't know her, it shocks me though. Read her comments with a lot of pleasure.

nanaqutie said...

Not a regular poster here. Dont know her personally but I was about to check her tweets and this sad news is really shocking. Her works on jake fan world is amazing. My thoughts go out to her family...

nanaqutie said...

Hey WDW, can you please edit my grammar before send it to her family?

UltraViolet said...

Lovely post, Kate. I'm still stunned by the news, which seems even sadder today. As so many have said, I looked forward to Mermon's posts and questions and appreciated her enthusiasm and spirit. I'm sorry for all of you who knew her well, for her family and for all of us Jake fans.

Thanks to you and Sasha for giving folks a place to gather and remember.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thank you, Malavika

Thanks, Maria

Thank you, Nanaqutie, and of course. Thanks for commenting.

Thank you so much, UltraViolet. Mermon will be missed so much across the entire fandom and I appreciate your message very much. Our blogs will be the poorer for what has happened.

Anonymous said...

She is still with us in spirit, in our hearts, and she always will be. We can hold on to this.

Anonymous said...

Late, as usual, a non regular poster at all and I didn't know Mermon...but I can recognize an enthusiastic, lovely person...and it's so clear that she was. I' m so sad.,.all my prayers, hugs and strenght to Mermon's family and friends.
Carlotta

Anonymous said...

It's hard to find the words to say at a time like this. I enjoyed hearing from Mermon, she had a wealth of info to share with us about Jake and I thought she was a lovely person. Does anyone know how she died? How old is her daughter, My sympathies to her family

Sweetpea

Anonymous said...

Such sad shocking news. I read the site almost daily and while I never comment I do enjoy reading all of your lovely regular visitors and was very familiar with Mermon. She had such enthusiasm and warmth, always looked forward to her contribution. Condolences to her family and friends and of course to her Jake family as well. Vanessa

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks 17:22

Thank you, Carlotta

Thanks, Sweetpea - further details can be found in the link in the post.

Thank you so much, Vanessa

Carol O'Donovan said...

Was on a trip so only seeing this sad news now. I'm shocked and saddened to read this sad news about Mermon. I always enjoyed reading her comments here. My thoughts are with her loved ones.X

tpe said...

I am sorry to hear about Mermon, WDW. It was good of you to share the sad news with us all. As with the others here, my thoughts are with those who are most dear to her.

mayumintolor said...

Hi Kate and everyone here.
I'm sorry to have kept silent for a long time.
I'm so sad to hear the news about Mermon.
She is always kind, liberal and lively. even I know her only on the internet. but I could feel her good personality to read her comments on here. and I'm grateful to her for accepting me as a Jake's fan.

It's so sad. I can't believe that she's gone.

My thoughts are with her family and her friends.

Maja79Belgrade said...

I don't comment too often but I am a regular on WDW. It is too sad.... Condolences to her daughter and family. :(

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks so much, Tpe

Thanks, Mayumi. I am really missing her comments.

Thanks Maja.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate and everyone!
This is the first time I've posted here although I check it regularly (I'm sorry for the silence). So I know many of you. Actually I was going to post my hello in the forum sometimes and thought Mermon would be the first to welcome me like she used to do with all new friends here. But I keep delaying my hello and now feel sad, although I only know her from this site. Her name and her posts get so familiar to me. Now there will be no more!
Like all of you, I' sure she's very nice and friendly in reality. I will remember and pray for Mermon. My condolences to her family!

Sasha Hoyt said...

Thank you all for commenting, especially the ones, who don't usually comment. This would have meant so much to Marzena. It certainly means a lot to me.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks so much for posting, 11:10. I appreciate that :)

Beautifully put, Sasha :) IT means a lot to me, too.