Tuesday, June 29, 2010

R.I.P. COUSIN KATHY

It is with great sadness that I have to report that my dear cousin Kathy died Sunday June 27th after
receiving fatal head injuries from a motorcycle accident that occurred on Saturday June 26th at 4:30pm.
 Kathy and her husband Guy, were traveling on Highway 78, near Merrimac, Wisconsin, when their
Honda Gulfwing motorcycle was struck by a 24 year old woman who had just done a U-turn in front of them on the highway.  Kathy, who was wearing a helmet, was airlifted to a nearby hospital, died the next day.   Her husband Guy, remains in the hospital with critical internal injuries.  An investigation into the accident is being held.     


   My heart is heavy with sadness as Kathy was my favorite cousin.  Always so giving, kind and generous.
     Easy going and cheerful, she was a hairdresser who was always willing to give the entire family
 cuts, perms and color just for the sheer joy of sharing and giving to the ones she loved.  I can picture her fixing 
my grandma’s hair in her kitchen, with others waiting their turns.


  My last memory of Kathy was on a visit to Wisconsin a few years ago.   Her husband had just gotten a job as an Executive Chef at a very fancy resort just outside of Princeton.    She took me there for a fantastic meal cooked by Guy, a very fancy dessert  and afterwards we sat in an exclusive, swanky lounge where we drank Cognac and smoked a cigar.  We laughed so hard and remembered so many things we did when we were children while visiting our Grandparents house in Merrill, Wisconsin, up in the northern woods.  My grandparents owned a tavern there and the whole family took the place over, with cousins running all over the place as our parents drank and played cards, a Wolff family tradition.


  Kathy and I had a wonderful time together that day and bonded after a long time of not seeing one another.    I shall miss her tremendously and my sincere sympathy and prayers go to Guy.

Kathy’s mother Ann and her big brother Henry, my papa, are welcoming her into heaven.

29 comments:

Trix said...

I am so so so very sorry for your loss, I really am. So sad.

Everton Terrace said...

Oh Cynthia, so very sorry for this tragic loss to you and your entire family. I will pray for Guy and send healing thoughts of love to you all. What a lovely memory you shared, glad you have it to hold close to your heart during this difficult time. Hugs.

YogaSavy said...

A tragic loss for you and the entire family. My heartfelt prayers to you

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a sad and tragic loss. My sympathies to you and your family. Life can change so profoundly in just the blink of an eye.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Cynth I'm so sorry. I think you mentioned your cousin on your blog a while back. It sounds as though she was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. My heart goes out to you and her husband and the rest of the family. I will be thinking of you my friend and hoping that you're doing ok. I wish I was there to give you a hug. Take care my friend. Maura XO

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I am so very sorry...you have all my prayers and hugs, my friend.

Fire Byrd said...

What shocking news for you and all your family.
What a waste of life.
Condolences to you my dear.

Kath said...

So sad, Kathy was to young to be taken from you. Sending lots of love for Guy's recovery and for all of you at this terrible time. Hugs from England

kelro said...

Cynthia,
I'm filled with sadness at your loss. Big prayers and hugs, both now, and next time I see you.
Kelly

moonrae1 said...

My sincerest condolences....I'm sorry for your sadness

BellaRosa said...

Cynthia amor, my heart truly hurts for you and your loved ones...I wish I could ease your pain...I loved you telling us about her, she was a lovely, vibrant and generous soul...I hope that when you and all her loved ones think of her, they feel her warmth around their hearts as she is there with you all in loving spirit. Thank you so much amor, for your beautiful comments and emails of love & support for my own family, they have meant the world to me and have given our family much strength. Take care amor. Besos, Rose

Dustjacket Attic said...

This is so tragic and sad, what a loss of such a gorgeous person. My heart goes out to her husband and you the family.

My sincere sympathy,
xxxx DJ

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a heart-breaking tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

xoxoxo

Paula said...

Cynthia; my heart is with yoiu and yours; How shocking and what a loss; I am so sorry

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I am so sorry to read this.
Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers today.

oldgreymare said...

I am so sorry for the loss to you and your family.

I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzan

katie said...

dear cynthia~ i'm so very sorry for you and your family. what a tragic loss. so sudden and unfair.

i'm glad you were related to someone so wonderful though, and that you have happy memories shared together that you can hold onto forever.

sending love to you and your family~

Chary Johnson said...

You have my deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. I am sending warm, positive energy to help you through this tragic time.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Cynthia~ YOU need a Great Big Hug!!! So very sorry to hear your news... Sending you healing heart thoughts... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Debbie Lamedman said...

Truly sorry for your loss. Peace to your heart...

My name is PJ. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Cynthia! God bless you and Guy and God rest Kathy's soul.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I am so very sorry for your loss... I will keep you and your family in my prayers! God be you with you, Guy, and your family!
Daphne

Chris said...

Awww Cynthia I am so sorry! Saying a prayer right now for you and your family. She was a love~~what a sad emptiness in your family.

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry Cynthia, I have not gotten around lately and so I am reading this late. Holding you and your family and especially Guy up in prayer - may the Lord God bring peace and strength to you and your family at this very hard time
Blessings
Rebecca

SharonP said...

I am so sorry for your loss of you dear cousin Kathy. Please accept my condolences and prayers for you and your family.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hugs
~laura x

Junkstylediva said...

I am sorry to hear about your cousin. I am sending you positive thoughts. Life is precious and hearing stories like this one remind me not to take it for granted. xo Inge

Val said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. In losing someone special there re always lessons for us all and reminders. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your cats are gorgeous too. Vx

nostalgia*gal said...

Dearest Sweet, Sweet Cynthia! My heart contacts in the pain you must have gone through with your loss! I so wish I could wave a magic wand to help ease what you are going though. Sending a huge HUGE HUG to you.

If there is anything I can do, your wish is my command. Just give me a holler.
Hugs! cindykay

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