Old 19th July 2018, 21:48   #1
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Sad news - Widdykats

Evening GD Forum dwellers, long time no post.

Sadly I come with bad news for you all, it would seem our long time forum dweller and self styled 'Forum Slut' Widdykats passed away a few weeks ago now.

I have very few details so can't give you much more info than that, Widdy was a very private person as you probably know.

I'll stick this thread to the top of GD for a while, use this thread to post any Widdy memories you may have, stories you may wish to share or just crazy cat pictures in general

That's all, sorry to be the bearer , peace & love
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Old 19th July 2018, 22:12   #2
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Bloody hell, Widdy... we've gone through a lot together. Peace out, Queen of New York.
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Old 20th July 2018, 00:32   #3
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My deepest sympathies for family, friends and widdy will be missed.

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Old 20th July 2018, 03:07   #4
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Thanks, Neil.

Date of Death: June 16, 2018
Date of Birth: June 6, 1945


Today I learned that she tried to contact me through Twitter in December 2012, but got my username wrong and I never saw it. The closest we ever got was talking to her on the phone from our hotel room in Newark. We would've loved to have met her in person – she was only an hour's drive away – but that wasn't her style.

Rest in peace, Ro. You definitely did it your way.



edit: If you want to leave a message where her friends or family might see it, try here: https://www.affordablecremationservi...rie-lo-presti/
The site apparently geo-blocks condolence messages from Australia, for some reason. Maybe someone could write something there and include a link back to this thread.
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Old 20th July 2018, 05:07   #5
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that is indeed very sad news to read just out of bed.

I once named a cat Widdy . When the cat got kittens and i send her the pictures she was a proud as proud could be.
each year we got a christmas card and we send one back untill she moved and we lost her adress.
The few private details she shared gave me the impression that she was indeed a very private person.
What i did know is that she got out of bed each day at 5 AM to feed the stray cats living in her neighbourhood.

Rosemarie, you will be missed ...

and Hugh , the site also won't except messages from Europe, so if any forum member from the states would be so kind as to write something there on behalf of us ( the regular forum dwellers)

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Old 20th July 2018, 06:57   #6
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I kind of half hoped to wake up this morning, check this thread out and see a 'what's this crap!!!' reply from Widdy and that I'd got it totally mixed up and wrong and she'd been taking a break from the internet all along, alas not, life eh.

I'll echo what others have said, private in the extreme and yet just giving enough away to let folk in, there is so much we do know and so much we'll never know, can't knock her for leaving folks guessing huh.

Personally I shall miss the near constant nags at me to 'adopt/kidnap' each and every random cat I come across in life and give a home to it (even if it already had a home!) , because 'you should always have a kitteh in your life', the random and often sage advice that was given to me, including why I should probably try dating guys once in a while to 'mix things up a bit' and just the general 'don't give a fuck' attitude.

We last spoke a few months back and it seems fitting to close this post with the last message Widdy left me, the sentiments echo right back at you girl...

"Love ya, you big lug!"

/edit ...obligatory crazy cat image....

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Old 21st July 2018, 06:05   #7
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Old 22nd July 2018, 19:19   #8
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Old 24th July 2018, 02:35   #9
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That is indeed a shock, been over a decade since I last talked to her, though I'll always have fond memories of the crazy topics.
Rest in peace
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Old 31st July 2018, 01:30   #10
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I've finally managed to leave a message there, with a link to this thread. If Ro had any friends or family involved in the creation of that obituary page, it's safe to assume they'll find their way here.

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Old 31st July 2018, 09:29   #11
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Old 31st July 2018, 09:33   #12
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Right so I was stressing about recovering this account mainly so I could reply to this, because what a damn shame. I'm really sorry to hear of her passing. She's been a mainstay of this place for a very long time, and I was hoping that on my 'check-in' I'd be able to say hello. Seems I was too late.

When I get a cat next, it'll be called Widdy!

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Old 14th August 2018, 12:12   #14
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Oh man. Thank you for posting this thread to let people know. I remember Widdykats already being a member when I first joined these forums, and even though I haven't really been here for years it was nice to pop in once in a while and see some of the old regulars, including Widdy, still showing up in the threads. Now it's one less.

Sad news. I salute the rest of you glorious bastards who are still posting here to this day.
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Old 20th August 2018, 17:55   #15
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Time to unstick I think, see you on the other side miss widdy, it's been a absolute pleasure.

Remember folks, always take a minute to talk to your friends and loved ones, you might not get a chance to do it one day

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Old 6th September 2018, 14:39   #16
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Whoa I can't believe I missed this thread for so long. Most discussion here is either pointless or spam, I guess that's why. It was Raven's thread that pointed me here.

Really didn't see this one coming. (Thanks for sharing with us, Jones)



She was one of the people that you could count on to be here and brighten your day in her own style.

My condoleances to her friends and family.


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Old 9th September 2018, 09:01   #17
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Well, shit.

Rest in Peace Widdy, you will be missed.

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Old 9th September 2018, 15:50   #18
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I just found out too

"Well, got to love you and leave you, need to go get into the shower and rub my hard naked body all over with soapy bubbles, I'll be back later to carry on playing....

It'll take you some time to get over the image of me naked in the shower......mind you don't masturbate to hard thinking about it...."
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Old 11th September 2018, 19:27   #19
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That's sad to hear.
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Old 12th September 2018, 15:39   #20
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I also send my condolences to her friends and family.

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Old 21st September 2018, 08:05   #21
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Old 28th September 2018, 23:41   #22
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What disappointing news. I still stop by here every few months but this wasn't what I was expected. The yearly Christmas tree threads were always my favorite.
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