Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby uncleerwinone » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:39 pm

Lizzy,

This is a moving tribute you wrote in Arlene’s memory. I have followed the forum for several years, since we have a common friend, when I realized that I also had become a loyal follower of Arlene’s blog. I was always looking forward to what she wrote. By sharing her experiences she allowed me to take part in her adventures without having to leave my home. But her contributions to the Leonard Cohen community went far beyond her postings and blog. She was a driving force and her passing left a void that can already be felt.

When I think of Arlene, something she wrote comes to my mind, something that made me smile when I first read it. It still does. It was her realization that Leonard Cohen did not belong to her but to the world. Thank you, Arlene, for sharing the love.

My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.


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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby silverbar » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:03 am

I am also saddened by this news...I met Arlene only once, in Nashville, where we shared a meal with a group from this forum and then attended the concert the next evening. I had the great good luck to sit next to her at dinner and talk to her for a couple hours, and she was everything that has already been posted. It is a rare week when I don't think of that evening and smile.

Condolences to her family.
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby Elsie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:26 pm

RIP Arlene. You touched my heart.
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby SeventhSon » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:03 am

I never met Arlene nor did I ever talk or write to her. However, I've been following this forum for quite a while now and always noticed these postings that ended in "---Arlene". I always liked to read what she had to tell us and watch her videos, especially the one of the Joan Of Arc Tour debut that I have saved on my PC.

Rest in peace Arlene.
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:48 am

I'm not sure if the April 1st deadline related to the beginning of the day or to the end of it. So, if this message isn't timely enough to be included in the book for Arlene's family, at least they'll hopefully read it at some point.

It's from Julie Christensen [two messages blended], one of Leonard's lovely, former back-up singers and singer-songwriter-musician in her own right:

"Thanks, Lizzy. . . . I didn't see that Arlene had passed. Will visit and post. Thank you! Julie
. . .
"I'm sorry I haven't been able to do that, Lizzy. . . . have just driven out to the desert for a gig. Working on just my phone, so have not had the chance. Please, if you'd like, post on my behalf that I'm sorry to hear the news. And I will post when I can."

Arlene was well known and highly thought of throughout the Leonard Cohen community.


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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby dari » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:42 am

I read this when it was first posted and I have been at a loss for words.
My condolences to Arlene's family and friends.
I was very sorry and sad to hear this news.

I didn't really know Arlene except that when 2012 concert tour began, I truly enjoyed reading her posts and seeing her videos. At the time I asked her what kind of camera she was using and she was kind and thoughtful enough to send me a private message to tell me. She also said that if I needed anymore help, to just ask. This was very kind and gracious of her, me being a stranger.

I have read through all of the beautiful thoughts and posts about her in the forum and I dearly loved the story about her hiding a camera in her stockings to be able to get it into one of venues.
I wish I had known her better.

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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby sharon.e » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:36 am

Five weeks flew by in a nutshell; quite hard to believe..
As promised, here are the details about Arlene's memorial in Toronto:

When: Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:30 a.m.
Where: Adath Israel Congregation, Jacob Ulrich Hall, 37 Southbourne Avenue, Toronto

It will be followed by a reception nearby, please contact me if you plan on going, I'll email you the details.

I'd like to use this opportunity to thank everyone on behalf of Arlene's family.
Your messages on these pages meant the world to them, far beyond words can describe.

Greetings from Tel Aviv,
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby mutti » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:28 am

Thank you Sharon for the update. Yes it is hard to believe 5 weeks has gone by.
In appreciation for all you and Marie Mazur are doing to honour Arlene's memory.
She won't be forgotten by all of us whose lives she touched.
Thanks again
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:16 pm

Dear Sharon ~

Thank you so much for relaying the overview of Arlene's family's sentiments to us.

Thank you, too, for sharing the information for her memorial in Toronto. I wish I could be there, but it's impossible. My spirit and heart will be in full attendance, and I'm confident that it will be beautiful and loving. Hopefully, someone will take photos that they can share with us afterward.

Thank you from me, too, to both you and Marie for how you took the lead to make fitting memorials from us for Arlene happen.


Love,
Lizzy xxx
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby LEONKA » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:14 pm

It's a huge shock for me,with Arlene I have not met personally, but I had it in high esteem,because it was a great personality of this forum. I appreciated her for her dedication Leonard fan, for her report and photos that are introduced.


Sincere condolences to the family.
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby ladydi » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:03 am

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for sharing with us Arlene's memorial information. I've contacted you via email and as you know, I will be there if it is possible. Heartfelt thanks to you and Marie for gathering us all together to honor her memory. Arlene was an integral part of the forum....her love for Leonard always most important....but a close second was her love and joy in sharing memories with all of us.

I will always hold her in my heart.
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Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

Postby seadove » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:47 am

I am sorry to hear about Arlene. May her soul rest in peace.

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