Esther Cohen

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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby UKsylvie » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:44 am

I am deeply sorry to hear the news that Esther Cohen, Leonard's beloved big sister, has passed away. Idid not know her well but, thanks to Dick and Jarkko and various events I did in New York, I met her several times - as charming, vivacious and generous a spirit as you could hope to meet. And that smile! It could light up a room. In fact I saw it do just that in the dark little NYC basement rock club Chez Andre where she came and saw Fred Nicolaus and I sing her brother's songs (and was sweet enough to come up afterwards and warmly compliment us on our performance). She will be sorely missed by so many people, not least Leonard. My sincere condolences for his loss of a sister and so many people's loss of a dear friend.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby imaginary friend » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:45 am

Sad news. Rest gently, Esther.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby Steven » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:13 am

My condolences to Leonard Cohen. May he and others who are most affected by the loss find comfort.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby rike » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:36 am

Heartfelt Condolences!
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby lightning » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:21 am

Named for a biblical queen and heroine of the "Book of Esther," Esther Cohen was a fine daughter of the source of her name. She was a beautiful and gracious lady. My condolences to Leonard and the rest of her family.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby MaryB » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:26 am

Such a terrible loss. My prayers and deepest sympathy to Mr. Cohen, her family and all her many friends. May she rest in peace.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:44 am

Oh, dear... when I saw Esther's full name in the News section, it was with dread that I opened this thread... knowing...
My heart is with Leonard, his children, and grandchildren, as she had to have been a beloved aunt and great aunt... and with all of Esther's other many loved ones and friends... and with you, Dick and Linda. I know the close friendship and bond the three of you forged and shared through to the end.
Seeing Esther on any occasion was like seeing the brightness of a shining star... she always shone with love for Leonard and all of us.
Always happy, always accepting, always graceful. Always generous with her time and conversation. A vibrantly beautiful woman and spirit.
I've only the best, most positive memories of her and am grateful to have known her.
Esther's passing is a huge loss to many.
May you rest in peace, dear Esther.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby lightning » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:02 am

This is a photo of Dick Straub and Esther at Sylvie Simmons' Leonard Cohen concert at Chez Andre in New York City, 4/14/13.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby B4real » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:54 am

I felt her warmth and generosity of spirit from across the other side of the world. May she rest in peace.
To Leonard and all the Cohen family, my very heartfelt condolences and may the memories be a blessing.

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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby basecamp » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:24 am

Sad news indeed.
My sincere condolences to Leonard and family.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby A.Sukitu » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:26 am

Condolences to her family. A beautiful, elegant spirit who loved life and lived it well.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby Wimmer » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:50 pm

So sorry to hear this bad news. My sincerest condolences to Leonard, the rest of their family and all her friends.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:23 pm

Condolences to everyone personally affected by this loss,
Especially to Leonard . A slightly older sister and a great spirit from all i have read .She has been there every day of his life , but now only in memory.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby Gentle Reader » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:13 pm

My condolences to Leonard's family and to everyone who knew Esther. A huge loss, especially for Leonard, my prayers are for the support they all need now.
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Re: Esther Cohen

Postby astranger » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:47 pm

Very sad news. Condolences to Leonard and family.
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