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Earthmotherimnot passed away peacefully in her sleep today.

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DaughterOfEmin Wed 04-Sep-13 05:55:28

I am not sure if this is the right place for this but my mum (EMIN) had asked us to keep her mumsnet friends updated on her cancer battle.

I have already posted on the 'cancer' thread but wanted to make sure I had done what she wanted.

Mum - wife, mother of three, foster mother to over 80 children and grandmother of one - passed away peacefully in her sleep at 2:50 this morning. We were all with her, holding her hand and telling her we loved her.

Yesterday all of her family came to visit and they spent time with her, each of them getting their private time to talk to her and just be there with her and for her.

All she had ever wanted was to be at home with her family around her and she got exactly what she wanted. She will be missed so very much and we are devastated that she was taken so early.

She loved to read threads on fostering as babies were her life. She lurked a fair bit and would just offer words of guidance, comfort or encouragement where she felt she could help. In later months as she fought cancer she concentrated more on the cancer thread and I know it gave her some comfort.

She would have been 60 in October and we are devastated she never got to have her big family party but we get some comfort from the fact that all of her loved ones were with her yesterday.

I don't know how many people she communicated with outside of the boards or if any crossedover to real life but if anyone is interested in coming to the funeral once it is arranged then by all means drop me a private message and I can pass on the details.

TanteRose Wed 04-Sep-13 05:58:46

oh I am so so sorry for your loss sad sad

I read some of your mum's posts on Mumsnet and she was truly a wonderful, warm and giving person

my deepest condolences to you and you family

echt Wed 04-Sep-13 06:01:44

So sorry for your loss, DOE. I saw Emins last thread so knew time was short for her. I didn't know her other threads and posts, but was struck by her composure facing the end. I hope the kind suggestions about her funeral songs, made by the many who knew her better will be a comfort to you.

My condolences to you and your family.

RoadToTuapeka Wed 04-Sep-13 06:01:52

I am so sorry for your family's loss, I actually remember her nickname (one of the few I do as is quite a cool one!) And her posts were thoughtful. Sending kind thoughts to you from me.

Timepasses Wed 04-Sep-13 06:02:16

What an amazing lady. RIP

evelynj Wed 04-Sep-13 06:03:55

So sorry for your loss & what a wonderful lady. Sounds like she had a rich and happy life x

insanityscratching Wed 04-Sep-13 06:03:56

So sad to read this sad your Mum's posts were always so knowledgeable and supportive.
Thinking of you all.

MikeTheShite Wed 04-Sep-13 06:10:01

So sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady.
Thoughts are with you and your family

thefemaleJoshLyman Wed 04-Sep-13 06:12:19

I am so sorry for your loss. I read some of your mum's fostering posts and she was a real inspiration.

Levantine Wed 04-Sep-13 06:17:53

I'm so sorry. Your mum always sounded so warm and loving in her posts on here.

marriednotdead Wed 04-Sep-13 06:21:13

So sorry to read that your time with your lovely mum has been ended so soon sad

She leaves a wonderful legacy as you have been as kind as she was, even at this devastating time, in keeping us updated.

Whenever I read her posts, I was struck by her warmth and the gift of giving from the heart, both to her own family and to those in need of one.

If mumsnet is not usually a place you're found in, I hope you feel able to accept comfort and support here. Your mum always gave as much of that as she could, and was able to draw on it when needed. It may turn out to be yet another gift from her to you flowers

lovesmileandlaugh Wed 04-Sep-13 06:21:20

Oh I am so so sorry, this news has made me cry this morning. I didn't know your Mum, but her fostering stories took us into our fostering journey, and through any doubts. Through my tears, I am looking at my tiny newborn foster baby in the cot next to me. Thank you EMIN from both of us and wishing your amazing family so much love xxx

AFingerofFudge Wed 04-Sep-13 06:32:50

Thank you so much for letting us know even in your grief. She was a shining example of the good of Mumsnet as she selflessly gave so much. I'm so sorry for your loss.

chimchar Wed 04-Sep-13 06:39:38

I'm so very sorry to read about your Mum.
Be kind to yourself. x

Littlefish Wed 04-Sep-13 06:40:45

I never posted on your mum's threads, but often read them. I, as others were, was in awe of her incredible love, patience, compassion and humour in the face of some difficult situations with her foster children. I'm so sorry to hear of her death. Your message reminds us all of the incredible mark she has left on the lives of so many people. I will be thinking of you and your family and friends.

FadBook Wed 04-Sep-13 06:41:11

Sad news. I hope you and your family find peace in knowing your mum was an inspiration to many on the site.

Rest in peace Earthmotherimnot envy

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Wed 04-Sep-13 06:41:12

I'm so sorry
I remember earth mother from the fostering boards and was always so blown away by her incredible dedication to the children she looked after. She will be remembered with love by so many.
Best wishes xxxxx

Allthingspretty Wed 04-Sep-13 06:45:46

I am so sorry for your loss

livinginwonderland Wed 04-Sep-13 06:47:40

Oh, I'm sorry for your loss sad

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Wed 04-Sep-13 06:48:46

Condolences from me too.

Rosa Wed 04-Sep-13 06:48:47

How very sad for you all. She sounds a really wonderful person .

TheWomanWhoMisplacedHerHusband Wed 04-Sep-13 06:49:35


MelodyBaker Wed 04-Sep-13 06:50:54

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Portofino Wed 04-Sep-13 06:54:10

So, so sorry. RIP emin. sad

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 04-Sep-13 06:54:21

I am so sorry. I admired her so much for her fostering work.

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