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Comment Archives: stories: Life Lines

Re: “Obituary: Docie Woodard, 1948-2016

So very sorry to see this. My heart goes out to you, Linda. May it be some comfort to know that your old friends love you think of you still. Docie's kindness and strength were legend in Vermont.

Margaret Grant

Posted by Margaret Grant on 09/26/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Obituary: Alexandra B. Severance, 1946-2016

Alexandra was an inspiring teacher and a great friend. She taught all of us some of the multiple ways we could appreciate people from many different cultures, happily participating in an international community. Some of our male office colleagues (you know who you are!) were a bit slow in appreciating all the wonderful international foods as Alexandra warmed up her lunches in the microwave, but they gradually learned the names of multiple varieties of delicious spices. We will always remember you, Alexandra, with love and appreciation. Martha Warner

Posted by Martha Warner on 09/21/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Obituary: Docie Woodard, 1948-2016

I was deeply saddened to learn just a few hours ago of the death of Docie Woodard. For a few years in the 1980s, Docie and I co-led an effort to help men convicted of battering their partners or wives lay down their violence in behalf of their intimate partners, their children, their relationship and their own humanity. I recall we worked with about 100 men on a group basis during that time, during which I got to know Docie as the marvelous, creative and empathetic professional her friends and colleagues had long known in the Burlington area. In our work, which was important and difficult, Docie had a major impact on all the men present, including me. I learned a lot from her and wrote about our experience in my 2014 book, “To Care Enough.”

I offer my condolences to everyone who knew, cared about and loved Docie. She was a treasure.

Bob Fine

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Posted by Bob Fine on 09/21/2016 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Obituary: Jan N Slusmon, 1947-2016

I knew Jan for a brief time, but the peace & love that he brought to intense situations was remarkable. It made quite an impression on me personally for my service work & work life. It was due to his dedication that I took some action to improve my life on another level. Much peace love & prayers to his family at this time. But know I will be forever grateful for knowing him. May we all carry his spirit with us. Much love Elaine H

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Posted by ElaineH on 09/01/2016 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Obituary: Jan N Slusmon, 1947-2016

I was made a better person by knowing Jan. My gratitude and joy at the many wisdom imparting conversations we had is deep. One day at a time, we change ourselves and thereby change our world. Thank you, Jan, for changing mine.

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Posted by RedDonnaAnn on 09/01/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Obituary: Alexandra B. Severance, 1946-2016

Alexandra added so much joy as well as laughter to our office interactions, making our teacher lunch times fun. I was one of the lucky teachers to be with her and many others who also appreciated her unique style. My wish for her children and all other close relatives and friends is that PEACE will arrive soon, to join their feelings of LOVE.
Martha Warner, teacher friend

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Posted by Martha Warner on 08/25/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Obituary: Julianne Holland

Julianne knew about the poison laced vaccines, HAARP, the dangers of wifi and cell towers before almost anyone I knew. She was brilliant and savvy. She made a video for people in the future who will fight the devastation of cancer. She gave the gift of her experience;her triumphs and mistakes to the world with the latest research and therapies to conquer cancer!

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Posted by Patrice Lopatin on 08/18/2016 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Obituary: Darshana Bolt, 1985-2016

What a beautiful description of this young girl's life. I'm so very sorry for your loss. ❤️

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Posted by Melissa Alexander Gaudreau on 08/17/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Obituary: Ulysses McLean

Rest in peace we will look to the stars where your light shines bright until we meet again shine on

Posted by Kathryn Stokes on 06/11/2016 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Obituary: Priscilla B. Throop, 1946-2016

Alex, I don't know if you will see this but I am so sorry about your mom. I don't know if you remeber me but we were good friends when we were little at EDS. My name is Sarah. I have tried to find you many times and I'm so sorry this is the circumstance. I would love to talk to/see you. Here is my email:

Posted by Bosco Eicke on 06/05/2016 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Benjamin Donald Wood-Lewis

Thank you for sharing Ben's bright, smiling photo and highlights of his life. I'm glad to hear of all the love shared and the awareness raised.

Posted by Katie Kathleen Comerford-joyce on 05/24/2016 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Obituary: Sean 'Binkie' Tyler Stem, 1989-2016

Thank you for being honest while demonstrating love and compassion to Sean and his family and friends. I don't understand opiate addiction, but more than one of my childhood friends has succumbed in recent years and each time, my heart breaks. Keep on fighting the good fight!

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Posted by Margaret Kienzle on 04/04/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Obituary: Sean 'Binkie' Tyler Stem, 1989-2016

Thank you for your courage for writing a beautiful, honest obituary about Sean. I will keep him, your family, and anyone else who may be facing addiction in my prayers.

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Posted by Katie Hodges on 04/04/2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Dr. Alfred “Tuna” Charles Snider

I just heard of Tuna's passing.. Much love and prayers to his family. i remember working with him on the Vermont reggae festival. An awesome man. To this end I must say now looking back. Knowing him helped me along my way to stability, and learning. I was a young man back then on a journey.A little lost. May he now rest in peace.. May God grant Dr. Sniders family peace and comfort.

Posted by Marc Rogers on 03/17/2016 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Douglas Dunbebin

I met Doug through his work at RETN. He was a talented, enthusiastic, helpful, and patient teacher. His kindness made an unforgettable impression on me. His talents will be sorely missed not only in the Burlington community, but beyond. I am so sorry to hear of his sudden passing and may his family, friends, and colleagues be comforted to know that he touched so many lives with his light.

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Posted by Meg Boisseau Allison on 03/11/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Douglas Dunbebin

Dougie Dunbebin was a great teenager and a wonderful adult. He was a few years ahead of me in school, his senior year he was class president. We went to same college. This was a guy who never had a harsh word for anyone! Trina, I haven't seen you or Dougie since college, but I have very good memories of both of you. My condolences and prayers are with you. Deborah Vonheeder

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Posted by AngelDeb on 03/10/2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Douglas Dunbebin

Still cannot fathom this. The world so much needs more people like Doug. I have never known a more kind, gracious, compassionate, talented and humble person. Doug did so much good but never sought attention for his good work. He and Trina will forever remain my role models of what a positive, mutually supportive relationship looks like. xo to Trina and to all who have known Doug and will forever hold him dear.

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Posted by DeeBee on 03/10/2016 at 3:35 AM

Re: “Douglas Dunbebin

Prayers with the Dunbebin family. Doug was truly a great person.

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Posted by Britt Yingling on 03/09/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Douglas Dunbebin

My sincere condolences to his wife Trina and family. Doug was a wonderfully kind human being

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Posted by ronj1955 on 03/09/2016 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Douglas Dunbebin

What sad news. I knew Doug as an admirable city councilor. He did his homework and was a passionate and always civil advocate for causes he thought important. He was a gracious man with a quirky sense of humor and an easy smile. Inadequate as words are at such a time, I offer my condolences to his wife, Trina Magi, and all those who loved him.

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Posted by John Briggs on 03/09/2016 at 4:34 AM

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