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Another long time Tugger is gone

Elli

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So sorry to hear about Fern's passing. Sincere condolences to her sister and the rest of her family. You will be missed, Fern.
 

Mimi39

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Such sad news. She was a friend and helped me in many ways, since I first joined TUG and she was the "timeshare guru". Rest in peace Fern and Jerry.
 

wilma

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I corresponded with Fern when she wrote her moving blog about taking care of Jerry during his last days. She mentioned that she hoped she wasn't a burden when she died and I suppose she got her wish.:bawl::bawl:
 

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I am so shocked to read this but Fern missed Jerry so much. I knew Fern from the Prodigy days and she made us so welcome in Las Vegas and invited us even to her home. My condolences to her sister.
 

Luanne

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What a shock. Fern was a fixture here and will be missed.
 

slip

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So sorry to hear this. Fern will be missed.
 

falmouth3

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I add my surprise and sadness to those sentiments already expressed. Fern had good advice and was so willing to share. This community will miss her. Condolences to her family.
 

SueDonJ

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I corresponded with Fern when she wrote her moving blog about taking care of Jerry during his last days. She mentioned that she hoped she wasn't a burden when she died and I suppose she got her wish.:bawl::bawl:

This is a nice sentiment. :)

With that blog Fern managed to make her and Jerry "real" for us in a way that doesn't always happen with online communication. Others have mentioned the phenomenon of feeling real connections to people you've only met in cyberspace - Fern was definitely one of those connections as evidenced by the very real sadness displayed here. I'm sure more than a few of us woke up this morning with Fern on our minds.
 

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Just yesterday I read a post by fern from the day before.

Life surely can be taken away in a flash.............

Rest in Peace "TUG Girl"
 

jayn

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RIP

My condolences to the family. Thank you Fern for all the timesharing help over the years. Thank you to all the TUG volunteers.
 

BevL

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This one takes my breath away.

I remember fondly the Sunday night chats and how much I learned from her, not only about timesharing but other more personal things as well.
 

heathpack

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Sad news indeed. :(
 

LynnW

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Thanks for posting this Pat. It is such a shock, We met Fern on the first Tug cruise and even stayed with she and Jerry one night on our way through LV. I know how much she missed Jerry. He was a great guy and I still remember our last visit with him when he was in the hospital. We had dinner every time we passed through and like Pat our last visit was dinner with she and her sister in Oct. She will be missed.

Lynn
 

alwysonvac

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Sad to hear. Thanks for sharing.
 

jlp879

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I never had the pleasure of meeting Fern in real life but I felt I knew her because she put so much of herself into her posts, especially when Jerry was dying. It was evident from reading her touching posts about him that they were truly soulmates. I corresponded with her after his death and from her found the courage to walk away from a bad marriage.

I think Fern was one of the wisest women I've never met. And to think I joined TUG to learn about timeshares!
 

dioxide45

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Very sad news indeed. Perhaps TUG Lounge should be renamed to Fern's Cafe for a day?
 

Sugarcubesea

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I'm still relatively new here but I'm going to miss Fern as well. She was just helping me a few days ago with my upcoming trip to NOLA. Fern you will be missed. Godspeed
 

kpitch

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We had the pleasure of knowing Fern and Jerry quite well, visiting them often while in Vegas even staying in their casita. Jerry loved to cook for us, make Long Island Iced Teas and show us his Channel 99 interviews. Fern called us last summer when she heard a tornado had hit our town in Michigan, she was so thoughtful. We are stunned by the news and it does not seem possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with her sister Irene, who must be in a state of shock.

She organized the TUG Sunday Night Chat that united so many of us early Tuggers. Her timesharing insight was so helpful to many. We are honored to have been her friends.

Rest in peace Fern.

Kathy
 

Bill4728

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Fern

You will always be my Timeshare GURU!!

I'll miss you
 

moonstone

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So saddened to read about Fern. Like others I feel as if I have come to "know" people on the forums. I found her information on the Las Vegas area very helpful for our trip the other year.
Reunited with Jerry, RIP Fern!

~Diane
 
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