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Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:47 pm
by Annemathematics
Maya wrote:I wish she had told us that SHE was the one in hospice. I think sometimes people need to know they matter before they are gone.

I am stunned. Utterly stunned. I have been checking back routinely to see if she was popping in with news or info, and to come here to see this...it's...

Heavy heart.

I agree!

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:53 pm
by Maya
thesibylqueen wrote: Oh -- I had not put it together that it was HERSELF she was ultimately referring to -- not a relative. Oh, now I am very heartbroken -- wish I had been more attentive. So sad. My heart is heavy, too.
She never told us she was the one in hospice, only that she was helping someone else. It wasn't you, although now her decision to not do Halloweens makes so much sense. She loved doing the Halloween fragrances, and knowing that she wasn't going to be able to do that was a bit of a surprise to me. Now, now it's much more clear. It must have been deeply painful to her to know that she would not be around for those.

I have an insane urge to pull out all of the Halloween fragrances I have and put them on. She had so many that were so much fun.

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:56 pm
by Maya
This quote of hers from July 27 is one I randomly clicked to, and it hit me hard (especially because it was the very one I was thinking about. I wonder if she has someone else who will be filling in or if her husband or family will be closing everything down completely.
fabienne wrote:WEll, I guess you saw the notice in the main page. Things just don't turn out as you would like,alas. There have been complications in my caretaker job, and that is just not good. More treatments, surgery done, long road ahead and I have to make a choice. I do think with my heart, and I do have the deepest respect for duty. So, the Star Spangled Summer is halted, and may very well start up again next summer (2017). I have all the recipes and things but...

Also, it kills me to say, that Halloween is probably not going to happen at Possets. Hate the idea of no Halloween but I just can't split myself in half and do two jobs at the same time.

I am using the spare time I have (that is waiting for things to happen in waiting rooms) to work on a barnburner of a Yule Collection,though, and hope that it will happily materialize in November.

It is too bad that this all has to happen but it does and I have to be wise about how I handle it. :hrt:: :hrt:: :hrt::

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:00 pm
by warriortwo
I highly suspect that her illness was in addition to her caretaking duties. She mentioned "complications" and I think her getting sick may have been a part of that.

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:07 pm
by Minh Scent
I am so, so saddened by this news. I was starting to get suspicious when she didn't pop up on the forum for a while. I guess she wanted to hide the information from us, but we would have all been so ready (and grateful) to help her. I guess there was never a sick relative. I fell at such a loss. Much love and sympathy to her family and hugs to all of you. She was only 65. That is was too young to die.

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:01 pm
by warriortwo
Minh Scent wrote:I am so, so saddened by this news. I was starting to get suspicious when she didn't pop up on the forum for a while. I guess she wanted to hide the information from us, but we would have all been so ready (and grateful) to help her. I guess there was never a sick relative. I fell at such a loss. Much love and sympathy to her family and hugs to all of you. She was only 65. That is was too young to die.
I really don't think that is the case. She mentioned complications and something about waiting rooms; the news that she was sick probably came to her while she was caring for her relative. It's not uncommon for severe illnesses to descend quickly; just last month, my mother's seemingly-well friend received a diagnosis of Acute Adult Leukemia, and passed away just a week later. She talked too much about writing her story and making plans for a Yule collection; I suspect it came out of left field.

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:08 pm
by puck_nc
I am so very sad and sorry to hear that she's gone. I'll be pulling out some of my favorite Possets to wear over the next several days, remembering just how much pleasure she gave her customers. Her family and friends will be in my thoughts.

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:31 pm
by forspecial
Just popping in to say, I couldn't believe it when I read the news today. I kept hoping it was a mistake. Really don't know what else to say! I haven't been on here in a while. I just.....ugh, I just don't know. If someone had told me a year ago everything that was going to happen this year, I wouldn't have believed it.

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:43 pm
by deceitfuldescender
My heart is sick with this news. While I have been away from the perfume world because of having had a little one, I always found Fabienne to be a kind and considerate soul who I personally am sad to see gone from this world.

Re: News In 2016

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:48 pm
by hill78
I am so devastated! I haven't been around here much, was waiting while she took care of family. I am so shocked. I will be wearing some of my favorites from her over the next bit in remembrance. It is very hard for me to accept I will never have the joy of a new Fabienne creation.