Monday, January 18, 2010

Thank you for your heartfelt comments

Dear Friends and Followers,

I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate all the wonderful comments that have been psoted over the last day or so.

I am keeping the blog up in order for people to continue to share their thoughts and memories of Judi. I also hope to be able to be in touch directly with those of you who I know were close to Judi.

As more than one of you have pointed out, fame and honors were not what motivated Judi to do the work she did, but I know that she would have been gratified to hear what you have to say about her. Thank you.



  1. Hi,

    Marty, Julie and family

    I am shocked and saddened to hear that Judi has died, although she has been in hospice for over a year now. I am also relieved to know that she is at peace. I know you took very loving care of her for many months (and years). I wish each of you peace as you remember her life and move on with yours.

    I knew Judi from a distance, but her work over the years has made a powerful impact on me, personally and professionally. This includes her most recent work as she advocated for the rights of consumers of hospice care. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will always remember her. I'm grateful to have known Judi and to have been a part of this blog.

  2. I am so saddened to hear of Judi's passing, but know this is what she was ready for. May she rest in peace.

    I have been reading Judi's blog for the past year and enjoyed her sharing her experiences with daily life and her passion for reform. My own mother was tended by hospice and it was a wonderful experience for both my mom and me and my siblings. I was so happy for Judi and you, her family, that she was blessed with a loving group of caregivers.

    You did a fine job of loving Judi, Marti, and it was obvious how much she loved you. You are quite an honorable man.

    Julie, she loved you and her grandchildren. I pray that all of you receive the comfort you are in need of.

    Poor Oliver and Gilbert. They must be so confused. But I'm sure they know in their own way that she was needing to leave.

    Please know how many lives Judi touched. I will miss her.

  3. Dear friends,
    Our feelings are with all of you, when we heard that Judi passed away. What a sad message and so many warm memories. For many years Judi was a dear friend and inspiration for users and survivors of mental health care in The Netherlands. We are grateful that she is, and will be part of our history and memory.
    Huub Beijers
    Utrecht - The Netherlands

  4. I came into the field of mental health about 25 yrs. ago, & (hope I have) always held the impact of "On Our Own" in my heart, and in my interactions with the people we serve. It was a revolutionary story. I'm grateful for the powerful effect Judi & her work had on the field of mental health.

  5. I am sorry for your loss.


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