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Sally M. Cairns

August 8, 1934 - October 5, 2012
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Sally Marquis Cairns passed away on October 5, 2012, after a long and courageous fight against Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Her battle has inspired many. She was born in Mineola, New York on August 8, 1934 to V.M. “Don” Marquis, and Helen Roper Marquis. She spent her youth in New York, and moved to San Francisco,Continue Reading

Patti Deptula left a message on October 12, 2012:
Dear Dave, Marta & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I did not know your mom I can tell by all I have read about her that she was a truly exceptional person. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sincerely, Patti Deptula "Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die!" by Mary Frye (1932)
Anthony Di Giacomo left a message on October 11, 2012:
Sally's passing deeply saddens all who had the priviledge to know her. Her community mindedness, selflessness, service to others, and vitality enriched the lives of all with whom she came into contact.
Stephen Felt left a message on October 10, 2012:
Dear Ed,David,Mike,Jane,Marta,Sally,John,and to all the family and friends of Sally, 28 years seems to go by in a blink !! It seems like yesterday that Don and Helen Marquis first introduced me to generations of wonderful persons . One of my fondest memories of Sally was being an invited guest in 2001 for her recognition of the Trailblazer Award. So many officials of the many important persons in attendence.. and all of us humbled in the presence of such a self effacing truly giving individual. Please take with each of you..the fondest memories of share with others as you each walk your own paths through life and create your own memories to share with others. That will be Sally's greatest gift to all of us !! Thanks so much for making me a part of your families lives. With love, Steve
Betty Patterson left a message on October 10, 2012:
Dear Ed, Jane & Family, I am sorry to hear of Sally's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Sally was an extraordinary woman, very sweet and kind, and I loved chatting with her when she would visit me in Planning and Zoning. She would always bring us flowers for Christmas. She was so thoughtful. Take good care. Love, Peace & Prayers, Betty Patterson
Wally kremer left a message on October 9, 2012:
Ed, my symphaty to you and your family on the death of your wife, Sally. I was so happy to read about your church connection. We as christians have a hope to be together forever. God bles you and your family. Great to see you at the reunion. Wally
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Ann & Wayne Hill left a message on October 8, 2012:
Dear Ed and Family, Ann & I would like to thank all of you for sharing Sally with us. Sally was everything that you will read in these memories, and much, much more: A lady with a sense of care, concern, sensitivity and committment to all those with whom she worked. Her love of family and historic preservation (including Chesapeake City) was quite evident and her spirit was delightfully contagious. Our prayers are with You Ed & Family...........Ann & Wayne Hill
Leigh & Skip LeGates left a message on October 8, 2012:
So sorry to hear of Sally's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. We will be eternally grateful for the work she and Ed did for Chesapeake City. Leigh & Skip LeGates
Ray (RJ) Ciesinski and Phoebe Eliopoulos & Alexa & Nicole left a message on October 6, 2012:
We pray for Sally on her next journey and are so grateful she was such a loving familial presence in our lives. Your words of wisdom will not be forgotten. You are now free of Parkinson's and able to travel freely. God bless you always. You have blessed us with your presence, your joy for living, and your fun-loving ways. We will miss you dearly. Love, Ray, Phoebe, Alexa and Nicole Ciesinski
Sue Wilson left a message on October 6, 2012:
Sally was, is and forever will be a very classy lady!
Mart Lukk left a message on October 6, 2012:
What a truly remarkable lady... each and every one of us who was blessed and lucky enough to have had Sally touch our lives sorrowfully marks the passing of a very rare and special friend, while - in the same breath - humbly acknowledging her unique impact with the silent and heartfelt pledge to honor her memory by paying the precious gifts she gave us forward... and, by so doing, keeping her spirit, love, laughter, hope and joy alive and forever present in our own lives, and in the lives of those we love...
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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