To all that knew Jo (Meerkat@65) through the forum.
I have today heard from Joanne's partner that his darling Jo sadly passed away on Friday 10 June at 9.30p.m. and I am honoured and personally touched to have been asked (by her) to leave a message of rememberance.
Jo, known to us on the forum as Meerkat@65, was among the first to welcome me to the forum and her thoughtfulness, friendship and support to others whilst battling her own cancer journey was such an inspiration. Virtual friendship on this forum has a special place in my heart and Meerkat was, in my eyes, one of the bravest ladies I have met along the way (there are many of you here). She always had a kind word, a charming wit and great dignity. She will be much missed and I will continue to think of her often and send her family my heartfelt condolences.
I read the news of her peaceful passing having just completed the Race for Life in Watford in memory of my late husband. I hope she would have approved that I now also dedicate my race day to her own brave battle. Thank you for your friendship Jo.