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Some very sad news today .....
Posted by Pearle (moderator) 21 Mar 2019 11:28am

As some of you know, our beloved Tournament Director, DeDe, and player, Duddle, was having some heart issues and was hospitalized. I just learned today that DeDe (Darlene) passed away this morning. I know she had many friends (players and fellow TD’s) and she will be sorely missed. Hosting was the one thing she could put her heart and soul into and would have done it 24/7 if possible. She always did her job with the players foremost in her mind. She wanted EVERYONE to be a winner and loved all of you deeply. We would like to honor Darlene with “IN MEMORY OF … “ tournaments in Gin, Backgammon and Cribbage and all proceeds will be directed to her family in this time of sorrow. Once the tournaments have been set I will update the forum so as many of you players can join us and share some happy memories of Darlene. If anyone would like to make a personal donation, you can do this by sending a contact us asking to donate X amount of tix to the account of DeDe. I am not sure if you all know, but her 99 year old Mum survives her, as does her husband Garry and children and grandchildren, so please keep her family in your prayers.

Posted by GoDiva (moderator) 21 Mar 2019 12:20pm

I am so deeply shocked by this awful news. I have known Dede a very long time and we shared much together. I don't think I have known anyone who loved hosting as much as she did, and that shone through. She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Star (TD) 21 Mar 2019 6:33pm

This is very sad and surprised by the whole thing.. her and I would have alot of talks about our family's and about God.. So I know she will be in heaven and it must be very hard on her mum and her husband so her family will be in my prays!

Posted by Giants (TD) 23 Mar 2019 12:23am

What a sad day indeed. Dede was one of the TD's that was the glue that held tournaments and players together. Her passion and love for the games and the players was an example for all to emulate. She was always willing to step in to help with advice and would go out of her way to help new players learn the 'ropes'. Many of us will miss her dearly.

Posted by Redy (TD) 23 Mar 2019 1:12pm

I am still shocked and saddened but am trying to bear up.

Dede was a wonderful person, and an excellent TD.

We will all miss her terribly.

Shocked and saddened
Posted by MagicGames (VIP) 23 Mar 2019 9:49pm

Dede was just advising me about things to do and where to go in Hawaii and we were emailing about it. I can't believe it happens that quickly. She was always good to chat.
So sorry for the health issues in the family and dede will be missed.
Rest in piece.

De De
Posted by Papaw (VIP) 24 Mar 2019 10:31pm

I hadn’t met her long, told her I loved her, which I did, she was wonderful. Another way to look at this, she had health issues, she is now back with Jesus. I think he’ll take good care of her. Love you Darlene.

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