Memorial for jrtpup

Below is a message from our dear, departed jrtpup's daughter, Hilary

Hi friends of mom's!

We are much delayed in coming together locally to honor and celebrate my mother's life, but we have now been able to make arrangements to do so and hope you can, too!

We will be having memorial service for mom at the UUFN in Newark, DE, on June 21, 2014, 11:00 am EST, with a small reception on site afterwards.

All who would like to attend are welcome!

If you are unable to attend, but would like us to speak a few words of remembrance regarding mom on your behalf, please feel free to email your sentiments to Emily (TuDiabetes Community Manager) at, or you may snail mail them to the house (please request address from Emily, if you do not have it). Likewise, if there are photos or anything you might want to have shared during the memorial and/or reception, please send them along.

For those of you who would like to send any monetary contributions, or flowers, we ask that you instead please donate to mom's Diabetes Hands Foundation fundraiser page - - and even if not, feel free to check it out; this is her own fundraiser page and DHF story!

UUFN's info is as follows;

420 Willa Road
Newark, Delaware 19711

If you need any other information from me, please feel free to reach out.

I still look at her photo and can't believe she is gone. What an amazing human being!

She put a lot of energy into tuD and made it a better and more useful place. Thanks pup.

Realized how much I'm missing Barbara today.

I'm leaving in a few minutes to drive up for this service. I'll try and write a few words here when I return. It breaks my heart to have lost a dear friend, but I also know that in some way she is there smiling down on us.

Thanks Brian. Do let us in on what you observed and felt.....xx000

I published a blog post about the service. Please feel free to comment on the post.