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Monday, February 10, 2014

Emalia


Emalia passed away this morning at home in Paia with JB and her mom by her side. She got to say a sweet goodbye to Kahala before he went to school. Just after JB returned home, her breathing slowed and then stopped. JB said it was as peaceful as he could imagine and she was smiling in her last moments.  As it has been since the beginning of this journey, the love and support from all of you has been amazing. Thank you.

57 comments:

  1. Love you, sweet girl. We will see you soon.

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  2. Em, Your beautiful smile and beautiful spirit will be with us forever. We love you dearly.
    The Quisenberry Ohana

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  3. Love you Em!!! You will be missed!!! ~Ashdown Ohana

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  4. Emalia passed like she lived her whole life, with unparalleled beauty, fierce courage and tremendous grace. Sending so much love...

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  5. Ally Mattox FreelandFebruary 10, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    love to the entire 'ohana, we love you so much Em

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  6. A tribute to you, Emalia. You are forever in our hearts. Cancer may have taken you away from us too soon, but your beauty, elegance, and your ever present smile will stay with us always ~ Fyfe, Andy, Connor, Zoe. This tribute is from Zoe: http://youtu.be/yMqEUURrW2Y

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    1. What a wonderful tribute. That smile of hers...priceless!

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  7. I am so sad that your beautiful smiling face has left us, but I am thankful you are at peace. I will remember you always, even though I only knew you a short time. My thoughts are with your amazing family. Until we meet again Em. -Hallie Colorado and family

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  8. I feel so honored to have shared some laughter with Em in this lifetime. From the moment we met as kids, I knew she was a kind soul. She was the kindest soul I ever knew. Sending your family much love... Thank you for giving us Em. She was a gift to all who knew her.
    Laura (Daily) Strickland

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  9. I am in awe of a life lived with grace and peace and joy. Heartbroken for the whole ohana, near and far and all who loved and were inspired by her kindness and laughter and spirit. I know you have many angels guiding you home, sweet Emalia.
    Sam Salenger

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  10. Emalia is one of those people who stay with you always. I never, NEVER! saw her without a smile, when we were in school. I've gone through 44 years so far on this earth, and I have met few lights to equal hers. ~Melissa Krueger Glynn

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  11. Our hearts are broken today. We love you Emalia. You brought so much to all who knew you.
    You are deeply loved. Aloha, Sally

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  12. The energy and love that Emalia shared with all will be missed! As I awoken on the East End of Molokai after a weekend of wild rain, a morning sunrise of a calm, a brilliant path of gold was on the water as the sun rose over Kahakuloa. A Blessing for Em!!!!Love you girl!

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  13. Maui will remain forever touched by your warmth and light.

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  14. A bright star has just gone out. Blessings to her on her new journey.

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  15. Golden Emalia. To know her was to love her. Thank you for being in our lives.

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  16. So much love and light to JB and family. Although we are so utterly heartbroken, Emalia is on a new adventure, but will always be close to those she loves, and we will hold a space for her in our heart. ~Emma and Brook

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  17. We are very sorry for your loss, much aloha from the Wasson family.
    Cort

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  18. I will always remember that contagious smile. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family!
    Mele

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  19. A hui ho Em ... and much love to JB and Kahala. Sending some rainbows from the garden 'isle.

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  20. JB, Kahalakea and family... We send you all our love. You are in our thoughts constantly. Emalia continues to spread her love over you and the rest of us who have been lucky enough to have her in our lives. xxxxx Zoe Tiare and Kaena xxxxx

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  21. Em is now with the angels. Filled with grace and love for all. My heart is heavy for my dear friend Brooke, JB, Kahala, her family and endless friends . Adore you our new angel. TuTu Deeds

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  22. A very special lady who's leaving a lasting legacy of charm, wisdom and love. She'll be missed, but we're all better having had the opportunity to call her a friend. The Brown Ohana, including Brooke, epitomize what the Hawaiian culture is all about. JB and Kahala complemented her like no others could. Aloha Em.

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  23. Emalia you will be greatly missed by me. You truly are the greatest person I have ever met with your warm smile, positive outlook on life and contagious personality. I feel blessed for knowing you and you have made me a better person. Your spirit will never be forgotten by me. Love to you and your family.

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  24. Love to all of Em's family. I never know what to say at times like this. Very sad. Love to you all! She will be missed.

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  25. It was an honor to have known and had the chance to share some laughs and stories with Emalia -- an absolute bright, shining light of a person. She'll be greatly missed.

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  26. JB, Kahala, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Em was beloved by all, but mostly by you. Take care of one another. Love, Madrelle and Brad

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  27. Emalia, Kind beautiful and full of grace. Even before I knew you, there was a buzz about you from people who did. The last time I saw you, we were at the Wailuku playgroup. You with Kahala, and me with Hi'ipoi. You were a very special person, full of light. I feel truly blessed to have known you. Love to you sweet Em, and to JB, Kahala, your mom, dad, brother and ohana. This world will miss you.

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  28. Em had as bright and fantastic a smile as anyone could have imagined. She be remembered with much joy. Love James, Lia and Noa

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  29. Love to all of you. The world is a little less bright without her in it.
    Love and Aloha,
    Kelly and The Furtado Ohana

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  30. You will be missed. You made the world a better place. Thanks for making our lives better and brighter.
    Love,
    Matt, Maggie, & Drew

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  31. We could never have asked for a more beautiful, loving daughter in law, an incredible wife for our son, an awesome mom to their beautiful son. She smiled through every step of her battle, always more concerned about everyone else.
    Today she became a butterfly, so honor every butterfly you see.

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  32. You're in the arms of angels now dear Em. May you, and your ohana, find some comfort there. Out hearts are heavy for those who must carry on. But you left such an amazing legacy for all. Aloha ka kou and a hui ho dear one. Barc and Debbie and our entire ohana

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  33. Whenever I imagined the most perfect women on the planet ..... I thought of you EM....

    Aloha

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  34. The world will miss you Emalia. Your kind nature and never ending smiles inspired so many. Sending love...

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  35. "I made a kite for you, so you would look up." Dear Em, thank you for being a bright, positive, beautiful kite in so many of our lives.

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  36. "To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Big Love to you all from Sarah Bott & Kelly Ray Mulholland

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  37. As I drove home last night, I saw one of the longest, brightest, shooting stars stream across the sky above Haleakala. I thought of Em and made a wish for her family & friends to find peace with such a tragic loss. She will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her. Much Aloha from Terry (Raikes) & Marc Emde

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  38. Aloha Emalia~
    Thank you for always sharing your beautiful smile, gracious heart, and generously leaving us with the abundance wonderful memories and positivity! You showed by example, every day, what it means to live in love. While you will be missed, the positive impact of your life and legacy will continue its butterfly effect ensuring your spirit will remain with us forever. We are grateful to have had the privilege of sharing your journey... Chantal Dugied Lonergan and Family

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  39. Em -
    My heart is heavy knowing you are no longer with us. At the same time I am so grateful for the gift of your friendship and knowing that you are free. You are beautiful in every way...until we meet again!

    Kerry Bradley Sylvester and family

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  40. Our hearts are so sad at the passing of this beautiful young woman who was the epitome of grace and love. Her smile was always there and her love for her family was so profound. This loss is almost incalculable because of the loved ones she has left behind. She will always be in their hearts and her imprint on the world around will always be there. Her journey has taken a turn and it will leave much love in its path always. Charlie Guard and family

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  41. Diane & Jacky Dugied and familyFebruary 11, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Em,
    To have known you is to have loved you for your kindness, the respect you showered on all those who were fortunate to have contact with you and always with one of the most beautiful smiles we've ever seen. The impact of your life is far more reaching than you ever knew in this life. May you rest in peace and keep watch over JB, your precious son and your dear family. Aloha dear heart

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  42. Emalia, I never had the chance to meet you in person, but I know from your loving mother, my classmate at Punahou, that you are special. You touched everyone around you with your love and smiles. Love to you, your Mom, JB, and Kahala. Find peace. Love, Kenny

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  43. We will miss you dearly and pray for your family. Thank you for sharing your life with us!
    Kelly, Ariel, & Skeeter

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  44. So honored to have been able to call you our 'sister' and auntie, we will miss your infectious smile and your sweet pure soul. Your spirit will live on inside our hearts forever. Until we meet again sweet Em,
    Billy, Lisa & Savanna

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  45. JB, Kahala and family, I am so Sad for your loss. Em was such an amazing women. My prayers go out to you.
    Susan (Summer) Ramos

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  46. Thank you Emalia for bringing such light and warmth to everyone you met. Thank you for welcoming me so kindly when I first moved here. I will never forget your warm smile and warm soul. Such a beautiful person inside and out. Makes people want to aspire to the love that you hold in your heart. We will always remember your beauty and warmth. Love and peace to your family.

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  47. May love and light surround you all as you carry on . The pain of loss will one day turn into the sweetness of memories.
    A hui hou, Emalia....It was many years ago, but, I always enjoyed being in a boat with you and feeling your positive vibe. You made the world a better place.

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  48. Emalia, What a joy you have been to the Worley family for over 30 years ...when Becky brought you into our lives. I never tired of listening to you, as your way of looking at all of life was so wonderful, always upbeat and unique. The flower you wore in your hair made you even more enchanting and adorable. Words cannot describe the sadness in your Ohana. Our hearts ache for your family.

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  49. Remember cancer can take our physical body but can never ever take our soul,our spirit or our memories we leave behind with our loved ones .Cherish your memories ,hold onto her Love and Em will be with you forever .
    Sarah

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  50. JB, Kahala and family, we are SO very sad to hear of Emalia's passing. The world has lost such a beautiful soul. Emalia will forever live in our hearts. God Bless you all....you are in our thoughts and prayers daily.

    With love, Dolores, Lori, Alisa and Teryn

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  51. Once upon a time, long ago (47 years ago) my beautiful mommy's spirit was born an Earthangel on Feb. 10. A fatal illness would take her back home to Heaven, leaving my devastated 34 yr.old daddy the task to raise me and 4 other young sibblings without the "Love of his life and our "real family jewel". As daddy's girl, I could here his tears in the darkness of the next room. Ohana, strangers and "God's precious angels were there for us and the horrific trama and healing needed for the rest of the journey. This was PIVOTAL for me and my family. You all will make the difference for dear JB and ohana. 20 yrs. later, my next door neighbor a young girl(same age as me when I lost mommy ,lost her mommy and daddy suddenly. I raised her as my own, and knew what she needed for the healing journey. Love and Light inside of each of us is for "the giving." Today and everyday, WE are all connected spirit. Although I was a volunteer in Cancer Treatment Center, at Alta Bates Berkeley, Ca. I never came to meet EM. God's calling, brought me to her via a mutual friend @ year ago online and I tried to get prayer chain started here in Maui, called out to do a fundraiser at Mama's that never transpired, and friended dear Jb to be yet another encouraging soul for His journey. This love will Go on, but I pray we will look in on the loved ones left behind, and do some small significant part to lift them up on the days hardest to endure. Everyone says I have my mom's smile. I feel EM's spirit and contagious smile and spirit Shining so strong. God's comfort and mercy be with you all in the knowing, she Is with you for all time. jmauiangel

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  52. Dearest Brooke and lovely family of Emalia - My heart weeps for your loss. Em sounds like a beautiful spirit, and I know she will be greatly missed by all of you. Brook, I am thinking of you and wish I could stretch my arms all they way across the water to hug and hold you … Much love, Barbara Adamich

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  53. Em. You have shone light, brought laughter, been the most stellar and fun of friends, touched so many, adored your ohana, been brave beyond imagining, and touched and taught us all. We love you and think of you and jb and kahalakea everyday. Meh paki n keiki

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