Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Anne Lewandowski Notch

My big sister died tonight. She fought an unbeatable cancer like a champion. We will all miss her so much. She has been my hero since I was very, very small.

Anne Lewandowski Notch
August 13, 1974 -January 14, 2009

23 comments:

Laura Helferich said...

Tom & Karine -
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Although I've never met Anne, she sounds like an absolutely amazing woman - and probably even a better sister!! Love Laura & Brad

Jeff Loring said...

Tom and Karine,
So sorry for your loss. I know this has been a tough past year and a half and ever tougher past couple weeks. My wifes mom died in November due to cancer. Nothing is easy about this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Jody & Chris said...

Tom and Karine,
I am so sad to read this news. Your family will be in our prayers.
js

Kristin and Peter said...

Tom & Karine,
We are so sorry to hear the news of Anne's passing. She definitely put up a tough fight, and she will certainly be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough, tough time. Love you lots!
Kristin, Peter and Sam

Candace said...

I don't know the words to tell you guys to heal your hearts but just know there is someone watching over you now. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Take care of you guys.

Kristin's Lil Sister,
Candy

Brandy said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. She looks to have been an amazing woman. God bless!

my name is Amanda said...

The photographs of Anne here are beautiful.

Katy had mentioned to me before, how special a person she was. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Hope you are well, and I hope her husband and kids are coping as best they can right now.

Amber said...

Tom and Karine -
What a wonderful sister and sister-in-law Anne was. I have read her own story on Caring Bridge and have admired her love for her family and strength through this fight. You certainly will have an ally from above in Anne. Thinking of you and praying for your entire family. Love, Amber and John

Amy said...

Tom and Karine,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your beloved sister, Anne. She truly is a champion and what a beautiful woman. May God bless you and Anne's husband and children. Much love, Amy and Lukas Peters (Kristin's sister)

Christie Myers said...

Tom & Karine -

You deepest sympathies to you and your family. Anne was my classmate as well as a fellow soccer player back our early days. She was an amazing woman and friend. You should be so proud to call her your sister.

Forver in our hearts,
Christie Kampschneider Myers

Kmk said...

Karine, Tom, & Baby Lew,
I'm so sorry to hear about Anne. I know she was an amazing sister, friend, and Auntie. She will be greatly missed! But I deeply believe that she is at peace...no more cancer or pain. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Thinking and praying for you and your family. With much love,
Katy

J Da said...

Tom, Karine, and Baby Lew,
There is comfort in friendship, hope in prayer, peace in love. You and your family are in my thoughs and prayers.
Jen Dawson

Bonnie said...

All my love to you both. You have written such beautiful things about her Tom, that I cried when I read this post tonight. Anne is lovely, and there will be a sweet ache in our hearts whenever we think of her. As it should be.

Ron Sparkman said...

The Sparkman family in LaCeiba understands your loss. It's never easy to go through an extended illness that makes no sense.

Ron, Mary Anna, Madison & Meagan

Guifarro Family said...

Im sorry for your loss. this is the first time i read yor blog but loosing anyone you love is not easy. Shes not far im sure. We have you in our prayers.GOD bless

Laurie said...

Your poignant pictures said everything. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Live Simply Love Strongly said...

It's so hard to lose a loved one. My heart goes out to you.

Jeff said...

Thomas + Karine,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is no doubt a period in life that is overflowing with emotion. I love you both and eagerly await the posting of baby Lewandowski baby pictures!

Jeff Lorenz

Anonymous said...

Tom and Karine,
I have been following Anne's story through the caringbridge site. Every time I read her posts I was struck by what a strong woman she was. I am very sorry for your loss.

Becky

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that I went to Westside Jr. High & Westside High School with Anne, & she was a an amazing person. She was funny & kind & smart, & had the biggest smile.

I remember the first time I saw her, it was the beginning of Jr. high, & she was in my Spanish class. I really liked talking to her. After some time I developed the biggest crush on her..LOL. She had such a great sense of humor.

I am deeply sorry for your loss, & my sympathy goes out to her family & friends.

Anne was surely one of a kind, & will be missed.

Brad Howard

LeeAnn Ellison said...

You may not remember me...but I remember you from Rockbrook Pool.... I was on the Westside Alumni website and saw Anne's passing. I am so sorry for your loss...my deepest sympathies....

LeeAnn Ellison

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