curtisman From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4100 times:
Phyllis was a dear friend - and my special name for Vaporlock was Vapo. I met her on here and we became friends and have hung out a few times at YYZ meets. Vapo will always hold a special place in my heart.
HOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3943 times:
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Wow, I'm very saddened...
I've corresponded with her in the chat room before, she was incredibly sweet and I've never heard her say a mean thing. May she rest in peace, and I want to thank her for bringing so much positivity in the world. It's so difficult to accept that she is no longer with us.
The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3838 times:
I am really sadden to read about this. I knew she was battling cancer for some time. She was such an awesome person who I never met in person but knew her well through joking around here in the forums and we even chatted on the phone a few times. I remember when she mailed me copies of the Toronto Star newspaper with Rush on the front cover. They had performed at the SARS benefit concert in 2004. We had the same taste in music, cars and aviation. She was such an awesome person and I hate that she was taken from us too early in life.
jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2799 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3731 times:
It has been a few years since I have been in regular contact with Phyllis through A.net (she was a well respected and loved "regular" of the chat room). I've always known her as a friendly, energetic, positive, and outgoing person. I've nothing but positive things to say about her. She will definitely be missed by many members of this website including myself. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends, and acquaintances.
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1986 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3685 times:
Oh dear I am so shocked to hear that. I have spoken to her long time ago in the chatroom. She was so lovely, wonderful and cheerful woman. She was so excited to have a chat with us and so help others. She loved to tell us lots of stories such as about her family, her children, her a.net friends they met and aviation as well.
I'm not sure we were told/knew the she was like our mother...
aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
Quoting carmenlu15 (Reply 15): Sad to hear that I do remember her well from way back then... never met her personally but she was always such a nice person here in the forums, so cheerful and lively... May she rest in peace
Thanks for saying the words that I was trying to come up with.
Quote: Life is a bitch sometimes....Smile, laugh, play~~enjoy every moment~~life is too short!!
Let's remember her by that.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3619 times:
I just came back from Sinsheim from a funeral within my family yesterday and promptly get the next bad news. R.I.P. to Phyllis and my condolences to her partner Mr. Spaceman.
This makes it already 5 longtime A.netters who died within the last 12 months.
TupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 27
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3493 times:
Really genuinely saddened to hear this. I always used to enjoy our conversations in the chat room all those years ago and she is a true a.net legend, I'd wondered why I hadn't seen her around on the forums for ages. So sad to hear it was cancer too, I lost my grandmother to cancer in November and it was (and still is) hard to take.
LFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 25, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
Wow. I'm so sad to hear that she's gone. She was definitely a great person to talk to. I do remember talking to her on chat when she came and she and I were facebook friends. It was great talking to you.
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ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 27, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3468 times:
Just saw this on FB this morning and I'm just in tears. Phyllis was a dear, delightful lady. I met her in Toronto a few times. We shared a connection both being from Nothern Ontario and she always called me her Canadian girl. I was supposed to see her again in two weeks when Mr. Harlot and I were going to be in Toronto. I'm so sorry I won't get the chance to see her again.
I know wherever she is she's enjoying looking at float planes and laughing that hearty, contagious laugh of hers...and her "dam fine ass" continues on. I will miss my Northern Ontario girl very much.
I don't think she and Mr. Spaceman have been a couple for a while, but I am sure Chris is feeling her loss too, so hugs to you, Mr. Spaceman.
garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 30, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
Wow...I'm blown over by this bit of news. It seems like the old guard is dying off and that every time I look another member has passed on. I think it'd be awesome if a.net created an "honor flight" page of sorts to memorialize its departed members. We're a long lived community here and when something like this happens that person's contributions to the community should be memorialized in some form other than a simple forum thread that will eventually sink far past the first page.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 32, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3303 times:
What horrible news to wake up to. Phyllis was a wonderful, warm hearted person who everybody cared for and respected. My thoughts and prayers are with her, her family and her friends. Thank you for everything you've done, Phyllis, to make all of us smile, laugh, and feel comfortable here. We miss you terribly.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 33, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3283 times:
Quoting texan (Reply 32): What horrible news to wake up to. Phyllis was a wonderful, warm hearted person who everybody cared for and respected. My thoughts and prayers are with her, her family and her friends. Thank you for everything you've done, Phyllis, to make all of us smile, laugh, and feel comfortable here. We miss you terribly.
You have said everything I was thinking Pat.
I fondly remember her too and LOVED our chats, both in the forums and in the chat box.
I was so excited to see her in the room and strike up a conversation and she always had something funny to say.
RIP Phyllis, fly above the clouds and look down on us!
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
HorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 37, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
I am so shocked to hear this tragic news.
Although I never met Phyllis in person, she was one of the first people on A.net to reach out to me outside of the forums. I remember how wonderful it was to see another lady from Canada on A.net. We used to e-mail back and forth a fair bit, but I'm afraid I haven't spoken with her recently. It was long ago, but I really do hope that she knows how much that meant to me. Airliners.net certainly will not be the same without her. Though we may be shaken by this horrible loss, we can take comfort in knowing that she is now free from all pain and suffering.
dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 45, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2771 times:
Phyllis was a kind and thoughtful person, with a great sense of humor. Her participation here improved the tone of conversation, and her eagerness certainly helped with the epic Olive Oil thread among others.
wukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 46, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 2722 times:
A tribute, not to be cliche:
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. — John Gillespie Magee, Jr
canuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 51, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
I had the honour of meeting Phyllis at a few of the YYZ meets and getting to know her as a friend.
Her enthusiasm for aviation and her infectiously positive outlook on life were contagious.
Phyllis was warm, kind, friendly and generous. She gave great hugs that could make a person feel wonderful. She was modest, yet confident; sensitive, yet brave; passionate, yet unpretentious. Phyllis was a remarkable human being with heart of gold.
I, like any who met her, will miss Phyllis dearly. She was one of our finest.
Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 15
Reply 55, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
My god...I had no idea she had cancer...
I first met Phyllis back in the classic days of A.net, she was one of the few female members at the time and I remember we joked around with her quite a bit. I never expected this. I'm unbelievably saddened by this news!
Cancer is such a horrible thing. So many good people have departed lately....
GulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 58, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
This is heartbreaking. I feel bad because I hardly get to get on here as mush as I did in the past and when I do I don't normally read these forums anymore. She and I had many conversations on here and I am happy for all of them. Rest peacefully, Phyllis. You will always be a part of A.Net!
"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 60, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
I remember nothing but fond memories of her. She was a sweet heart who did not deserve to die. She always had something positive to say about everyone. She had nothing negative to say. Very kind heart warming person. May you RIP Phyllis.
IHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 61, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
I am saddened to hear of Phyllis's passing. I had the great pleasure of meeting her at several of the great YYZ meets from days gone by. Each time I met her I was impressed by what a wonderful caring person she was and a was always left with a smile upon meeting her. Those YYZ meets were some of my favorite memories of my time on this site and Phyllis was a major part of those meets as she made feel at home in the city that is my home away from home
I also wish to pass along condolences to Mr. Spaceman for his loss. I also had the pleasure of meting him at the meets and he was/is one of the most genuinely nice people I have met via this site.
It was mentioned above that many of the old guard of this site are passing away. I have to agree as there several people are no longer with us.... I hate to be to sentimental but there is something reassuring to hope that there is some type of ethereal A.net alumni meet going on in a better place..
Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 63, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1371 times:
I just learned of this some sad news. I'm sorry for bumping this thread but I'm little shocked and wanted to express a word about Vaporlock. She is funny. Not only that but she enjoyed sharing pictures of her on here. Canada lost a great woman! All replies above are wonderful to read..