I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with both of you in this most tragic of times. Wendy will always be a part of my thoughts, working with her at both Amex and Atco was just amazing. The joy and happiness she brought to the office and making everyday a great day to be at work, I also am so greatful to her for understanding how important family is, My first week at Atco my daughter had to get eye surgery and Wendy being the awesome person she is told me you take your baby and be with her and don't you worry about work, and for that I will always be greatful, knowing I had such a terrific boss. Wendy you will always be in my heart.
I hope you are at peace and have everyone who loves you so much with you at this moment.
How fortunate any one of us is to be able to call you 'friend'. To have you as a colleague was an honour - even bunking together and claiming neither of us snores! Your love of working in travel, your appreciation of a job well done and your willingness to share your knowledge awakened with in others a new appreciation for one's own skills. You are an unselfish colleague with a true internal and external customer service spirit. To see you honoured with a bursary being named by ATCO is so exciting - and for this to happen while you are with us - so that you know her legacy will live on - is so special.
To have had an opportunity to turn a workplace colleague relationship into a personal friendship has been such fun. From beginning a tradition of meal-on-wheels for an ill friend alone in a new big city, to sharing Christmas, cat sitting duties (I don't think CJ and Midnight will every figure out the other's scent) and driveway storage for moving vans - our stories were just beginning. In the Owen home we celebrate the short time of our friendship with many happy memories. And we won't lose track of you, either, Greg!
So with a sad heart of seeing a you, Wendy, a good friend, off on a new journey, I celebrate the warm friendship we have enjoyed these past few short years.
God speed Wendy - Safe Journey. Don't forget your promise to give me a sign - if you able. I would really be happy to know you have crossed over safely. I will always remember the story you shared about the sea lion in the bay.
Barbara and Rick