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Goodbye, Katie

Posted on October 17, 2012 by in News

I want to give my heartfelt condolences to one of our writers on this website, Ava Gaul. Three days ago she lost her wife Katie, to suicide.

As some of our writers have pointed out before, a person’s suicide not only affects those close to them, but entire communities. Despite not knowing Katie at all, when I received the news, I was in shock. It hurts to know that one of our writers (and a good personal friend) is in so much pain right now.

Ava and Katie both loved each other very much. Katie worked hard at her job, keeping a bookstore, so Ava and Katie could take good care of each other. They were married for two years. Ava has told me their years together have been the happiest times of her life.

I hope you will all take a moment of silence, to remember Katie, and to send your best wishes to Ava in this difficult time.

All the best to you, Ava.
Hanners Ellicott-Chatham

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  1. Ava, I’m so sorry to hear. My love and prayers are with you and your family, and I will pray for Katie tonight. If you need anyone else to talk with, Hanners can put you in touch with me.

  2. Woah shit I just saw this. Love and good energy comin your way, Ava. Stay strong.

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