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BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
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From: Southern California
Posted: 2010-09-22 10:38 pm   Permalink

e ho omaha me ka maluhia

rest in peace kate!!

[ This Message was edited by: BigToe 2010-09-22 22:40 ]


 
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Leaky_tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2010
Posts: 4
Posted: 2010-09-22 10:42 pm   Permalink

Wow! I just saw this thread and am speechless. I've been away from TC for a long time due to work and other obligations and didn't know Kate was sick. While we didn't know Kate well, we did know her and we are deeply saddened to hear of her passing. This is such a sobering reminder of how precious life really is. If you have a special someone in your life, let them know just how much they mean to you while you still can. RIP Kate!

 
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tikithomas08
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Joined: Apr 10, 2007
Posts: 528
From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2010-09-22 11:06 pm   Permalink

what a bummer. RIP Kate



 
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-09-22 11:09 pm   Permalink

It's so touching to see how much Kate meant to so many people. I was very lucky and feel very honored that I was able to visit her and help her out and to get to know her so well.

The San Diego tiki chops meant so much to Kate. She was so proud to have been to them all.

Kate used to talk to me about different people from TC, and how she thought that they were just acquaintances. Over the last year, between all the cards, the posts here and the visits, she really realized how much she was loved.


Sorry these are sideways.



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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-09-22 11:34 pm   Permalink

I didn't ever have a chance to meet you Kate, but you must have been quite a special person, judging from all the love being shown here. My prayers and thoughts go out to Kate's friends and family.
Chub


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6295
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-09-22 11:45 pm   Permalink

Kate, You will be remembered, Missed & Celebrated!

 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2010-09-23 12:02 am   Permalink

Ah Fuck!

Kate!
See you in (if i make it) Heaven.


 
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Molokai Mike
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Joined: Jun 26, 2003
Posts: 507
From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2010-09-23 12:10 am   Permalink

Our moments were few but fun! Rest in peace, Kate!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6920
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-09-23 12:18 am   Permalink

Here you go Mieko.



Boris and I visited with her on Tuesday and had the pleasure of meeting her Dad, brother, and her sister Susan. Kate was pretty weak, and because of the drugs couldn't really speak or keep her eyes open for long. She said something, but it was too hard to hear her well, and it sounded like she said "Not sure", and tried to repeat it a couple of times. We couldn't figure out which question or statement she was responding to. It wasn't until later that night when I was home I realized she was saying "Nice shirt" because she recognized I was wearing the Hawaiian shirt she gave to me at the shirt swap at Tiki Oasis a couple of years ago. She had picked it out for me at Oasis from those she had brought with her, she held it up and said "This will look good on you", and shoved it into my hands. It's always been my favorite Hawaiian shirt.

What a great and kind spirited lady. I'll miss her very much.


 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2710
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-09-23 12:44 am   Permalink

I was at Kirby's when I got the news, and he said "This is probably the first loss of an active TC member"....
Looking at all the pictures now, it really hits home...
Kate, thanx for the passion and contributions you brought to this community.
The mark you left here is indelible, and I'm glad to have had the pleasure of knowing you.
Aloha Oe' Tiki Kate.


 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2010-09-23 04:00 am   Permalink

I just heard this news. My condolences to her family and everyone that had the pleasure to know her. She was a great person and tikiphile!

 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2010-09-23 05:04 am   Permalink

That's very sad. I feel bad, even if I have never met you, but heard a lot of good things about you.
you'll be missed a lot.



 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2965
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2010-09-23 06:07 am   Permalink

R.I.P.

j$


 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2010-09-23 06:09 am   Permalink

My sincerest condolences to Kate's family and friends here. You're in my thoughts.

Chris
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2010-09-23 06:51 am   Permalink

I wish I'd gotten to meet you, Kate. My condolences to all who did.

 
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