Monday, February 28, 2011
We will miss you, Lynda...
John's note is today's blog...followed by Lynda's appearance (1:45 seconds in) on a video from our 2006 Conference and a 2004 video in which Lynda and her doctor, David Langleben talk about her/their journey with PH.
Last Thursday, my wife, Lynda Bériault passed away quietly during the evening. Lynda was surrounded by all her family and suffered no pain. My son Matthew and I were able to say all we had to before she left and we spent the entire day chatting with her about the wonderful things we did together. Lynda was an accomplished woman to overcame her illness to start the first Quebec PH support group – all on her own. Lynda was also a founding director of PHA Canada and spoke with other PH support groups in Canada, the US and Internationally. She was a champion of PH patients rights, her cherished French language and all those who could not speak for themselves. I know she touched many lives and helped many families during her life as both a teacher and a PH support leader. The stories I will eventually tell all those who are interested, are inspirational and touching, human. She will be greatly missed and I know she is watching over all of her family, friends and the PH community.
Lynda (1 minute 45 sec. in) at PHA's 2006 Conference...
Lynda at PHA's 2004 International Conference with her physician, Dr. David Langleben.