To all of Paula's Family
We are very very sad to hear last night of the passing of Paula. I remembered Paula when she lived with the Ratcliffe family, Aunt Stephanie and John, for a year during high school. I hope all will remember her laugh, her kindness and strength.
I've been spending the last weeks thinking of the good times and adventures spent with John and Paula. Her time with us is over but the memories and good works live on.
Best wishes and sympathies to all in her family.
A few years ago, while looking for hometown folks from Eastport, I came upon Paula Peterson. Having been a good friend of Jimmy Peterson in the 1960's, I wrote to her. Sure enough, she was Jimmy's daughter. What followed were years of correspondence about family, faith, church, and her love of God. Sadly, I felt this day would sometime come, but hoped it never would. Paula wrote to me of her love for her mother Dora. The great effort Paula made in caring for her mother was one of the most moving stories I've heard. She was loved and will be missed by so many. While we did not have an opportunity to meet in "real time", we got to know each other quite well. I will miss her letters, her stories, and her indefatigable hope and love for her family, for the planet, and for humanity. If there is anything that can be taken from her passing, it is the knowledge that there is another angel in heaven to watch lovingly over all of us.
We will miss you very much .. Always will be there in our hearts ❤️
John, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Now and always.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
My dear Paula, who genuinely loved life and her family, always helping everyone in her friendships, family and in her work environment. From the very beginning of her life, Paula has always expressed an enormous desire to make things right, whether it was inequality issues, environmental issues, disturbing political business, family concerns, and much more than I can name at this writing. Paula always wanted the world to be a better place.
We go back in time, 52 years ago, when my boyfriend and I (now husband) brought her home from the hospital when she was born. In all the years that followed, we had a bond such as one has with a daughter. There would be pages and pages of stories to tell of all the things we’ve done together throughout the years. One chapter in our history together was that in her early high school years, she lived with us for over a year. Paula and I always talked about the inner network of our family, trying to make sense out of it all. She was as much a part of my family life as my own family. She had some kind of sense of tuning into one’s inner being. She had a good pulse on all of us, and she made herself available whenever it was necessary to help out in whatever way she could.
An angel is generally a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies. In Abrahamic religions, angels are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God or Heaven and humanity. She sounded like an angel to me.
I am honored to have had her in my life!
How can we forget her big smile and her laughter!
Forever and ever, the sun will shine over you.
I am so sorry John...my heart goes out to you and your family
John and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and the kids. You'll be in my thoughts.
Paula was an angel on earth and will be missed by many.
So sorry to hear your loss, John. My deepest condolences to you and family.
I am heartbroken for you and your family, John. I wish you all peace and comfort in this sorrowful time. You'll be in my thoughts.
John, My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and family ~ Keith
I am so sorry for your loss, John. You and your family are in my prayers.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.