We received sad confirmation that our beloved Winnie passed away in RL. Winnie was so funny, warm, and talented, a clever wordsmith, passionate dancer, and loyal friend to all who knew her. We miss her so much. Love you always, Winnie, until we meet again, dance for the Angels. ♥
This was from Jo and Queenie:
We are respecting the privacy of her family and including no names but this is her obituary.
It is with great sadness that the family of (Winnie) of Middlefield, CT, announces that their daughter and beloved wife passed away surrounded by her loving husband and parents on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the age of 49, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born April 12, 1969, she will be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of twenty one years. She will also be forever remembered by her mother and father, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law and her nephew. She will also be held in the hearts of cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. She was predeceased by her mother-in-law, her father-in-law, her maternal grandparents, and paternal grandparents. Born in Meriden, CT, attended Southington High School, graduated from the University of New Hampshire. After completing her masters program she pursued a career as an athletic trainer at a high school. She then began a new career as a physical therapy coordinator in a private orthopedic group. Later, she joined Yale Medicine as a team manager in the one of their revenue departments. She spent her school years as a competitive figure skater, avid skier, hiker, golfer, hockey fan, equestrian and Chesapeake Bay Retriever lover. She lived by the adage of “Have suitcase, will travel.”
Winnie, no one who knew you will ever forget you, Angel that you were in our lives, you dance now amongst the angels in heaven. Rest in peace dearest Winnie,
Queenie and Jo
This was Winnie’s dance bio in SL:
1. What is your history with dance in SL?
I’ve been dancing for about 6 years in SL. I started at Blue Moon doing skits and burlesque and then found my way onto the big stage. I dance regularly at two theaters and do special shows and guest appearances around SL. I also do blog reviews for the two theaters that I am a regular at 🙂
2. What do you enjoy the most about SL dance?
The amazing diversity and imaginative interpretation that every single show bring.
3. What do you enjoy the least about SL dance?
er….lag? Is this a trick question??
4. What has been your best experience in SL dance?
There have been so many…I can’t really pick…I can say that I have met the most wonderful people who are now a part of both of my lives and I treasure those friendships.
5. Out of all the dances you have done, which is your fave?
Lady Gaga Born This Way with Jo Roni and I dressed up in avatars from the Meta Project…we were birds of paradise, but it’s come to be known as the Gaga Chicken Dance of 2015 🙂 I love to make people laugh and that dance is hysterical.
6. What message would you like to leave for your fans?
I hope they enjoy the dances. I dance from a very emotional place, be that silly or sequiny or sad, I hope that they feel what I’m trying to put out over the interwebs…whatever that may be. I don’t have a genre of dance; I’ll do whatever strikes me and I hope that they find that interesting. Either way, I’m damned glad they show up 🙂
7. Anything else you’d like to share?
I have so much fun dancing, it’s a great creative outlet for a peep who lives her RL doing serious, cubicle worthy, speadsheet art. I am so glad that I found this strange universe and that I can do something that makes me happy and doesn’t require the ability to do pivot tables, but actual pivots!