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Tamsin (Taz) gone :-(

 


Merkur  (D 27990)

May 27, 2006, 7:37 AM
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As the incidents forum isn't supposed to express your feelings:

Taz died yesterday due to a midair collission at Skydive Empuria, Spain. Info in the incident forum and here:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/...,3-2199565_1,00.html
Pics here:
http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread

This is a terrible loss!

Condolences to her boyfriend, family and friends.

M.


(This post was edited by Merkur on May 27, 2006, 7:58 AM)


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May 27, 2006, 7:46 AM
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My condolences to her family and friends.

FYI - to avoid confusion. This is not Taya who posts as "Taz" to these forums. See the link above.


ACMESkydiver  (B License)

May 28, 2006, 12:41 AM
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My condolences to friends and family. Unsure


philh  (D License)

May 28, 2006, 2:09 AM
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I just heard the news about Taz. I am in shock. She was such a wonderful person, always smiling and full of joy. We will miss her so much. My thoughts are with her family and Gav,remember she lived more in 32 years than most would do in 132 years.


Merkur  (D 27990)

May 28, 2006, 2:30 PM
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Memorial site:
http://www.crwdiva.org/taz-memorial/index.html


ladyskydiver

May 28, 2006, 3:21 PM
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My deepest condolences to family and friends.


twibbles  (C 104292)

May 28, 2006, 5:02 PM
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Oh no.... My condolences to her friends and family.

Eugene


DZJ  (A 104861)

May 28, 2006, 5:28 PM
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Taz jumped at my home DZ. I spoke to her only a few times - she once accused me of lurking at a CReWdog birthday party.

I am stunned by this tragic news and send my heartfelt sympathies to the family and all who knew her better than I.


C00KIE  (C License)

May 29, 2006, 4:51 AM
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Just a thought I wanted to share:

The day we lost Taz I was at Empuria and I phoned a mutual friend of ours to make sure that she knew. She said something that really rang-true to me and helped me understand what happened; she said, that someone like Taz, with SO much energy, having achieved SO MUCH in her life; she was always bouncing around, always up to something new; she was so funny! And my friend said, that it is almost as if Taz somehow knew that her life would be short.

She lived it very well.

Last year I was sick, diagnosed with a kind of pre-cancer. No one from the skydiving community knew except the friend above. Because she lives in the US, she contacted Taz, who lives in the UK as I do, when she found out and in turn, Taz contacted me. She kept in touch, she kept me going, she was really exceptionally kind; offering to come to the hospital, offering every and any service that she could. When you are sick, you learn a lot about people, especially 'friends' - some choose to ignore what is going on, some are in outright denial, and then a very rare few fall over themselves to be supportive. This was Taz. And she never did it for thanks, or for glory. It was acts like this that really truly kept me alive. Helped me fight.

I left hospital 3 months ago. I was at Empuria, back jumping for the very first time in 8 months. When I saw her there I couldn't believe my luck and I got a chance to thank her, and got myself a big hug in exchange!

It's utterly mind-blowing now to realise that she's gone. I have an awful lot of regard for all her friends who were at Empuria when she passed away; they showed great courage, respect and an incredible calm. Taz really was a poppet, and this made it so much harder.

I heard they scattered roses in the sea.

For myself, I'm just so glad that I was given the opportunity to thank her for everything that she did for me, before she left. And I'm incredibly honoured to have had my life touched by her.

In the words of another good friend "if there are such a thing as Angels, you can bet that she's with them"

Love and Hugs to Taz's family and Taz's friends. I hope you can celebrate her life without too much pain, too much sorrow. She will live in the hearts of many - she IS a great lass!


ImGunnaJump  (A 37948)

May 29, 2006, 6:03 AM
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I did not know Tamsin...but I would have like to.

After looking at all her pictures and seeing her sweet face smiling back, and reading all her friends expressions of joy for her easy laugh and kind heart, I wish I could have counted her among friends.

For her friends, and especially her family..you have my deepest sympathies.


(This post was edited by ImGunnaJump on May 29, 2006, 10:10 AM)


krkeenan  (C 7860)

May 29, 2006, 8:26 AM
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In reply to:
...it is almost as if Taz somehow knew that her life would be short.

She lived it very well.

Thank you for that thought. I think Taz packed far more into her short time here than many fit into a much longer lifetime. She was a wonderful girl and such a talented skydiver.

Kevin


Vallerina  (C License)

May 29, 2006, 6:23 PM
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FrownFrownFrownFrownFrownFrown

Taz was SUCH an incredible woman....I was SOOOOO happy for her when she made World Team, and her skydiving accomplishments were nothing compared to her wonderful personality and character.

Condolences to her family, boyfriend and MANY friends. She was such a wonderful person Frown


dgskydive  (C 25738)

May 29, 2006, 8:40 PM
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Im gonna be sick. That is two friends this weekend jumping and one drowned in the bath tub.

Memorial day has a new meaning for me!!!

I will always remember her poll dancing after the JFTC record.

God Bless you Taz. My you rest in peace and warmth forever!!!!!!


(This post was edited by dgskydive on May 29, 2006, 8:41 PM)


turtlespeed

May 29, 2006, 9:05 PM
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In reply to:
My condolences to her family and friends.

FYI - to avoid confusion. This is not Taya who posts as "Taz" to these forums. See the link above.

Thanks for the clarification - one is 100 times more than enough -

Condolences to the family and friends.


Premier faulknerwn  (D 17441)
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May 29, 2006, 9:10 PM
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I'm just horrifed of her loss. I loved her to death. She was my fellow wingman - her and I were the first 2 people on the planet to ever hang row 10 wings on a CRW formation. It makes me feel really alone now...


C00KIE  (C License)

May 30, 2006, 6:26 AM
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By-the-way, I'm out of touch with the UK CF crowd, so if anyone knows of her funeral (providing there's an open invitation) can they let me know:

sjscookie@yahoo.com

Thanks!


Premier Remster  (C License)

May 30, 2006, 7:48 AM
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Taz was special wasnt she?

She was our instant friend when we met at Langar in 2001 on the 1st weeknd we were at that DZ. We have pics of freefall from that weekend doing 16 and 30 ways where she was doing back ins on the outside in-out of donuts flakes in the 16 way... she had less the 200 jumps then.

Gavin, if you need anything from this side of the pond, let us know...

Remi and Karen


UKStealth  (D 8761)

May 30, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Yes, She was very special.

And Skydiving was only a small part of her accomplishments and skills.

She also had the gift of huge talents while remaining the most wonderfull person I've ever met.
(Apart from the wife of course!)

Gav' if there's anything that Cathy & I can do pls let us know.

Stealth


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

May 30, 2006, 10:32 AM
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Taken out in Russia June 2005


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Premier Remster  (C License)

May 30, 2006, 1:10 PM
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A CReW mate of Taz's started a memorial page on her site: http://www.crwdiva.org/taz-memorial/



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