Posted by: Jennifer | February 6, 2007

saying goodbye

On February 8, 2003 Halifax’s The Daily News published an article on this new trend called “blogging”. There were five local bloggers interviewed for that article. I was one of them. So was Lynn Rockwell.

Lynn was the first blogger that I ever actually met in person. Like a lot of other people, I have “friends” all over the blogosphere, but to meet some of these people can be a bit of a challenge. I actually bumped into her one day at the Sobey’s in Clayton Park, shortly after I moved to Halifax. I recognized her immediately from a photo on her web site, and she was really kind and sweet. I always wished that I had had more of an opportunity to spend time with her.

Lynn was a good blogger, not just because she knew how to write but because she had something to write about. She always had stories to tell about her day-to-day life, or about her grandson, or about how she was moving up in the world of photography. She was a wonderful photographer. Unfortunately, in the last six months or so, a lot of her stories have revolved around her fight with cancer. But even though life had her by the throat, you rarely read a post where she complained. She was constantly trying to examine the half-full glass. Constantly trying to buck herself up and keep herself in a happy place. Constantly trying to fool her body into thinking that it was going to get better. Lynn has spent the last few months fighting an impossible fight, and she did it with such grace and dignity and class that a lot of people who stopped by her site on a regular basis didn’t even know that she was sick.

Lynn Rockwell — grandmother, mother, photographer, business owner, blogger — passed away last week, after a long and painful battle with lung cancer. She will be missed by all who knew her, even if we only knew her through her words.



  1. Thank you for her and her family…

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Lynn. My heart goes out to her family and friends. *HUGS*

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