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Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010

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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: janemick
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 03:23 AM

So sorry to hear this news - she was so kind - she barely grimaced at all when I inflicted my early fiddle playing on her at Leigh folk club all those years ago! We won't forget you Theresa Jane & Pete Mickelborough


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Joules
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 02:55 AM

Lovely lady with a wonderful voice. RIP Theresa


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:19 PM

May the light from the lighthouse shine on you old girl! Lots of happy memories to give us comfort. Smile down on us Theresa Love Linda


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 05:54 PM

Dame Patti 10.51
Those words are wonderful Patti.
We just have to remember Theresa is only next door in the other singaround.
Andy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 05:25 PM

It's all been said here. Sadness, relief for the ending of Theresa's suffering, but overall there's joy and gladness for having known her and shared time and songs with her. I can see her raising the roof with those who have gone before. Be at peace Theresa, candle lit.
Hil xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,ladywith hat and sillytrousers
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 03:20 PM

At last your sufferings over and you can go join your Bill
we will miss you dearly but never forget,Your voice will still echo at the festivals and you will always be in our thoughts and hearts
God Bless.
Carol,John and Becca


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:54 PM

At a concert the other night the performer prefaced his song by telling this story:

A woman was dying of cancer and one day she told her husband of many years that she'd been thinking of how it says in the Bible that to God one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a single day. She said that she did the math and 80-85 years on that scale comes out to just about an hour.

A few minutes before she died, she whispered to her husband, "See you in an hour."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Red and White Rabbit
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 11:44 AM

Cant believe we wont meet up for a chat and a sing again. A great support and inspiration. I am honoured to have known you.

Sue x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Cllr
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:59 AM

I'm sad but only for those of us that miss you. A little lady with a big voice and an even bigger heart, I can still here you sing.
Love Cllr


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:51 AM

What is Dying?

I am standing on the sea shore
A ship at my side spreads her
white sails in the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and I
stand and watch her until at last
she fades on the horizon.

Then someone at my side says
"There she has gone" -
Gone where?
Gone from my sight - that is all.
She is just as large in the mast,
hull and spars as she was
when she left my side.......

The diminished size
and total loss of sight
is in me, not in her,
and just at the moment when
someone at my side says
"She is gone"
others take up the glad shout
"There she comes".

And that is dying. An horizon is just the limit of our sight.
Bishop Brent


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Splott Man
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:33 AM

Lost for words. A whirlwind of a character.

We were running a folk club at Upton Festival a few years back.
Theresa was there and so we expected a belter, but instead got a gentle silly little song about a man "who was so small". Even so, she couldn't stay in one place to sing it, but moved around the room singing a line to each and every one of us.

RIP

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Verna
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:29 AM

One of our very dearest friends. I am just so glad that I was able to visit when I was in England recently. Thank you Eileen for the accommodation and Kath for your selfless devotion to Theresa. Her songs will live on and her inspiration remembered by us all.The suffering is over RIP   Verna and Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Liz Randall
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 10:06 AM

You leave a big gap Theresa.
Rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:06 AM

Peace is not something I associate with Theresa. If there was ever a lull in proceedings, she'd be sure to step up and start something happening. That's my first memory of her, before I even knew who she was, this fireball of a small person with a huge voice and heart. Her joy was not just in singing herself, but in bringing others forward so they too could know that feeling. I wish I could have known her longer, but it's a relief that her pain is over. I feel so lucky for the times we had. Thanks for the songs, Theresa.
Ross


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:42 PM

RIP, Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 10:01 PM

I haven't known what to say since I read this news. She was a fierce, witty little woman whose spirit burned brightly. I'll remember her that way always.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Tropic Al
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:54 PM

Sad news. A lovely lady who always remembered people & had time for a chat. Great singer too.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:36 PM

GREAT photos.

I have recounted this before but just in case...

At one point in the 2005 Getaway, there was a lull. At one end of the dining hall Amos was strumming his guitar and Theresa happened upon the scene. She listened for a moment and then shouted up the hall: Anyone got a song to go with this beat?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: KT
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:23 PM

Theresa.   What a light you have been.   Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:21 PM

My condolences to her family, friends and singing partners. I really enjoyed meeting her in 2001, and in that few days it was obvious what a great personality and big heart she had.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Barbara and Nigel
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 09:13 PM

So sorry to hear this. Remember the first time we meet - at of all things, sa folk festival held at Butlin's! Will be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: ranger1
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:57 PM

My first Getaway was the only time I ever met Theresa, but she is a huge part of the memories of that wonderful time. I was standing a few feet away when she started singing and thought I was going to get blown over. Happy singing, Theresa.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:48 PM

Yep, Mick, I noticed in one of the photos posted below that Barry was there, too. I do love the thought of the two of them re-united : )

Dani


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 08:08 PM

I am sitting here just grinning from ear to ear. And in every single picture I see of this fabulous person, so is about every other person. My grin is from looking at that beautiful, wee face and remembering how I felt each time I was around her. With no offense intended to any others beliefs let me say that I thank God I got to meet this amazing person and feel the happiness that being around her provided. If one can leave this earth, as we all must, and do so with such good feelings left behind as our Theresa did, then that is a life well lived. If I have a regret in all this, it is just that I won't be able to experience being around her again. But I take great joy and comfort in looking at those pictures and remembering how she was. And I just can't wipe this smile off my face.

I can imagine her and Barry sharing rememberances. Warning to their mates in Heaven: Don't try to compete when those two voices start. Just throw in some harmony, and move in for the smiles......you lucky dogs.......

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,North/South Annie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 07:36 PM

Theresa I'll never forget your singing or your valiant spirit, now make sure you get that heavenly choir singing just right and with you centre front. R.I.P.    Annie X


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: bavis
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:59 PM

Thank you and RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Alio
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:41 PM

Like Sylvia, I'm just glad Theresa will be with her Bill again - probably telling him off!
I've got such wonderful memories of her - singing everywhere she went, even in the chippy queue! And the week in the house we all shared at Whitby was just fantastic! Singing till late every night with her leading the way.
Saddleworth hasn't been the same for me since she stopped coming because of her ill health.
I'm so glad I knew her, and could count her as a good friend.
Lots of love Theresa,
Ali xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Aeola
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:15 PM

What a great lady,, she was an inspiration to all. She has been so ill and I cannot but feel glad that she is now at peace. Her and Bill will be singing together once again. I'll drink to them both when I'm in the naughty chair at Fylde!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: 8_Pints
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:09 PM

Thanks for posting those New Zealand photos Little Robyn.

The other Mudcat piper with me is John Routledge.

Sue features in the 4th photo, all of which were taken on the 2006 Shellbacks tour of NZ.

My treasured memory was of Theresa performing the "Haal Op" shanty in Dutch learnt from the "Enkhuizen 4" on a previous tour to Holland.

Once heard never forgoten!

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: GUEST,Dennis and Glenis
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 05:14 PM

Memories of your humour and singing will live on. Bless you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Little Robyn
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 05:03 PM

Very sorry to hear this.
Here are some photos from the Auckland Folk Festival 2006 when the Shellbacks came halfway around the world.
That's me in green, next to Theresa in the second one down.
We first saw her at the Wrekin in 1990, when she sang a song we were impressed with. There's an old thread here that follows our search for the singer and the song, and then she came to us!
I'm so pleased we were able to meet her again and I'm glad she's out of pain, but she will be missed.
Farewell Theresa.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Menolly
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 04:30 PM

Many, many times I sang in her shadow. many times she taught me harmonies. Many times I could belt out a song knowing Theresa was louder and more musical. Many times our husbands stood propping up the bar, watching a door or helping the singing chef. When I was widowed she brought me into the family of the Shellbacks. She has been in my life so long I cannot remember when we first met but I have missed her from the festivals and my life and feel poorer for the loss of her. May her voice have returned in full force so she can add guts to a heavenly choir.
God bless you Theresa. I love you.

Gillian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Partridge
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 04:30 PM

Bye for now Theresa, keep singing.

Pat x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Pistachio
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:56 PM

Oh, that choir up there had better be ready for a belter of a singalong. Her voice, instantly recognisable, will delight in making the rafters ring.
Tho' sad at her loss I'm smiling as I remember all the times we kept Warwick awake - Be at peace Theresa, and Farewell,

Hazel.xx

PS Brilliant picture from Whitby (Surreysinger) Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: CannieShieldsLaddie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:44 PM

Very sad, but now free from suffering.

Always will remember our songs together at Whitby.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:41 PM

So sorry to hear this sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: open mike
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:38 PM

here is the thread where, for a month, we have been sending smiles
for her. I hope she is able to freely smile, sing, dance and all
now that she is not encumbered by her body.

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=125567

she had ALS or Lou Gerig's Disease, a.k.a. in England as
motor neuron disease, a progressive neurological disorder.

I am glad her suffering is over.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:35 PM

Yep ... I was very proud that Theresa actually chose to put the pic up on her Facebook page some time ago. It's how I want to remember her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:33 PM

That's a super pic mate, captures her perfectly.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:31 PM

Lovely to see other photos of Theresa ... this is one that I took of her at Whitby in 2004, and as I remember her - full of fun, and indomitable spirit.

Theresa at Whitby 2004


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: marydevey
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:27 PM

Goodnight and God bless Theresa. Wonderful to have known you and sung with you. Mary and Len


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:26 PM

I prefer to think of her on 'the other side' suddenly free of her limiting body. Go and sing, Theresa...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: jeddy
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:21 PM

now you can sing your heart out. be free and happy theresa.

keep that festie in the sky going on, with you there, they will never run out of songs!

lots of love to all
jade and edi x x x x x x x x x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Brian Peters
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 03:07 PM

A great shame. Theresa was a lot of fun and a stalwart of many a good song session. She'll be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: ClaireBear
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 02:54 PM

Safe passage, glorious harbour. I wish I had known you. Claire


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: Jock O' Dreams
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 02:52 PM

A Gallon of a personality and voice in a pint pot! She is at peace at last and probably knocking the plaster of the wall with a chorus or two, somewhere up there!
Theresa you are so sadly missed.

Jim McAdams.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: John J
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 02:50 PM

We all know Theresa's death was inevitable - I doesn't make it any easier for us to bear.

A lovely lady with one hell of a voice, she'll be greatly missed.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:56 PM

Goodbye and Rest in Peace to a vital force. Never Forgotten. Burl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: JohnB
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:56 PM

Only met her once, nice lady, my condolences to her close friends and family.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Obit: Theresa Tooley (Treaties) 2 Jan 2010
From: 8_Pints
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 01:49 PM

Jim Mageean was once heard to say that there weren't any female shanty singers apart from Theresa!

Being given the opportunity of performing with her in the Shellbacks was a real privilege and always interesting, there was never a dull moment when she was around.

We are glad her suffering is at an end but so sorry that she is no longer with us. She will be truly missed.

Bob & Sue vG


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