Our PlanetPOV family has lost a very beloved member this week. We knew her here as Fergie1 and she is survived by her husband who we know as pinkpantheroz.
Fergie and PPO have been at this site and a meaningful part of our community since 2013. It is incredibly difficult to accept that we will no longer be exchanging thoughts with her on issues that matter, chatting with her on Vox Populi or hearing her favorite songs.
Fergie and PPO have been my loyal collaborators on our Weekend Music Thread from the time they arrived. We’ve shared so much of the music that has meant a lot in our lives. I think it gives a unique insight into someone to know the music they loved.
Before her health issues became so prevalent, Fergie was a frequent commenter here, displaying a sharp wit, insight, principles, and compassion which of course led to her being so appreciated and enjoyed by her friends here.
It is a bit surreal, feeling so close to friends here even though I’ve never seen them in person or talked to them on the phone in most cases. Fergie’s personality did seem apparent to me though, a determined and concerned person about her country of Australia, the U.S., and the world. She always had her feet firmly on the ground, always standing on reason and expressing justified criticisms at the cruelties of those abusing their power. She wrote about how she had lived in the U.S. and traveled a bit before settling down in Australia with PPO.
Fergie will be terribly missed at The Planet, she was family. I’m sure everyone else here feels similarly and also that we are here for PPO and are sending him our heartfelt condolences and prayers.
Fergie’s thoughts and favorite music will always live on here and a part of PlanetPOV and especially for PPO, here is a link to all of Fergie’s comments and songs she ever posted here:
Since Fergie, PPO and I got together nearly every weekend on the music thread, I thought it appropriate to end this post with some of her favorite songs that she posted recently.
Rest in peace, my dear friend Fergie.