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Laura Compagnoni 1959 - 2012

In the late 1980's, I encountered an Italian woman who had come to Boulder to get her master's degree, something I was working on the time as well.  It didn't take long for us to realize that we wanted to spend our lives together.  We set out on that task, sometimes with better success than others, but, after well over two decades, we were more tightly tied to each other than ever.

Breast cancer just broke that bond.  I feel like a part of my own being has been torn out of me; who would have ever thought that the world could feel so empty?

Thank you, Laura, for having transformed my life.  I miss you incredibly, but part of you will always be with me.

Here is a picture taken less than a year ago.  How different things looked then.
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I'm so, so sorry, Jon. Peace be with you.
So very, very sorry for your loss Jon.
Jon, I've been following your comments on this over the last several months, hoping for the best. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss... heartbreaking.
My thoughts go out to you and yours. :( 
Jon, what a terrible news. My thoughts are with you.
So sorry to hear this.  My condolences.
I am so sorry, Jon. My sincerest condolences.
I am sorry Jon, I think it's safe to say the entire community sends you it's sincerest condolences
I am very sorry for your loss Jon.
My sincere condolences. I lost my mother to breast cancer and I look at her photos whenever I miss her.
Very sorry Jon, we're all here for you.
Deepest condolences for you and your family. My heart broke when I heard the news.
Sad news! I am sorry to hear this. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Sincere condolences, Jon.  I lost a great friend 3 weeks ago to the same.  There really are no words.
Jon, I hope that you always remember Laura thinking of the best of times. You have my deepest sympathies.
Sad news. You have my sympathy
I am very sad to hear of your loss.  You have my deepest sympathy.
I'm so sorry to read this, Jon.
Jon, my condolences.  I am so sorry to hear the news.
My deepest condolences, Jon. This is so heartbreaking.
I'm sorry to hear about this.  My condolences to you and your family. :/
Jon, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
This was deeply saddening news, So sorry to hear this from you, Jon. 
All my sympathies, Jon.  My best wishes to you and all who cared for her.
That's so sad.  May the good things in your life stay with you despite your loss.
My deepest condolences on your loss, Jon.
So sorry to hear this, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Jon, my heart goes out to you.  Loss is always hard, but loss to cancer just seems so unfair on so many levels...
I'm so sorry to hear this. All the strength to you and your family.
I'm very sorry to hear. Best wishes to you and everyone who loved Laura.
Sorry to hear , Best wishes to you
Jon, I cannot express how sorry I am to read this. While I know that cancer will touch 30% of us (i.e. not good odds), each time this happens to my family, or a close friend, especially when it was too soon, I feel terrible :(
I wish you the best I can to deal with this terrible loss.
We're very sorry to hear about Laura, buth Susanne and I are thinking of you.
Terrible news; I'm very sorry for your loss, Jon.
Jon - My heart is so sad for you and your family right now. While nothing ever seems to be the 'right' thing to say in these moments, I am happy that you both found each other in Boulder those years ago and were able to spend the time together that you did, and deeply sorry that it had to end so early.
Jon, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful note,

Jon, I'm so sad to hear this news.  My thoughts are with you.
Jon, our condolences. What a terrible loss. We're thinking of you.
I'm so sorry to hear the news.  Our condolences on your loss.
big virtual hug of shared sadnesses.
Thank you for sharing your story. Our condolences to you and your family
My condolences Jon, so sorry to hear about this.
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Jon. 
My sincere condolences, Jon. I really feel sad for your loss. May she rest in peace.
So sorry to hear this, my sincere condolences.
So very sorry for your loss, Jon. Keep well, my thoughts are with you.
I'm so sorry. I just found out last night. My prayers and best wishes are with you and yours. 
Only read this today. So sorry to hear this. :(
So sorry for your terrible loss. My prayers go out for you, Jon.  May she rest peacefully in heaven.
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