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08/12/2008, 09:30 AM
DUAL Commonwealth Games marathon gold medallist and mother of three Kerryn McCann has died from breast cancer agee 41.
Her husband Greg and their children Benton, 11, Josie, 5, and Cooper, 14 months, were at her bedside overnight when she died at their home near Wollongong in NSW.
Details of McCann's funeral arrangements are expected to be announced in the coming days.
RIP Kerryn, those poor children
08/12/2008, 09:34 AM
Winnie The Pooh
08/12/2008, 09:34 AM
OMG, that's so so sad. I'm shocked
May peace be with you Kerryn and may your family take comfort from family and friends at this very very sad time.
08/12/2008, 09:37 AM
You're truly an inspiration
08/12/2008, 09:40 AM
It really hits you in the guts when another mother dies, doesn't it? So devastating that her little fellow won't remember his mum - it must have been gut wrenching for her to leave her babies behind.
Truly my worst nightmare... RIP Kerryn and I'm happy that she had time to put together some memories for her kids. Life is just not fair some times.
08/12/2008, 10:02 AM
I am also shocked.
What a tragic loss.
08/12/2008, 10:14 AM
Oh sh*t. That's so sad.
08/12/2008, 10:16 AM
What a sad loss for her family.
08/12/2008, 10:20 AM
May she RIP
08/12/2008, 10:42 AM
I am in shock and does not seem too long ago that l was one of the crowd watching her win gold in the commonwealth games in Melbourne. It was truly the highlight of the games for my family.
Thinking of her family at this time,.
08/12/2008, 10:58 AM
No this is so unfair - Her babies need her
I hate cancer. RIP Kerryn.
My thoughts are with her children and family.
08/12/2008, 11:08 AM
OMG. How sad.
08/12/2008, 12:35 PM
We like nassie_gal1978 were also present that day that she won her gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. I cried that day for her and again today
08/12/2008, 12:53 PM
This is so sad
08/12/2008, 12:55 PM
Her poor family. What a sad loss.
08/12/2008, 12:58 PM
Poor Kerryn - that must have been so heartbreaking thinking of her precious babies she had to leave
Just so sad.
08/12/2008, 12:59 PM
Thinking of her DH and children. It's guts wrenching when there are such young kids left behind. My worst nightmare...
Puts things into perspective, huh?
08/12/2008, 01:15 PM
Was so saddened to read this
A terrible loss for her family.
08/12/2008, 01:18 PM
08/12/2008, 01:22 PM
This brings me to tears.
What a loss for the kids and family.
08/12/2008, 01:26 PM
08/12/2008, 06:21 PM
It probably doesn't mean much at this time of immediate loss - but Kerryn has left those children an amazing legacy.
Not only her athletic success but also the gift of life she gave their son and brother Cooper.
My thoughts are with her husband Greg and I truly hope he can find comfort in his children both now and as time progresses.
Yes, I saw it today.
It is so so tough reading about people losing their fight with any cancer, but for me, mothers with young children with breast cancer really hits home.
My thoughts are with her family.
08/12/2008, 07:26 PM
I was lucky enough to have known Kerryn as she did some sports presentations at our school and really encouraged active lifestyles.
May your rest peacefully Kerryn and may your family hold the memories they have of you close to their hearts and in the minds forever.
08/12/2008, 08:11 PM
Just so unfair
08/12/2008, 08:19 PM
I cried when i heard this sad news today. I remember when she won Gold. I just feel sad for her kids
Just tragic how even such a healthy person can be struck down with cancer and pass
Rest Peacefully Kerryn....My thoughts to your family
08/12/2008, 08:22 PM
That is so unfair!!! Her poor children, husband and family
What a special woman! I read an article on her about 2 weeks ago in a magazine and hoped she'd pull through
May you Rest In Peace Kerryn!! All the best to your family and my deepest sympathies! xoxoxo
08/12/2008, 09:26 PM
So terribly sad.
Another beautiful, strong women taken from her family too soon, due to such an awful indiscriminate disease. Brings tears to my eyes.
08/12/2008, 10:36 PM
Another beautiful, strong woman taken from her family too soon, due to such an awful indiscriminate disease.
My deepest condolences to her family & friends.
I am so, so very sad.
09/12/2008, 05:40 PM
This is so devastating.
Another young life taken too soon, by horrendous cancer.
My prayers and thoughts go out to all those that love her.
09/12/2008, 06:45 PM
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