Saturday, February 27, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Kandace Merric Has Died UPDATED

Kandy's "Westie Angel"

The National Academy of Needle Artists just announced on Facebook that Kandace Merric died in her sleep last night.

Kandy's Dark Skies Over Desert

I am stunned and saddened by our loss.  Besides her amazing original needlepoint designs, Kandy was very active in dog rescue organizations (particularly for Westies) and sent me and many others a charming holiday e-card featuring her rescued dogs in costumes on every holiday.

Kandy's "Egypt Circle"

The photographs are just a few of my favorites from Kandy's amazing body of needlepoint, much of which in the last few years were original designs donated to various rescue organizations.

Kandy's "Rabbit Guardian Angel"

Have fun in heaven with all your dogs, Kandy!

UPDATE:  From Kandy's neighbor--

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely passing of our good friend and neighbor Kandace Merric who passed away Friday night, February 26, 2016.

Arrangements have been made:  Hungerford & Clark Funeral Home, 110 Pine Street, Freeport, NY 
                                                 Wednesday March 2 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
Funeral Mass:  Our Holy Redeemer Church, 37 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY
                       Thursday March 3

In lieu of flowers her family has requested that a donation in her name can be made:

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NCPat said...

I had not seen this. So sorry and another great loss.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Yes, it is. Kandy always helped those who could not help themselves, particularly dogs. She was also very giving for ANG, with many of her designs ending up in Needle Pointers and NP News/NP Plus. She will be greatly missed.