Goodbye, Dolores

Dolores Nedbalek 
(Krakow 2010)

April 28, 2012

From the leonardcohen forum

Henning Franz posted this news today on the Leonard Cohen Forum
We received the sad news that our friend Dolores has passed away two days ago.

Dolores did not fully recover from a brain surgery last July and had to stay in hospital ever since and finally lost the battle against the many infections.

Dolores has been an icon among us LC fans.

From the early gatherings in Holland in the Nineties to last years Hydra meet-up, she would never miss any event despite that she hardly could speak any English.

We will miss her thoroughly and those who met her will remember her as the lovely person with the red hat and the big heart welcome hugs !

Her kids and husband will miss her, too.

Goodbye, Dolores.
I also am saddened to hear this news. I met Dolores at the Leonard Cohen 2010 Krakow Event and I remember her well as one-of-a-kind who brightened up any grouping. Whenever we were seated near each other, it did not matter that we were unable to have a direct conversation, Dolores communicated superbly in her own personal language of enthusiasm and with her spirit of joie de vivre. Meeting Dolores is a big part of my very fond memories of the Krakow Event.

May I also offer my heartfelt condolences to her family.


1 comment:

  1. This is a prime example of why it is so important that, when we have a convention, we make an effort to meet everyone. I was at Krakow and failed to meet Dolores, and now feel the poorer for failing to do so. She sounds a wonderful person.