Harriet Christian Loses her Life’s Partner

BettyJean Kling

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Van a beloved friend, activist and life partner to Harriet Christian for 35 years. Her beloved Van passed quietly at home on Saturday October 2, 2010 after a short illness with Harriet at her side.

A private reception will be held by invitation on 10/16 at a location to be announced.

9 Responses

  1. My sympathy goes out to Harriet.

  2. Harriet: I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Your magnificent spirit has been such a beacon to those of us who live to serve. Your feelings for Val made you strong and I hope the condolences we all send surround you with comfort during this time of reflection and contemplation on the love you have known. I will remember you both in my prayers.

  3. Truly sorry, Harriet. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

  4. Harriet, you have been an inspiration to so many of us. I am very sorry for your loss and I wish there was something I could do for you.

  5. Harriet and Van,
    You are both in my prayers.

    Longing For One More Day

    When we lose someone we love it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence… a quiet sadness… A longing for one more day… one more word… one more touch… We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. We will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting.
    A place where there are no words that mean good-bye.

    Irish funeral prayer

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you Harriet.
    Van, was a warm and wonderful person.
    She will be missed.

  7. I am very sadden to hear this bit of news…My condolences to you Harriet….If you need a friend please give me a call or email me…

  8. This was sent to be to have put on this thread:

    I’m so sorry to hear of this news…. my heart goes out… and she has my deepest sympathy… At this critical juncture, she will need lots of support and love… Lila

  9. Dear Harriet,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you will always find comfort in the memories of the good times you shared with your partner.


    Jay aka “NYC Girl”

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