To Rove, Rove's family and Belinda's family,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this terribly sad time. Belinda was such a young, beautiful person both inside and out. I know that nothing can come close to healing your pain at the moment, but please remember that Belinda will be with you in spirit always. Rove, I look forward to seeing you back on TV when you are ready to come back - whenever that will be. Belinda will be sadly missed by so many people including, like me, people who have never met her in person but feel as though we know her. Rove and Belinda's love for each other could always be seen and you both put on amazing "happy" faces when you must have been going through such terrible pain. Best wishes to Rove, the McManus family and the Emmett family who have tragically lost such a beautiful soul.
Dear Rove and the Emmett and McManus families and friends,
I have only read of Belinda's struggles, seen some of her work as an actor and have been entertained by Rove week by week, but in their faces, I've seen something more; that reminder of the existence and strength of love and commitment in the world, a reminder that every day is a gift to cherish, to laugh and to love hard. You two are an inspiration. To you Rove and to your special people, I extend my deepest sympathies for the loss of your precious loved one. Hold on to those special memories,
Kylie from Melbourne
She will be missed, our hearts go out to her family and friends......
Don't think of her as gone away
her journey's just begun
Life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years.
Deepest sympathy to Rove, Emmett and McManus Families. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
The Kelleher Family (Melbourne)
I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family at this heartbreaking time. When I was younger and watching Home and Away, Belinda was always my favourite character, she was a fantastic actor, a fantastic person and an absolutely gorgeous, courageous woman with a heart so genuine. At this time I wish I could just comfort you and help you through these very tough times. Rove, you have brightened my overcast day many times and please always know that I will support you in as many ways as I can. Australia is grieving with you Rove. I am so upset and frustrated, I don’t know what to say to you, I really am sorry for your loss and if you ever want an outsider to just have a chat to, I would be happy to travel to be your listening ear! Think of all the wonderful achievements Belinda had achieved in such a short life - she truly was a wonderful person in heart and sole.
Belinda has lost her battle to cancer but has won her battle with her zest for Life. Until you both (The Golden Couple), reunite as one in the future, please take care Rove and lean on as many people as you need.
A Sincerley Grieving Fan.
Cheryl Ede, Bendigo
To dear Rove and Families, we have followed your journey, your career, your meeting of Belinda.
I often wondered how soulmates would be together, until I met my husband. I know, as you do too, how incredible it is to be with your soulmate. I also feel how it would be if I was to lose my soulmate. But as corny as it sounds, it is better to have had this incredible precious time with Belinda, something to cherish, and hold close to your heart forever, than to never experience a love so great, as so many people don't.
She will always be with you, I feel for you so much, but there is a higher being out there, and you will remain the beautiful person you are, there are thousands of hearts aching for you, be strong.
Dear Rove, the Emmett Family and Friends,
Such a courageous and inspiring young woman. God came down and took her hand, now an angel one of God’s clan. Warmest wishes and my prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Kerry and Family
Dear Rove and Families sorry to hear of you losing your dear Belinda whata beautiful person she was, and so very pretty , Belinda was very much loved and always will be.
Trudy xx Perth
I am the same age as Belinda. I once read that when it was her birthday she was thankful and grateful to have reached that age. I have since then, viewed bdays in a totally different light. I am now thankful to be in my 30’s. What a sad sad time for Rove and Belinda’s family and all who knew and loved her. Our prayers are with you.
Helen. 32 ys old.
Whenever I think of Belinda I see her soaring through the sky with her wings spread wide, an absolute angel with a beautiful smile and this thought makes the saddess lift away. Our thoughts are with you, and with this I send you a big bear hug full of love from myself, my husband and our gorgeous little 1 year old....she gives great hugs.
Love Kelly, Alistair and Imogen Lavery
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, 1850, line 27, stanza 4
English poet (1809 - 1892)
My deepest sympathies to you Rove and Belinda’s family
Dear Rove and Family
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Belinda's passing. She was a beautiful girl who always showed grace, beauty and tremendous courage. What an inspiration! I send you all love and strength for the days ahead. I'm sure she will never be far away.
Love Melissa xx
To the Emmett and McManus families,
These are the worst of times. May the best of times comfort you. Supporting someone you love through the process of dying is the greatest gesture of love that one can give. When it is over it is a whirlpool of emotion, diving into the depths of what it is to love and what it is to be human. A profound experience that will touch all who loved Belinda, forever. May you celebrate Belinda's life always, even if it is in the small things that you do. Your sorrow is understood by many and our thoughts are with you in this terribly sad time.
Dear Rove and McManus and Emmet Family
Words cannot express how Australia feels for you at this saddest time. We hope that your sense of humour that we all love, will help you carry on as Belinda would want you to.
Rachel Sergi and Family
Dear Rove, family and the Emmett family,
What a truly wonderful person and inspiration Belinda was. It is so sad that such a lovely person cannot stay with us, however, her love for you all, and you in particular Rove will carry you through. To have had such a beautiful love lives on with you forever - until you meet again.
Dear Rove and families, my deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this very sad time. Belinda will rest peacefully in heaven with the knowledge that she was so well loved by you Rove and her wonderful family and friends. What a beautiful girl. What a tragedy. Stay positive and take good care of each other. Tania Lancelin w.a
Death is Nothing at all
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
whatever we were to each other
that we still are
call me by my old familiar name
speak to me in the easy way
which you always used
put no difference in your tone
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together
pray smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
without the trace of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
it is the same as it ever was
there is unbroken continuity
why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you
somewhere very near
just around the corner
All is well
Our deepest warmest thoughts of sorrow & sadness are with you Rove & Families
My prayers are with you and your family at this time . May Belinda’s courage strength and unshakeable optimism be a gift to you and your family, a gift to ease your sorrow. Irena Koder
Dear Rove and family
I would like to pass our deepest condolences to you. Belinda is an inspiration to us all .What a lady, Belinda will now be able to rest, We will be thinking of you and hoping you know that you are loved .
Dalmas family n.s.w
Dear Rove, The Emmett Family and The McManus Family,
I wish to offer you all my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of someone so beautiful as your beautiful Belinda. Please take strength in knowing that people all over this country are praying for you all during this time, and believe it or not The Lord is collecting every tear you shed, and hearing every question of "Why". Please don't blame God for taking her away, Thank Him for Lending you one of His most precious Angels to share your lives with, and make everything just that little bit brighter. None of you will ever forget her, Belinda will live in your hearts for the rest of your lives. Rove don't blame yourself or anyone else, there was nothing that could be done, her time of suffering was over, thank God for not letting her suffer a second more. Belinda touched my life with her gorgeous smile, and those eyes....no one could resist those beautiful eyes. Don't ever regret any of the time you shared......there's no time for regret.
Noela Halliday, Toowoomba, Queensland.
We belong to the brain tumour support group, - we are always losing our loved members, so in our opinion we think that this is the best way for you to proceed . . .
So very sorry for your loss,
Grieve at your own pace
Heal in your own time
We are sure Belinda would agree. Don't worry about the public - we are all thinking of you. Spend the next three months coming to terms, together with both your families, then come back with this…. “Miss Me But Let Me Go” (see page 13)
Thinking and…, (sort of understanding)
Linda and Terrance
('keep your chin up' - this, (from a comparative stranger), helped me the most when I lost my 15 yr old son in a car accident. . . Linda)
Dear Rove and the Emmett family,
I have enjoyed watching Belinda on television and then her marriage with Rove. The first thing that springs to mind when I think of Belinda is 'strong' and 'beautiful' - I never felt sorry for her as I never doubted she wouldn't pull through. Everyone I know who I have spoken to today are just in shock so this goes to show how big her spirit was - and is. Our deepest sympathy. We will always remember Belinda.
To Rove may Belinda Emmett rest in peace she will be missed by all
To Rove and Belinda Emmett's Family,
We are saddened by the death of Belinda Emmett. I was her favourite Fan from Home and Away. She was very good acting in Home and Away and also she was so talented. Our heart goes out to you all and remembered Belinda Emmett.
May God bless, Love from Yvonne and Michael Zarkovich, Brisbane QLD.
To Rove and family
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I was truly saddened by Belinda’s passing. Belinda was such a beautiful person with so much dignity, a true fighting spirit and a courageous attitude. She has helped to inspire people with her determination and warm glowing smile. I hope that you will find in your hearts peace and contentment that Belinda is no longer suffering and that her memory and spirit will live on forever. God Bless you.
to Rove, the Emmett and McManus families,
our thoughts are with you at this deeply sad time, the world has lost a beautiful soul and your families too, she was a beautiful person who's smile will live on, she'll always be with you every step of the way.
my deepest sympathies.
love Cassie, Ben and Gladys.
The day will never come when you forget her, she will live with you forever. How lucky you were to have each other and how terribly sad it is that you are no longer together. You will always have her in your heart and memories will never fade.Celebrate her short life as she was truly very beautiful.
Dear Rove and family and the Emmett family,
We are so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul, in Belinda. God has another angel by his side now. She was such a lovely person. We watched her in all her shows. She will be sadly missed by so many. I can only imagine what you and your family must be feeling at this time. I send our heart felt sympathy to you all.
Di, Col, Kellie and Matt
Congratulations Rove for showing your beloved wife the loving respect she deserved by sheltering her from the media and all the associated hype during her battle with cancer. She was a beautiful soul gone long before her time. A real braveheart. Thanks to you her journey was one of love and compassion. No greater gift can one human give to another but honest true love. You are a great man. A rare man. Condolences to you and your families.
May God grant Belinda eternal happiness and freedom from suffering and may he also provide comfort for Rove and the families. She was an inspiration to everyone as was Rove. Rove is an example of what marriage is all about & that is true love, absolute commitment and being there through the hard and tough times. God bless you both. You are all in our prayers
Lynda, Lume & Sian Pankhurst - Jannali, NSW
Dear Rove & Family,
My deepest condolences to you all in this very sad time. Nothing anyone can say or do will take the pain of a love one away. Rove, it is ok to grieve, so take your time to come back on air I am sure like me the public will understand and wait till it feels right for you.
Sincerely, Scott Harris, Gold Coast QLD.
Dear Rove, the Emmett and McManus Family,
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful wife. Our thoughts are with you.
Patrice and Family, QLD.
To Rove and family
Sincerest condolences on your sad loss.
Dear Rove & The Emmett/McManus Families
I was sad to hear the news and send so much love your way. I hope for all involved in Belindas life... your time together was rich and no words left unsaid. I hope cherished memories will enrich your lives forever. Having, like so many other people, lost someone young, I love to cancer.. whenever I have moments of frustration, I always remember.... better to have loved and lost.. then never loved at all. She seemed like a special angel.
Becca , Gold Coast x
To Dear Rove, Belindas Family and Friends. I was deeply Saddened to hear about the Passing of your Beautiful Wife, Daughter, Sister and Friend. My Beautiful Daughter is at present going through Treatment for Breast Cancer and watching and reading about Belinda gave her hope and Inspiration. Even though we didn't know Belinda personally we often saw her in the shops, at the School, St John The Baptist where she used to open the Fete, Singing. Our Deepest Sympathy go out to you all and we Pray that some day, someone, somewhere will find a cure for this deadly disease.
"God has her in his keeping.
We have her in our Hearts"
Thinking of you in our Prayers. Maureen & Ray Coakes and Family.
Our deepest sympathy goes to you, and to all of Belinda's family and
friends. Who really knows what to say when a loved one dies?? Just know
that we are all grieving with you. What an inspiration Belinda was, and
will continue to be. Now you have an angel you know.
The Atkins family, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Dear Rove,Emmett family,McManus
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this saddened time.Belinda was a beautiful lady and will be with you all always.
Jenny and Fred Fazzalari