Although we have never met you, we feel like you our one of our crazy buddies who "drop in" on us on a Tuesday night. You always make us laugh, and if we have had a really bad day you always manage to elevate us and end our day on a positive note. How we wish we could do that for you now Rove. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you. We will always remember Belinda's beautiful angel face and her sheer courage and full heart.
Kim and Bradley, Perth
We are so deeply shocked and sorry to hear that Brave Belinda has gone to rest. Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences are extended to her family and friends. We prayed for Belinda and held her up in faith, she was so courageous - such a fighter. Our prayers now go forth for her loved ones, for Rove and for all who held her close and supported her. May you feel divine peace, comfort, strength and support. God bless you all. From a Central Coast Family
To the Emmrtt and McManus families,
My prayers and sympathy are with you. Belinda was a darling, princess of her World, brave heart, sparkling star.... I am very sad,she is gone, but her young spirit will always live in our hearts...
Love you Belinda forever..
To Rove and Family
My heart is aching for your loss. I will pray to God to ease your pain and give you strength to carry on.
Dearest Rove, The Emmett & McManus Families,
It is with tears running freely down my cheeks I write this to you. I wish to convey my deepest & most heartfelt condolences to you, your family & the Emmett family on the passing of your darling Belinda. Belinda was the most beautiful spirit & certainly an inspiration to us all. She passed on the message to all women to remain vigilant with their health & to take action, even while being so very ill herself. Belinda's selfless act will save the lives of many women. Being born & bred on the Central Coast myself – we certainly claimed Belinda as our own, so therefore you are also our adopted son. Your loss is so overwhelming, please take all the time you need to try & get thru this difficult time – because we, your loyal audience, will be awaiting your return whenever you feel the time is right for you. I lost my beloved Mum in March this year & if it is any consolation at all, my Mum was the most loving & giving woman I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I know my Mum will watch over Belinda until you can be together again. We are so sorry Rove; Belinda was just so brave & just so dignified. She touched our lives so honestly & personally. We feel her loss so deeply. May God watch over you & keep you strong.
With all our love & prayers,
Lea, Graham, Sheridyn, Nick & Kassidy Fisher
Beloved Rove and the Loved ones of Belinda,
There are no words to say that will make your hurt go away, but please know that our thoughts are with you and she will not be forgotten. Give up a cheer for Belinda E whose smile and kindness were given free, yes she's gone, our heart breaks, this is life, not TV takes, but she'll live in our hearts for eternity
Melissa Southwell - Melbourne Vic
Dear Rove and families,
We were all so heartbroken to hear of Belinda's passing. Australia has grieved for many of our public figures and most recently we have been able to say, they died doing what they loved to somehow justify the loss. In Belinda's case it seems very unfair. Our thoughts are with you, and we share your sadness. We will also remember an amazing lady, who in her short time was an inspiration to so many.
To Belinda's family, friends and loved ones,
I can't tell you why Belinda's death has affected me so deeply. I guess the enduring strength and courage she's shown over the past few years, has subconsciously made a lasting impact. I'm glad she was able to find the love of her life (however short) ... my heart goes out to Rove, and all of Belinda's family. I know the feeling only too well.
To Dear Rove, and all the Family.
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Beautiful Wife, Daughter Sister and Friend. Belinda was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her Love will live on forever. My beautiful daughter, Sharon is going through treatment for this dreaded disease and I know how inspirational Belinda was to her. We did not know Belinda personally but often saw her in the street and also at the school, St John the Baptist, where she used to open the fete with her singing. Hopefully one day someone somewhere will find a cure for the dreaded disease. My family and I will remember you all in our Prayers. God has her in his keeping. We have her in our HEARTS.
Maureen and Ray Coakes and Family from the Central Coast.
I am so sorry for your loss I know what you are all going through. I lost a friend and my mother to cancer. Belinda will always be an inspiration to all of us.
Belinda, what an inspiration you were to so many. May you now rest in the arms of God. Deepest sympathy to Rove and all of Belinda's Family and Dearest Friends.
To Rove and family,
From all the women at Wyn Carr House we would like to send our deepest sympathy. We are sad to hear about your loss. Though we have never met Belinda we feel like we have known her. Australia is thankful to Belinda for her contribution to cancer awareness.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
With deepest sympathy
Petra, Sarah , Lisa and Jo
Co ordinator – Wyn Carr House
My heart goes out to the families for this tragic loss. Rove my tears roll for your loss. You were made for each other and there will never be another woman like her. I hope the media let you all mourn her death privately.
You are in my thoughts
Nicole van Eijk
Dear Rove, Emmett & McManus Families,
I send my condolences to you all during this very sad time, Belinda lived life with courage, grace, happiness. Rove the relationship you shared with Belinda is so so beautiful, if is what our dreams are made of. Take strength Belinda is free, she will be with you all in heart and spirit. God Bless
Dear Rove, Family and Friends,
The news that Belinda had passed made our hearts skip beat. She was a beautiful lady inside and out with a smile that could just melt you. The memory of Belinda will be positive and strong forever more. Rove, please take the time you need, but please also let us know you are OK in the near future.
Our deepest condolences.
Josh and Sam (QLD)
To the Families of the forever beautiful, Belinda,
I have often said to many people how the way Rove speaks of Belinda is just so the way every wife would love their husband to speak of their wife...The love, respect and compassion they have had for each other is truly beautiful and I am so, so, sorry to hear that she is gone in body. What a beautiful, beautiful Angel she has become, she will walk beside you everyday. Such a sad loss to Australia, and to the King of TV, Rove
Dear Rove, Emmett and McManus families,
We were so sad to hear of the passing of Belinda on Saturday morning. I cannot imagine what you must all be going through right now and I know there is not much I can say to make your pain easier. All I want to say is that even though I did not know Belinda, I have always admired her spirit, strength and courage. Rove, it must be so hard to say goodbye to your soul mate, you are an unbelievably wonderful and strong person. I have you both in my prayers and also the Emmett & McManus families. Belinda, you are an angel and you taught everyone so much while you were here with us on earth.
All our love and blessings, Joanna & Richard, Sydney, NSW.
It’s so sad to see such a young life being taken by such a over bearing disease. I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the Emmet & McManus families. And to Rove, what a man with great dignity and bravery.. you are an honest and lovely man..
God bless your soul…
My deepest condolences to all Belinda Emmett’s family & friends. I lit a candle the night that I heard the news. May you find peace, Belinda.
To Rove and the Emmett family
My deepest sympathy and condolences in the time of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, T. Turner
ALTHOUGH I NEVER GOT TO MEET BELINDA, WHEN I HEARD THE SAD NEWS ABOUT HER LOSING HER BATTLE WITH CANCER, I CRIED LIKE I HAD LOST A GOOD FRIEND. SHE WAS SUCH A GREAT ACTRESS AND AN INSPIRATION TO MANY WOMEN WHO ARE ALSO SUFFERING FROM THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE. SHE WAS TAKEN FAR TOO YOUNG.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ROVE AND HER FAMILY.
WITH LOVE FROM, JENNY
To the McManus and Emmett Families,
Words cannot fully express how saddened I am at the passing of Belinda. She inspired me in 1999 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was only 35 at the time and was told I was “too young” to have the disease. Fortunately, I disregarded this prognosis and took the matter further. I am glad to say that I am disease free. Belinda’s death is not in vain. Through her struggles and triumphs she had brought awareness and hope for millions of women. I know that she is watching and smiling over you. It will take a long time to heal, I know. But always remember the little time you had with her and celebrate her life. I am sure that is what she would want.
Dear Rove and family,
I feel for you as you finish your life journey without your soul mate. Belinda was put on this earth for a purpose and now her job is complete. I found this poem when I lost my sister in May 2001. Life will never be the same again but what we have had is the pleasure to have known them. They enriched our lives and now it is our turn to help others. Belinda will be deeply missed, as she was truly a beautiful person. She is still with you in spirit but now she has a very important job to do as one of God's angels.
Carol, Croydon VIC
He Only Takes the Best
The Lord saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come with Me. "With tear-filled eyes we watched you suffer and fade away. Although we loved you deeply, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, a beautiful smile put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best. It's lonesome here without you; we miss you so each day. Our lives aren't the same since you went away. When days are sad and lonely and everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry on." Each time we see your picture you seem to smile and say "Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping. We'll meet again some day."
It was with deep regret and sadness that I received the news of Belinda's death at the weekend. What a terrible shock and huge loss. Although I cannot claim to have known Belinda well, I did have the pleasure of meeting her on a couple of occasions. We were both diagnosed with breast cancer in the same year and both appeared in the ovarian cancer research fundraiser book Exposure (http://www.exposure-book.com/index.html). She was brave and beautiful and fought the good fight. Now her battle is over and may she rest in peace. I realise even more today how lucky I am to be here.
To Belinda's family and friends:
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow that seemed hard frozen. May it happen for you.