Death of Jim McKenney

Lee Poulsen via pbs
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 17:04:55 PST
Oh man! I wanted to eventually meet him too the next time I was able to visit the East Coast. We’ve been wanting to take our kids to see DC since they were unable to do so with their school at the time—as soon as this pandemic was finally under control. And now it has claimed another. I loved his posts! Jim was such good person. He will be missed.


> On Jan 30, 2021, at 12:56 PM, Ernie DeMarie via pbs <> wrote:
> Hi Sally,Thanks for the information, deepest condolences to his family for his loss.  I corresponded with Jim on occasion and finally got to meet him when I did a talk down in the DC area a couple of years ago.   The damn virus causes yet another tragedy among many, its very sad. Kindest regards,Ernie DeMarie 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sally Bourrie via pbs <>
> Hello everyone,
> I have just learned of the death of Jim McKenney, a true treasure for so many garden groups. The leader of another group I belong to wrote the following:
>      Jim went into the hospital this late fall with diabetic complications, and after the hospital went to rehab.  Reading between the lines, he got COVID in rehab.  He died yesterday of COVID at Shady Grove hospital.   
>      Because of COVID, he’s being cremated.  There will be a service, MUCH later.    His sister, Maxine, will keep the ashes and there will be burial with Wayne in Virginia, when it’s safe.   Maxine will keep us posted, but she said, “it’ll be a long time.”
> I personally relied on him for knowledge and expertise, which he shared with infinite generosity.
> Sincerely,
> Sally BourrieSilver Spring, MD  Zone 7a/b
> sallybourrie.comBe kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-- Dalai Lama

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