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    I have just read on another forum that Molly is very very poorly ( I have only met her once properly and found her to be a lovely friendly lady.
    I just wanted to say my thoughts are with her and her family...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
    I have just read on another forum that Molly is very very poorly ( I have only met her once properly and found her to be a lovely friendly lady.
    I just wanted to say my thoughts are with her and her family...
    It's a bit worse than that.
    [edited to remove a little personal detail by admin; only as I cannot verify that the family are comfortable having details leading up to her hospitalisation posted at this time so would like to leave just the basic information so that people are aware of the immediate situation. ]

    Heather has taken the dogs back home, while John and Anne are at or on their way to Walsall. There is a kennel helper there to look after the dogs. I think he is the same lad from Plymouth that I met and talked with at length five years or so ago who I thought so solid and reliable and a lover of dogs too.

    Molly was one of the first doyens of the breed who I met when I first started showing in the South West many years ago. She was a very great lady, always interested in everyone and their dogs and a mine of information on all things Cavalier. I suppose she was part of the furniture as they say - always there - always pleased to see everyone in her quiet and unassuming way and someone I will miss so much.
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    Oh that's really sad to hear Some of my dogs have gone back to her wonderful lines, she is a very well known name in Cavaliers and has bred many gorgeous dogs over the years. Kennel name is Homerbrent for those who might not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki View Post
    Oh that's really sad to hear Some of my dogs have gone back to her wonderful lines, she is a very well known name in Cavaliers and has bred many gorgeous dogs over the years. Kennel name is Homerbrent for those who might not know.
    All my dogs go back to hers to Nicki. Perhaps her greatest dog of all was Ch Homeranne Caption, who until recently held the record for the most proflific sire of Cavalier champions.

    Molly was always pleased to see Easter, my very special golden oldie who won so much. At the time it was often difficult to make up a worthwhile number to mount a Toy Veteran class. When I complained to her about the lack of interest one day, she told me that I should stick at it just as she and a few others had to to get a single Cavalier class at shows in the old days.

    Of course she was right, and now most of the toy veterans these days are Cavaliers. Last time I showed Rebel in veteran recently the only four competitors in the Toy Veteran class were Cavaliers.

    Of course Molly judged the dogs at the Midland Championship show last year. It was obvious how much she enjoyed the engagement. The veteran dog entry was 17 if I remember correctly. While I had Rebel on the table for her, I quietly remarked how different it was from the old days and got a very big grin in return.
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    Thank you for posting this Flo, it's lovely to read stories like this about a very special person


    Rupert [for whom Rupert's Fund was named] went back to Caption too!


    Our thoughts are with Molly's family and friends
    Last edited by Nicki; 1st November 2010 at 07:34 AM.
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    It's so sad! I didn't know her as I said but I wish I had! When I met her she was interested in Cassie, she was very pleased when her puppy won best puppy at Exeter this year.
    Reading what has been writen about her has bought tears to my eyes

    Barneys' dad was Homerbrent Expression and he's in Cassies pedigree too, I really enjoyed researching her dogs and seeing pics of them. I am proud to tell people when I see them about the lovely breeder, Molly Coaker and her Homerbrent dogs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
    It's so sad! I didn't know her as I said but I wish I had! When I met her she was interested in Cassie, she was very pleased when her puppy won best puppy at Exeter this year.
    Reading what has been writen about her has bought tears to my eyes

    Barneys' dad was Homerbrent Expression and he's in Cassies pedigree too, I really enjoyed researching her dogs and seeing pics of them. I am proud to tell people when I see them about the lovely breeder, Molly Coaker and her Homerbrent dogs...
    MOLLY COAKER

    I met up with Molly around 20 years ago, when I was collecting the Ages of Long Lived Cavaliers.

    Even although I was only a Cavalier Pet Owner, she always had time to Spend with me. Infact she sent me a Lot of Information about her Breeding of Cavaliers.

    It was Molly who mentioned to me about giving Vitamin E for the Cavaliers' Heart Trouble, and always gave it to her In-Whelp Bitches ,mentioning that it could give the chance of having stronger Puppies.

    We gave MAGS (Marigold ) a Home in her later years, she lived to 15 with no sign of Heart Trouble when she died.

    She was a CH Homaranne Caption Daughter.

    I know that Caption always pulled Molly into the centre of the Ring when waiting to be Placed , Mags ,would embarrass me doing the Same.

    The Cavalier Breed has lost a Wonderful Lady.

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    So upset to hear this news.
    One of my dogs was by Ch Homaranne Andy Capp, Molly's Daughter Anne held that Affix but he lived at Molly's.

    I spent a lovely Sunday with her along with Barbara Reece, she made us Sunday Dinner, roast lamb if I remember and I upset a whole jug of mint sauce all over the lovely dinner table cloth
    How awful for the family to have to go through having the life support turned off.
    Thoughts are with them all.
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    Like many people here. I didn't know Molly Coaker personally, but all my Cavaliers have had many Homerbrent dogs in their pedigrees. They always have such beautiful - and unmistakable - heads, and Molly was one of the top breeders who scanned her stock, and also, I believe, followed the MVD protocol. I saw her often at shows and she was always smiling and chatting to people, and very gentle with the dogs and friendly to exhibitors when judging. It really is the end of an era, and this sudden crisis must be so hard for her family.

    Kate, Oliver and Aled

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    I'm very sorry to read this news, as Molly Coaker will always be very special to me even though we never met.

    My beloved tricolor littermates, Kilspindie Capercailzie and Kilspindie Caprice, were out of Homerbrent Lace Cap. Tracy was out of Andy Capp, a famous tricolor out of Captivation (also dam of Caption).

    My Capers and Caprice were born in 1990, and Caprice lived to 16 and Capers lived to 16 1/2. I lost Caprice to intestinal lymphoma, and I lost Capers to quality of life issues when he became blind and deaf and developed profound senile dementia. Capers will always be my most beloved boy, and I think of him every single day.

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