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In Memoriam: Stephanie Roper

By Tobias Kreidl posted 01-08-2019 09:14 AM



We are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected loss of one of our own, Citrix and CUGC Community Manager Stephanie Roper.

Before her leadership with CUGC, Stephanie was already well-known and loved among the CTP community as a long-time Citrite. When she joined the CUGC HQ team in 2016, she brought her fun, vivacious spirit and generous nature to our community.  She tirelessly supported CUGC’s local events near and far and our online work. She was instrumental in the development of the CTA program, which has brought so much outstanding technical content to our local meetings, webinars and blogs.

One of CUGC’s most vocal cheerleaders, Stephanie’s big smile and warm heart will be greatly missed by us all. On every call and at every meeting, Stephanie’s humor and kindness shined through. We loved when she shared with us pictures of her young boys, always adorable and sometimes even in CUGC gear. Whatever the task, she offered her talents, connections and hard work. She was all in for CUGC and the team.

Beyond the loss we feel for ourselves and our community, we extend our most heartfelt thoughts and sympathies to Stephanie’s husband and two sons, as well as her entire family as they endure the long days ahead.

Stephanie was a devoted wife, mother, colleague and friend. Her positive encouragement and energetic personality influenced so many, from her own family and friends to her Citrix and CUGC families. We are truly thankful to have known her and will greatly miss her.

Because Stephanie touched so many lives, many people have already asked how to help Stephanie’s family through this difficult time. Thus, a GoFundMe page has been set up for anyone who would like to contribute:

With deepest sympathies,

The CUGC Steering Committee and the entire team at HQ


01-11-2019 02:17 AM

So sad ... rest in peace, Stephanie. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

01-10-2019 01:50 PM

Thank you for this fitting tribute to a wonderful and very unique person. Stephanie was loved by all and a very important part of the Citrix community. She had the unique ability to light up a room that she walked into and inspire everyone with positive feelings and desire to work together and build community. She is sorely missed.

01-10-2019 12:28 PM

She will be missed by such a huge community of people that she devoted herself to.  I remember meeting her in person for the first time and her telling me to apply to be a CTA and her energy and encouragement made me take the leap of faith and I will forever be thankful for everything she did for me and everything she has done for the thousands of people she worked with.  Thanks to everyone that has supported her family in their time of need with their kind words and their support on GoFundMe.

01-08-2019 05:39 PM

What an enormous loss, she will be sorely missed. No words can describe how sorry I am. My heart goes out to Stephanie‘s family at this difficult time.

01-08-2019 04:10 PM

She will be greatly missed :(

01-08-2019 01:46 PM

Stephanie made CUGC and our entire community better, and she was a joy to work with. We will miss her very much.

01-08-2019 11:52 AM

Thank you, Tobias.