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Thread: More good thoughts and prayers please.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area

    More good thoughts and prayers please.

    Dad lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today. When you live in a small town and 3 people die within a day of each other it is a problem for the 1 mortuary. His calling is Friday afternoon and funeral is Saturday.

    Dad was 91, a WWII vet serving in the Army in the south Pacific, one of my best friends, and a devout Christian. I never heard him complain about being sick. He just said "I never thought it would end this way." His death has hurt my wife as much as that of her parents. He was that kind of guy.

    I'm doing OK, but Mom, my wife and my son are taking it pretty hard. Prayers and good thoughts for my family will be appreciated.
    Last edited by Ron Jones; 09-06-2011 at 03:40 AM.


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  2. #2
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Ron, that's a hard thing to deal with.

    Your dad sounds like a great guy.

    My sincerest sympathies go out to you and your family...
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  3. #3
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    condolences from this end.
    benedictione omnes bene

  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I'm really sorry to hear this news Ron, be happy that you got to spend so much time with your dad, that is one regret that I have in living in Japan, I'm so far from my parents, one reason I am so determined to send my daughters to Canada so they at least get to spend time with my parents.

    I remember when my father's father died, I was young, and had lost "Grampa" but for my dad it was much harder as he had lost his father. I know that I too one day will have to go through this, it will be hard, but it is the way of the world.

    Thoughts and prayers sent your way.

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  5. #5
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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    You have all of my positive thoughts and prayers. I hope they help. However, there is nothing a person can say, feel or wish, that can replace a wonderful parent.

    Enjoy the memories and all of the good traits that he passed on to you.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I'm very sorry to see this news, and wish you and the rest of your family comfort and wonderful remembrances.
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  7. #7
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    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    I'm sorry for your loss.

  8. #8
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    May 2011
    Cape Cod, Ma.
    I'm very sorry for your loss Ron

  9. #9
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    It sounds like he was a great person and that you will have wonderful memories. So sorry for your loss.
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  10. #10
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    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Ron, as others have said so well, thoughts and prayers from here. Sounds as if your dad was one heck of a good guy. That is the type that leaves a big hole. None of us get out of this alive, but that is no condolence at this time. I am sorry, you are in for a set of long days and sleepless nights. Know in your heart he is out of pain and in a better place.
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