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#1 2017-04-27 06:52:13

Maladroit
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From: Passamaquadey
Registered: 2001-06-03
Posts: 1878

Loss

My best friend, advocate, cheerleader, defender and solid ground passed away last week.

As I've mentioned several times, him loaning me Tadbooks to read helped bring us together.

Here is the homily our Asst. Rector gave:
http://stannestifton.com/sermon/so-we-d … iption-tab

His brother also wrote a beautiful, loving obituary, which I am willing to share via PM (there's a guestbook that I'd rather not open up to spammers) if anyone would like.

We are dealing well so far. This was not unexpected (glioblastoma is pretty devastating), so we are actually in the middle of our grieving process, as my dear Eldest Daughter reminded me yesterday. Doesn't make it any easier, just...different.


Hug your loved ones, and show them your love in words and deeds. You never know when either ability might be taken from you.

My love to you all.

 

#2 2017-04-27 07:10:20

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44999
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Re: Loss

My condolences! *Hugs*


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#3 2017-04-27 07:37:09

Kenan
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From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Registered: 2005-06-19
Posts: 8986
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Re: Loss

My condolences, Maladroit.


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#4 2017-04-27 07:41:41

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23418
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Re: Loss

Oh my gosh, Maladroit!

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know your husband had been very ill for a number of years. I often thought about you and your family during the past few years. I knew he was deteriorating, and I'm so sorry you all had to go through all this.

If you need someone to listen, we are here.

*hugs and hugs and hugs and hugs*

Please PM me the URL to the obit.

*more hugs*


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#5 2017-04-27 08:44:49

Pandy
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From: Osten Ard, Pyramid
Registered: 2001-08-16
Posts: 3436

Re: Loss

**bursts into tears**

**hugs**


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#6 2017-04-27 09:50:23

Peter
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From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39625
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Re: Loss

My condolences, Maladroit.
*adds hugs*


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#7 2017-04-27 10:49:12

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32892
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Re: Loss

I'm so sorry to hear that, Maladroit. *more hugs*


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#8 2017-04-27 11:15:11

Kia
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-06-08
Posts: 1124
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Re: Loss

My heartfelt condolences, Maladroit *piles even more hugs*

 

#9 2017-04-27 11:23:43

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23418
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Re: Loss

*begins building a gigantic hug-fort from all of the hug-piles*


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#10 2017-04-27 11:28:20

ylvs
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From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13413

Re: Loss

Oh Maladroit, I am so sorry. I cannot even begin to imagine how you feel.

*lights a candle*

*adds more hugs*

And I would also like to read the orbituary.

Lotsa love!

 

#11 2017-04-27 11:54:53

Olaf
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From: Germany
Registered: 2001-07-16
Posts: 4943
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Re: Loss

I am so very sorry.

*lights a candle*


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#12 2017-04-27 12:59:48

Seitherin
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From: Texas, near Houston
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 8089
Website

Re: Loss

My condolences, Mal.

*hugs*


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#13 2017-04-27 15:26:03

Marian
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From: RVA
Registered: 2001-06-05
Posts: 21655
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Re: Loss

Oh, Mal, I'm so sorry. *hugs* I'm also sorry that this illness happened at all.

 

#14 2017-04-27 16:08:00

Ad1tu
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From: Buffysadharc
Registered: 2004-02-22
Posts: 6460

Re: Loss

I am so sorry :( *more hugs*


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#15 2017-04-28 00:49:18

Merenwen
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2391

Re: Loss

My condolences, Maladroit. I am so sorry. :(

 

#16 2017-04-28 04:30:17

Neemo
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From: Hamilton, ON, CA
Registered: 2005-03-28
Posts: 921
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Re: Loss

My condolences on your loss

Stay strong

 

#17 2017-04-28 12:48:30

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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From: Yonder green hills
Registered: 2006-03-29
Posts: 13256

Re: Loss

*biggest hug ever*

I'm so sorry for your loss... words are not enough...
I hope that you and your loved ones can find strength in each other and that you can find joy in the memories.

*another big hug*


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#18 2017-04-29 09:16:45

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26887

Re: Loss

I am so very sorry for your loss, Maladroit!  *hugs*


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#19 2017-04-29 16:14:48

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23418
Website

Re: Loss

*more hugs*


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#20 2017-04-30 14:42:32

Maladroit
Pilgrim
From: Passamaquadey
Registered: 2001-06-03
Posts: 1878

Re: Loss

Thanks all.

*buries self in hug-pile fort*

*heaves melancholy sigh*

 

#21 2017-04-30 23:38:17

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 44999
Website

Re: Loss

You can always come to us for more hugs and shoulders to cry on!


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#22 2017-05-01 10:58:50

Auros
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From: San Mateo, CA
Registered: 2001-11-23
Posts: 7620
Website

Re: Loss

:-(

Sympathies.  Death is dumb.  We should get rid of it.


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#23 2017-08-24 07:20:52

Maladroit
Pilgrim
From: Passamaquadey
Registered: 2001-06-03
Posts: 1878

Re: Loss

21 year wedding anniversary today.

Could use some Elder Turtle wisdom re: dealing.


Will also accept hugs, blanketforts, and links to inappropriate silliness.

Last edited by Maladroit (2017-08-24 07:26:37)

 

#24 2017-08-24 07:22:15

Peter
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From: Austria
Registered: 2001-08-23
Posts: 39625
Website

Re: Loss

*offers hugs*


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#25 2017-08-24 07:40:38

_Sahi_
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Registered: 2016-06-10
Posts: 99

Re: Loss

*piles on hugs, and pillows for a fortress*

 

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