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Old 07-18-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Lost a good friend last week....

After a short batle with cancer, my dad passed away last week..My Dad was a good friend, a mentor and a well respected member of our community...He taught me respect, how to make really good spagetti sauce, how to be a good host and if you have leftovers after a meal, you cooked the right amount. My Dad loved to play lotto and go to 'Vegas. He died on 07-07-07 and time of death was declared at 0700 hours. Makes ya wonder... . He had the opportunity last fall to do chemo and he tried it, but after the second treatment, decided the cure was worse than the sickness. He passed in comfort at home with his family under the care of Hospice.

I just like to add kuddos to the folks at Hospice. They treated our family like family. Every person we came in contact with from Hospice was awesome. Since my Dad passed, they've called several times to check on us and my Mom, and some have sent nice cards. They are top on my list for donations in the future !

My Dads favorite drink is a Godmother (2/3 Stolis Vodka with 1/3 amorreto) and his favorite place to be was down at camp. We spread his ashes down at camp last weekend (per his request) and buried the urn with some of his ashes at his favorite hunting stand along with his last drink that he had left in the 'fridge half full at camp...

Rest in peace Dad...

So Im back, I missed being here and have a few hundred posts to catch up on...
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:00 PM   #2
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so sorry to hear that John. I lost my father to cancer back in 89.
I'm glad the pain is over.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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I am truly sorry for your loss John.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
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Lost my dad last year to cancer John. I am very sorry for your loss. I am in 100% agreement with you about Hospice.

Once again, very sorry.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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John, I am so sorry. This is a hard time indeed and Hospice is a great organization. My best friend passed in 02 from cancer. They were there through the whole thing.

May he walk in peace with our Lord.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:54 PM   #6
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John, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your father. I lost my Mom 14 years ago to cancer, it is an insidious disease and one that affects the entire family not just the victim. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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my thoughts go out to you and your family .
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I'll be praying for you and your family.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for sharing those memories of your Dad with us John. People leave this earth at certain dates and times for a reason.

My father passed in '86 when I was 11 years old and I wish I had more memories with him. One thing he did instill was to respect and appreciate others. Cherish those times you spent together.

Hospice gave great care for my father as well as our church family. Tonight my family will offer up our "Our Father" to Mr. Pen, your dad.

Sorry to hear for your loss.
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JP my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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