Re: Ronald John Strachan - Goodbye Dad

Hi Teresa, Joyce, Patty and Kris,

Thank you for your support, thoughts and kind words, they are much appreciated indeed.

Best wishes

Gavin

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Gavin,
I believe in the healing power of tears. They are water of life. Thus, I was sad to hear your news and willing to let my tears fall for all of us going through difficult times. I think I spent more time in the hospital in the last 2 months than in any previous 3-month period of my life, but I'm home again and looking forward to Christmas with my family. I believe you and your Mum have the strength to get through the subdued Christmas this will probably be for you, but I will continue praying for you.
Louise

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Louise,

Thank you for that. I'm glad that you are at home now and I hope you enjoy your Christmas with your family around you.

My best wishes to you and your family.

Gavin

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I am so sorry for you and your family Gavin over losing your Dad.  You're right.  He'll always be in the hearts of those who loved him and he won't be forgotten.

Carol

Re: Ronald John Strachan - Goodbye Dad

I am so sorry to hear your father passed away.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I wish you the best.

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Thank you LoveMyMom for your kind words and best wishes.

Gavin

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Re: Ronald John Strachan - Goodbye Dad

Gavin, I just read your post.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  Your Dad seemed like a wonderful man.

God bless you,
Lisa

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Dear Gavin,

This is not a messge that I wanted to see. I am so, so sorry about the loss of your dear father. Thank God he passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Indeed, this is a blessing. My beloved died in my arms as you know and his peaceful passing is of enormous comfort to me.

I wish you peace in the coming months and hope that you find comfort in your memories of your father. You spoke so highly of him and were so, so good to him. He must feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful son.

Danielle

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Hi Lisa and Danielle,

Thank you both for your very kind words and good thoughts.

My best wishes to you both

Gavin

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Hi Gavin

I am so very sorry for your loss.

You and your mum are in my thoughts. Please take care.

Sharon

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Gavin,
You have helped so many of us with the loving care for your father that you have documented here. I have learned so much from you, yet you always found the time to help others on this website. I truly hope you find comfort in all of your friends here. May your precious father rest in peace.

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Gavin, 

I can't even come up with words to tell you how very sorry I am to hear of your dad's passing.  You were magnificent;  such a devoted, loving son to both of your parents.  It has been my privilege to read your journal entries and to have received peace through your writings.  May you and your mom find comfort in your memories, and may your dad's spirit shine brightly in Heaven.

Peace be with you,
Jolene

"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain."     ~g. b. hinckley

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Sharon, Mom'sDaughter and Jolene,

Thank you so much for your thoughts and kind words, they mean a lot to me. I am glad that my posts have been of help to members. This is the great thing about this site and it's members in that we can all help each other through our journey's.

My best wishes to you all

Gavin

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Gavin, It feels like you've become family to this group, the way you let us all into your life and your Dad's journey through cc. My heart breaks to think about how hard your Dad's passing must be on your heart.  You've helped so many of us, with your supportive and kind words, and you were an angel to your Dad.  Please know that you and your family will continue to be in our prayers.

Your friend,
Tess

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Hi Tess,

Thank you so much for your very kind words and for keeping mum and I in your prayers. That means a lot to me. Yes dads passing has indeed been hard for the two of us and words can't even begin to describe how much we miss him. But we are just trying to get on with life now as that is what dad wanted us to do. It's not easy, but one day at a time.

Thank you Tess and my very best wishes to you and your family,

Gavin

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Gavin,
I was so very sorry to read about your Dad. As I said, I have not been on the site in a long time. May God be with you and your Mom and bring you peace and wonderful memories of time spent with your dear father.

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Hi Wabals,

Thank you so much for your kind words and wishes. Yes I do have wonderful memories of my dad and they will be treasured forever.

My best wishes to you and your husband,

Gavin

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