Topic: Ray died peacfully on Sunday
I am sorry to have to tell you that Ray passed away on Sunday in hospital. As you know we had known about his liver cancer for nearly two years now, and it has been a blessing that he has kept well for nearly the whole time which allowed us to have many happy holidays and to spend time with family and friends.
The end came very quickly, he became jaundiced a few weeks ago, and only became ill about a week ago. He was in no pain which was such a blessing and kept his sense of humour right until the end.
All his close family were around him and he simply closed his eyes and went to sleep.
He will be buried in our village church on Friday and we are planning a big party for him to follow.
We have very happy memories of him and have no regrets.
When he was told he had Cholangiocarcinoma he was not scared of dying but he was scared of being in pain for a long time, losing his weight, losing his hair and losing his dignity. None of this happened and we feel so lucky about this. I feel so happy about this at the moment and it is getting us all through the nightmare of red tape.
I would wish this blessing on everyone in our situation. This site has been such a help to me and I expect it will be more so now as the fact of Rays death hits me. His things are all around me and the thought of carrying on alone is too much for me to take in just now.