Topic: Fred Gard

Fred lost his battle with this horrible disease on Tuesday, September 16.  My girls and I are still in shock and disbelief.  I can't thank everyone on this board for all of the support, chats and responses I have gotten since I joined in May 2007.   - Colleen

Re: Fred Gard

Dear Colleen, I am so sorry.  I have followed your story from the beginning.  Your husband was diagnosed a couple of months before mine.  He went through a battle with you and your daughters right there beside him.  He was so brave to undergo so many treatments. Fred was way too young - 38 I think?  It's very natural for you and your girls to be in disbelief. I don't know the right words to say...just I'm sad and I'm sorry. Hugs and prayers for you and your girls.


Re: Fred Gard

Colleen, we are very sad to hear of your husband's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Fred Gard

Collen,  My sincere condolences to you and the girls.  It saddens me deeply to see such a young man taking away from such a young and loving family.  My prayers of support are headed your way.
God Bless,
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

Re: Fred Gard

You and your girls will be in my thoughts. I am very sorry for your loss.


Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Fred Gard


You & the girls are in my thoughts & prayers. My husband passed away 9-2-08 at the age of 62 after a very short battle with this dreaded cancer. I felt that was too young. For your Fred it was truly way too young.  We can only console ourselves that our loved ones are in a better place & are no longer suffering. They will be in our hearts forever. I'm am so sorry for your loss.


"One Day At A Time"

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Re: Fred Gard very sorry to hear of your wonderful husband and Dad to have joined those who have left us.  Some day, the memories will become your treasures.  Hoping for your heart to heal day at a time.  All my love to you and your family.


Re: Fred Gard

   I am so sad to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls. May time heal your hearts.

Joyce C

Re: Fred Gard

I am so sorry to hear that another wonderful person was taken by this disease. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your daughters.
-Joyce M


Re: Fred Gard

Dear Colleen -- sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  My prayers will continue for you all.

Re: Fred Gard

Dear Colleen and girls,

So very sorry on the passing of Fred.  I offer my prayers and hope each day the pain subsides just a tiny, tiny bit.  It is so unfair that this cruel disease has taken a man that was so young and needed by his family.  Let the Lord wrap his arms around you in blessing.

Wishing all God's blessings!

Re: Fred Gard

Colleen -this is very late -I just started reading on this site again. I am so very sorry it broke my heart to see that you lost your Fred, you and I connected very early when we exchanged emails and posts about you Fred and my Tom. And I received your kind card of condolence  last March when I lost Tom -thank you. I do not have your address or email anymore or I would contact you privately. I was so hoping things would be different for you both, and I was unable to come back on this site for some time, as I was dealing with my grief. I just read all your posts, as I was anxious to hear about you and Fred. Am so very sorry, I know so very well the hell you went through, and you and the girls have a such a tough road ahead. I have a few months on you, and I know only too well the pain you must be feeling. I was so hoping you would have an easier time of it, as I convinced myself that we would have had more ime too if the embollisms had not taken over...but this terrible monster has robbed us -as it has so many others, I hope you find some comfort in your children and that the sun will shine for you again someday. Please feel free to contact me at my new email adress if you should care to touch base sometime.