Topic: Farewell Dad

Early this morning, after fighting a good fight, my father, Hugo Rocha age 68, passed away to CC. He was a faithful and loyal husband, loving father, and amazing person who touched many people's lives. He served honorably in the US Army Service from 1967 to 1969. Worked as an amazing counselor for adults and students, and always wanted to help in whatever way he could. My family and I have many wonderful memories of him, and will try to keep these memories alive in everything we do.

This is the first time I post his name on the boards as he was a very private person, but I know that during his fight he was always interested in how awareness was brought to what Cholangiocarcinoma is and how it affects a person, and their families.

He will be missed, but know that he is now in a peaceful place where he can just relax.

Re: Farewell Dad

Dear Lourdes,

I am sorry to read that your father has passed.  Yes, he is now in a better place no longer suffering or in pain.  He will always be with you in your heart and memories.   Know that I am thinking of you and your family at this sad and trying time.

Love & Hugs,

"One Day At A Time"

All of my comments and suggestions are just my opinions and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.   You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care providers.

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Dear Lourdes and Family, please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the Passing of your Father, he was truly a Hero in every sense of the word, serving his Family and his Country.

God looked around his garden and he found an empty place,
He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's Garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get, well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and hills were hard to climb,
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "PEACE BE THINE".
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone,
For parts of us went with you the day God called you home.


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I am so sorry for your loss, my heart and prayers go out for  you and your family. Thanks for sharing your Dad's story.

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My sincerest condolences on your loss. May you and your family be blessed and comforted.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God saw he was getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around him
and whispered "Come with Me"
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer,
and saw him fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.


Re: Farewell Dad

Dear Lourdes,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I too know the pain that you are feeling right now as I too lost my dad to this disease. Please know that we are all here for and my thoughts are with you and your family right now.


Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

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Thank you all for your kind words. I have passed along all of your messages and each one has truly touched our hearts, and is helping us during this time.

If any of you are interested in service information and online tribute about my father this is the information: … a-93703039

Re: Farewell Dad

Dear Lourdes.

I read your Father's tribute. He seemed like a very lovely man. I am very sorry for your loss.

Love, -Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

Re: Farewell Dad

Please accept my condolences on Hugo's passing.  He seemed like a great guy.  My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.


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I am sorry about your Dad.  My Dad passed at 69 from colon cancer and my Mom passed Feb. 2012 from cholangiocarcinoma. 
I read the tribute to your Dad.  What a wonderful person.  He will truly be missed by his family and students.  We feel your pain.
God Bless.