Topic: 3 Years Ago Today

It was 3 years ago today that my dad lost his fight with CC. Really can't believe that it has been 3 years, sometimes it doesn't feel like 3 years, but on the other hand, sometimes it feels longer! Very strange.

Never good these anniversaries, but we get used to them don't we. Today I have only looked back with fond memories and had many a chuckle to myself. Of course the bad memories and the tough times will always be there, but they will always be outshone by the good memories, the laughs and the happy times! Like the time we were fishing on some rocks years ago and nearly got caught out with the incoming tide! We had to grab the gear, leggit and make a jump for it  or get caught out. Dad landed in some mud, lost his welly boot and was not happy! Mum went berserk at him when she found out but I found the whole thing hilarious, as did he many years later when I reminded him about it!!! Happy days! smile

Dad, you are sorely missed and much loved, and you always will be.

Much love,

Gavin

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Hello, Dearest Gavin, beautiful post and we are so happy now that the good memories far outweigh the bad. I know for sure that your Dad would be so happy and proud of you for the way you are taking care of your Mum. You are such a wonderful son! 

•    I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again.     
•    I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.
•    I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.
•    I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
•    All I have are memories and pictures in a frame.
•    Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part.
•    God has you in his arms...I have you in my heart

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Thank you Lainy!!

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How sweet, Gavin, to share this memory and acknowledge this anniversary of your fathers passing. Bless you.

Willow

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Thank you for sharing such a wonderful memory!  Memories really do sustain us.  ((Hugs))

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Thanks Willow and Randi. And yes Randi, memories do sustain us don't they. I love them and they make us smile don't they! smile

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Hi Gavin,

I am sorry today is such a bittersweet day. Sad because you miss him so much, but happy as well because you remember all the great, fun times together. You are the best son a man could ask for. You make your Dad proud every day by helping others and spreading the word about CC. Please give your Mum an extra hug from me and tell her I am thinking of your dear Dad.

Love and Hugs, -Pam

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

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Hi, Gavin,

Thanks for such a tribune to the relationship between you and your father.especially from a big Scottish lineman like you.
However the most admiring character and love that will make your father much proud of you is after all those years and suffering the death of you Dad, you did not walk away from this website and move on to other business; instead, you stick around and put your energy into this website and contribute to those who need advice and emotional support. You motivate me to do the same,for that I say to you thank you and be sure to say hi to your mum for me even the BEARS lost last nite.
God bless.

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3 years?? That's so hard to take in, as it feels like yesterday for me, too. I remember the lovely tribute you wrote about him and the wonderful photos you showed us.

Gavin, you are a wonderful person and your dad must be so proud of you. You have been - and still are - an amazing advocate for people coping with this cancer in all sorts of ways.

Love to you and your mum.

Julia xx

"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician."

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Gavin;

Thank you for loving your Dad so much and for helping so many on this board.

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Gavin,

Thanks for sharing the memory and thanks so much for being so active on the board.  You always write the nicest things and are so supportive.  We appreciate you!

Take care,

Susie

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Well said Gavin and a nice tribute to your dad.  It made me smile.  Thinking of you , your mum and also your dad who I am sure  is smiling from beyond. smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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I remember him on the horse!    he seemed like a game for anything sort of bloke.I doesnt feel like 3 years ,although we have all been through a lot together in these last few years

                              love from your friend    Janet

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Topic: Hello everyone - I'm new here
Hi there,
My name is Gavin and I'm new here so I thought I would introduce myself. I live in Dundee in Scotland and I am the carer for my Dad. “

Dear Gavin….this is the beginning of your very first posting; I remember it well.  It touched me deeply and instantly I knew that the person writing is one of great character and kindness.  You do so much and you ask for nothing in return.  Your work behind the scene is never mentioned and yet you continue to put yourself out there with love and caring for all touched by this disease.  Our Facebook site has grown due to your continuous effort by spreading the word and connection with those in need of information and support.     
Thank you, Gavin’s Mom and Dad; you have raised a beautiful son and thank you, dear Gavin for being who you are. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Thank you all! Thank you very very much indeed for everything that you said and for the so kind words, they mean so much to me. And indeed, you all mean so much to me as well, you are family.

What you said about me being a lineman Percy brought back another memory about my dad that I had not thought about in a long time so my thanks to you for that Percy! When I started playing football as a centre he helped me practice my shotgun snaps in the house with my first football! I played nose tackle as well but don't think he would have been so keen on helping me practice these sort of moves!!

The first line of my first post here Marion, I still remember writing that now. Thanks for posting that Marion! Over 4 years ago that was now, how time passes does it not. And yes Janet, we have all been through so much in these 3 years haven't we, all of us!

My thanks to each and every one of you once again. I do wish that we all never had the reason to come here, but I was and am so glad that we all have somewhere to come where we can and do help each other each and every day. We keep fighting.

Big hugs and much love to you all,

Gavin

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I am but a cc newcomer but I just want to squeak in and say thank you to you for all you do for all of us here, new ones every day, for sharing, and for tirelessly being on this site with your good cheer. You are a really special person and your Dad must have been so proud. It gives me hope to think of my children after I go. Life does not stop, they will go on. Bless you.

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Thank you Holly!

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Gavin, thank you for sharing your wonderful memories . You are such a positive presence on this board and I am so grateful to have you in our CC family.
Hugs,
Lisa

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Thank you Lisa!

And hugs to you too!

Gavin

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