Topic: Mother's passing

My sweet Mother passed away today at 5:00 pm. She died as she had lived...with a quiet and fierce determination....with  grace and dignity....with a wit that was uncompromised by pain and suffering....and wth the utter respect of those who were blessed to be included in her passing.

  Her intrahepatic cc was found on Dec 12th.....just a few days more than a month ago.....it is a shame that she did not have the opportunity to fight it further(as she surely would have) and a grace that she did not have to suffer more (as she may have)....a part of her legacy may be in the dedication that we will now have to share with others about this disease.

She was one of my greatest joys in this life...and I am joyous for her safe passage into heaven, knowing that she isi surrounded by the love of her parents and brother....and is having the 'best ever' time with Daddy.

Thank you, Mom, for it all...Rest well.

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Dear Deane,

So sorry to here about your mother passing.It sound likes she was a wonderful person.My thoughts and Prayers to you and your Family.

Gerardo And Ginger.

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Deane,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Melissa

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Deans:
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

KrisJ
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Deane,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother.  You do have a great insight and are so right.  My husband passed away quickly from this disease and did not have the option to try to fight it either.  Although I would have asked for more time, like you am happy that he did not suffer very long and is now in a better place.  Keep her with you now in all those wonderful memories. Take care and know I am thinking of you as you go through the journey of grieving.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Dear Deane,

I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. By your description, she sounded like such a delight to know. Please accept my hearfelt condolences and I know your Mom will live on in spirit in your heart and the hearts of all who loved her.

Love and hugs,
-Pam

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

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I am so sorry to hear about your Mother.  It sounds like you had a great relationship and that you will have many wonderful memories to hold on to.

Hugs,
-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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Deane

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Take Care
Ilias

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I'm so sorry for your loss, praying for your peace and comfort.
Susan

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Deane, I'm so sorry for your loss. I see that we are almost neighbours, so if you ever want to talk - please send me a private message. I lost my husband to cc back in October.
Sincerely, Alla

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Deanne,

So sorry for your loss.  My deepest sympathies.

Lauren

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Thanks, everyone, for your kindness and support. I miss Mother each day and know that some good will come of her ICC and death....My brother is donating a portion of his clothing sales to The Michael J Fox Foundation in honor of my Dad....and will donate a portion to this foundation in honor of my Mom....(in honor - not memory! )

I would also like to honor her by helping in some small way with the work of the foundation....ideas welcomed!

Thanks, again.....for your love and for being here.

Deane

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Dear Deane,

What a very hard January we both (and our families) have endured!  Your words had a very profound effect on me as I share the same sorrow and gratitude that you described so well. 

I just realized that your mom and my brother entered heaven on the same day and same time:  January 17 at 5:00PM -- Did anyone mention to you the most amazing sun set at that time?  It was on the news in Pittsburgh, and according to family friends, people were pulling off the parkway on their way home from work to capture its beauty.  I like to think it was my brother saying goodbye...and now will include your dear mom in that thought.

How beautiful that you and your brother are finding ways to honor your mom's name...through generosity and through service!

I will keep you and your family in my prayers, as well, for continued healing and peace.

With love and God bless,

Patti

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Deane....your parents have raised two beautiful children-your kindness shows through in all ways.  Helping others has been healing to many and I appreciate your kindness of wanting to volunteer for our foundation.  There are numerous ways of becoming involved; some activities mentioned in this link - some are yet to be discovered. 
Feel free to sign-up in fact, you will be welcomed with open arms.

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/volunteer.htm

Let me know if you experience any problems.  I am here to help.

Hugs,
Marion

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