Topic: My husband died today

My husband Terry died this morning.  Terry was a vital and extraordinary man.  He played classical guitar, wrote a novel and raised orchids.  He was a gourmet cook and he loved hiking, animals, nature and travel.  He was one of those rare people who actually loved his work and, as a neuropsychologist, he helped many people throughout the years.  He was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in October 2011 and he never let the disease destroy his spirit or his dreams.  He loved life and he lived it well until the end.  His death was peaceful and serene and I had the privilege of holding him in my arms as he passed away.

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Linda,

I am so sorry to hear about Terry.  Sounds like he was quite a guy.  I hope that your many memories of Terry will sustain you through this difficult time.  You and your family are in my thoughts.

Hugs,
-Randi-

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

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Hi, Linda,

I am sorry for your loss, may the good memory of you and Terry last forever and  leave this horrible roller coaster ride fade away as soon as it can be.

God bless.

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Dear Linda,

I am so sorry to hear that Terry has passed.  He sounds like an amazing man and I hope you can hold all the wonderful memories of your life together in your heart to help sustain you through this sad & trying time.  I'm glad you were with him to help him through his transition peacefully.  Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain and has moved on to a better place.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Dear Linda, I am so very sorry to read that Terry has gone to his well deserved Peace. I am so happy that you got to be holding Terry and that the end was Peaceful. It reminds me of Teddy and me. As you learn to live your new normal down the road the Peaceful ending will bring you much comfort.

If I should be the first to go,
And leave you alone, my Dear,
Let not your heart be lonely,
Nor in your eyes a tear.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
I’ll not be far away,
With petals of love and tenderness,
I’ll pave for you the way.
To join me in our sanctuary,
And ne’er again we’ll part.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
I live within your heart.
Take joy again in living,
As you did in years gone by;
God knows what of he’s doing,
And not be questioned why.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
My life with you on earth
Each moment filled with happiness,
And love so few be worth.
I’ll be waiting for you Sweetheart
Where skys are ever blue,
With eager heart and open arms
Patiently, for you.
Grieve not for me, my Darling,
May faith and my love keep.
Your soul filled with contentment
Eternally, I sleep.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Dear Linda,
I am so sorry. What a wonderful life you and your husband have shared. How beautiful that you were there for him.

You have traveled a difficult road since his diagnosis, and he was no doubt grateful he had his loving wife by his side throughout.

Losing one's soul mate is a huge challenge. I pray that you receive comfort and strength in the months ahead, but do reach out to all the resources around you, including others who have faced this loss on this forum.

Hoping you can feel the embrace I send. Realize that you will find strength within yourself that you didn't know you had.
Love, Margaret

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Linda,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you cherish wonderful memories.
Sending peace and sympathy.
Lisa

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Linda,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carl

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Dear Linda, I'm so sorry.  My thoughts are with you and your family xxx

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Dear Linda,

I am very sorry to hear of Terry's passing. My heart goes out to you. May you one day find peace.

Love,
-Pam

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

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Dear Linda,
I'm sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Your lovely description of him gave us a better idea of the talented and interesting man he was. Peace be with you at this time of loss.
Willow

Willow

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Dear Linda,

I am so very sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. It sounds like he lived such a full life and I am glad that his passing was peaceful with you by his side. My thoughts are with you and your family at this tough time.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Thank you so much for your kind responses.  We have planned a memorial service and reception at the beautiful Morton Arboretum, one of Terry's favorite places.  In the event anyone would like to read Terry's obituary, here is the link:
http://www.toonfuneralhome.com/fh/obitu … h_id=12920

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Thanks for sharing Terry's obituary.    It sounds like he was a fine man with a variety of interests and that you two had many adventures and a wonderful life together.   Hold on to those memories.  Would also like to thank you for your generous suggestion of sending donations to the foundation.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"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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I'm sorry I have not posted before now Linda.  I am so very sorry to read that Terry has passed.  He sounds like a unique man and I hope that with the passage of time your memories of him bring comfort. x

Clare

In the stars now . . . .

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Linda thank you for posting the link -- I appreciated being able to read about your talented husband, who seemed to have such a passion for living life to the fullest. Margaret