A sad day today as we attend the funeral of Lily's master, Steve, who passed on after a long two year struggle against pancreatic cancer. It was a fight against some long odds with less than a 6 percent survival rate after 5 years. Steve and his wife Jewel have been friends with us for a long time. Dairy farmer Steve and I shared a common interest in basketball, history, good books and a curiosity about the world at large. Memories of some happier times shown below…..
In St. Denis, a suburb of Paris and visiting the famous Cathedral where most of the Kings and Queens of France are buried.
At the Purple Stride walk to fight pancreatic cancer with daughter Megan and son in law Chris. The motto is, Know it. Fight it. End it.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Wow-you guys really packed in a lot of fun. You have some great memories of a wonderful man. My deepest condolences!ReplyDelete
Mrs. C lost both her parents to this horrible disease. Pray for a cure.
You have my sincere sympathy in the death of such a dear friend. You've obviously had a very long history with him, and his absence will be keenly felt. May you sense God's presence and comfort.ReplyDelete
A sad day indeed. Thank you for sharing some of your memories of Steve with me. I send all of his family and friends my sincere condolences.ReplyDelete
At least it was a sad day with happy memories attached. It seems like a life lived well with good friends and happy times.ReplyDelete
Tough to let a good friend leave but the memories will always keep him aliveReplyDelete
It is so hard to say farewell to good friends. I share your grief. The memories keep him alive in your mind although I know you miss terribly his good company.ReplyDelete
Good friends we choose and you chose well. Luckily you have documented evidence of your happy times. He is no longer suffering and will live through those who loved him, like you.ReplyDelete
In time the pain of loss will be replaced with the warm smile of remembrance.
That is so sad...At least you have some wonderful memories of times spent with him.ReplyDelete
farewell to your friend. bless you and his wife, too.ReplyDelete
Difficult time, I'm certain. Thank you for sharing your memorable moments. Peace to you.ReplyDelete
What a wicked cancer this one is. So sorry you lost your friend far too soon. Condolences to Jewel, and to you and Ms. T.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you have photographs and memories of happy times together.
Condolences to you and Mrs. T on the loss of this friend. But wow, what excellent memories you have of your long friendship.ReplyDelete
It is so hard to see someone become so ill and then lose them. Memories of the good times and the great friendship help a lot but the empty feelings are hard to fix. I am so sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
Thoughts and prayers to those who mourn his passing. May happy memories soften the loss.ReplyDelete
My sympathy to you and Mrs. T and Lily.ReplyDelete
It must have been a great comfort for Steve to know that Lily would be taken care of.
Sad day for sure...we can never have too many friends. :(
Your good friend has passed on but you still have a special reminder of him -- Lily. Lily will keep your memories of him alive. -- barbara
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.ReplyDelete
It looks like you had some very wonderful times together.
So very sorry about the death of your good friend. You all obviously had some great times together. Prayers for the family.ReplyDelete
Sympathy for your loss. Pancreatic cancer is a bad one. You have great memories of your friend.ReplyDelete
I am very sorry about the loss of your friend. Your photos are wonderful.ReplyDelete
What an obviously great friendship you had. Blessings on your memories.ReplyDelete
Sympathies to his family and yours, TB. My sister died of the same CA, perhaps someday we'll figure it out.ReplyDelete
So very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Looks like some great memories and Lily...I missed her introduction the other day. I'm glad you and Mrs. TB have given her a home.ReplyDelete
Looks like you have some great memories. I'm so sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
So very sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
Sending you much love and warm thoughts in the loss of your dear friend.ReplyDelete
so sorry for the loss of your good friendReplyDelete
I am sorry to read of your friend's passing. The big C seems to be so active now... my Joe is suffering from bladder cancer, like many others.ReplyDelete
So sorry for your loss Ray -- I do hope Lily is able to bring you some healing in this process.ReplyDelete
Oh I am so sorry about your friend Steve. Hug BReplyDelete
My condolences on the death of your friend Steve. Though your friend is gone, may you have good memories to sustain you.ReplyDelete