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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Paradise

Dear friends it is with great sadness that I inform you Barb left Cottagewood for her final reward last night September 10 at 2 AM. She appeared the last several to be calm days calm and composed. Tony was with me and Deanne appeared the next morning. Today the three of us met Jim hindt the funeral director and later father Mahreddy of St. Ignatius parish for Saturday’s mornings wake and eleven o’clock service.
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19 comments:

  1. I am so sorry, Ray. You have both been on this journey for a long time and now your beloved is at peace. May those who love you both and share all your wonderful memories give you comfort at this difficult time.

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  2. I am very sorry Ray. It is good to know that after much suffering, Barb is at peace, not struggling, and is with God. May your wonderful memories of times together carry you in the next step in your life. I am sending prayers of strength and comfort.

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  3. Dear Troutbirder--Ray--to lose a spouse is, I think, to lose the other half of your heart. As you grieve for all that will never be, I hope the memories you share of Barb will comfort you, lift your spirits, and give you joy as you think of her and your son Ted together again. My thought and prayers are with you. Peace.

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  4. I am deeply sorry for your loss. It was my privilege to know Mrs. T trough your postings here and I have so admired your love and partnership with her through the years. May you and your family find peace at this time of great sorrow as you share the memories you have of Barb.

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  5. With the loss of a spouse it's difficult to know what to say. I'm sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.

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  6. It is so heartbreaking for your family and I am so sorry. Taking care of yourself better is on the agenda and getting some rest. I have walked this same road when I was young and it will get better eventually.

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  7. God bless you, Ray, as you go through this sad time. I know you will always miss her, until you are reunited.

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  8. Dear Ray - I am so sorry ... the photo above is a lovely one. Take care and with thoughts for the days ahead ... at least Barb is at peace now - and I'm so glad Tony was with you, as too Deanne ... for now blessings - Hilary

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  9. Please accept my deepest condolences. As others have said, Barb is at peace now. May the good Lord continue to look after you. The photograph is certainly one to cherish. May the good Lord take care of you and your family. God bless.

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  10. You were very devoted to her. Sorry for your loss.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but also glad to know she was in good hands. Sending you my sincere condolences.

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss, Ray. What a difficult journey you and Barb have been on. You have been her loving support to the end. Sending my heartfelt condolences and wishes for comfort at this time.

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  13. Aww Ray, I am so very sorry. Even when we know what is coming, it is still brutally hard. I am so glad you have family close at this time. You are blessed with them and the amazing memories you have of Barb.

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  14. Dementia forces you to face the loss of your loved one more than once. You have been a pillar of strength and happiness for her even during these dark days. My sympathies to your and the family as you grieve again for this lovely woman I came to know and admire through your blog.

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  15. I am so sorry. My sympathy goes out to you and your family in these hard days of saying goodbye and missing Barb. What a beautiful photo of the two of you.

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  17. My heart goes out to you and your family, I am glad that you have precious memories.

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  18. I am so sad for you. My sympathy to you all. I shall be thinking of and praying for you my friend. I can only imagine how bad your heart hurts. Rest in peace Mrs T...we will all miss you.

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  19. I just read this Ray and my heart goes out to you. It's amazing how close we become to our blogger friends. I loved everything that you shared about your life together and especially how you brought joy to her and the other patients in her last days even if she barely knew you. You are a gem and please stay with us. Love you. Ginnie

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