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Lost my father

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  1. edmxz2002

    edmxz2002 NES Member

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    On Thursday morning my dad lost his battle with cancer at 82 years old. This was his the 5th different cancer he has had over the years.
    He was an incredible person. A loving husband, father, brother and friend.

    An Army Veteran stationed in Germany from 1956 to 1962 .
    After returning home he met the love of his life, my mom. Together for nearly 60 years and married for 54, they stuck together for better or worse as they vowed on their wedding day.

    In the early 70's he suffered 2 strokes and the doctors told him he would be paralyzed and never walk again. Dad was the type of guy you didn't tell he couldn't accomplish something if you didn't want to be proven wrong. It took him less than 6 months of hard work and strong will to show them they were wrong.

    He was diagnosed with his first cancer in the early 80's and again told that things didn't look good. With his will and moms love he baffled another group of doctors.

    In December we lost mom. She had a major stroke and was taken from us way to soon. Dad handled it as well as anyone could.

    He was diagnosed with the 5th different cancer in May of this year. After 4 rounds of Kemo he he told us he was too tired to continue. He said he was ready to join mom. On Thursday morning he passed away peacefully.
    The cause of death is officially cancer, but I think a broken heart was a major factor.
    Rest in peace, My Father, My Friend.
     

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    So sorry for your loss.
     
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  3. robjax

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    condolences.
     
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    Praying for you and your family today.
     
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    May they rest in peace. My folks died less than a year apart. I think you're correct that they lose their will to keep going when their spouse is gone.
     
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    Sorry for your loss,it's tough.Lost my Dad and then my Mom 4 months later last year.
     
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    Very sorry for your loss...R.I.P.
     
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    My condolences on both of your recent losses. RIP
     
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    Husband and wife together for that long don't want to live apart. His spirit is now happy together with hers.
     
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    I’m sorry for you loss. It sounds like he was a terrific person and the world is a lesser place without him.

    Bob
     
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    You honor your father and mother well by remembering them. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find peace in the coming days.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    I’m sorry for your loss. I remember my fathers death like it was yesterday.
     
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    So sorry.
     
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    I’m sorry for your loss.
     
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    So sorry for your losses. Jack.
     
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    Sorry for your loss
     
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    I am very sorry for your loss. But thankfully your mom and dad are together again.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. Glad he was able to fight it out and make it much longer than the doctors ever expected.
     
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    Condolences for you and your family.
     
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    Condolences, thoughts and prayers.
     
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    So sorry
    Both my Parents are gone but I have so many great memories I feel they are still here.
     
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    Condolences.
     
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    Beautifully written. He'd be proud.

    RIP, Dad...

    :-(
     
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    Condolences.....
     
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    Sorry for you loss.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. May the memories of your parents Love stay with you and your family always.

    God bless them both
     
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    As long as you remember them, they're not really gone.

    My dad passed 20+ years ago; I still miss him.

    Condolences.
     
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    Sorry for your loss I will say a special prayer for such a strong,and brave man.
     
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    I'm sorry for your losses. Think of your parents as being together. I do that, and it seems to help. My grandmother told me that as long as I think of her she's not dead, but is still alive inside me, and I believe that is true for all of my family.
     
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