January 6, 2009 at 4:57 am #25252tiapattyMember
I am glad you and Peter got one last Christmas together and that you were able to get comfort from the farewell celebration surrounded by family and friends, you will never be alone in missing Peter.
PattyJanuary 5, 2009 at 5:49 am #25251jeanMember
I was so very sorry to hear that Peter had died. He sounded like such a very special person, who fought so courageously. The celebration sounds so beautiful…I hope it will bring you many memories that will bring you comfort.
You were one of the first to welcome me to this site back in May…your encouraging words have stayed with me and have meant so much to me.
Sending wishes for strength and peace.
JeanJanuary 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm #25250iris-aMember
Thanks everyone for your comfort and nice words. Peters “farewell celebration” was yesterday. And how beautiful it was. Everything felt good. All the beautiful speeches, the music (our oldest son had written and composed a song for his father), all the flowers. There were over 250 people to salute Peter. And now we have the last resting place and the living memory of the tree that the collegues planted. What more can we wish for? Absolutely nothing
My love goes out to all of you, wishing you many good days in this new year.
Iris.January 4, 2009 at 10:54 pm #25249jeffgMember
Dear Iris, So sorry Peter has passed on. I to have the deepest respect for a man who had to deal with this disease, complaints or not. May he rest in peace and God give you the comfort knowing he is a new born Angel and will be watching over you.
JeffG.January 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm #25248belleParticipant
I was so sad to read that Peter passed away. You were from the very first online supports that I had when my sister was so ill last year and I was hoping for only good and better things for you and your love. I hope that the fond memories of all the good times that you share will sustain you through what has to be a very very sad time for you. With gratitude and fond wishes, BelleJanuary 1, 2009 at 3:26 pm #25247paulineMember
I am so sorry to hear that Peter has died. You must feel very proud of his strength and courage. My Anthony also never complained and was very brave. This helps me to stay brave at my lowest moments and I hope Peter’s example will help you too. I cannot think of a better way to die from this disease than to fall into a deep sleep and I hope that the peaceful nature of Peter’s death will also be of comfort to you.
The times ahead will be very hard but please remember that we are here for you and we undestand. Hold Peter’s love in your heart for ever.
PaulineJanuary 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm #25246carol58Participant
Dear Iris, I am so sorry. My heart just breaks for you. What a love story you two have. I know what you mean. My Charlie is the same with no complaints and being strong. I’m so glad Peter was not in pain. I pray the same for Charlie and all others suffering. Please keep in touch with us. Wishing the best for you as you continue to travel this difficult journey.
CarolJanuary 1, 2009 at 5:29 am #25245jmoneypennyMember
So sorry to hear you lost your Peter. I am glad, however, that you were able to care for him until the end, and that you had so many years with the love of your life. It’s something most people don’t ever get to experience, but that doesn’t change the fact that your heart breaks when you have to lose your loved one. I wish you peace and some comfort in this hard time ahead.
Joyce MDecember 31, 2008 at 4:15 am #25244sophieMember
Dear Iris, the posts I read from Peter and about Peter truly commended him as a wonderful, courageous and sensitive man. I am so sorry for your loss. His last email was inspiring, and I am so glad he suffered no pain. I hope that you and your family are able to find peace and comfort in the time to come. My heart goes out to you.
You are in my prayers,
SophieDecember 31, 2008 at 2:03 am #25243lainyParticipant
Dear Iris, we are so sorry to hear about Peter. How wonderful that he had you, his devoted and loving wife to see him through to the end of this terrible journey. He is in a far better place, at peace and without pain. Our pryaers are with you and your family.December 31, 2008 at 1:29 am #25242ireneaMember
I am so very sorry for your loss. I do believe the folks we lose can feel the love on the other side.
Thinking of you.
IreneDecember 31, 2008 at 1:10 am #25241jcleggMember
I am so sorry that you have lost your Peter, but glad to hear that he did not suffer. I know how difficult this has been, and will continue to be, for you, and how sad you must feel now. I want you to know that we will all be here for you, to listen to what you have to say, and to support you in your grief. I read somewhere that this feeling we have inside, when we lose a loved one, is called the “great sadness”, and I identified so with that description. I know exactly what it means, and my hope is that – as the “great sadness” descends, God will be there to comfort you.
With Love – Joyce CDecember 31, 2008 at 12:44 am #25240darlaParticipant
It is with sadness & tears that I read your post. I am so sorry for what you have & will now be going through, but just know that Peter is now in a better place & is no longer in pain or suffering from this terrible disease. It is always harder on those of us who are left behind. I am glad that he passed peacefully & with relatively little pain. Remember that he will always be with you in your heart and memories. You can be so proud of how both Peter & you dealt with your journey with CC that no one should ever have to take. Try to take care of yourself now. You will need all your strength to help yourself to go on. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you & Peter.
DarlaDecember 30, 2008 at 11:56 pm #1855iris-aMember
On Monday-morning, the 29th of December, on my 63rd birthday, my wonderful strong Peter passed away.
I have a deep respect for the way he dealt with his illness. Never a complaint; he put all his strength in living, after he heard what was wrong.
The last 2 months have been tough, but not desperate. I could keep him at home and take care of my love myself. Up till the end, he had hardly any pain. Only the last weekend was tough, because his brain wasnot clear anymore.
Sundaymorning he fell in a deep sleep and he didnot wake up anymore.
I will allways love him.
I also would like to thank everyone on this board for all the help and comfort you have been giving. I wish you all the best and give you all my love.
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