November 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm #28645lainyParticipant
Dear Rachael & Family, We all miss your dad immensely. In fact the other day Marion & I were talking about him. I have been on this Board for 4 years and Jeff was a good mentor. We e mailed quite a bit including jokes and I told him I wanted to be like him when I grow up.
Knowing even just a little about Jeff, he would want you to celebrate Thanksgiving joyfully as he will be looking at his family around the table and saying to himself, “Yes, I did good!”. Blessings to you and your family on Thanks & Giving Day.November 20, 2009 at 5:47 am #28644devoncatParticipant
I was just thinking about Jeff. He has made a big impression here and his absence is still felt. Rachel, please keep visiting us.
KrisNovember 20, 2009 at 3:19 am #28643marionsModerator
Hello Rachael. How nice of you to stay in touch. Your Dad has left an everlasting memory and he is so very much missed here too. He was one of a kind with his ability to touch with kindness everyone he conversed with including, me. I miss his humor and everyday looked forward to opening this discussion board because, with your Dad we knew for something good to come our way. Rachel, the first Christmas, and the first Thanksgiving in fact the first of everything had been difficult for my family too. We are now heading in to the third Holiday without my husband and it still hurts although, less then last year and that less than the year before that. Those who leave us behind are so much worried about just that: the pain we have to endure while life continues on without them. I am starting to understand that I had been given a gift and because of this gift I am able to move on. From the bottom of my heart I wish for good things to come your way. My love to everyone in your lovely family and special hugs to you, dear Rachel.
MarionNovember 20, 2009 at 2:31 am #28642jeffgMember
This is Rachael, Jeffg’s daughter. I have wanted to get on here several times in the last 6 months but I still can’t type without the tears. I just noticed this discussion board this week and wanted to thank everyone for the kind words about my father. Holidays are close and it seems like my mom, brother and I are going down another low road and I hope that it goes by fast. It’s really hard to stay in the spirit with my little kids. Well I hope everyone has the best holiday possible. I hope to get back on here more often.
Lots of hugs,
Rachael and familyJuly 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm #28637grafsjMember
I was so sorry hearing of Jeff’s passing. He helped me tremendously during my precious wife Lana’s 7 month battle with cc. He will be missed by all us who depended on his wisdom, compassion and humor. Our loss is God’s gain.
SteveJuly 26, 2009 at 6:49 am #28638derkuchenParticipant
I hope you’re enjoying Heaven, Jeff.. give our regards to the big guy! We miss you. I’m glad he can be at peace now at least. My condolences to his family and friends.July 26, 2009 at 2:09 am #28639lisaParticipant
I was just thinking of him and Valerie yesterday. He is missed.July 25, 2009 at 4:55 am #28641ireneaMember
Like so many of you experienced, I could read a comment from Jeff and he could inject hope in a hopeless day. I truly believe he is in a better place — o doubt offering advice, support, and jokes to all who ask — and I am glad his suffering is finally at an end. He was amazing, and so was Valerie and the rest of his family.
IreneJuly 25, 2009 at 4:51 am #28640candyzParticipant
I was so sad to see that Jeff has passed, words don’t really come to mind. I haven’t been on the boards in a long time now, so just found out. I was thinking about my brother today and it brought to mind that I wanted to see how everyone was doing. Jeff was one of the first to welcome me to the boards back in Jan 08 when I was desperately seeking info to help my brother. So many people gave comfort and support, but Jeff was so special. What I received from these boards was a tremendous help in our fight against this awful cancer and God Bless all of you. Jeff was a rare person and I’m sure he’s up there still watching these boards and all of you. My sympathies to his family. If he was so special to all of us, I imagine he was the best husband and father that ever was and their loss will be great.May 13, 2009 at 3:39 am #28636jamie-dMember
I just saw this post and am so heartbroken. Like many others I so appreciated Jeffs posts. My prayers are with his family during this time. He will be greatly missed. God Bless,
JamieMay 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm #28635just_jillMember
I found this place too late to have much interaction with Jeff, however, whenever I search on any subject, there are his posts. So informative, and helpful and caring , for all who wondered in.
To Jeffs Family, I am so sorry to read of his passing, may you find comfort here in reading his posts , where he offered comfort and hope to so many.
I am positive you have an Angel watching over your Family!May 12, 2009 at 1:24 am #28634lisaParticipant
Psa 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Jeff was truly a saint on earth to those of us struggling with cc.May 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm #28633amyleaParticipant
Oh my, what to say, what to say…..
I was so shocked when I saw this. I knew that Jeff’s health was failing, but I was still so shocked.
What a relief Jeff’s success story was to me personally when we first started this journey in 2006. I heard so many horror stories about people only living for a short time with cc, but then I heard about Jeff living with cancer for so long, and while I know that it was a struggle for him, it gave me hope that Mom would be here for longer than I had initially thought.
To Jeff’s family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
AmyMay 11, 2009 at 11:41 am #28632carrieannParticipant
Prayers and thoughts are with Jeff’s family. Please know in your hearts what a wonderful person he was to so many of us that only knew him through this site. Such an inspiration! I have shed a tear this morning, knowing of his passing.May 11, 2009 at 2:40 am #28631evan14Member
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Revelation 14:13)
Thank you Jeff
You will always be in my hear and mind.
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