May 8, 2009 at 8:59 am #28615devoncatParticipant
I am so not ready for this. I knew it was coming but I am still not ready to accept that our beloved Jeff is gone. Although I completely rejoice in his peace and end of suffering, I am so saddened by it happening. I dont know whether to swear and shout or cry. I can only imagine how his family must feel. Although we only knew Jeff through this board, he was such a dynamic, funny and caring person. That must only be a fraction of who he was in real life.
My deepest and most heart felt condolences to Valerie and the rest of the family. Please know that Jeff will live in our hearts forever and that his heart, strength, and sound advice greatly enhanced so many peoples lives. He had such a powerfully positive life force and it will surround us and your family forever.
I will say some very special prayers for Jeff and his family tonight.
KrisMay 8, 2009 at 4:52 am #28614jmoneypennyMember
Oh Jeff, you will be so missed! By everyone here, and by your loving wife and family. So many friends and loved ones you had, so many people that depended on you for information and laughs and wisdom. What a valiant fight and what an example you set, Jeff. Your spirits lives on through everyone you touched with your humor and inner beauty.
All my sympathy to Valerie and the kids and grandkids — we will never forget him.
Joyce MMay 8, 2009 at 4:16 am #28613heatherkpMember
Em and I are sending prayers of comfort, strength and courage to you Valerie and your family.
HeatherMay 8, 2009 at 2:13 am #28612jcleggMember
Oh, I am also so sad. Jeff was truly a lovely, wonderful human being, and he meant so much to us all. Valerie – and your entire family – my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fondly, Joyce C.May 8, 2009 at 12:54 am #28611luluuParticipant
RIP Jeff. I am so sad, he was a friend to all posters.
LuluMay 8, 2009 at 12:12 am #28610lisaParticipant
RIP Jeff. I look forward to meeting you in Heaven. Watch over us with your prayers and may the Lord grant peace and consolation to your family.
We’ll miss you. You’re a great man and an inspiration to us all.May 8, 2009 at 12:02 am #28609sophieMember
To the family of Jeff Gerrish,
We all depended on Jeff so much, and he cheerfully and positively helped us even throughout his own anxiety and suffering. This site has lost a fine man with so much strength and character and grieves with you and for you Valerie and family. I am glad Jeff doesn’t have to suffer anymore, and he is at peace. He walks beside God now.
My prayers for you,
Maybe we can all carry on if we remember Jeff’s mantra from the Eagles, Take it to the limit one more time.”May 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm #28608celoiParticipant
I never wanted to see this!..
Thinking of the family today:)
Daughter of David CookMay 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm #28607marjoParticipant
I am so sorry too. We will miss his cyber-hellos, cyber-hugs and cyber-love.
MarjoMay 7, 2009 at 7:32 pm #28606roma35Member
I was thinking so much about Jeff in the last two days, and while I am greatly saddened by this wonderful persons passing, I am at peace that his suffering is over. Jeff is the first person that responded to my first post on this site, and from that very first post, I felt like I had a friend in him. His memory will live on forever on this site because his knowledge and compassion from his thousands of posts are invaluable.
Rest in Peace Jeff, you too, are dancing with the angels now.
Valerie you are in my prayers along with your family.
BarbaraMay 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm #28605paulineMember
I am really sorry to hear about Jeff’s death. He was a great help to people on this site and always so positive. I have often quoted his 9 year survival to medical staff who think there is little hope with cc.
My sincere sympathy to his wife and family. I am thinking of you now.
PaulineMay 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm #28604darlaParticipant
He will be missed by all of us. I too am so sad.May 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm #28603moonParticipant
i am sad tooMay 7, 2009 at 7:02 pm #28602tanolandMember
I am so sad.May 7, 2009 at 6:27 pm #28601duke0929Member
it is truly sad when you lose a loved one and a friend … only knew Jeff from reading his posts on this web site.. he was helpful and kind.. if we had ever met i would have extended my hand to him in friendship… our prayers go out to his family……ron
ITS NOT HOW MANY BREATHS YOU TAKE IN LIFE
ITS HOW MUCH LIFE YOU PUT IN EACH BREATH…..i think that was Jeffs approach to life
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