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    Dear Kris
    I am so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. I have followed your fight with such respect and admiration for all you did and the love you shared.
    Dave passed just earlier this week – I know that the emotions are overwhelming, the feeling of loss devastating.
    Today would have been our 29th Anniversary – I WILL raise a toast to Mark at 3PM and celebrate his life along with everyone else on this site.
    Sending love and hugs


    Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words. It has been very helpful to know both of us were loved by so many.
    Here is the link to the obituary from the funeral home. The Celebration of Life will be Saturday May 9th at 3 pm. I know most you cannot make it but if you think about it raise a glass at 3pm to Mark. He lived a good dark beer but Gatorade or water will do.

    Love, KrisV


    Kris, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Mark maintained a tremendous spirit through this difficult journey and your deep love for each other radiated from the “pages” of this board. May that love bring you peace going forward. Debbie


    Kris, just got home and read this surprising and sad news. I am so very sorry and I know you will eventually begin your “new normal” with all the gusto you can. Make sure you stop in Phoenix!

    If I should be the first to go,
    And leave you alone, my Dear,
    Let not your heart be lonely,
    Nor in your eyes a tear.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    I’ll not be far away,
    With petals of love and tenderness,
    I’ll pave for you the way.
    To join me in our sanctuary,
    And ne’er again we’ll part.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    I live within your heart.
    Take joy again in living,
    As you did in years gone by;
    God knows what of he’s doing,
    And not be questioned why.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    My life with you on earth
    Each moment filled with happiness,
    And love so few be worth.
    I’ll be waiting for you Sweetheart
    Where skys are ever blue,
    With eager heart and open arms
    Patiently, for you.
    Grieve not for me, my Darling,
    May faith and my love keep.
    Your soul filled with contentment
    Eternally, I sleep.


    I’m very sorry Kris.



    Dear Kris,

    I was so sorry to read your posts on facebook last week about the passing of your belved Mark. Please accept my sincere condolences. I wish that I could say something that would help ease the pain that you feel right now.

    For sure on the 9th I will raise a glass in memory to mark and please know that right now my thoughts are with you and your family.




    Kris….Condolences to you and all of Mark’s family. I , also, have watched every milestone post that chronicled the path that you and Mark traveled with the CC. I was immediately drawn to you….and though you often dealt with issues with Mark, you always have had time to answer my questions on the boards and privately. Now, it is time for Kris….to decompress and figure out where you go from here in your life. As Duke said….Mark will always be here to help you through this in his own way…..and your family here will be as well.

    Love and Hugs,, Julie T.


    Kris –
    Words can’t express the sorrow everyone here feels. I’ve followed Mark’s fight since I joined and was always inspired how the both of you celebrated every victory and came back after every setback. Even though Mark is not here with you physically to heal, know that he is with you always and will help you through this.



    Kris, I would also like to send my heartfelt condolences. Mark was such a fighter and it truly seemed as though he had nine lives. GOD must have needed another angel. I’ll be down here in So Cal raising a nice glass of milk stout in Mark’s honor next weekend. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.



    Dear Kris,

    I am so sorry to read this post. Since I came on this board, the love and caring that came through and the special relationship you and Mark had was so evident in your posts.

    I love the picture and will be raising a glass on the 9th.

    Heartfelt condolences and many hugs,



    Dear everyone –

    I know many of you already know due to Facebook but Mark did lose his battle with cc on Thursday at 1230. He died in my arms (cheesy I know but I wouldn’t have it any other way). He died on his terms in his time.

    We did find out on Monday the 27th that is was metastatic cholangiocarcinoma to the pleural space between the lungs at the pleura so not really lung cancer. It was a devastating diagnosis since we knew there was really nothing we could do. Our Onc has been at Onc for almost 40 years and he had NEVER seen it there.

    We actually knew on the 21st that he was not going to make it when we found there was cancer in the pleural space and he just did not have the energy to fight any more. It was all happenstance it was found when you think he had that GI bleed on March 29th and they accidentally found the mass on the pleura on the second of April. It just seemed he never bounced back from that.

    He was a great man and I will miss his greatly. He touched so many lives, in so many ways. I guess it was just meant to be that Heaven would gain an angel a lot sooner than we had planned. I know he is watching over me and everyone else….although not too much attention because he is up there with his hunting partners chasing down that monster Elk and eating Elk Camp food with no one to say anything about his questionable food choices.

    We are having a Celebration of Life for him on May 9th at 3pm. I know most of you are too far awa to come but…..if you would raise a glass to him I would greatly appreciate it. He enjoyed a good dark beer but lately a Gatorade would do. I will post a link to his obituary when it comes.

    Thank you all for your support and love. I have never felt so much from so many people that I have never actually met it person…..and for many of you… will happen so that we will meet. I plan on taking a few weeks after a couple of weeks to get things taken care of and then I will be off with DOG as my co-pilot we may stop and visit with many of you.


    And this is how I want to remember him smiling at himself. This was taken in 2012 before diagnosis.

    Love KrisV

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