Sunday, 30 August 2015

Jan

Jan , my best friend and beloved wife of 24 years died yesterday. She declined very quickly over the last week. She had fought her illness with immense courage and positivity for five years and is now at her rest.

55 comments:

  1. Just stumbled on your blog as a complete stranger. I am very sorry for your loss. My Mum passed away just over two years' ago and it's one of the worst things in the world to lose someone whom you love. Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this deeply sad time.

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  2. I am so sorry for you and your family. Thanks for sharing this very sad news. I think it helps everyone to hear about and share in each other's travails. The picture you posted of Jan is lovely.

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  3. I am so sorry to read of your loss and will be thinking of you both.

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  4. Alan, so very sorry to hear about Jan. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
    best wishes Mike

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  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. Jay

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  6. So sorry to hear of your sad loss Alan , our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family , Tony

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    John

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  8. Alan,

    At times like this mere words don't seem enough, but it is all we have to give, so please accept our condolences at this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Bob and Sue

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  9. Alan,

    I am very sorry your loss. Thank you for letting us know. You and your family will be in our prayers.

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear this Alan. Words seem so inadequate, especially from so far away. Take care of our self while you mourn.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear this Alan. Words seem so inadequate, especially from so far away. Take care of our self while you mourn.

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  12. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.

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  13. Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon her.
    Kay and I grieve with you and will pray for you both.

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  14. Please accept my condolences and sorrow for your loss.

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  15. Oh-dear. Very touched that You are letting us know- and allowing us to share with You Alan. Words for You and Jan - The Lords Prayer: "Our Father...", followed by-"Blessed be the Peacemakers"..our Prayers and thoughts are with You and Your Family. Rest now for Gods love is eternal. Kev.

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  16. We've never met, but you feel you get to know your fellow bloggers through their written work.. my condolences... I couldn't imagine how I'd feel if it happened to me.

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  17. Alan,
    I'm so sorry for you. This is a very hard thing. A terrible thing. My prayers for you, Jan, and your daughters.
    Steve

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  18. I have followed your blog for a while now. It never ceases to amaze me how you feel you "know " your fellow bloggers. Now someone I "know" has lost someone they love. My thoughts are with you and your family. That feels so inadequate.May whatever god you believe in give you strength!

    Bob De Angelis

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  19. I'm saddened by your loss. God be with you at this time and always.

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  20. Oh! Alan,

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. There are no comforting words that can ease the pain and sorrow. I do hope that your memories of her become a source of strength and peace for you and your family in the times ahead.

    Martin Meltzer

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  21. Alan,

    I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my condolences for you and your family.


    Greg

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  22. Prayers to you and your family.

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  23. Hi Alan,

    I am so sorry to hear this news - please accept my sincere condolences for you and your family.

    DC

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  25. The only thing that has ever seemed to make sense to me in these situations is the knowledge that what you loved remains in your heart. My sympathies.

    Chris Johnson

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  26. Alan, I'm so sorry for your loss! It gave me quite a jolt to read of Jan's passing. My condolences to you and your family in this trying time.

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  27. Sorry to hear, Alan. My condolences for your loss. God rest her soul and give you comfort.

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  28. Oh, dear! My condolences! I know how you all struggled to fight this for some time now. My father had a similar loss about this time last year. Take care of yourself and your family and let them take care of you, too, during this time!

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  29. I can see from the pictures that you will miss her. Take care, and all the best.

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  30. Allen,
    Sorrow and condolences seem so inadequate. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers...

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  31. So sorry to hear such sad news Alan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Jan was such a gentle, caring, loving person. She is always with you. Take care. Phil.

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  32. Please accept my condolences on your sad loss. I hope that you will find some comfort in your memories of all the good times you shared together.
    Take care, Arthur

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  33. I am very sorry for your lost. My symphaties for you and your family.

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  34. Alan, so sorry to hear of your loss and sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family in the coming weeks and months.

    Regards, Ross

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  35. Sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and your family.

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  36. Sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and your family.

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  37. Alan, I am stunned by the news about your brave Jan. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will pray for all of you tonight.

    If there is anything that I can do for you just let me know.

    Jim

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  38. Alan,

    I just saw the sad news. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss.

    Jim

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  39. God bless you and may she rest in peace, free from earthly troubles.

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  40. Condolences. Godspeed to your wife, and peace to you and your family.

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  41. I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you!

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  42. I had never seen your blog previously and was surprised to be informed of the unfortunate news today. My sincere condolences on your loss.

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  43. Sincere condolences on your loss.

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  44. There are no words now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Martin

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  45. So very sorry to read your news. My condolences.

    David.

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  46. Alan,
    I am shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

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  47. I am sure that I can write a comment on behalf of all your online friends to the effect that we are all still thinking about you, and hope that you and your family are coping as best you can.

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  48. Dear Alan,

    Please accept my condolences.

    Yours sincerely,

    Chris

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  49. I´m really sorry for your loss matey.

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  50. Please accept my most sincere condolences, Alan.

    I feel this more than most because I am sort of in Jan's position. I also have a cancer, which has now metastasized into my lungs and the chemo doesn't seem to be doing any good. I certainly expect to last a while yet but I do understand that my time will be limited.

    Alan, it is important for you and your family to embrace the fact that life does go on.


    -- Jeff

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  51. Alan,

    I only learned of Jan's death now while catching up with a number of favorite blogs. I am heartily sorry. Please accept my belated condolences and sympathies.

    Warm Regards,

    Stokes

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  52. I am immensely saddened to come across this news - (though I am a complete stranger) the loss of any love diminishes the world. And one that endured so long...

    My wife and I have been married 30 years and I will now go and give her a squeeze. She may wonder why but I am sure you will know. Stay strong.

    Geoff

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