Friday, 2 December 2011

Andrew

My Brother Andrew died a few hours ago
He was only 58
I have nothing more to say

http://supportingandrew.blogspot.com/

125 comments:

  1. Hugs, John. So sorry.

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  2. I am so very sorry. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. I can honestly say I know how you must feel, I lost my younger sister when I was 10, she was almost 9. At nearly 50 years old myself, I think of her more now than when I was younger. I do not have another sister. Hugs.....wish there was something I could say to make you feel better, but I know there is really nothing right now.....

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  3. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  4. So sad... sorry for you and your family, John.

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  5. yes we did !! that`s twins for you x

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  6. Rest in peace Andrew. I am also 58 so even though I never knew him there's a sense that we grew up together. I think you were an excellent brother to him John - especially in these last couple of years. You were there for him and he knew it.

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  7. i am so very sorry for you John
    i will be lighting a candle in his memory tonight and on Sunday in church may his spirit be free and happy.
    Sue.M

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  8. So horrible.
    I feel so badly for you.
    Take care, Friend.
    mark

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  9. Dear sweet John, I am so very sorry to hear your sad news. My love to you and all the family. xx

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  10. Dear John....I can only imagine your heartache... I am so so sorry.. Many of us out here only know you through Going Gently but I know we have all felt your pain at seeing your dear brother suffer....please know my most caring thoughts are with you and your loved ones...you are a wonderful brother..xx

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  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Hugs
    Jon

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  12. Love, and my thoughts, to you and all the family.

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  13. I am so sorry John.
    My heart is heavy for your loss.
    {Hugs} friend,
    ~Jo

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  14. John, when I saw the subject line of your post, my heart sank because I had a sense of what I was going to read. I am so sorry you have lost your brother. My thoughts are with you and I'm sending hugs across the Atlantic. Go spend some time with your animals; they are good listeners. xoxox

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  15. Me and hubby Chris are sending you a huge cyber hug.
    Thinking of you and your family.
    Jane x

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  16. Oh John...I am so sorry my dear.

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  17. Oh..I am sorry.Rest in peace Andrew.

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  18. I am so, so terribly sorry. Best wishes to you in this terrible time.

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  19. John, I am truly sorry for your loss. What an awful disease this is but you and your sister in law have shed light on this illness for all of us. You have also shown how respectful and caring you have been through this process. Your weekly visits with your dogs must have been a highlight of his week.

    You and your family are in my thoughts. God bless your brother.

    Chania

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  20. We all felt we knew him so well because of you and Janet. You made him important to all of us.

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  21. I'm sorry. I lost my sister when she was 35 leaving 4 small children. One of the worst years of my life. The other was when I lost my husband at 54. No words are necessary, but tears are. I cried just reading your post. Take care

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  22. I'm sorry, John.

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  23. Oh John, I am sorry. We are thinking about you and your family.

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  24. I am so sorry...how will your sister in law cope?

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  25. So sad - so very sorry John. Will hold you and your family in our hearts for the days to come.

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  26. John :O(. (Hug).

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  27. thank you all so much
    fly...... my sister in law is a star...
    she kept my brother at home, coped with his nursing care and ensured he was pain and anxiety free at the end.... to me she is a hero x

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  28. Damn right she is...from another carer.

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  29. I'm sorry to hear this, John.

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  30. So sorry John. Your blogging community is thinking of you.

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  31. I'm sorry for you and yours John. May he rest in peace. Beautiful photograph.

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  32. Go gently darling man.

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  33. Sincere condolences, John - grieve softly!

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  34. You dear sweet man, I'm so sorry to hear of Andrew's death. Your stories of him touched my heart ad your dedication to his care was inspiring. My prayers are with you and your sister.

    Janet

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  35. Those few words speak volumes, John, I am so sorry.

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  36. John...May Andrew rest in peace. You have my deepest sympathies. So sorry.

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  37. Oh John, I'm so very sorry.

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  38. I am so sorry John! Hugs

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  39. John, you have my sincere condolences and prayers.
    *hugs*
    Prayers to your family, too. ♥

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  40. So sorry John, our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  41. Oh John. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. hugs and more hugs
    Linda

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  42. When we look at photos like the one of your brother, we have no idea what the future will hold; nor do we want to know, or even think about it.

    Life's a funny old business, and rarely fair; but I've always liked the adage that 'Death is never sad, if the gift of life has been well used'. I don't think I totally agree, but it's still the best way I know to approach it.

    My most sincere sympathies to you and your family.

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  43. I'm truly very sorry to hear of your loss John.

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  44. Sorry for your loss John.

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  45. your gentle posts about him have been a lovely tribute..please accept my condolences--

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  46. So sorry to hear this.
    Your posts about him were always so moving.

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  47. Sending my prayers out to you and your family John.

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  48. You have my sympathy and from this and all the others here draw a little strength.

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  49. I'm so sorry John.

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  50. Oh yikes. Horrible. Seriously thinking of you and, in the words of the Great Goddess Patsy Stone - I condole you.

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  51. John I am so sorry. My love and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Much love
    Jo xx

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  52. Holding you all in my heart John. xxx

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  53. John,
    Know that he is at peace, no longer in pain, and with your beloved who have gone before. You were a wonderful brother, doing what you did for him these last few years.

    I wish I was closer, I would come and hold you...I know your pain.

    Jiller

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  54. I am so sorry, John (((hugs)))

    Thinking of you and your family...

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  55. Very sorry to hear that. He was one of the unlucky ones, the illness must have progressed very rapidly.

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  56. Nothing I can say is going to help, but rest assured that you and your sister in law made sure your brother lived in comfort and with dignity.

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  57. Our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.
    love,
    Cassie and Patrick

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  58. John - I am so sorry for you all - there is nothing else any of us can say, is there. Maybe at peace would be the only thing. This comment comes with love too.

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  59. So sorry to read this John, my sincere condolences to you and your family at what I know must be a difficult time.

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  60. That's so sad John. All the best to you and your family.

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  61. John, my heart goes out to you. I had a friend die by degrees from the same condition, and know how wrenching it can be. Peace now.

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  62. Sorry for your loss mate.

    You and your folks did so much for him to ease his troubles and from reading Janets blog he was a great guy to have around.

    x

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  63. So sorry to read this, John.

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  64. I'm so very sad and sorry John xxx

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  65. xoxoxo Thank you for bringing Andrew's spirit to us to admire. I'm so sorry that he is gone. xoxoxo

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  66. Sorry mate.
    Words, especially typed, don't seem to cut it.

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  67. There's nothing more anyone can say. Sorry doesn't start to cover it.

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  68. I'm so very sorry for you and your family. Lots of hugs from across the pond.

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  69. Dear John,
    Just wanted to pop over and say how sorry I am to hear your sad news.
    Thinking of you and your family and hope that all of the happy memories you have of Andrew will help you through the coming weeks. XXXX

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  70. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family John. Much love and many hugs.

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  71. Sorry to hear this, John.

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  72. So , so sorry for your loss .XXX

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  73. I'm sorry, John.

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  74. I've just come from your sisters blog . You are both in our thoughts and prayers . The love and warmth and pride you felt for Andrew comes across so clearly .

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  75. I am so so very sorry.

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  76. I can only add my sincere condolences and prayers when a heart is breaking from the loss of a loved one. Sending a basket of hugs from the US.

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  77. John so sorry to read that. My absolute sympathy goes out to you. 58 is not a great age. Treasure the memories of the good times

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  78. So sorry, John. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  79. My sympathies, John. Am keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. The cats are sending their purrs, too.

    megan

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  80. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  81. My thoughts go out to you and your family on hearing this sad news.

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  82. John, someone recited this poem at a friends funeral and it had an impact on me.I thought you may like to read it. It's by W. H Auden. I find it a most beautiful poem that describes grief like no other.

    http://www.bridgeguys.com/Poem/StopTheClocksAlden.html

    Chania

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  83. What a wonderful picture! What a wonderful family. Thank you John for sharing him with us.

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  84. John, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a younger brother to cancer 21 years ago and he was 34. It still seems like yesterday. You were such a good brother and he was so lucky to have had you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Take care.

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  85. John,your love for your brother is a beautiful thing, and your sister-in-law was blessed to have your help in her times of need. Condolences and hugs to you both.

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  86. I am very sorry for your loss, John.

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  87. Oh John - I'm so sorry, all our thoughts are with you and your family

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  88. So sorry for your loss.

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  89. I'm so sorry, John. I felt as if I knew Andrew from your posts about him. May you and your sister-in-law find peace as you deal with this loss. Blessings Jo

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  90. Thinking of you, Janet and your family today...

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  91. And, by the way you cared for him and loved him, I am sure a piece of your heart went with him and will comfort him on his continuing journey. RIP, Andrew.

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  92. My thoughts are with you.
    Briony
    x

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  93. I'm so sorry, John. I feel awful for my earlier crass suggestion of pet therapy as I had no idea what was wrong with Andrew. Though from what you reported, your visits with your own dogs seemed to give him pleasure. Your heartache is unimaginable to me. You have been a wonderful brother. And what a lovely photo you have chosen for your blog remembrance. Be brave.Cx

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  94. thanks to everyone who left a kind message here....it does help..it really does..... hit a bit of a wall this evening (in bloody sainsburys of all places)
    overtired and in need of a bath.....
    early night tonight

    nite all

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  95. John, I am so sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts. Hugs.

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  96. Oh, John. I'm so sorry to hear that. He was a big part of your life and your weekly routine. That is a hard gap to fill, well, you can't really fill it.

    Peace to you, friend, and your family.

    e
    plufrompdx.blogspot.com

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  97. John, my thoughts are with you. Hang in there. Let people care for you. Lane

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  98. i am so sorry John. I dont quite know what to say in times like these but the only thing i can think of this....should you ever need a laugh,a pointless bit of news or just a moments distraction from your heartache then we are always here....take care Claire and Jason, Eve and Liv...thinking of you and your family xxx

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  99. I'm sorry for your loss, John.

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  100. John, I have thought of you and your family throughout the day. Please know that I continue to keep you all in my prayers for you to find comfort and peace at what I know is a difficult and sad time. Take care, while I know it's hard, be good to yourself, okay?

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  101. So very sorry.Thinking of you over here in the other Hemisphere.

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  102. So very sorry, John.

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  103. Oh John, I am so, so sad to read this post. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. S x x x

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  104. Sorry To hear about your dear brother Andrew.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  105. Oh, John...I am so sorry.

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  106. Oh God John, I've just got back to your blog after recovering from my 30 hour flight, and yes seeing that photo of Andrew, I felt a sense of dread. I suspect you will be experiencing all sorts of mixed emotions - they all have their place. Strength and love from Jeneane.

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  107. Despite despair, be well, John.

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  108. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    RIP Andrew....

    Gill in Canada

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  109. John, I am so very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family. Rest in peace Andrew.

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  110. :(

    hugs to (((You, Jayne & friends & Family)))

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  111. I'm so sorry to hear your news. I'm glad your brother didnt suffer on for too long.

    Love to you and your/his family X

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  112. What a precious priceless photo!

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  113. Love the photo of your brother Andrew . . .
    Sad for his young death at 58 . . .
    Sad also . . . for you John . . .

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