He left us yesterday afternoon on a beautiful summer day. He was feeling no pain as his body’s breathing slowed. He didn’t die alone. Michael was there. So was the incredible nurse Melody. They held his hand and encouraged him to let go. She knew it would happen on her shift. She stayed on extra to make sure he went comfortably. We were in transit, actually at the funeral home making his arrangements. Kim had gone home to sleep after being there for over 24 hours.
He was a builder, an artist, an architect, a lover of beautiful rivers for fly fishing, he was a good son to his mother, a solid brother, a husband, a father of 4, grandfather of 6. He always left a strong impression on people he met with humor and banter. He cared for his mother at the end of her life, he cared for his wife at the end of her life. He was always there for us kids even when we drove him nuts. He was well loved to the end.
He is free of the pain & cancer that kept him from enjoying life.
He is free