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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:46 am

dear Jan,
My condolences to you and your family
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Postby mspanners » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:24 pm

Sorry to hear that, my condolences to all His Friends and Family.
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Postby Trish » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:51 pm


There aren't words for this.

You & your family have all my empathy.

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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:38 am

sorry to hear the news i know what your going through only just losing my dad the other month, deepest condolences.
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Postby Jason » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:45 am

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Postby WannabeAngua » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:20 am

Oh Jan, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

Big hugs!
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Postby cols » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:27 pm

HUGS to you Jan and your family,
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Postby Cheery » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:17 pm

many, many big hugs from me too, jan. I'm sure he's in a very nice place now.
I wish you and your family good luck and strength for all the times to come.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:16 pm

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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:10 pm

Just wanted to tell you that , in this day, I'm thinking of you with warm affection. big big hugs Jan, I'm there with you with my thoughts.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:12 pm

Sending hugs and best wishes to you today Jan. Hope it all goes well.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:05 pm

My condolences to you and your family Jan.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:39 pm

Thank you everyone for your words and thoughts - they really are appreciated.

I mentioned about this thread to my mum and she also thanks you all, but hasn't yet read any of the condolence cards, letters etc she's received except to look at who sent them. She'll read all the cards properly sometime soon and I've taken a copy of this thread which she's said she'll look at as well, when she's able to face it.

It was the funeral today - it suited dad who was an atheist and we were pleased with how it was done. Everyone liked the music, especially the curtain song, which was one of his favourites - Home on the Range :) . He was nuts about 'The Wild West' and he used to sing that to us at bedtimes when we were little. Sleep is the little death etc - he'd have liked that very much. :D
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Postby » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:20 pm

i hope everything went well at the funeral for you and your family jan
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:34 pm

Yes it did thank you chris. We didn't want the religiousy bits (well actually that's what dad had stipulated, so we were doing as we were told :lol: ) and as we all thought it's pointless some professional funeral minister/speaker who never even met my dad doing the service I ended up writing most of it myself and I read out part of the service with a guy the funeral director recommended (the housemate was supposed to help with it too, but as he's in hospital with his broken ankle joint until after Xmas couldn't be there in the end- long explanation in the Frustration Thread he couldn't make it to the service at all :roll: ).

I've been on autopilot since Saturday anyway because (yet again) the housemate was driving me nuts with 'trying to keep my stress levels down' (always guaranteed to send them in the other direction... :roll: ) so after he'd gone off in the ambulance I had to get some other stuff organised for the funeral anyway. Consequently I didn't mess up too much with reading and the minister was v. good with the rest of what I'd written about dad and he added a few spiritual bits including a Native American poem that said the kind of things dad used say too about not to be afraid of death. With the weather being so wintry and everything he'd have probably loved the whole thing if he'd been there we think :lol: so a good ending to a really draining time that's left everyone involved feeling reasonably positive about things - he's at peace and we've said goodbye to him as he wanted. :)
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