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Kathleen808's picture
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Dear Friends,

This is what we have sent out:

"My sweet, strong, amazing husband of 26 years passed away this morning just after sunrise in beautiful Lanikai surrounded by his family.

Mahalo nui loa to family and friends who have stayed with us through this journey.

Aloha no au la 'oe
I truly love you Dick"

For you, you know there is so much more.  When the time comes I will write about our 5 days in hospice at our home.  It was a very hard time but we are so pleased that he was home.  When he passed this morning at 6:30am I was by his side with his best friend and sister.  Our daughter and my mother entered the room within a few minutes.  Once he journeyed on, we all felt so relieved that he was at peace.  He fought so hard for so long and was ready to go.  I know I am going to need you in the days ahead and I know you will be here.



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My dear Kathleen, words fail to convey my deepest sympathy to you and your family.  At least you can be reassured that Dick is now pain free and at peace.  He's probably flying over the sands and water of Kailua Beach right now.  Please post when you are able to - we are concerned that you'll be okay.  Call if you need anything.

Love, Laureen

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Describe how I feel upon hearing youre words. There is no way to put into words that a life of a loving father , husband and friend has eneded . there are no real words for me to say to you Kathleen other than I am very happy to have seen a couple who had so much love for family and each other. You have the love of your family and your cyber family to hold you up and get you thru the many years to come My deepest sympathy. Ron.

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You were such a source of strength for your husband and family. I am glad he is now pain free and at peace.

We will be here waiting when you're ready to share.



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There are no words that come to mind. Only how sorry we are for your loss. I'm glad your wonderful husband is not suffering anymore. It's a horrible thing to watch someone that you love suffering. We will continue to pray for strength for you and your family. Please take care of yourself. I'm sure Dick is riding a big one upstairs.


Linda and Mom

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I will continue to pray for you and your family as you move on without Dick. 

Cyber hugs!


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Please accept my deepest condolences.  You both fought so hard and inspires so many others throughout your battle.  You were a wonderful wife and caregiver.  Please take care of yourself in the days ahead.


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I  am devastated, my deepest heartfelt condolences.  it's ok to cry, but please stay strong. PM me if you need anything.  I can give you my phone number.  


Wrapping my arms around you. 

God  speed Dick. We will meet one day. 

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The love of your life, your dear husband Dick, will always be with you. 

The love and life that you and he shared will forever be in your heart. 

He will watch over you and your daughters.

May you, your family and those who loved him find the memories ease the sorrow.

We will be here to support you in any way that we can.

Love and hugs,

Marie who loves kitties


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My sincere condolences on your loss, it's been a difficult journey for you both.  Take some comfort that he is now at peace and no longer in pain. 

With sympathy,


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So very sorry Kathleen.  You and Dick have been incredible role models in how to live (and die) with this horrific disease.  Prayers for peace for your family and may your good memories always keep Dick close.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and cyber hugs. 



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He beat it with courage, grace and love. Mahalo to a fellow warrior for being true and strong and an inspiration.

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i am so sorry for your loss. I am visiting my mother and let her read some of your posts. She was struck by you and your husbands beautiful spirit.  I pray for you and your family.


love ktz

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You have my prayers and I so admire your strength through all this. I just do not have the words.


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My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  Know that we are here for you when you need support going forward.



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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.  I hope you are comforted that he is at peace and not suffering.


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So very sorry that he has passed this soon that you couldn't even take your breath from bringing him home to his eternal peace.  May God be with you and your girls for strength during this most difficult period. You have been a wonderful wife, mother and care giver and you have shared with us your husband's journey which was fought with much admiration.  Be assured that you and your family will be prayed for and thought of.  May he be riding the waves of Heaven as he sails in to eternal peace. 

Hugs!  Kim

Cathleen Mary
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I am so sorry at the loss of your dear husband. My hear is so sad. Please know that you and your daughters are held close in my thoughts and prayers.

Blessings on these difficult days ahead.



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Dear Kathleen,


I am so very sorry.  Dick was so very blessed to have you. May God hold you during these sad times. 


Hugs and Healing,

Priscilla F. 



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I'm sending light and love your way! I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the heavens will shower you and your family with Love and Light during these difficult days. Peace be with you.



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I am so truly sorry for your loss. I just pray that you and your family can find some peace in the fact that Dick is now at peace and pain free.

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I am very sorry for the loss of your husband. My sincerest condolences.



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Kathleen, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband.  What a love story you two share.

Sincerely,  Linda

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Hi Kathleen, I have admired your incredible giving throughout Dick's treatment and ups and downs.  I am sorry that life took this turn.  I will pray for you in the next weeks and plant a perrenial flower in my garden in honor of your love for each other.  This year I have planted many flowers while thinking about all of the people on here who aren't with us anymore.  I truly hope you have some good days in the day ahead and get through the hards ones quickly.  Love, Helen

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So thankful for all you have given this community!  So many losses in the past 6 years, so many of our friends who fought so damn hard to stay, so many who now would have wrapped arms around you and us and held us tight.  Who now embrace Dick and welcome him home.  He is pain free, doing cartwheels....how long do you think it was before he found a sufboard and headed to the beach?  :)  Hang tight to the LOVE Kathlleen, let the warm memories sustain you today and always.  Best to your children, family and friends.  

Patty in Minnesota

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I know the hurt, grief and sorrow you are now experiencing.   I am so very sorry you must go through this.  Yes Dick is now free of this horrible disease while your immense pain and sorrow is  beginning.   In time, you will smile again and until then I wish you only the best and may you be comforted by all who surround you and feel Dick's love for you, a love that is everlasting and forever felt.

Hugs - Tina

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I am so sorry to hear about Dick.  You two had a very special love that even death can not take away.  I am praying for you and your girls.  I know he will always be with you. 

Love and hugs,


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Dear Kathleen,

so sorry to hear about Dicks passing. You fought hard with him, side by side. Your love  for each other deepened because of it. Be assured that that same love will stay with you until you two are together again. I wish for you that that same love will help you to go on , knowing that in body he is no longer here, but in love he surrounds you always.

many hugs for you and your family, Marjan

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Kathleen - My heart goes out to you.  Dick is at peace now.  May you find peace in the happy memories of good times, and may the memories of the stuggles soon fade.  God be with you and your fmaily at this time.  Traci

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Just so very sorry. The long tough battle has ended. Dick is resting and smiling down on us along with JBG, Ron, & so many other warriors.



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Kathleen and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss.  You all fought so hard. May your beloved husband rest in peace - free from this horrible disease.

Please take care of yourself.

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Dear Kathleen,

Please accept my sincere condolences.  Dick will live on whithin you and your daughter in your character and memories.  Prayers for your comfort and peace. 


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I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you

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Oh Kathleen....just got down from the cabin to find this news.  I am so so very sorry.....both you and Dick have been such a huge part of this forum for so long.....sorry Kath....no words



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