Scott is at Peace

Btrcup Member Posts: 286
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi all, I wanted to let my ACS Family know that Scott passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1st. His twin brother was with him. They came into the world together, and I feel it appropriate that they were together for Scott's passing.

I believe Scott was waiting for me to leave. I left Gilchrist Hospice at 8:20pm and Scott passed away at 8:40pm. He is in peace now and no longer in pain.

The kids are doing ok. Kerilyn, our 5 y/o cries but I just tell her that Daddy is an angel now and will always be watching over her. Scotty, our 8 y/o is just being quiet. He doesn't want to talk about it. I told him it is ok to cry, that I've been crying for a long time and it's nothing to be ashamed of. I sent them to school today because I want things to be as normal as possible. I spoke with their teachers and told them to call me if they feel the kids aren't up to staying all day.

I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support which was shown to me throughout this ordeal. You are all my guardian angels.



  • alihamilton
    alihamilton Member Posts: 347
    Linda, my tears flow for you. As I prayed for you and Scott last night, as I always do, I did have a feeling he may have passed. It was his time and, as you say, he is at peace.

    You have been a wonderful, strong and supportive wife as well as a caring and loving mother. Scott will live on in his children, so, in some ways, he will always be with you.

    Scott put up such a battle! and you were there by his side fighting too. My thoughts are with you as you enter this new phase of your life.

    I wonder how his parents are taking the news? I hope they support you now.

    Much love,

  • joanneire
    joanneire Member Posts: 75
    Dear Linda
    I know that words probably seem trivial at a time like this, but you are very much in my thoughts and prayers and I think your bravery and dignity have been an inspiration. Take care of yourself and try to keep strong (but cry when you need to as I think it's therapeutic)
    Joanne xx
  • deneenb
    deneenb Member Posts: 130
    My heart sank and tears fell when I read your post. I don't know what to say. There's nothing that can be said that can take away the sorrow you and your children must be feeling. But all of your previous posts have defined you as a very strong and courageous woman who will find a way to get her and her children through this. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  • juliababy
    juliababy Member Posts: 130
    Linda, I am so very very sorry. I truly do hate this disease with a passion.

    You, Scott and the kids will be in my prayers. My God grant you peace and comfort at this very trying time.

  • themis01
    themis01 Member Posts: 167
    I am so sorry to read your post. Scott put up the battle of a lifetime. It does not seem fair that your family has to go through this. I hope that your children will keep Scott close in their hearts and be able to deal with their loss a little better each day.
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272
    Dearest Linda,

    I am so sorry. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. May you find support and comfort with your family and friends. Scott suffered with dignity and grace, and he is now at peace. Please know that this community loves you and will hold you up in the days to come.


  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Yes, I too hate this disease with a passion and hopefully some day families will not have to suffer and grieve over it.

    Please let us know how you and the children are doing. Stay strong.

  • rthornton
    rthornton Member Posts: 346
    I'm really very sorry to read about all of this. Your story has been inspirational in ways you probably cannot even imagine. The ways that you have been so strong, and there for the kids ... it's really amazing. I wish you the best in the future, and also for your children. I hope it helps your Kerilyn to know that Daddy is an angel looking after her.

  • CAMaura
    CAMaura Member Posts: 719
    Linda - I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and strength. Take care - Maura
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248
    Linda - I am so sorry for your loss. You, Scott and the children will be in my prayers. May your children be a comfort to you in this time. Betsy
  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    I am so sorry to hear this news. May the memories you and Scott created support you during this difficult time. I will be sending up prayers for you and your son and daughter. They are lucky to have such a wise and loving mom.
  • ramona41
    ramona41 Member Posts: 72
    Sending hugs and prayers.. thank you for letting us know .. geeez i hate this disease.. and i wish i had more words of comfort for you... thinking of you and your ramona
  • Moesimo
    Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072

    I am sending hugs and my deepest sympathy to you and the children. You are right, Scott is at peace now. You were a great wife and caregiver. I hope that you keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

  • Lisa Rose
    Lisa Rose Member Posts: 597 Member
    Linda, Scotty & Kerilyn

    My deepest sympathy. Please know your in my thoughts & prayers in the days ahead......

    Lisa Rose
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965
    Linda honey,

    You know you and your family have been in my hourly prayers for a while and will continue to be.

    Now, I must thank you for helping me to learn the caregiver side of this horrid disease. Like Kanga, I agree that it is harder on you then us "patients". You have been so wonderful to and for Scott. Thank you for being you. You are a phenomenial woman and mother. I am honored to know you.

    Lisa P.
  • Glv49
    Glv49 Member Posts: 206
    May God grant you and your children strength and peace, and Scott eternal rest with him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
  • livin
    livin Member Posts: 318
    My Condolences to you and your family. May God give you the strength to carry on, you are a inspiration to all of us. May peace be with you and your family. God Bless you all, Livin.
  • chynabear
    chynabear Member Posts: 481
    livin said:

    My Condolences to you and your family. May God give you the strength to carry on, you are a inspiration to all of us. May peace be with you and your family. God Bless you all, Livin.


    You are such an amazing woman. Strong, caring, and loving. I hate that you and your family have to experience such a loss. Scott has found his peace. May you and your family find peace as well. God Bless You.


  • johnom
    johnom Member Posts: 86 Member
    Dear Linda,
    Peace...true peace is a wonderful place to be. You are one of the bravest people I have ever heard of. God bless you and your children. They do have a guardian angel now. Take care of yourself as well. You are a very special mom.

  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    Dear Linda,
    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. My prayers are with you and your children as you deal with this terrible loss. And I join you in celebrating the life of a wonderful man. Take care of yourself.
    Love, Tara