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HollyID's picture
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I just wanted to update you a little this morning.

The freaking beast is at it again. My brother silently and peacefully passed away in his sleep from his short battle with lung cancer. Thanks to all who prayed and shared good thoughts, vibes and just good wishes. Thanks for all the PM's and such, too. I'm sure he and my dad are having a good time about now. :) I hope they're having a nice cold beer and catching up with each other.

It hurts, but I'm really doing OK. After all, he was one of my best friends. He fought a valiant battle and did his best. I'm gonna miss the hell outta him.

Send good vibes to my mom and to his wife and family.

Love you all!!


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I am sorry about your brother. Hope that you and your family can get the peace and rest that you deserve.

Sending good vibes to all of you.

Take Care,


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Nana b
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So sorry to hear this. I'm happy that you are in a great place spiritually. Take care!!

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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I think you helped him throught this, you are a lovely sister. Good thoughts + vibes are coming to all of you.

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I'm so sorry tho hear about your Brother. Good vibes, thoughts and prayers are going your way and your family.

Love and hugs, Gail

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you and your family are in my prayers along with my brother who is losing his battle from brain cancer.


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about your brother. yes i have a brother who is losing his battle also with cancer. it's so hard, but you have to come to a point where you can accept it which i'm not exactly there yet. god bless. tess

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Oh Michelle,

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. You've been battered by cancer in the family- it's so, so lousy and not fair. Sorry, and I'm thinking of you...


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I am sorry to hear this.

Kathleen808's picture
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I'm holding you and your brother in my prayers.


lisa42's picture
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Hi Holly,

My condolences to you on the passing of your brother. I don't know what to say to make it better except that I am thinking of you and your family during this rough time.

Take care of yourself,

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....it's a magic thing when it works so well.

Vibes, peace, and serentity all on the way in the coming days.

And Michelle, sorry to hear about your brother as well.


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from the deepest of my hart!.
Take care of you too!

Fight for my love
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Really sad news,my prayers are with you and your family.Take care.

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Oh Holly, I'm so sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Cynthia

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to you and your family. I am sure that your brother loved you even more for being there with him until he went to your be with your father. You are in my prayers.

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I'm so sorry Holly. I hope the good memories you made together help you through the tough days ahead. I'm sending you a big hug and good vibes to all of your family.

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I am so sorry to hear that your brother did not win his fight with cancer.

I know that you will miss him greatly.

Will be thinking of you and your family and hoping that you find peace of heart during this difficult time.


Marie who loves kitties

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I'll be sayings prayers for you, your mother, his wife and children. I'm glad his passing was peaceful.

Now take care of yourself!


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Sorry sweetheart, this just hurts to see my friends hurting...You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers to help find peace with all of this....Yeah, He's having a beer with Dad...I hope that the two of them meet my dad up there.....That could be trouble in Paradise...No really, I think I would like to hear the stories being told by those 3...It would be something to hear Im sure.......Love to you Holly.....keep in touch.....buzz

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So very good to hear from you. I am so sorry about your bro. Will be keeping you in my prayers. Don't be a stranger! Take care


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Oh, Holly.

I'm so sorry about your brother. I'll be praying for you and your family to have peace.


okthen's picture
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Hi Holly,,I just wanted to say that I am sorry to hear about your brother. I lost my brother in 2009. It was hard, but I too see him being free of pain and suffering and it's comforting. All my best wishes to you and your family!

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I am glad that his passing was peaceful. My best to your whole family


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Kathleen808's picture
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I am sorry about the loss of your dear brother. Nice that you can picture him and your dad sharing a beer. I'll keep you, your mom and your brother's family in my prayers.


Aud's picture
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I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Holding you in the Light for comfort.

HollyID's picture
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We laid Tom to rest on Friday. Today is my first day back on here. It's been an emotional, tiring totally exhaustive week.

I wanted to thank you for all the kind words. This has seriously been one of the toughest things I've ever gone through. I think when families are as close as we are, it's going to be tough. Worse than tough.

Many good stories told about Tom that I didn't know about. Let's say that I'm glad the statute of limitations is over on those. A lot of his best friends from high school were there and many more stories were told that I do remember. :)

My brother-in-law was one of his best friends in high school before he married my sister. He was taking it a little rough as well, but all Tom stories led to laughter.

I love you my semi-colon family. I'm proud to be one myself and to have you as family. :)

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