Update on Jeff - he fought until his last breath

Good evening,

My dad, Jeff, battled colorectal cancer for over 4 1/2 years and gave it all he got.  Unfortunately, science ran out of treatment options and he passed away on Wednesday afternoon.  I've never been on CSN before but I know my dad found great comfort in chatting with others who were going through the same thing as him.  Colorectal cancer is a terrible disease but for those who corresponded with Jeff, I hope you could sense his positive attitude and stregth.  God bless you all.

 

-Natalie

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  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
     
    Dear Natalie,
    I am very

     

    Dear Natalie,

    I am very saddened by this news. I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your kind father.  And yes, your Dad was always very positive and supportive to everyone fighting this terrible battle, he will be sorely missed.

    Thank you for inforning his online "family" of his passing. 

    With sympathy,

    Cynthia

  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    We are sorry for your loss.  

    We are sorry for your loss.   The Board also lost a good friend.

     

    Best Always,  mike

  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    Your dad was...

    ...a very strong man. I never knew he was so close to the end. 

    Please, celebrate his life by living you own life doing extraordinary things in his honor.

    Thank for all the love you have been giving him and all the support he gave us.

    Laz

  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Natalie

    First I had to spend a few minutes trying to wipe the tears from my eyes when I saw this posted.

    Your father was a good member of this board who saw many positive things, and continued to encourage us all to continue our fight to survive this colon cancer.  You would have been proud of the encouragement he sent to us and the bravery in which he stoically fought this cancer, he was a center of strength.

    I just want to thank you so much for letting us know of his passing, he was a good man to us and he shall truly be missed.

    My sincerest of condolences to you and your family, thank you for sharing him with us.

    Winter Marie

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Dear Natalie

    I am so very sad to read of Jeff's passing.

    There is no doubt that he gave every effort to the fight against this terrible disease.

    Even on his worst days, when he posted an update about himself, you could find him posting encouragement and help on other posts.

    He will be missed but not forgotten.

    May you, the rest of the family and all who loved him find comfort in remembering the good times with him.  His greatest joy was visiting with his family.

    Marie who loves kitties

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827
    Dear Natalie,
    I am so sorry

    Dear Natalie,

    I am so sorry to to learn of your Dad's death.  He was a beloved member of this forum.  Your Dad was the first to welcome me with words of encouragement and sound advice when I joined CSN new and frightened.  Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayer.  He will be missed. Thank you for letting us know.

    Cathleen Mary

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    So sorry
    Natalie, I'm so sorry to read this. When I saw your dads User name I was hoping for some good news. His strength, attitude and love for his family definitely came through in his posts. I don't remember ever seeing a post from him that was ever anything but positive. He seemed like a really good guy that got the short end of the stick with this damn disease.

    Hugs and prayers for strength and peace for you and your family.
  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    This is so heartbreaking.

    This is so heartbreaking. Your dad was such a kind and positive inspiration for us all.

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773
    My condolences

    Natalie - I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.  He was a great member of our board, always helpful and positive.  May your memories of your dad bring you peace.  Traci

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    I am so, so sorry.

    Your dad was such a bright light here on the forum.  He was always positive, despite the many challenges he faced.  And it was clear to all of us that he got his strength from all of you, his family.  He mentioned his family in many of his posts, and his love for you always shone clear.

    He will be sorely missed.

    Ann Alexandria

  • rls67
    rls67 Member Posts: 127
    Your father was a good man,

    I am sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a positive and friendly man who love his family deeply. This world is a sadder place with out him. He will be missed.

  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    I'm very

    I'm very sorry to hear about your dad.He put up a good fight,he's going to be missed alot.

  • myd
    myd Member Posts: 40
    Natalie,
    I'm very sorry for

    Natalie,

    I'm very sorry for such a heavy loss.  Please accept my condolences.  From the threads I have read from your father, he loved you and the family very much.  He is at rest now.  May God bless you and your family.

    Myd

  • Goldie1
    Goldie1 Member Posts: 264 Member
    Dear Natalie & Family

    Condolences on the passing of your Dad.  Our hearts go out to you and yours.

    Ellen & Pat  

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Crushed

    I am so, so sorry to hear this news. 

    I am also crushed. Such a good man, who shared his journey with so many here. 

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this news with us. We loses many and never really find out, so we are extra thankful that you have taken the time, during your own grieving to let us know. 

    Many blessings to you and all who will miss him.

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Saddened

    I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing.  He was such a caring and compassionate man always encouraging and motivating others on this board.  He will truly be missed.  My sympathies to you and your family.

    Kim

  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324

    Saddened

    I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing.  He was such a caring and compassionate man always encouraging and motivating others on this board.  He will truly be missed.  My sympathies to you and your family.

    Kim

    Natalie

    So very sorry to hear your Dad has lost his courageous battle. He was a good friend to all of us, always positive & caring. He will be missed. My condolences to your family.

    Karen

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Dear Natalie,
     
    Thank you for

    Dear Natalie,

     

    Thank you for letting us know about your Dad.  He was an inspiration to my husband and I and so many others here at CSN.  He fought a really long hard fight.  May he rest in peace.

     

    My condolences,

    Chelsea

  • UncleBuddy
    UncleBuddy Member Posts: 1,019
    so sorry

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member
    Natalie

    Natalie,

    Thank you very much for sharing with us.  I am so sorry to hear about your dad.  He was a strong man who also gave much to others.  He will be missed.  My prayers are with you and your family.

    Aloha,

    Kathleen