Saying Goodbye to Dad

saying goodbye to Dad
Father’s Day 2014


I wanted to let you know that my Dad passed away this morning. Thank you for all of the prayers and virtual hugs.


I recently authored a personal and heartfelt post detailing my fears and anguish over my dad’s terminal illness. I received a loving avalanche of kind, helpful, prayer-filled thoughts from friends as well as strangers. Your kindness helped me through the darkest week of my life.

Many of you have suffered like I have from this type of loss and you offered valuable suggestions from your experiences. Every hug and every word you wrote helped me a great deal.

These last days of his 2 1/2 year battle were horrific for him and for his family to watch him suffer it was agonizing. He was so strong and fought an incredible fight, but now he is at peace and for that I am grateful.

Somehow I will learn to live without my wonderful, vibrant father in my day to day life. I will never forget his unwavering support, million dollar smile, optimism, energy and love for his family.





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18 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to Dad”

  1. Million dollar smile, isn’t that the truth! You have your daddy’s smile too Suzanne 🙂
    My sincere condolences go out to your family.

  2. Paul was a wonderful friend of our for many years. We called he and Pam this last New Year’s Eve and spend the previous New Year’s with both of them at Taylor’s. We were fortunate to have known such a fun, sweet, and lovely man. My husband Larry is suffering with cancer as well. They spoke to each other often. He is at peace.

    Sorry to you and everyone who loved Paul, he will be missed!!

    • HI Gloria:I am so sorry your husband is sick as well. My Dad and Pam have told me about you and what great friends you are. Thank you for reading my post and for your kind comments.

  3. You were such a devoted and loving daughter, Suzanne, and you helped/loved your father through this last part of his journey. I am so very sorry for your loss … God bless you and your family. I love you.


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