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Re: [MOL] Linda's Dad



Dear Joicy,

I am so sorry to read about Linda's dad.
Please send Linda and her family my
deepest condolences.

Love,
Wendy


----- Original Message -----
From: Becker, Joicy <Joicy.Becker@PTSEM.EDU>
To: 'MOLers' <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Friday, May 28, 1999 6:36 AM
Subject: [MOL] Linda's Dad


> It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that Linda's dad passed
away
> this morning at 4:30 am. I just got off the phone with her sister Barbara.
> The blessing was that Linda flew down yesterday and was able to be with
him;
> in fact the whole family was with him, holding his hand, sharing their
love,
> as he died. Barbara shared that it was a very peaceful death, and he was
> ready and without fear. The family was ready as well, and they still feel
> that God gave them a "miracle" of that extra time.
>
> From time to time he seemed to recognize other family members, like his
> mother, who had "gone before." We believe his mother was there to help see
> him home; he seemed to be in conversation with her and others at the end.
> The irony for me is that I met this wonderful family a number of years ago
> when I was asked to bury Barbara's husband, after he was killed in an auto
> accident. Barbara and I spoke this morning about how, as hard as it is,
> there is a gift in having time before a death to say good-bye, to share
all
> the unspoken things, to clear up unfinished business. A reminder that, as
> Carla wrote, we only have "now."
>
> I will be doing the service next Wednesday up at Oxford (NJ), and ask that
> you just keep them all in your prayers. Love to each of you, Joicy
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