Thank you, on behalf of the family, for your continuing outpouring of condolences. They are much appreciated. As I write, the funeral service (or celebration of life as Hucc preferred) should be drawing to a close.
Denise - thank you. Most of the thanks go to Lisa63 who has done an inordinate amount of work behind the scenes. She and I have been in touch constantly since Hucc entered hospice.
Thank you again for your kind wishes for Koolaid and family. The service was held yesterday (Wednesday) and was lovely and classy, just like our Hucc. The prior night, many of the visitors read the two cards (large posters, actually), one of which was the list of nearly ten dozen names of @ddicts who "signed" last week, an idea that ShipMaven had proposed. The other was at Koolaid's request, and, out of respect for his privacy, I will not go into detail, but know that it also showed the love, support, and breadth of Hucc's C@ family.
Many of you have thanked me for being an ambassador for @ddicts. While I appreciate that, there is really no need. We are very close friends of the family, and would have been there no matter what, just as Hucc and his family would have done if the situation were reversed. Know that I'm OK -- usually. I also apologize in advance if I decline to answer some questions, as it was a highly personal and emotional couple of days. That said, I am grateful for the support I continue to receive and, more importantly to me, for the support shown to K & O. The only thing I do ask is that you continue to keep K & O in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks.
I haven't been online in a LONG time, but my aunt (PegPort) has been keeping updated and just mentioned Hucc's passing to me today. I'm in total shock! My prayers are with Koolaid and Oliver and all of Hucc's friends and family.
I was so very saddened to hear about Hucc's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him twice...on the Legend cruise out of BYC and at the first Boston B@sh lobster luncheon a fewe years ago. He was a lovely and genuine person.
My thoughts and prayers are with KoolAid and Oliver.....i hope they find some peace at this extremely difficult time...i can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. Much love to them...and to Hucc who was such a beautiful person and so well loved by the Cruise Addicts community.