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R.I.P. Coysdad's Father

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by ShipMaven, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    This is from an announcement I just received from Jim (Coysdad), and with the permission of Patty, his DW, to post on Safe Harbor.

    It is with much sadness that I have to inform all of you of the passing of my father today. He has been very ill for two months following the discovery of an e-coli infection. Despite the doctors’ best efforts with massive antibiotic treatments, he was never able to recover from the effects of the infection.

    I want to thank all of you for the moral support and the continued prayers. He will be sorely missed and has left an empty place in me that will never be filled. Thank you all and please continue to keep us in your prayers as we try to deal with this loss.

    Please keep Jim and Patty in your prayers. I spoke with Patty a few minutes ago - Jim and she are heartbroken. This is especially unnerving for me because e-coli is what caused me to be hospitalized in May and prevented me from cruising to Bermuda.

    Mary Ann
  2. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Jim and Patty, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Even though we realize our parents can't live forever, losing them leaves a gap that can never be filled. I miss mine every day. I was also devastated to hear that E. coli had struck again. Even though my dad had termial lung cancer, it was the E. coli that caused his death and I wish more could be done about it. Prayers are on the way for your family as you deal with your sorrow. We love you!
  3. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Jacquie - I didn't know that e-coli had claimed your beloved Dad as well. {{{HUGS}}}
  4. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry. It's never easy to lose your parents.
  5. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Prayers for Jim and Patty, as they deal with their tragic loss.
  6. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    I am so very sorry to read this and I am devastated for Jim and Patty and their family! My deepest sympathy to them at this very difficult time.


    E-coli was the actual cause of my MIL's death as well. A death of this nature just makes me so very angry because in many cases e-coli is preventable and is caused by improper sanitary precautions ....especially in nursing homes and hospitals where there are so many patients with compromised immune systems! Remember that old mantra...wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands...and follow through with it! Wash your veggies too...and cook your ground beef to an internal temperature of 160F (you must use a meat thermometer!!) You might want to be very careful of deli types of food too!

    E. coli: Prevention - MayoClinic.com
  7. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    My condolences to Jim and Patty and their family during this difficult time.
  8. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    Very sorry for your loss. It is indeed difficult when you lose a parent; I think of my mother everyday.
  9. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

    sorry to hear about your loss of your father Jim prayers go out to you and your family
  10. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Sorry to hear this.

    Prayers for Jim and Patty to get through this difficult time.
  11. maw

    maw Wordsmith

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sympathy.
  12. gram

    gram Well-Known Member


    Jim & Patty

    Joe & I are deeply sorry for your loss. We wish there was something we could say or do to take your pain away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Evie & Joe
  13. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Jim and Patty, my thoughts and prayers go out to you with my deepest sympathy.
  14. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

    Sending sincere condolences to Jim and Patty. E-Coli is one nasty, stubborn bacteria. Many people die from this each year.
  15. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    Mark and I wish to extend our sympathies to the both of you as well..
    Very heart breaking, and so sad to have it be from this..may the Joy he brought to you in your lifetime anchor you through your sorrow...Joanne
  16. bostongal

    bostongal Well-Known Member

    Sorry to read of this - sending our thoughts and prayers to Patty & Jim.

  17. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your lost, my thoughts are with you
  18. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss - may you all find the peace and comfort you need at this time.

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