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R.I.P. Duncan (my brother)

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by Jill B, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Jill B

    Jill B The roaming Aussie

    He passed peacefully early this evening with a lot of our family around him, but I am still having problems accepting that he is not here any more, even though we all watched the funeral directors wrap him and take him away.
    A wicked waste.............. his heart was still strong, but the brain tumours ruled in the end. I am numb; my mum seems to be coping better than me, but tomorrow might be worse.

    I have to give big thanks to Duncan's DW Lyn for looking after him so well at home so he didn't have to die in a hospital.
    Also, the district nurses who visited most days for an hour to give Lyn support.

    Now Lyn will arrange the funeral with family input.
    Bummer, what a waste, as I already said. Still surreal.
  2. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    So sorry to read that you have lost your brother. But he is now free of pain. Take care of you now & remember the good times.

  3. korinalacount

    korinalacount Well-Known Member

    I know about that numbness girl but its worse when it wears off, I am so sorry for your loss,maybe my John and your brother will meet up in the great beyond and look down on us with love. If you need to talk, call or pm me,know what you are going thru,glad he is out of pain but know you wish as I do he was still with you,know his love is always,I know it cant hug you but it can fill you in your heart someways,and sometimes just somedays but its there when you most need it. Love you my friend,hugs,Korina
  4. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Jill, I lost one of my brothers and know the heartache. Please accept my deepest sympathies and pass them on to your mum, Lyn, Rick and other family members. You should be very proud of Duncan for putting up such a good fight to beat this horrible disease. May he rest in peace and may you someday find comfort. HUGS.
  5. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Jill, Rick, Mum;

    Our deepest and most sincers condolances on your loss. From what you've posted, Duncan sounds like tha kind of person I would love to meet. Perhaps, someday I will have that distinct honor. Thank you for having shared a portion of his life with all of us. As you are, I am thankful that his passing was quick, and his pain was (hopefully) minimized. I will always remember him. May God Bless you all ...
  6. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

    sorry to hear about the passing of your brother prayers go out to you and your family
  7. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    My sincere condolences to you and your family Jill. I lost my brother a few years ago at age 39, and I know how it tears at your heart. My prayers are with you.
  8. gottagoacruzn

    gottagoacruzn Well-Known Member

    Hi Jill, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother, my brother past on several years ago. Will be praying for you folks.

  9. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Well-Known Member

    Jill and Family, my Condolences on the loss of your brother.
  10. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss. From your previous posts it sounds like he put up a good fight but now he can rest in peace. When my mother died from cancer I didn't want to let her go but on the other hand I wanted her to go because she was suffering. Even though we knew it was coming, it was still over whelming when it actually happened. Condolences to you & your entire family.
  11. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Jill...it is with deepest sorrow that I read this sad news. You and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


    May friends comfort you
    May faith uphold you


    May loving memories heal your heart.

  12. Radiance

    Radiance Well-Known Member

    Jill... am so sorry to hear that Duncan has passed away. Somehow you will find the strength to get through the next few days then you will take it one day at a time.

  13. red stripe

    red stripe Well-Known Member

    Oh my dear Jill, I am so sorry to hear this. Einstein and I both send our condolences.

    There really is nothing I can say to take away your pain, Just know that you and your whole family are in our thoughts and our prayers.

  14. Keith & Rita

    Keith & Rita Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss. May Duncan rest in peace.
  15. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    JIll - I am so sorry to hear of Duncan's passing. I know how much sorrow you are in as I too have lost a sibling, my sister. I pray for you and your family, and will keep you in my thoughts. (((HUGS)))
  16. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    Jill, Mum, Rick and the rest of the Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Duncan's passing, but as others have said, his pain and suffering is over.

    Today, you think about special moments with him and you cry. I pray that in the coming days, you'll think of those same moments and smile.

    Judi & Michael
  17. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

    Jill I am so sorry to read this. Even though you knew this was coming, it must be awful that losing Duncan is a reality. I cannot imagine the level of your pain.....all I can do is send hugs.
  18. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Dearest Jill, Rick, Nell and Family...


    It is difficult to find appropriate words
    to express my sorrow
    at reading that Duncan
    lost his valient battle.
    My sincerest condolances
    to you and your family.
    May Duncan rest in peace and
    may God comfort you.
    Love and hugs,
    Mary Ann
  19. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    My deepest and most sincere Condolances for your loss
  20. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Oh Jill, I am so sorry that your brother has passed.

    I know how difficult it is to embrace the idea that someone who has been in your life so long, and that you have a lifetime of memories with, is no longer there. Sometimes our hearts take longer then our minds do.

    Hugs for you and Rick and your mum. I can't imagine how her heart is tearing....

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