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My dear friends – hello. There is absolutely nothing on my workdesk this Wednesday – but I was determined to post. So many of you have faithfully prayed for, and asked after, my John. Sadly I need to tell you he died early Monday morning. He had been in hospital for two weeks on those antibiotics, and they had done their stuff. But he was just exhausted with the constant struggle to breathe, and simply died in his sleep there in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. So, I trust you will excuse a little self indulgence…

Many of you have prayed for John as he has struggled over the past months and years. I thank you, and my daughters thank you for your care and concern.

Two of the proudest days of John’s life was when he led our daughters down the aisle to their lovely young men.

Joy on 21st June 1997

Ruth on Sep 6th 1997

A lovely shot of us all at a friend’s wedding

I have known John for 47 years. He was, as his name suggests, a faithful man; he loved God with a passion, and he loved his family. Two daughters, two sons in law, and five grandchildren. I thank God for all the times we had together – the fun times, and the harder times. I’m thankful I was able to cope as he became more and more dependent on help from others. I loved him. I shall miss him.


I will endeavour to visit folk as energy and time present themselves – please excuse me if it takes a while! Life gets very busy at these times. I feel I am umbilically attached to the phone!!!

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    Carol N
    I was so shocked to hear this!!! My heart just breaks for you. Though I just found out (11/09) my prayers go out for you and your family for God’s loving touch of comfort. Hugs!
    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:41:29

    Shaz in oz.x
    Dear Margaret, I heard from Chris this week of Johns passing on to glory with the LORD he loved so well. Hard for those left behind but blessed release for one who fought so bravely for so long. Praying for you, and all who loved him. love Shaz.x
    Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:50:13

    Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending heaps of positive thoughts and huge hugs (((Margaret))). You are in my thoughts. Sue
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:20:27

    Oh Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Take all the time you need. I’ll drop you a note later today. Hugs and Blessings! Kel #35
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:29:20

    Oh Margaret. I have had a week full of anxiety and worry with my daughter in law but thankfully she is now safely delivered and mum and baby are doing well. I missed joining in on Wednesdat and have only just heard your news from Neet. I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a special man. Sending you and your family much love over the difficult times ahead. Hugs, Annie x
    Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:53:41

    Oh Margaret, bless you. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. Take all the time you need, and yes, you will need to be surgically separated from the phone in due course. Remember the happy times, they will see you all through. Don’t be afraid to laugh…. Much love Morti
    Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:11:31

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing, Margaret. Your photographs are beautiful. I’ll be thinking of you through the coming days and weeks as you come to terms with your loss. Please don’t worry about comments, I’m sure we all understand that you have more pressing things to attend to at this time. Hugs, Elizabeth x #41
    Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:05:50

    Thank you for a lovely post, so brave of you considering the circumstances. My heart is so very sad for everyone, I know we are to rejoice that he is home and safe, but he leaves an empty place….. Stay strong, we are all there for you in spirit if not in person. (((hugs))) Christine Bishopsmate #23
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:36:00

    Dearest Margaret, I was so sad to read your news. I feel as if we’ve got to know you so well. It was wonderful to see the lovely photos of special times. Sending you huge hugs and lots of love. LLJ 7 xxx
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:24:13

    Chris P
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. May the love you shared with John help you thru this difficult time. You will be in my prayers. Your canvas is really nice…love the colors. A girl can never have too much of a stash! Hugs, Chris P #30
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:27:18

    Lovely photographs Margaret. It’s nice to hear from you desk or no desk! Have a great woyww, Angela x 17
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:52:02

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and your whole family are in my prayers. 47 years is a long time and this will leave a large gap in your life. I know my husband and I were together 34 years when he died. Lovely photo of John walking your daughters down the aisle. Happy memories. xx
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:43:37

    Oh Margaret, I am so very sorry. It’s lovely to see pictures of John at his most proud and loving – a life so well lived. You shouldn’t think of visiting unless you need the distraction – I have to say that bereavement is most exhausting and so much administration, it’s incredible. You’re right, he loved you, and so do many others. You aren’t alone.xxx
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:11:37

    I feel so much empathy for you and can´t even realize how it must feel. I am happy that you have your daughters so you be there for each other. 47 years is a very long time and I admire couples staying together. Blessings and a warm hug! Sussie
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:20:20

    ohhh tears on the other side of the world… I am so sorry for your loss. Me God be with you all. https://youtu.be/8frv9U0O-2U I want to share this with you….i pray for you
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:19:04

    So, so sorry to hear this. Sending blessings and hugs your way. How fortunate you found your soul mate so young in life..I cannot imagine life without mine. Xx
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:20:49

    Diana Taylor
    I am so, so sorry to hear your sad news, you are in my thoughts and prayers, Diana xx
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:14:25

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I can’t even start imaging what it must feel like loosing your soulmate after 47 years. Give yourself time to grieve and art might help you in the process. hugs, Vicky
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:16:18

    Vickie aka Okienurse
    So sorry to hear of Johns passing. It is always such a hard time with so many things to take care. I will keep you in my thoughts and wish you and your family peace. Have a great week Vickie#5
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:26:52

    I am so sorry to read this and so pleased I got to meet John. I don’t know what to say but I send love to you and your family. Neet x
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:05:56

    oh, Margaret, I am so sorry to read this.. I know he had been suffering for so long but still, to read this, what a shock.. Take care, and rejoice in your family around you, you will all stay strong together. Much, much love. Helen #1 xxx
    Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:54:34

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