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Cher

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1165 days ago

To my wonderful family here at lumberjocks, I just had to share this with you.
The following speech was for my dear husband for his 60th birthday which we celebrated on the 4th June, we went to Johannesburg because most of our families live there so it was convienient to go to a favourite restaurant. Tracy, my eldest daughter is the author.

Three days later my husband passed away suddenly from influenza, the virus attacked his heart muscles. I wasnt at home because I had gotten bronchitis so he told me to stay over at my son’s place and come back when I felt better.
Fortunately the Dr hospitalised him. Travelling back was so heart rending having to come home and face such a tradgedy. My dear son, Duncan, gave no thought to himself but jumped into his car and followed me home, my son works on contract so no work no pay, he was here for four days. It wasnt long and all the children had arrived to be by my side, Tracy my eldest daughter refused to let me pay for the funeral saying “Mom, we will sort it out later”. The phones were ringing non stop, I was sent to bed and they took over and did a perfect job.
Here is Tracy’s final message for Henry:

And here is the picture of the tattoo, so Henry

!

-- When you know better you do better.


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ellen35

2566 posts in 2058 days


#1 posted 1165 days ago

What touching tributes to Henry.
You must be so proud of your children.
Take some time, rest, enjoy the memories….
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Mark

1787 posts in 1900 days


#2 posted 1165 days ago

Missed you cher! Welcome back!

Love the tattoo, hate the story :(

Sorry it had to happen

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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lew

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#3 posted 1165 days ago

Cher,
What a wonderful, loving family you have. They will continue to be your strength and support. Mimi and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your children,
Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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patron

13001 posts in 1967 days


#4 posted 1165 days ago

cher

thank you for sharing these three fitting tributes

to a man that touched so many
and steered his loved ones through
life’s trials and traumas

to bring you all to the joys
and blessings you now have

through him and God

may his gift continue to grow
in all your daily lives

and his memories
live bright and warm

in your hearts

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 1165 days ago

peace

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1165 days ago

Obviously he was a much-loved husband and father, Cher. And I’m sure such wonderful children inherited a few good qualities from their mother as well. :-)

Remember that although this sorrow will never leave you completely, it will become bearable over time. You will live, and grow, and blossom into a new life, and you will be able to cherish your memories with joy rather than sadness.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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mafe

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#7 posted 1165 days ago

I sit here in Denmark and my eyes are full of tears, tears of joy, your husbond was lucky to be loved from all of you, and you to be loved from him. Not many families have such wonderful love between them, you have all a gift, keep this close to your hearts in the future also.
The best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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TopamaxSurvivor

14721 posts in 2302 days


#8 posted 1165 days ago

Condolences Cher and to your family. You can be proud of raising a family like that.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1165 days ago

Cher, those are moving tributes to a father and husband and they also bring tears to my eyes. He was my age but about a month. I’m so sorry for the loss that you all have suffered. God will watch over you and heal you with many fond and dear memories and will teach you how to find strength with what remains behind. God Bless.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Leslie

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#10 posted 1165 days ago

My deepest condolences.

-- Leslie, TX

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Gregn

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#11 posted 1165 days ago

Such heart touching tributes to a husband and a father, and of your children as well. God is blessed as your were blessed to have had such a wonderful blessing as Henry. Once again so sorry for your loss.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Napoleon

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#12 posted 1165 days ago

I send my condolences.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1741 days


#13 posted 1165 days ago

Such heart touching tributes to a husband and a father,
thank´s for sharing it with us Cher
although its tough now soon you will find the good memery´s and smile again

take care
Dennis

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steviep

232 posts in 1273 days


#14 posted 1165 days ago

So sorry for your loss. May you learn to find peace.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 1165 days ago

Cher, you have my deepest sympathy! It sounds like he was a real great guy. Just remember, you have all the Lumberjocks family to also support you! Write when you need someone to talk to to for whatever!!......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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