Saturday, September 14, 2013

The end of an era....


I love the '90s...LOL!

Yesterday, my dad passed on peacefully after a very brief bout of cancer. While my family is deeply saddened by this, he was in a miserable state and it's wonderful to see him freed from it.  I know we will see him again, in Heaven, so I take a lot of comfort in that.  
I appreciate all the kind comments and prayers offered up for my family!  They have supported us through this rough journey - I could feel your love and kindness - THANK YOU!  You guys are so wonderful - I feel blessed to have met and know such kind, supportive people!  I am grateful everyday for all of you and I love you!

Here's something my husband Brian wrote about him:
Joy’s father, Ralph Warburton passed away today. His battle with cancer was short-lived and his passing a blessing.

He was an incredibly accomplished man. With a bachelor’s degree from MIT and two master’s degrees from Yale, Ralph was also a licensed Architect, Professional Engineer, Interior Designer and Community Planner in Florida and eight other states and D.C. After starting his career as an architect at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Ralph became the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Urban Design. He held that position during both the Johnson and Nixon Administrations, working directly for Secretaries Weaver and Romney. He left HUD in 1972 to become a fully-tenured professor at the University of Miami but continued to consult to the Nixon, Ford and Carter Administrations. He maintained a private consulting practice for over twenty-five years and was an expert witness in the areas of architecture and city planning.

A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Ralph was a role model and a strong influence on everyone around him.

That’s a lot to pack into one life. He will be greatly missed.

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157 comments:

  1. Dear Joy,
    My heart aches with you at the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man, but most of all, he was a wonderful daddy to you. My heartfelt prayers are for you and your family at this sad time. What am I thankful for? I am thankful for a loving God who makes it possible to be reunited with our loved ones. I am also thankful for my own dear daddy who passed nine years ago at age 92,who lives on in my heart and in the memories, mannerisms, and faces of my children and grandchildren. God bless you.

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  2. Joy...I am thinking of you today. I understand your feelings about your father's illness. We were told that mom would only go about 6 months in her battle with breast cancer. She is still with us after more than a year and has amazed her hospice doctor and nurses. It is difficult to see her this way and I do believe that it is a blessing when our loved ones pass after battling cancer. I am grateful today for each minute that I spend with mom. I am grateful for my sister, brother, and niece who help me to care for her during the nights. I am grateful for her daytime caregivers. I know one day soon, mom will go to be with God and when that time comes, I will be grateful for her release from pain.

    Sending you and your family prayers!

    Tracy Godfrey

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  3. Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds as if your father was a wonderful man and you can tell from the photos that he loved you. Hold on to the memories.

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  4. Joy, my sincerest condolences for you and your family. Your heartfelt memories of your Dad will live on, as you cherish them in the years to come.

    I am most thankful for my health; husband and wonderful children.

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  5. Joy, you and your family are in my prayers as you travel through this time. I am thankful for the blessings in my life even in troubled times. I am amazed at the daily nods and winks that the Lord shares with me, as long as I am paying attention to Him. Blessings to you, Cara

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  6. So sorry for your loss Joy. Sounds like he was a wonderful & accomplished man, and I'm glad he didn't suffer for too long!

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  7. Peace be with you and your family, Dad is now in a better place, his memories will last forever. hugs,

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  8. My thoughts and prayers on the passing of your dad. I lost my dad almost 12 years ago. Today I am thankful for the time I have with my mom! She and I craft together and have for most of my life! She's 85 now and slowing down, but we still manage to stamp and make cards!

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was such a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like an amazing person. May god bless you all!!!

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss! I am thankful for healthy kids! Every time they are running me ragged to this practice or this performance I try to take time to remember to be thankful that they are well enough to do these things :D

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  12. So sorry to hear about your dad passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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  13. My condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thankful that my family is always there when no one else is.

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  14. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May you find comfort from all the wonderful and loving memories of him and support from your friends and family as you say goodbye to him. Blessings on all of you.

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  15. So sorry to hear about your dad passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I am most thankful for my family and friends, and the precious gift of life!

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  17. May the thoughts & memories of him throughout your lifetime give you & your family comfort. Blessings.

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  18. Joy, I am so sorry for your loss, your dad is no longer suffering and I hope that can bring you some peace.

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  19. Joy, I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We lost a brother to a glioblastoma brain tumor...one month and a day from the diagnosis. Always remember that "God gave us memories so we could have roses in winter". May your memories bring you much warmth and smiles.

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  20. So sorry for your loss, I too lost my father a few months ago from cancer, even though you know they are in a better place now free from their pain, it is still hard not to be able to talk and enjoy those great times together, I am thankful for all the years God blessed us with, and wish you and your family peace

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  21. So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, but he is out of his pain. He sounds like an amazing person, and it's wonderful that you had as much time with him as you did. God Bless you and your family.

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  22. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Your fathers sounds like he was an amazing man!

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  23. May the wonderful memories that you have of your dad sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Joy.

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  24. Joy, I'm so sorry. It is a blessing he didn't have to suffer long. Sounds like he left a beautiful legacy. Blessings and prayers to all of you.

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  25. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm thankful for my daughters and proud of the young women they are becoming.

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  26. so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. it is so hard to lose a parent but knowing we will see them again in Glory Land makes it a little easier to bear. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  27. I am so sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you and your family. Mary

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  28. Joy,I am sorry for your loss, but very grateful his pain is gone. I am thankful for the good health of my hubby, daughters & their families. We should never take a day for granted.
    Kathy

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss, Joy. What a wonderful man and life he led! Your husband is right, that is a lot to live in one lifetime.
    I am thankful for the short time I had with my mom and dad, they both died when I was in my early 20s, 30_ years ago now. But I feel their love shining down on me every day. That is something you will be thankful for, too, you will feel your father's presence every day.
    Roxy

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  30. Praying for you and your family, No matter our age losing a parent if difficult.

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  31. So sorry for your loss. Such a great tribute your husband wrote. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

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  32. Joy, I was so sorry to hear that you have lost your dad. How awfully sad. I can't imagine the grief you must feel. Words seem so difficult at a time like this but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  33. Joy, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. xo

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  34. Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. I know all too well what it is like to lose a parent. Lost my Dad in 2008 and my mom this past July. Knowing that we will see them is definitely a great comfort, as well as the support from family and friends. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take time for you during this time, it really helps the healing process. Take care,

    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  35. Joy, I am so sorry about your father passing away, but can understand about it being a blessing that he is no longer suffering.
    What am I thankful for? I am thankful for each new day that I wake up and can begin with a fresh start.
    I read in what your husband wrote that your dad worked for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. My aunt who just passed away this past June worked for them in their interior design department years ago.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sue

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  36. I am sorry for what you are feeling right now. A mixture of relief for him and loss for yourself. The emotions will balance out. You have a great support staff. Your father had quite an accomplish life. Gob Bless you and your family.

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  37. Lost my dad this week also. He had been sick for a couple years with severe diabetes...Very hard isn't it. I am sorry for your loss and will think of you today as well during our memorial. I am thankful that I had my dad for 61 years and still have my mom. She has dementia so it is a slow goodbye with her.

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  38. What a beautiful tribute to your father Joy your husband wrote a beautiful piece. You had a beautiful relationship with your dad and this in itself will bring you loads of comfort & joy throughout your life. You will always feel his presence around you and this is a bless from above. Bless you and thanks for sharing it is a honor.

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  39. I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. He sounds like a truly amazing person. God be with you all!

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  40. Joy, your husbands tribute to your father was wonderful. You and your family will be in my prayers. May the peace of The Lord be with you .

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  41. Condolences to you and your family, Joy. Such a difficult time, but good that he didn't linger in pain and suffering. Time will heal your heart and your wonderful memories of him will always comfort you.
    I am thankful for time ~ time with friends and family, time to create, time to read and learn.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  42. deepest sympathy to you and your family, stay strong. thanks for the chance to win as well. esabatine at gmail dot com

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  43. Condolences & prayers for your father, you & your family. My Mother & Father will greet him at Heaven's gate.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  44. Sorry for the loss of your father. I know he will always be in your memories and that will bring you comfort.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  45. Joy, so very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. What a lovely tribute your husband wrote about your Dad- what a life he had!
    Teresa

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  46. So sorry for your loss. I lost my dad last October as well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I am so thankful for the 45 wonderful years I was blessed to have with my dad, and the memories I will carry with me forever.

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  47. I am so sorry for your loss, Joy. Mercifully, the battle was short. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Christine

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  48. My husband says rather than be sorry for someone's loss, celebrate their entrance into God's Kingdom. I am praying you and your family peace and understanding as you deal with your father going Home.

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  49. I am so sorry for your loss of your father. Your husband wrote a great tribute. You have wonderful memories to share and remember. My god be with you and your family.

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  50. Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. But as you said, you WILL see him again in heaven. I'm thankful for a loving God who promises and gives us life eternal.

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  51. So sorry for your loss. I am thankful for my wonderful family.

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  52. I am so sorry for your loss Joy. Know that he will always be a part of you in your heart. I am thankful for my wonderful husband and family and all the great friends I have to support me. I know God has given me all these great people in my life. Hugs, Regina

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  53. Joy I am so sorry for your loss. A great blessing to your father, though. And what a wonderful tribute your husband wrote. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  54. So Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. My Dad lingered for two years in a bedridden state. It was hard on him and everyone. I am thankful for my family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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  55. So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you and your family during this time.

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  56. I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. I lost my dad a little over a year ago and I was lucky enough to be there holding him when he passed. He too had been very ill for almost three years and he was miserable

    I am thankful that I got to have him as my father and brought him to Christ

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  57. I am thankful that the last 18 months of his life my dad lived with me and my husband. I will cherish that time with him forever. Prayers for you and your family Joy. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Hugs,
    Leslie
    cascrapper@gmail.com

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  58. Sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am thankful for my family

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  59. May God comfort your heart in this time of loss.

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  60. So sorry about the loss of your Father Joy. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and yours. Hugs to you Joy ♥

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  61. so sorry for the loss of your father. I am thankful for the memories i have with my father, who passed five years ago.
    misunset1041@att.net

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  62. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful all around man who will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to you and your family. God bless you.

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  63. Oh, Joy! I'm so sorry about the loss of your father. I know I haven't been in touch for awhile, but you are in my prayers. I remember fondly meeting you and Melanie at CHA in Anaheim. Sure glad we did that since that was the end of the consumer shows!!! Take good care and know that you are loved!
    Linda (LilGreenBug)

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  64. I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I was in a similar situation where it was tough to see my father go and at the same time, I knew he was at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say your temporary goodbyes....

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  65. Joy, sorry for the loss of your father. He has accomplished so much during his life. Continue to find comfort knowing that he is at peace and free of pain. Prayers to you and your family at this time of sorrow.

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  66. Joy so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Prayers to you and your family

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  67. Sorry, to here about the loss of your father. I is a blessing to know that he is resting and while we all wait for the coming of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus!

    Life is what I am thankful for today because while we are just visiting here tghe Lord is still with us through his Holly Spirit to comfort us during the hard times as well as the good.

    May God bless your family duing this loss.

    Pam from Roxboro, NC

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  68. My deepest sympathy to all of your family on the loss of your father. As you said, great sadness for all of you but a blessing to know he is pain free and in a better place. You will see him again. Take a day at a time. Things will never be the same but one day you will find a new "normal". Thanks for the info your husband wrote. It made me know your Dad a bit.
    What am I thankful for? Every day God gives me on earth. Hopefully I can make the day better for someone, share, etc.to show my thankfulness.
    Lorrie from MI

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  69. Dear Joy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing one's dad is hard at any age. Thank you Lord that You took him peacefully and Joy has the assurance of seeing him again. Love, Nancy

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  70. What an accomplished man, your father, joy! I am so sorry for your family's loss. He will always be in your hearts. God bless.

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  71. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family.

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  72. I would love to win this nice set. I'm hoping I can win these so I can better card for our Sister in our Ward. That is my calling at church. Oh pick me.

    Scrapp'n Nana

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  73. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family.

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  74. so sorry about ur dad ,I know u will miss him greatly!!!

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  75. Your father certainly did grab life and live it. I am sorry for your loss, Joy.
    I am thankful for my wonderful husband, and lovely family, and our health.

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  76. I am so sorry about your Dad, even if it is a blessing there is an emptiness. God bless you and your family. I am thankful for my family, they are my everything!

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  77. You are in all of our prayers and you were truly blessed with a great Dad! Hope you can find comfort with your special memories!

    Gay
    mommaneff@yahoo.com

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  78. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family. I am so glad that your DAD is no longer suffering. Cancer is a dreadful disease. I am now a 6.5 year breast cancer survivor and it was a long fight for me. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs,

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  79. Again, so sorry for your loss but it sounds like he is in a better place. He sounds like a great guy.

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  80. So sorry to hear about your loss, but I know you are comforted with the promise that you will see him again in heaven where our Saviour has promised He will wipe away all tears. I'm thankful for that promise.

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  81. My thoughts are with you and your family, Joy. Take care and cherish the memories.

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  82. So sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful, loving, and very talented man! Treasure your memories and make each day count. I am very thankful for family and good health for the most part of all of them.

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  83. I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Blessings to your family.
    My own dad is struggling with continuing ailments and Parkinson's. In fact, I'm going to go visit him today. I'm thankful for the time we have together. In his lucid moments, he always reminds me of that he's the first man I ever loved. <3
    Peace to you, Joy.

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  84. So sorry for your loss, Joy. God's cpmfort and peace be with you and your family.

    I'm most thankful for my faith and my "extenterd" (friends who are also) family ;- ) Truly a gift every day!

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  85. I am so sorry to hear fo your fathers passing. I am thankful for each and everyday adn the promises it holds for us

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  86. So sorry to hear about your father, but today I thankful for you that he is at peace. Sounds like he had a wonderful life.

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  87. I am so sorry for your loss.
    The loss of a parent is never easy and we definitely do not want them here and in pain just to have them in our lives a little longer.
    Both of my parents have passed. My Mom after a hard fight with cancer and my Dad with congestive heart failure after surgery.
    I miss them dearly and like you am glad their pain has is over.
    Hugs to you and your family
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  88. Joy, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your father, but having experienced a similar situation with both my parents, I do understand the relief you feel when the suffering ends. You and your family are in my prayers. It sounds like your father was a wonderful man. To answer your question, I'm so thankful that God blessed me with a loving family.

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  89. Dear Joy, I am so very sorry to learn that your Dad lost his battle with cancer, but take comfort that he is now wrapped in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Wow! He was a very accomplished man. How proud you must be to to have called him Dad. My prayers to you and your family.

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  90. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  91. Joy, so sorry about your
    father. I'm thankful for
    my live, my husband, my
    pets and my job!
    Carla from Utah

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  92. What an accomplished man your father was! I know he'll be missed, but glad to know you look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

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  93. Joy,
    I understand your feelings concerning your father. He sounded like a wonderful man. God bless your family at this time. There will be so many wonderful memories of your father to carry you through.
    Mary O'Neal

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  94. So sorry for your loss, it sounds like your Dad was an amazing man. I lost my Dad 13 years ago and not a day goes by that I don't think about him. I am thankful for the time I did have with him, and only wish he was alive to know my children. Carri~Abusybee

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  95. Today, I am thankful that Joy's family knows the love of Jesus Christ and that they realize her father is with Him. Having lost my own father, I know the hurt, but I also know my heavenly Father's comfort and promise.

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  96. So sorry for your loss Joy. It reinforces how thankful I am to be able to capture and preserve memories of my own loved ones.

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  97. Joy, I'm sorry for your loss. I pray that looking back on happier times gives you comfort.

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  98. So sorry for you loss. Cherish the memories as no one can ever take those away. I am thankful today that I am able to cherish the memories of my parents and the good times we had together.

    Irene Gill

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  99. Joy,

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He sounded like a wonderful father who made an impact on everyone he came in contact with. We can all learn something from his legacy. We are all given this ONE life, what are you going to do with it?

    I am praying for comfort for you and your family during this most difficult time.

    Melanie E.

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  100. I am sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.

    Mary O'Neal

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  101. So sorry to hear of your loss. I am thankful that today we are celebrating my father in law's 88th birthday. He gives us a health scare a couple of times a year but at present is doing well. He keeps on chugging along although he misses his wife who passed away a couple of years ago. So here is to you Pappy. We love you and wish you ever so many birthdays in the years to come.

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  102. Joy, I have been praying for your family and will continue to do so in the coming days. May your memories bring you solace in the coming days and in those times it doesn't, may you be reminded that you have the assurance that you will see him again! Thanks be to God!
    MCF's Mimi

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  103. So sorry to hear about your dad. God bless you and your family.

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  104. Joy I am sorry for you loss, but we know he is in a better place waiting for you and his family. I have a feeling of what you are going thru my mother-in-law passed away a few months ago.
    I am very thankful that my 89 year old mother is in great health.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  105. my mom passed at the age of 75, much too soon. yesterday would have been her 79th birthday. i am right there with you in spirit as we celebrate the life of our dear ones.

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  106. sounds like a wonderful person has become an angel. prayers are with you all

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  107. Joy, I am sorry to hear about the death of your father. My sympathys and prayers to you and your family. I am thankful everyday for my own family.

    Barb sargent

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  108. Joy I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are prayers are with you. What a wonderful man your father was. Hold dear all the memories you have had throughout his life.

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  109. While there is much hope for the future when you are reunited with your father in heaven, I know that you will miss him in the days to come. I pray that your memories will help give you comfort as you work through your feelings of loss. I am praying for you and your family.

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  110. Joy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What an amazing man your father was. I am sure you are beaming with proudness as you celebrate his life. He is no longer suffering. That helped me get through the loss of my mom and dad. Find comfort and love by those that surround you. Take some time for yourself from blogging as well. You need it. A big hug.....Neesey

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  111. thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sandra ltb

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  112. So sorry for your loss, but it is heaven's gain. We continue to uphold you and your loved ones in our prayers.
    Today, as I am every day, I am thankful for the faith I have had passed down for over 7 generations, and I am thankful for the beautiful family and grandchildren I can in turn be a faithful example to them. God bless you!

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  113. Joy, I share your grief with you as my mother-in-law and friend passed suddenly on Sunday. It's been a rough few days but I know the support of family and friends will get us thru this difficult time. No matter how sudden or slow our loved ones pass, it is hard. Keep faith and know that all the wonderful memories you (we) have shared with our loved ones will be what carries us onto better days, although they will never be forgotten. Stay strong.

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  114. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news but I'm glad he didn't have to suffer any longer. Many hugs to your and your family,

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  115. I am very thankful for God's mercy and grace to me and everyone else. I am thankful for my Mother who taught me to be the person I am. I am very thankful for the gift of art. Edwina Brown

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  116. Your father sounds a lot like mine, in that I never knew him to lie or not do the right thing, even when that choice was a hard one. How lucky we were to have such a good moral compass in our lives. He passed away 3 years ago and I still miss him every day!

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  117. Joy, I am sorry to hear that your dad has past away, he sounded like a very wonderful person. My prayers go out to you and your family. I am very thankful everyday for my wonderful family & friends.

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  118. Joy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family. He sounds like he was a truly great man! Rest in the comfort that you will see him again one day. Hugs.

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  119. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. KimB.

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  120. I am So thankful for this wonderful country (USA) we live in. It allows us ALL the freedoms we have today.God Bless Us All. Everything we do, everyday of our lives all stem from these freedoms of this great country. Whether it is our jobs, religions, families,etc. Watching the news, makes me grateful for my life, and country. I ALWAYS feel SO proud when I see the beautiful Stars and Stripes flying! That flag (in my opinion), is second to none!

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  121. Joy, I'm so sorry to hear the news of your father's passing! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  122. God bless you joy and hold you close during this sad time. Your post brought memories of losing my own beloved dad, but it also reminded me of how he is still with me every day, for he is truly a part of me.

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  123. I'm most thankful that I have kept my promises I made to my Dad shortly before he passed away. I'm thankful to him for saving my life.

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  124. Oh, sweet Joy, I just had to pop in to say how very sorry I am over the loss of your dad. My deepest condolences, and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs!

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  125. Joy I am sooo sorry to hear about your Father's passing. I will be praying for you and your family.
    ((hugs))

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  126. I'm so sorry to hear of your Father's passing.. I lost my Father 3 yrs ago and understand the feeling of peace.... It is hard for us to watch those we love in pain, and as daughters it even harder to watch our strong Father's suffer.. You are in my prayers, xx...

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  127. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sharon Patience

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  128. I'm so sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  129. I'm so sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  130. May the Holy Spirit bring you comfort in the hours ahead.

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  131. I am sorry for the passing of your father.May your memories bring your comfort.
    I am thankful for so many thing in my life, my wonderful family, a job i enjoy going to and working with so many nice people, food on the table and a roof over my head.
    Maureen Murphy

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  132. My heart hurts for you but I am so glad you had a Father you so respected and loved.

    What am I thankful for today? That I was able to have lunch with my daughter and 3 of my 4 grankids yesterday and that this morning is cool and the beginning of fall weather.

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  133. Sorry about your dad's passing. It is never easy to lose a parent. When you experience first hand the suffering of a loved one, it is easier to say goodbye. Yes, you will see him on the other side. Prayers of sympathy for you and your family.

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  134. Hi Joy - I am sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. I am praying our Lord will comfort you all during this time. Praise the Lord you have wonderful memories of a great man and father. Your family was blessed to have him. Blessings, Bev

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  135. Joy,

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad! Remember God has a plan and knew that this great man, he did not want to suffer. I pray for you and your family and know that you were probably "Daddy's little girl>" Sympathy to your and your family.
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  136. Joy: So very sorry to hear of your father's illness and passing. I am so glad you had an opportunity to spend time with him at the end. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray you find comfort in your memories of his wonderful life.

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  137. Dearest Joy, I know that your feelings are running between sadness and relief as I too lost my Mom to cancer last year. We were so very sad to lose her but relieved that her suffering was over. My prayers are for you and your family to be a peace and know that he is at the right hand of God now. Blessings,
    Melitta

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  138. I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. What an accomplished man and I am sure he was your hero. He will always be with you in your heart and memories. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I am thankful that I got to vacation for the last week with my husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandson and all the memories that we made. Having lost one son 9 years ago, I treasure every moment with my family.

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  139. Oh Joy, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and may you feel his comfort.

    Caroline

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  140. So terribly sorry for you loss! I am thankful that you have peace in knowing that you will be reunited again!
    Blessings,
    Valerie

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  141. My sympathy to you and your family. It sounds as if your Father was a great man. I am grateful for family and friends. I met many old and new friends at my class reunion last night and seeing my daughter and her family at church today were all great blessings.

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  142. May God comfort you and your family. Treasure the memories of your dad. Zip

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  143. I am thankful for my family. I love each of them very much! Sorry to here of your loss. At least you know that families are forever!

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  144. What an awesome man, you have been so lucky to be his daughter (and the rest of his family)...what a blessing. My thoughts are with you and your family. He has left a great indent on this world and that is to be proud of.

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  145. I am praying for you and your family. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father.

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  146. Joy, my heart aches for you and your family right now. I pray for you all that God's arms of comfort be around you during this time.

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  147. Sorry for the loss of your father. Cherish the memories and he will always be close to your heart.

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  148. Sorry for the loss of your father. Cherish the memories and he will always be close to your heart.

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  149. Sending you a huge big hug from across the pacific. xxxx

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  150. So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing... But at least you will see him again.. Praying for you and your family.

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  151. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs to you and your family.

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  152. Joy, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace of mind and the knowledge that he will live on in your heart and your memories.

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  154. Oh my gosh, Joy, I am just seeing this. My heart goes out to you and your family. It is a blessing when you see them suffer that they go fast. Very difficult but a blessing. I lost my Dad 3 years ago this past January and my Mom in April. Both of my parents past away of pneumonia, Dad went quite quickly and Mom lingered on. It bother me so much to hear her gurgle that I would help the ones taking the fluid out of her lungs by holding Moms hands. Although it was hard for me it made it easier on her and I don't regret it at all.
    Hold onto all the good memories it really helps you get through this. Sorry I am so late at this, I was just checking blogs a little late I guess.
    angel hugs to you my friend and may the angels watch over you and your family.
    Debby

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