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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:17am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Just received word that my father died this morning. He was 90 years old, and had been in the ICU since Friday afternoon, when he was found collapsed in the bathroom of his suite at the Home. He'd had several fairly massive heart attacks in recent years -- including three in a row two Christmases ago -- and this time was the last time.

Not sure how I will handle this. The family tradition is not to travel for funerals. My mother went back to England for neither of her parents, for example. And the crazy weather we are having here on the East Coast seems to preclude the idea. Plus Dad told me many times there was no reason for me to go back. Everything, as he put it, was well in hand.

Since we had a good chat only an hour or so before he was stricken (I told him a somewhat rude joke that he enjoyed enormously), I think "farewells" have been duly said.

Now he can find out, as he has been pondering since her death three years ago, whether Mom has indeed "gotten the house ready" for him.

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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:21am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sorry to hear this JB.

He lived to a ripe old age and its good to hear that you had all your farewells said.

R.I.P. Lord Rushton.


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Michael Penn
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:23am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Most heartfelt condolences.

May he be honored in loving memories.
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Larry Gil
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:25am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Sorry to hear the news .

Glad your farewells were said.

R.I.P.

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Tony Midyett
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:31am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Very sorry to hear this, JB.

R.I.P., Lord Rushton.
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Ted Downum
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:34am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Very sad news.  I'm sorry to hear this, JB; my condolences.

Lord Rushton, rest in peace.

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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:36am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

My condolences JB - very nice to hear that you were in
contact so shortly before he died.
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Joe S. Walker
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:42am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Sincere condolences.
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Ernest Voyard
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:43am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Sorry to hear that. But I hope it helps that you got to say goodbye.
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Doug Jones
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Condolences.
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Marcel Chenier
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Posted: 09 January 2011 at 7:48am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Sorry to hear the bad news, JB.  

It's wonderful, though, that you'd had an opportunity to speak so soon before his passing.
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Pascal LISE
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Sincere condolences.
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