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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2017-04-24 08:15 pm

a sad day

My dad passed away in his sleep last night, at the hospice where he's been receiving extraordinary palliative care for terminal cancer and resulting paralysis since late last year. He was 59.

I visited him a few times over the weekend. We ate dinner and watched Doctor Who as a family on Saturday night, and yesterday we sat and chatted and I held his hand and told him I loved him. I knew that might be the last time I saw him. These things do provide some comfort in an awful time.

My dad was a generous, hard working, and amazingly positive person and I know he touched a lot of people's lives. I'm so proud to be his daughter. He lived his life with tremendous gusto, creative spirit and an eclectic range of hobbies and interests. I've lost a parent, a mentor, and most of all a friend. I feel very lucky to know just how much he loved me and how he proud he was of me, as exemplified in the speech he gave at my wedding, which I have on video to keep forever.
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[personal profile] yatima 2017-04-24 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so sorry. He sounds fantastic. I'm glad he was such a wonderful father to you.
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[personal profile] fairestcat 2017-04-24 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)

I'm so very sorry for your loss.
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2017-04-24 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so, so sorry.
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[personal profile] juniperphoenix 2017-04-24 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like a really great person.
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[personal profile] rheanna 2017-04-24 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm very sorry. Thinking of you and your family.
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[personal profile] nostalgia 2017-04-24 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] thefairymelusine 2017-04-24 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry for your loss
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2017-04-24 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry for your loss. <3
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[personal profile] brainwane 2017-04-24 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for telling us about him. I am glad you got to say goodbye.
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[personal profile] kass 2017-04-24 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, my dear, I am so sorry. Words fail. I am sorry for your loss, and I am holding you in my heart.
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[personal profile] havocthecat 2017-04-24 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry. I'm so glad to hear he was at peace.
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[personal profile] musesfool 2017-04-24 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)

I'm so sorry for your loss.
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[personal profile] talitha78 2017-04-24 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
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[personal profile] sheafrotherdon 2017-04-24 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, sweetness, my heart is with you and everyone who loved your dad ♥
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[personal profile] sholio 2017-04-24 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so sorry. Many hugs if you want them.
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[personal profile] aurumcalendula 2017-04-24 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry for your loss
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[personal profile] rian 2017-04-24 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I am very sorry for your loss.
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[personal profile] chagrined 2017-04-24 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
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[personal profile] out_there 2017-04-24 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] alchemise 2017-04-24 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry.
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[personal profile] skygiants 2017-04-24 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so, so sorry for your loss.
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[personal profile] falena 2017-04-24 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry.*hugs*
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[personal profile] lizbee 2017-04-24 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry.
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[personal profile] rivendellrose 2017-04-24 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm very sorry for your loss.
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[personal profile] glass_icarus 2017-04-24 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, Amy. ♥ ♥ ♥ *hugs* Thinking of you and your family.

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