Saturday, 6 July 2013

Farewell To A Dear Friend


You honoured us with your presence and touched our hearts deeply.  Our lives are so much richer for having known you.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life and for enriching mine.


Goodbye my dear friend.  Rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences to Lisa and family, our thoughts are with you.  May you find peace, strength and comfort.

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  1. Yes he will be missed by all

    Bob

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    1. Thanks Bob,

      Indeed he will. We were honoured to have had him amongst us.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  2. He will live on forever in our hearts and memories.
    Love and prayers to Lisa and family and a big hug to you, Roz.

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    1. Hi Viola,

      Absolutely, and we will always have his wonderful wise words. We were certainly blessed to have known him.

      Prayers to Lisa and family and hugs to you too.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  3. This was lovely Roz :)

    He truly will be missed by all x

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    1. Hi Missy,

      Thank you. He will be greatly missed, but we were blessed to have known him. He will remain in our hearts and memories.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  4. Thank you, Roz för these Beautiful Word..

    yes, he was loved so much.. and will be.

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    1. Hi Mona,

      Thank you. He gave us so much love and was very much loved in return. He will remain in our hearts and memories. His wonderful and wise words also remain with us.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  5. I don't know if it's just me...but I find myself wanting to talk about him all the time. As if I will forget if I don't keep saying it. I wonder if others feel the same? When I read your post, a part of my heart relaxed. He is still with us for as long as we keep him alive.

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    1. Hi Ana,

      No, it's not just you, I feel the same way. We will never forget though. His words remain with us and we will carry him in our hearts and memories. We were so blessed to have known him.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  6. That was beautiful Roz. We are so fortunate to be able to reread his words whenever we wish. Little consolation I know, but somehow it eases my heart just a tad.

    Love you,
    willie

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    1. Hi Willie,

      He wonderful, witty and oh so wise words will always be with us. I am just now starting to be able to reread his words with a smile. We were so very fortunately to have had him among us.

      Much love and hugs
      Roz

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    1. Thank you Terps, you're welcome. Bas was a shining light in this community and will be greatly missed.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  8. How lovely Roz. He is going to be missed around here so very much. I feel very sad.

    Hugs

    Ami

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    1. Hi Ami,

      He will be greatly missed, but he remains in our hearts and memories and we will always have his wonderful wise words. We were very blessed to have had him among us.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  9. You have written what I believe. I find comfort knowing his light is shining on us.

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    1. Hi Minelle,

      He will always be with us, and we were so very lucky to have been able to get to know him.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  10. Thanks for sharing those comforting sentiments.

    FD

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    1. Hi FD,

      Thank you. He will remain with us, in our hearts and memories.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    1. Hi Maryanne,

      Thank you. They spoke to me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  12. Thank you Roz for such a beautiful tribute. He will definitely be missed.

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat,

      He was one of a kind, that's for sure. He will remain in our hearts and memories and also his words.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  13. Oh Roz, that was beautiful. The first one, that sits in the corner of my mirror in memory of my best bud from when we were just weeks old until he lost his battle when we were 11. I haven't seen it anywhere else. It's very bittersweet.

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    1. Hi Chickadee,

      These both spoke to me. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry you suffered such loss at such an early age.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  14. These are both beautiful, I'm glad you posted them.

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    1. HI PK,

      Thank you, these really spoke to me. Hugs to you, and thank you so much for publishing Bas's last post and for sharing the story and emails with us. Most especially, thank you, because if not for you, we would not have got to know such a wonderful, loving caring man. We were very honoured to have known him and are richer for it.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  15. Hugs, Roz. Thank you for these messages of calm, hope and peace.

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    1. Hi Irishey,

      You're welcome. I thought these were beautiful, they really touched me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  16. (((hugs))) Roz, this is very lovely, especially the second which takes just a little of the sting out of the loss.

    (((hugs)))

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    1. Hi June,

      Hugs to you too. He will always be with us, in our hearts, memories and through his words.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  17. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.....

    Hugs

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    1. Thank you Sarah, you're welcome :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    1. Thank you Elisa,

      Thank you too for your beautiful and touching post. Bas indeed had such a great love for Lisa and I hope that knowledge is a comfort to her now.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  19. You know, I had just stopped crying from reading other posts. :) Now for more Kleenex. :) Thank you for sharing, that was so beautiful. It does help to know that he is no longer suffering. This blogland is so beautiful, we've always known, but to see the love pouring out of everyone right now, there are no words to convey the beauty of it all. Sending prayers for Lisa and family, as I know the rest of us are as well. {{{HUGS}}}

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    1. Hi Es May,

      Oh I know. I've been the same reading the posts.

      I am thankful for the fact that Bas got to meet his grandchild and thankful now that he is no longer suffering. This little corner of blogland is indeed beautiful, and Bas was one of the very special people who make it so. He will be greatly missed but will remain with us in our hearts and memories and his words.

      Sending prayers to Lisa and family that they may find peace and comfort.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  20. Thank you Roz for yoru email to let me know of his passing. It is such a sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with him and Lisa and his family. He will be missed. He will be remembered. And even now, he will continue to inspire.

    I posted as soon as i read your email - it seems we think alike as I picked the same poem as you did, sorry about that.

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    1. Hi Kiwi,

      You are welcome.

      It is very sad and we are all feeling the loss greatly, but we know Bas wants us to remember him with smiles and laughter, not sadness. That will come in time.

      You are absolutely right. His words will continue to inspire and he will remain in our hearts and memories.

      Oh, please don't apologise. That poem must have spoken to both of us :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  21. This was so lovely, Roz. Thank you!
    Big hugs to you,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Hi Katie,

      Thank you, you're welcome.

      Hugs back :)

      Roz

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  22. This is very beautiful, Roz. I can tell how many people will really miss him. It's heartbreaking.

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    1. Hi Marie,

      Thank you. He will be greatly missed, we were honoured that he was part of this community. He taught us much and enriched our lives and will remain with us in our hearts and memories and through his words.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  23. So sorry for the loss. Hugs

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    1. Hi Tiffany,

      Thank you so much :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  24. Beautiful tribute. Thank you Roz.

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    1. Thank you Jacquie, and thank you for your lovely tribute too.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  25. My dear friend you can also find me here http://justhissubwife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Angel,

      Thank you! Will definitely pop on over and say hi!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  26. Beautiful Roz :)
    Thanks for posting this.
    hugs
    lillie

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