May 21, 2016 Jon Lacourciere (JonLaco) passed away after a 3 year battle with prostate cancer. I write this with an extremely heavy heart and a feeling of sadness so severe. This is Dena, Jon's wife and I have been following Advanced Prostate Cancer since Jon's diagnosis 3 years ago. I am devastated that this disease is so evil and can take lives so easily. Jon fought a good fight and put up with so much sickness yet he kept trudging forward. Good luck to all of the warriors out there.

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  • I'm so very sorry for your loss. The battle is over and he's at peace. You can rest now from your own ordeal as his caregiver. I know it's been so rough for you, too.

    God bless you, and rest in peace, Jon


  • Thank you Eric. Yes, he is at peace.

  • Oh Dena...... I'm so deeply sorry. He will be missed. I will miss seeing Jon on here. I hope and pray your heart will heal and you will find peace in knowing Jon is no longer suffering. I'm sure he was so glad he had you to care for him and love him. Thank you so much for letting all of us know. Most sincere sympathy to you, family and friends :'(

  • I hope the love and good vibes aimed at you by this band of warriors helps somewhat.

  • Dena, I am so sorry. I feel like we get to know one another thru these posts. I was always interested in Jon's posts, as well as yours. Please take care of yourself. My condolences to you and your family.

  • I am really sorry for your loss Dena....Every day for the past four years I am thinking how the end will be for my father...may he rest in peace....I guess some people are luckier than others.....


  • Condolences, Dena.

  • Condolences for your loss!

  • Dena,

    So sorry to hear about Jon's passing. My condolences to you and your family.


  • Thank you for sharing with the group. At least he will suffer no more from this dreadful disease. I pray that you will take time for yourself now to begin to heal after being his caregiver.

  • Dear Dena

    My deepest sympathy in your loss, may you be able to move forward and receive support for your lost battle, so be well, and try to laugh when you can, this can help in your sad moments of grief.

    Good health from Australia

    Russ W

  • My condolences, Dena. Two words, yet, we as wives know something so deep that can't be expressed, just understood. Genie

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences

  • So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I hope you find comfort knowing that Jon's suffering is over.

  • Dena. There will be a great many of us who share your anguish and your loss. It must be really hard. I hope that the many happy memories your will have of your time with Jon will help to sustain you through these difficult times. I was once told by a doctor with a strong spiritual side that we all have an inner strength that we can draw on when we need it. I believe that and hope you will be able to draw on your own inner strength in these hard times to help sustain you. Best wishes for the future and God bless. John Gibbo.

  • My heart breaks for you.. It's is a horrible disease and to watch our loved ones suffer is eve harder, at times. May you find strength and peace.

    God Bless You,


  • So sorry!! It takes a special kind of wonderful person to be a caregiver for someone with advanced cancer. I have stage 4 and I feel it is harder on my wife than me. Our prayers are with you. Please know you are not alone.

  • You wives that stand by us suffer with us and then have to carry on alone when we lose the fight. Hugs to you from all of us, I have the highest respect for you and all who are traveling this journey together, having someone by our side means the world to us.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. I am new to this group, but I appreciate all current and former members for their advice, inspiration and support, including Jon, may he rest in peace.

  • My best to you and the family Dena! Yes, this is, like several others, is a horrible disease and all of us should keep on pushing for continued scientific and clinical progress for the good of the Humankind!

    My sincere sympathies!

    And Kudos to you, a wonderful, brave spouse!

  • So sorry for your loss, Dena. This is a nasty no-reason disease. Thank you for reaching out in this difficult time.

  • We all know that we are born, so we must die. Many people seek solace in the thought of a life hereafter. Whatever our beliefs, we know that we have led a worthwhile life if we are loved and missed when we are gone. The fact that your heart is aching so terribly is an indication that you and your husband Jon shared a wonderful love. He will live on in your heart and so his life was worthwhile and as you make your way forward in life, he will always be in your thoughts.



  • Sorry for your loss.

  • Dena, I a so sorry to hear of your loss.


  • Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, in my thoughts and prayers. Steve

  • I am sorry for your loss. Please know that a spouse is our link for not only caregiving, but joy and happiness. I am so sorry that your husband passed away, but I am thankful that you where there for him.

    God bless

  • Dena, my wife and I are so very sorry to hear of your husband Jon's passing. We live the same uncertain story and try to enjoy the days we have together. Please accept our sincerest condolences and we hope your memories of Jon, and your family and friends help you through your loss.

    JorgeW in Canada

  • Dear Dena

    So sorry for your loss, and for his pain and death. Our friends--whether they be spouses or other family and friends--are so much help to all of us, as I'm sure you were to him. My he find peace now, and may you find peace in your continuing life. Best wishes....Jim

  • very sorry to hear of JonLaco passing. He is at rest and battles no longer. You have the peace now of knowing you did all you could do. The Lord will bless you and you shall meet again in that Heavenly home where there is no suffering pain or loss. May God Bless and comfort you.

  • Sincere condolences for your loss. Thank you for sharing the news. So many here are fighting the same battle.

  • So sorry for you and your family. We are having the stop treAtment, hospice conversation this week and it's all so very hard. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us all coping with this horrible disease.

  • Sorry to hear. Take care of yourself.

  • Dena, I'm so sorry for your immense loss. Thank you so much for wishing us good luck at this painful time

  • Dana I know there is nothing I can say that will ease your pain over Jon's loss. The battle is over for him and the pain and sickness gone. Jon is at piece now. Please find your piece now and learn to smile and laugh again. I will pray for you. Dennis

  • So very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace knowing he fought a good fight.

  • Wishing you comfort at this time of transition, support from those around you and strength and wisdom to face the choices that await you when you are ready.

  • Sorry for your loss Dena...

  • My condolence to your loss. That's all we can do is fight it with all we've got. Sometimes it's a painful and exhausting journey. He's now pain-free and at rest. I wish you the best. Take care.

  • Dena, I am pretty new to this site as I am newly diagnosed. I pray that my wife doesn't have to suffer as you have, but if she does I hope she can find the grace and love you have shown. This disease sucks, but the people I have met are great. All the best to you.

  • It's time to take care of your self,grab on too to precious moments hold them deep in your heart knowing Jon was thankful for every day you were there for him. My sincere condolences.

  • So sad, take care of yourself.

  • I hope and pray you are healing Dena :(


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