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Sad day.


Today is a sad day as my beloved Colin,passed away last night after his CLL relapsed and he had pneumonia. He is now,at peace after a 17 year battle with CLL. To all those with CLL, please be positive about living with it. Make the most of life, taking each day as it comes. Good luck for the future.

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My deepest condolences to you Pat. Thank you for sharing the news, and the reminder to make the most of life while we have it.



Oh Pat,

So sorry for your loss.

We all are saddened with you and hope you can find peace and comfort when the pain lessens.


Oh so sad, but thank God He is at peace now. How old was he?


in reply to Mimi4times

76 years and 10 months

in reply to Pat1954

On Pat, so so sorry. My oldest brother had CLL and he died at 76. My third brother had CLL and died at 66 and my mom had it and died at 75.

So happy he was given 17 years to be with you. God Bless you, prayers your way for you.


Dear Pat,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences and wishes for strength and comfort at this difficult time.



So sorry to hear this Pat.

My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Best wishes.


I'm so sorry to hear your sad news Pat,

Thinking of you and your family

Elle xx

Pat, So very sorry for your loss. Strength to you and yours during these trying times.

God Bless,


So sad for your loss. Hold onto the good memories Pat

In my thoughts and prayers

UK Sparky

Pat, how difficult it must have been for you to share this news yet you manage to express your concerns for everyone on the CLL forum, reminding us all of what is important. Colin was very fortunate to have by his side someone as caring as you.

Thank you for setting such a great example at such a time of devastating loss.

Big hug,


PS - I just went through and read all your posts. You are such a loving person and would have brought Colin much comfort and support as he was dealing with CLL through all the years. I wish you every comfort and peace in dealing with this loss.


So very sad, and it casts a pall over all the good that is accomplished here on this site. We all know the unfortunate reality, the sword of Damocles hanging over our heads everyday. We all know tomorrow is not promised, but this really drives it home by its unadulterated brutality.

While we are mostly anonymous to each other here, we are bonded by the insidious condition we share. When a sad event occurs, as it always invariably will, it affects us all. While CLL may be an indolent cancer for some for others it is not.

Pat, my deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with you today.


Miami Beach

My sincere condolences to you Pat. May Colin Rest In Peace and you and your family be comforted by loving memories.



I am so sorry for your loss. It is very kind of you to take the time to share this sad but important news with us at such a difficult time. You will be in my thoughts.



Sincere condolences to you and your family. RIP Colin.


I’m so sorry to hear this Pat although words seem somewhat inadequate at this time. Your loving support to Colin and your words of support to us at the most painful time of your life bear testimony to the wonderful person you obviously are.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know and our collective thoughts and best wishes go with you.

Remember that this community is always here should you need us.


Pat, Newdawn puts into words my feelings. It’s a long road, but it is a road and the scenery changes as we move along.

With love and hugs

Chris in Wales

Oh Pat please accept my deepest sympathy.



Thank you for letting us know. I am so sorry for your loss.

Very sorry to hear this Pat. Stay strong. Regards, Maggie

Sorry for your loss Pat.



So sorry to hear of your loss. I know it will be difficult for you for a good while to take the one-day-at-a-time alone. But, know that our hearts are laid bare by your news and that we are still here for you to touch base with should you want to do so.

May you and your loved ones take the steps of one-day-at-a time together and gather together as you are able to share the memories of life before CLL as well as some of the times that were good and brought laughter during the times that were rough.

Your first post told us that your relationship was one of allowing for the other to be with whatever situation to gather thoughts and then you came together to discuss. I love how that speaks of your strength as a woman and hope that strength helps you in the days ahead as you deal with the deep sorrow of loss.

Blessings on you and your loved ones.

I’m so sorry to hear this Pat. What a difficult time for you, sending a big hug.


I am so saddened for you, Pat. Thank you for sharing with us. Huge hugs!!


I join with the rest in offering condolences. Your message is spot on. Enjoy the life we have here and now. You are in our thoughts.


So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your kind wishes to all of us with CLL. I for one will strive to be positive and make the most out of each day as it comes.

With heartfelt condolences and prayers for you and Colin,


Pat - I am so sorry for your loss. As Newdawn said, there really are no words to adequately express how each of us feels hearing this news, other than to repeat what others have said. You will always be part of the family and are welcome any time you feel the need to connect. I hope the good memories start to crown out the incredible pain you must be experiencing at the moment.

What a blessing the two of you have been to each other. Colin battled for 17 years but his battle was not fought alone for he had Pat by his side. That means so much and so much that it can not be put into words. I have read on the forum where some people post and the battle they fight is all on their own. This was not the case for Colin. And Yes, I try to stay positive living with it. It is a part of me but I try to make it a very small part. Thoughts and Prayers- STAY STRONG J.R.

So very sorry to read your news - my thoughts are with you at this sad time xxx

So very sorry Pat.

The long goodbye is over, we all feel for the heartache you are going through and wish you peace and strength for the days ahead.

In deepest sympathy


So sorry to hear such sad news Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care of yourself x

so sorry to hear of your loss, wishing you happy memories.

Sorry to hear this news pat, love and strength to you, God bless, Terry

I’m so sorry for your loss ,May Colin Rest In Peace and you and your family be comforted by loving memories.


Sending love to you and thank you for posting this beautiful message. xxx

I'm so very sorry for your loss Pat.

My deepest condolences to you and your family.


Pat - So very sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. Hold on to the sweet memories. Sending prayers and ((hugs)).

Such a huge loss for you- my sympathy for you and your family.


Pat: Sorry for your loss. Thank goodness he had you by his side.


So sorry to hear of your loss. Hope you find peace in the memories you shared. My thoughts and prayers. Cindi

I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you and your family.


My deepest sympathy to you Pat! Know you are great full for the last 17 years. Now happy he is out of pain and suffering. Thoughts and prayers for you.

BeckyL USA

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for reminding each of us how very precious each day is! ❤️

Thank you, Pat for allowing us to be with you in this small way as we pause to think on the preciousness of life. I am so sorry for the pain of your loss. Sadly, and gladly, it shows the great depth of your love. We should all be so fortunate. Peace and Agape. Bud

I am so sorry for your loss of your loved one. I send my sincerest condolences at this sad time. May Colin rest in peace with God and you know you will never be alone when God sits on your shoulder. May God bless you.

Loving thoughts to you and your family.

Cancer cannot take away the memories! Cherish them. Deepest condolences to you and yours.

When we loose someone we love, we gain an angel that we know. Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

Dear Pat.

I am so very sorry to read of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts as I wish for strength and comfort for you all.



I'm sorry to hear this news. Best wishes to you and your family.

Pat I'm sorry to hear the passing of Colin. Wishing you strength to help you cope God Bless ❤️🙏🏻

My heartfelt sympathies Pat. I can only imagine what a loss you must be feeling.


So sorry for your loss. If I may ask, are you in the USA

in reply to Ladydi49

No in Cornwall,uk

My sincere condolences on your great loss Pat and for reminding us , in your grief, that life is for living. I wish you comfort . Emer

Very sorry to hear this.

Fran x

So sorry for your loss, Pat. I feel short of words to comfort you, but I stand with what CLLlady and others wrote. I wish you strenght and the love of people around you.


Pat, so sorry for the loss of your husband Colin. You did a great job as a caregiver being by his side for 17 years. I am sure having you by his side made the CLL journey a little easier. May your good memories help you at this time. Thank you for letting us know and wishing us well. We also wish you well.

So sorry to hear this sad news.


our deepest condolences for you Pat, and pray for your strength and comfort

My deepest condolences to you and the family.

I’m so sorry for your lost I’m praying for you take care of yourself and God bless you.

Loss . Sorry

I'm so very sorry, Pat. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in letting us know.

Hugs and prayers,


I'm soo sorry for your loss. ..God bless you and your family. .

I'm fighting CLL also

May he Rest In Peace and May you have many more years ahead to cherish his memory.

Hi Pat

So sorry to hear of your loss and thank you for such brave positive thoughts at this terrible time. You are everything that this forum stands for. Much love xx

all my sympathy to you Pat196so4 😔 so sorry about this heartbreaking news. i am also the caregiver; my husband was diagnosed in 2009 so a shorter shift than yours to date, but still, i have some inkling of what you have been doing for all those years. i am holding you warmly in my thoughts, and ask that you take very very good care of yourself through your grief 💖 and continue to make the most of life and each day, as you have recommended to us.

My condolences Pat, rest in peace Collin.

I also have LLC for 17 years, one day at a time! Now i'm on ibrutinib since nov 2017... Let's see!

I am so sorry for your loss x

So sorry for your loss Pat. May God bless Colin and you at this difficult time.

Words cant express the sadness I have for you! I hope you have the support of family and friends.

Hello Pat,

My heart is with you in the midst of your sorrows.


Pat, thank you for your kind thought for all of us at such a time of loss. The word "beloved" tells us so much about Colin and what a successful life he lived in all the things that matter most. It must have been a great comfort to him to have you by his side and to know himself so very well loved. So glad for the time that you could be with one another. Prayers and love for you and your family in the hope that we will all see our lost loved ones again someday. Amazing how the departed one's love, even in the face of death, puts its arms around the living and keeps watch over us in our grief.

I am very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace...

I am so very sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in your memories, and family and friends. Yes, we must live our lives to the fullest, and enjoy every day.


Deepest condolences. May you find strength going forward.

So sorry for your loss ❤️❤️

So sorry to hear your sad news Pat. After all the years you must have worried and cared for Colin, now take time to look after yourself.

Sending hugs


Offering my sincerest sympathy, loss of a loved one, my heart aches for your pain.

But through your pain and loss thank you for the statement to all to remember to live positively.

Prayers to you

Buddy jo

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