Sad News

Sad News

Hi. I’m David, Karen’s husband.

Unfortunately my beautiful, bubbly, kind, sweet, amazing wife Karen surrendered to cancer this morning and passed away peacefully at the local hospice. To have to tell her amazing 16-year old son Callum that she had gone, four days before Christmas, just epitomised this horrible disease.

Karen never said she was ‘fighting’ the disease or ‘battling’ it, she said she had to deal with it the best she could.

Over three years of tough, tough times have ended in her surrendering and moving on to a much more peaceful place, free of side effects, pain and sickness.

She left us both letters to be opened when she has passed away. They have been read and the contents are beautiful, just like her. It created smiles and many tears.

Your community was a great help to her, with her posts and just reading other people’s experiences. Thank you ladies, you helped her more than you’ll ever know.

A horrible, horrible day.

Look after yourselves and have a Merry Christmas.

Al the best.

David

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I’m so sorry to read your post. Karen’s positivity even on the days that weren’t going so well was inspiring I’m devastated another of our beautiful ladies has left us

Sending condolences to you on this sad day

LA xx

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David, there are no words to express how sorry I am to hear this. Karen and I had private messaged in the past, and I was just thinking of her the other day. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed on here.

Vicki x

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Thank you

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I cannot say how sad I feel for you and your family .To say you must be devasted must be an understatement and as for your son what an utterly dreadful , painful loss. All I can say is my thoughts are with you, take one day at a time and I hope you and your son are surrounded by love . Chris

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Such sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm sure the letters brought comfort at this time. Look after each other now. Xx

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I am so very sorry for your loss and for son Callum. How caring she was to leave a tangible letter you can reread and reread and be reminded of her love for you when things are dark. My sincere condolences to you and the family.

Valerie

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Hi David, A horrible day as you say. I am really sorry to hear this sad news. Karen is at peace now. The supports gave us here on this site was great and kind. She is now at peace but it's hard for you and Callum. Sending you both caring thoughts

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This is so sad. Another teal angel gets her wings. Lots of love to you David and Callum at this terrible time. Lyndy xx

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Thank you for letting us know David. I’m thinking of you and Karen’s son. Such cruel timing but take comfort that she is now free of pain.

A very sad day.

Helen

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What sad news. I'm remembering all those brave, beautiful souls who have left us recently, they have played such a wonderful part in supporting friends on this site.

Sending hugs and thoughts to you and your family at this time.

Love Wendy xx

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Dear David, thank you taking a moment and posting on this site. Karen was a lovely support to us all. Your message is filled with love for her. I can’t imagine how you and Callum must feel just before Christmas but how lovely and kind of Karen to have left letters.

Thinking of you both at this very sad time.

Tania . X

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David, I was so sad to read your news. Karen was a lovely lady and she will be much missed by us here. Sending love to you and Callum Jo 🌻🌹🌼🌺🌸

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I’m crying reading this. So very very sad. I don’t know what to say.

She’s at peace now. Sleep tight lovely lady. Xxxx

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Don't know what to say David, beyond words, she would want you and family to get on with life,

Just want to wish you and your family comfort in your happy memories,

Best wishes,

Carole xx

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Oh David I am so very sorry to hear this Karen was a lovely kind wise woman who helped many on this forum including myself.

I am so sorry for yours and Callums loss. May she rest in pain free peace.

Take Care

D

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Thank you David for letting us know . I read your post with a heavy heart. Karen was indeed an amazing lady. Love to both you at Callum at this difficult time. Rest in peace Karen xx

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So sorry David, words are never enough. Your beautiful wife will live on in your hearts forever, goodnight sweet lady, sleep well with the angels

Marian xx

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Such very sad news

Much love to you and Callum

Judy xxx

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Such sad news. Thinking of u all. Sending hugs. X

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So very, very sorry. I can tell from your words that you are beautiful too. You and Callum are in my thoughts xx

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Dear David - Thank you for posting. I am so very sorry, such sad news. Much love to you and Callum - Nicola

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David - I am so sorry to hear this sad news about Karen but thank you for letting us know. Take care. Andrea xxxx

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So very sad to read this. Karen was an inspiring member of the forum and will be greatly missed. Sending much love to you all.

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What an incredibly sad post. Thank you for letting us all know. SEnding lots of love to you all xx

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Hi David, I write this post between tears as this has been a terrible week with so much sadness 3 of our lovely ladies have passed away and left so many loved ones and friends.

I've been on here for the last 3 years and I know Karen did find the site comforting but she also gave comfort and advice when she could she will be sadly missed.

As you said she is now in a peaceful place, I hope you and Callum can find that peace, I'm sure Karen would what that for you both.

Take care of each other..Lorraine xx💙

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Thx Lorraine for those lovely words. She’s gone but NEVER forgotten x

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So sorry for your sad loss . You are in my thoughts and prayers . Love Kim x

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I’m so sorry to read this news. Hold your son close and take comfort in your memories.

We all deal with it the best we can and that’s only possible with the love and support we have from our loved ones. You and your son are the reason Karen did everything she possibly could.

She was a great support to many on here myself included.

Thinking of you all and will pray for strength for you both xo

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Such sad news,so sorry for your loss xxx

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So, so sorry to read your news, no words will ease your grief.

My love to you and all your family and friends.

💕

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I'm so sad sad to read your post. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kim xx

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I’m so sorry to read this! My condolences to you and your family xxxx

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I am so sorry to hear this sad news about Karen. She was one of those stalwart women on the website who had encouraging words to say to everyone including me. She was so happy this year celebrating your sons exam results and your 25th wedding anniversary. She dealt with her illness with great courage and I’m sure inspired many people . May she Rest In Peace.

XXX

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Thank you

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I am so terrible sorry to hear your news. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling just now. It sounds like you really did love each other and that she loved you very much.

She sounded a wonderful person and she clearly made an impact on this forum.

I truly am sorry and hope you find fine peace sometime and can remember the love she brought.

So much love, Nicky x

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Thanks for those lovely words

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I am so sad to hear about your loss. I found Karen's support really meaningful - another beautiful voice has left this earth. I wish you and your son much comfort and am so so sorry he has had to lose his mum. I wish we could do more to prevent such pain and sorrow.

xxx Netti

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Thank you so much

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What heartbreak for you both & others who knew her. She looks very happy in that photo. So very sorry for your devastating loss. This is such a cruel disease xx

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It is, thank you for taking the time to reply.

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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your beautiful wife. My heart goes out to you and your son. My thoughts are with you.

❤️❤️❤️Xxx

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So very sorry to read your sad post. Condolences to you and your family ❤️Xx Jane

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Thank you for letting us know this very sad news. She will be very much missed here. Wishing you and Callum much strength in the days ahead. x

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Thank you for letting us know this very sad news, David. When one of the community passes, it underlines the reality of this very difficult disease. But we are good on here at finding the chinks of light, and I hope that your memories of happier times will sustain you.

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So sorry for your and Callum's loss, among so many others who will feel it. Your words are so beautifully spoken and it adds to the thought that her family brought her comfort and love throughout. My thoughts are with you and we know her memory will live on with more love. oxox

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David , what to say at this very sad time for you? Words may be of comfort to you today, but memories last longer., however I did read a quote today which I felt might help a little ‘Absence parts hands not hearts’

Sending you and your son my condolences and support at this difficult time

Jackie O xx

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That’s a nice quote thank you

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So so sorry to hear your sad news David. She is now at rest in a better place and has left you and Callum with lovely memories. Thinking of you at this sad time.

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So sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you xxx

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I am so sorry David. RIP Karen xxx

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💗 x

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Oh gosh David...I'm only just catching up with things on here as I have been away. I am devastated to hear of Karen's passing. She was such an amazing lady and gave us all on here such comfort and support when we needed it the most. She and you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. May she rest in peace and you surround yourself with friends and family over Xmas. I know it will be a difficult one for you all. Jemima xx

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Thanks

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I am so sorry to read your sad news. Thinking of you and your son xxx

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So very sad to hear that Karen has passed on. Praying for love and strength to see you all through. Sandra xx

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Oh David, what a sad, sad letter to have to write. My heart goes out to you both. Thank you for letting us know that Karen is no longer with us. I know there are no words that I can say that will help you but please accept my sympathy and condolences for both you and Callum.

With much love to you both, Solange xx

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