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Farewell

Farewell

We were finally able to lay Rog to rest on Monday. He was piped in by Jimmy the piper!Delma and i had done all his flowers on Saturday with the help of a couple of glasses of wine! We wanted everything very personal so put some silk flowers from our neices wedding, roses from flowers sent from Aus and flowering ivy picked from up the lane. The order of service was full of his pictures, from footballing days, teenage years and later years - no sickness. His four best pals carried him in.

We were determined that this vile illness should not have the privilege of this day, it has ruled our life for too long. Delma recorded a poem which was played, we had welcomed people to send their memories so rels from Canada and Aus sent very personal and lovely thoughts. He went out to Brown Sugar from the Stones, the first time he saw them was in 1968 , numerous times after, I think we have financed Mick Jaggers lifestyle on our own!

There was a box for Harry so people could write their memories of Rog , so he could read about what his grandad got up to when he was younger! The celebrant was amazing, we went to school together, and the undertaker even came to pick us up from the wake! Ninety people came back, the golf club filled with laughter and 'do you remember'.

I am still gripped by this physical pain which is grief, my head won't work and the exhaustion is unbelievable. However the best thing is when Rog was ill i could not remember him well, now I can only see him as a fit well man, even see the twinkle in his eye! I can hear his voice again and his laughter. I also cannot remember anything of my daily struggles with the physical caring of him.

Speak soon behave yourselves, give your boys and girls an extra hug tonight, i will be back when i am a bit mended as I still have a passion for people struģgling with the system and this illness . Love and thank you to you all,

Julie x

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A lovely send off, well done! Take care of yourself. Ruth x

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That sounds like such a great send off, a lot of thought and work went into that. I like the idea of the memory box for the youngsters to read now or a few years time, very clever.

You look after yourself now, take some time to relax as much as you can.

Hugs

Derek

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Well done. I get great comfort remembering Chris' funeral, celebrating the man he was.

Look after yourself now. Love, Jean x

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Hi Julie, I am glad everything went well and it was very much personalised by yourselves. This will give you great comfort in the dark days ahead. Well done for being able to remember Rog as the well man, before PSP came into your lives. It took me some months to get there far.

Take care of yourself now,it is a long road, just recovering from all the caring. I am still exhausted now, a year down the road.

Sending big hug and much love

Lots of love

Anne

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Julie it sounds like you gave him a good send off. Well done for organising things so well.

I am glad you are able to remember the old Rog who was well and the happy times you had.

Have a rest now and when you are ready come back to us.

Marie x

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Julie brought tears to my eyes so happy Rog had the send off he deserved. Sounds amazing, keep in touch when you feel stronger, you are all amazing people on this site, we have all helped each other, I think we would not of been able to cope without each other. Big hug coming you way Julie, such a good idea about the box for your grandson. Yvonne xxxxx

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❤️ XxxX

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Just beautiful, Julie. Well done. Many hugs and much love to you. Do rest now, take your time for everything. Peace, Sarah

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A wonderful send off, well done Julie! One thing that has hit home and I’m delighted to read is that you can now see Rog in your mind when he was well! I hope I get to that day one day with my Dad x

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Oh my goodness. What a beautiful, organized, thoughtful to detail service. I suppose i should do the planning now as i wont have the thought process when the time comes and will forever feel guilt for missing something important due to ovetwhelming exhaustion. God Bless you. Rest and pls return to us.

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`Well what a lovely send out ! I am sure Rog is dancing to Brown Sugar as we speak. You know, I think I once read that there was someone fitting Rog's description indeed funding Micks lifestyle! hahah

Darling I do hope your're getting on ok I know that it is hard but just by the description of your send off to Rog, I know you will make the best of it. Remember we are always hear for you and so is the Lord. Now it's time for you to take care of yourself. Praying that you will go into this new journey ready to make new and happy memories.

Love you much thank you for all that you and Rog have shared with us.

Love

Andrea

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

..Drums beatin' cold English blood runs hot, lady of the house wonderin' when it's gonna stop...." Mick and Friends 4.16.71

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Julie,

What a lovely send off you put together for Rog and your family. And what a great job you have done caring for him. Know that you have done all you could and done it well. Now take care of yourself. You deserve it.

Warm Regards,

Dickwin

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Very nice photo.

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What a lovely photo Julie. Look after yourself. X

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much love to u Julie and family xx it sounds like a warm and emotional send off. the memory box is a great idea and one I guess you all can use bot only Harry. it's lovely to hear you have lovely memories of him before PSP. wishing you every blessing on the next step of your journey xx

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Dear Julie, That sounds like a fabulous farewell to Rog and I bet it is just the kind of goodbye he would have wanted after all of the suffering. I'm so please that you are remembering the Rog, pre PSP and not the man who had been robbed of his last years by this horrible disease. It seems you are surrounded by loving family and friends, I'm sure they will be a great support for you as you start on this new journey. Take good care of yourself and give yourself space to grieve.

Love and warm wishes Kate xxxx

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Sounds like you put an amazing amount of love and work into giving him a beautiful and meaningful send off. I hope you feel peace and can relax. It is so nice to hear you talk about the healthy Rog. I’m sure that is exactly what he would want. Best of luck to you .

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How beautifull Rog’s funeral sounds. So many personal touches.

Take care of yourself now,

Sending love and hugs

Tippy

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Thanks for sharing.

Hug.

Luis

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Hi Julie I am in awe of you, what a beautiful send off you have given Rog. I hope when the time comes for Fred I can be that strong and be able to organise a memorable day like you did. Remarkable lady. Thank you for sharing.

Ladyalone

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What an amazing send off Julie. Thanks for sharing with us all. Peter.

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Beautiful tribute from a loving family! Thanks for sharing all the special touches. You will continue to be in my prayers.

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I'm sure that Rog was looking down and giving his nod of approval xx.

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Hi Julie

Great send off.

I wish you plenty of mending and the best memories of the good times.

Warmly

Kevin

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So sorry for your loss. Happy for you, for the restored memories of a healthy man. I hope they help you through these next stages of loss and life. Tlovins

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I am very sorry for your loss. It sounds like it was a very nice send off. Connie

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Dear Julie, that was such a lovely farewell to your Rog. I am in awe of you, the amount of detail you put into that day is wonderful. I'm so glad the happy memories are back. Now it's time for you to mend and I look forward to when you feel you can return to us. Much love Nanny857 xx

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Yes, good for you! I pray I can do the same someday. You inspire us all

Cuttercat

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