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He left us before we were ready


My darling husband, Ronnie, left to go to heaven a week ago today, May 18th. He had been in the hospital the week before with pneumonia and a UTI. Tested for Covid, but negative. This was his first hospitalization. Thankfully, he was released on Friday (we were not allowed to be with him at all In the hospital), and spent two days enjoying the three children, 6 grandchildren, all his favorite things (firing the civil war cannon he directed our sons in law to restore, enjoying homemade peach ice cream, and so much more). His funeral was beautiful, attended by family and a handful of his very close friends. Graveside ceremony was beautiful, ending with the playing of Our Song, “Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers, a bagpiper playing Amazing Grace, and firing of the cannon. We miss him so very much, but know he is walking and talking, and enjoying being with his Dad in heaven.

My prayers continue to be lifted for the brothers and sisters who continue to suffer from this horrible disease.

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So sorry for your loss!!! We are thankful that you were able to have those last few days as special memories to hold on too!! Rest and take care of yourself.

There are no words that ever seem appropriate for giving comfort at these times. It seems though that Ronnie’s last few days were the best you could ask for and thankfully you had those days with him - Covid didn’t win this time. Amazing Grace played on bagpipes, what could have been more beautiful? I am so pleased for you that a small group of family and friends were able to say goodby to him, that will sustain you on darker days.

Wishing you peace as you and your family find your way through the ups and downs of the coming weeks and months.



So sorry to hear this, may Ronnie rest in peace, finally free from this evil disease.

Sending big hug and much love

Lots of love


So sorry to hear this sad news, he is in a much better place away from this horrible illness. xxxxx

What a handsome photo of Ronnie. I’m so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace now.

❤️ SewBears

So sorry, love to all xx

How wonderful that he got to enjoy all of his favorites before he was called home. May those memories help you to get through the days ahead. I know you are happy he is at peace, but hoping you find peace as well as you navigate your new normal. Sending prayers...

Dear Ann,

I send hugs of condolence for the loss of your dear man. I’m glad the end was kind to him. Our darling men deserve their peace.

Stay strong, look after yourself ❤️❤️

Anne G.

So very sorry thats all we can hope for isnt it .they are now free from this horrible disease ,they wouldnt of wished to be like they were with all the indignities that came with it and are now free at last , lots of hugs to you xxx

So sorry for your loss!

I’m so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family. ❤️

So sorry for your loss!!

May He Rest In Peace!!

I am so sorry to read this, my heart goes out to you. Take good care of yourself now and grieve at your own pace. Sending lots of love

Love Sarahxxx

A big hug.


He looks a great character in the photo and was obviously loved dearly. Sorry to hear you have had to finally say goodbye but this is a wicked disease and I know my Ben had had enough and was wanting out. It sounds a great send off and tribute you all paid to him, now you have to learn to live without him, easier said than done but I wish you well in the life ahead.

Sending love

Kate xxx

Sorry for your loss.thinking about you and your family at this sad time..Brenda xxx

So sorry for your loss I hope you will take comfort in that you were there for Ronnie which is sometimes the hardest thing even though we want to be

You know you have done an amazing thing looking after Ronnie no one understands unless they are doing it too

Take care if yourself and hugs to you xx

So sorry for your loss.

Sending love and big hugs to you and your family,



So sorry for your loss. ♥️♥️

What a lovely photo and what a brilliant end to what I expect was such a brilliant life lots of hugs to you at this sad time, when feeling sad think of the good times you shared, be proud of what you both achieved together in your fight against this awful disease and remember he is free.

Big hugs to you xx

So sorry to hear of your loss, but so glad you were able to spend the last few days together and sounds like you made some very precious family memories. Thinking of you all. xxx

Sending Gentle Hugs... Granni B

I send my sincere condolences for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Rest in Peace now. Cruel disease which he is rid of now. X

So very sorry for your loss, but hey, what a beautiful send off.

Hugs and prayers.


I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. What you describe as his last weekend — what a wonderful way to spend a weekend,

So sorry to hear this! Sending warm hugs to you .

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Prayers of comfort, peace, and hope as you navigate this difficult phase of this terrible disease.


Sending a big hug. Take care of yourself now.

My love and prayers are with you and your lovely sounding family at this time. What a wonderful photo. Big hug. AliBee xx

My deepest sympathy. It sounds like a peaceful , comforting passing . That’s something that we all hope for , both for ourselves and our loved ones.

Thank you for sharing a beautiful account of his leave-taking. I am so sorry for his suffering and for the loss that you and your family must bear . He is no longer ravaged by his condition and that, I hope, consoles you now.


What a beautiful photo and description of the funeral. You did it right from the beginning to the end. Blessings and prayers for you and your family.


My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Love and light,


What a lovely photo of your husband. It sounds like he did it 'his way'. What great memories you must have. They will be your comfort in the coming days.

Take care,


When I opened your post and saw that lovely photo of your husband, I immediately thought 'oh he looks a bit like Kenny Rodgers' and then I read 'your song' was by Kenny Rodgers!!

I send you my sincere condolences on the loss of your darling husband Ronnie, but he is now whole again and in heaven.

To have had those last few special days with him I pray gives you some comfort in the days that lie ahead and that his farewell was special too.

Sending lots of love


Sorry for your loss. I’m glad you got to be with him. Prayers for you and your family.

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. What a lovely picture of him 💜 it sounds like his last days were full of beautiful moments with his loved ones. He was lucky to have you all xx

sending Hugs ... Maggie

I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort. Sending hugs your way.

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