[nfbwatlk] My Dad

Lilly awaterlilly at comcast.net
Sun Dec 28 22:44:31 UTC 2014

Hi Lauren,
I am sorry for you loss. I was 12 years old when dad died of leukemia and 36 
when mom died from a botched heart catheter procedure. I still miss them, 
especially Mom.  I hope time makes things better for you and your mother.
God bless.

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I am sorry.

When I lost my Dad -- he was 71, I was 31 and a second year medical student, 
I felt like a little boy all over again.

All the best to you and your Mom -- with prayers.


William L. Freeman, MD, MPH, CIP
Program Director, Northwest Indian College Center for Health
Human Protections Administrator
Northwest Indian College    http://www.nwic.edu
Lummi Nation   http://www.lummi-nsn.gov
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA  98226-9217
360-392-4284  fax 360-392-4349 wfreeman at nwic.edu
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Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:34:08 -0800
From: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
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Please accept my condolences. As debby has said, losing a parent is part of 
life. But that doesn't make it easy. My thoughts go out to you in this time 
of bereavement and also to your mother.

I lost my father on August 6, 2003 (Ben and Kaye remember). The thing I miss 
most about him is not being able to tell him about all the weird events and 
people in the world today and to enjoy his sardonic humor.

Anyway, hang in there. If any of us can help, please let us know.

I'm afraid that bringing Puerto Rico weather to Nebraska is beyond even Mark 
Riccobono's capability, though.


Mike Freeman

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My dad had prostate cancer quite a number of years ago. With radiation 
treatments, it went into remission. It came back with a vengeance a couple 
months or so ago. After much stubbornness on the part of both of my parents, 
they just moved on Monday to an assisted living facility with Dad receiving 

Dad passed on this morning. He was 91. He was a funny guy! I am worried 
about Mom because she is very anxious and can be difficult at times. She may 
elect to stay at the assisted living facility though I know she really would 
like to go back home. I hope she can make some new friends there. I am kind 
of up and down; okay sometimes, not others.  I will be going back to NE in 
the winter, which I said I'd never do again! I leave on the 3 of Jan. and 
the memorial service will be on the 5 of Jan.



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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:42:23 -0800
From: Debby Phillips <semisweetdebby at gmail.com>
To: Tanna Shoyo <tanna.shoyo at gmail.com>, semisweetdebby at gmail.com,
nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
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Oh, Tanna, I'm so sorry that you had to go through that.  And I promise it 
does get a little easier, though the missing never
goes away completely.    Peace,    DEBBY

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Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:32:02 -0800
From: "Mary ellen" <gabias at telus.net>
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I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad; it's never easy to lose a parent, no
matter how old you or that parent is.  Your Dad was a real gem!  Both your
parents were sort of substitutes for my parents while I was in Nebraska.  I
remember him showing me his lead typesetting letters.  He was kind of quiet,
but a solid citizen in every way that counts.  He's one of those people who
could honestly have an epitaph "He made the world a little better for those
around him and created a good and safe place for the people he loved."

Mary Ellen

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