Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Uncle Donald

I have some very sad news to report, my Great Uncle Donald passed away on Tuesday from lung cancer and emphysema. I saw him a few weeks ago and he wasn't doing so well. He was still pretty funny though, just really weak and tired. I prefer to remember him as he was in this picture instead. I believe that weekend in Block Island (Canadian Thanksgiving) he also had me file his nails for him ;)

He will be missed but at least he's comfortable now. XO

5 comments:

Veronica said...

Awww Kelly - I am truly sorry. It's an awful week in the cancer world.......just too much sadness. But, as you say, at least his suffering is over now - tight, tight hugs.........<3

Anonymous said...

Kelly,

I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. I lost my mom to emphysema and lung cancer (and my father to lung cancer). Thinking of you and your family, Hugs, Janet (Quetzal)

Jolene said...

Aww...Kelly, I'm so sorry! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

laulausmamma said...

Sorry that your Uncle Donald passed away. I'm glad to read that you got to have a visit with him recently while he was still well enough to be funny and have his nails done.

((HUGS))
Susan

Julie said...

Great pic of Uncle Donald. He was a great guy. I missed you at the open house. There were some great photos of him when he was a kid.

Julie