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Just had a gloomy phone call…

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Barry_ Report 3 Apr 2013 16:13

… that my sweet, bubbly, always laughing and joking sister-in-law passed away in hubby's arms shortly before 6 AM. She put up a very brave fight after being diagnosed with breast cancer seven and a half years ago! I shall miss her.

I am SO pleased I visited and took pictures on one of her 'good days' last October.

This very sad news is two weeks before my late Margaret passed last year - and thus S-in-L is the last of three sisters in their family each ‘claimed and taken’ by cancer!

What IS in the air, our water and food, etc. causing so many, many deaths from this evil killer?

Cancer is indeed an EPIDEMIC nowadays!

Do drug companies have the appropriate cure(s)…. or perhaps money (the making of) is still the "Root of all evil!"


AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 16:21

Barry I am so sorry to hear of the death of your sister in law, it must renew all those feelings that you had when your Margaret passed away last year.

I wonder, was their cancer maybe genetic as all three sisters had it. I hope that the drug companies are doing research into genetic cancers, I think they might be as there are blood tests these days for some cancers I believe.


DIZZI Report 3 Apr 2013 16:23



'Emma' Report 3 Apr 2013 16:27

My deepest sympathy to you and your
family at this sad time.May she rest in peace.



Barry_ Report 3 Apr 2013 16:31

Thank you for your kind words, Ann, they are truly appreciated.

When I went to UK last year to scatter Margaret's ashes with her parents I went to the registrar's office and ordered their mother's death certificate. She - and HER mother - died from cardiac failure.
Perhaps like other illness, cancer can skip a generation or two.

If only we knew why the three girls had cancer....!


Barry_ Report 3 Apr 2013 16:33

Thank you, Dizzi and Emma for your thoughts.

(Having a hiccup to post a reply!)


Mauatthecoast Report 3 Apr 2013 16:44

My sympathy to you and your family Barry
Mau xx


Chrissie Report 3 Apr 2013 16:51

I'm sorry to read this, Barry. It's very sad when family and friends of our own circle go when they know us better than anyone and we've shared so many good times


GinN Report 3 Apr 2013 16:56

So sorry, Barry, it must feel very hard for you and your family.

Lynda x


Barry_ Report 3 Apr 2013 16:57

Thanks for your kinds words, Mau - this is not so far from you - and to you, too, Chrissie and Lynda. Much appreciated.

This phone call was expected for almost two years - but it was a shock to actually have it this morning.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Apr 2013 17:00

This must be such a hard time for you Barry, My Sympathy to you and your family.

Pauline $(*-*)$

Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 3 Apr 2013 17:03

That's very sad, Barry, you and your family have my sincere condolences.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 3 Apr 2013 17:11 sorry to read your sad news.
Take care.......
and yes l do wonder myself why this is happening so much more, or atleast it certainly seems to be.



Linda Report 3 Apr 2013 17:24

So sorry to hear your news Barry, Yes it can run in families my mums mum had breast cancer but it has come out in one branch of her grandchildren and g grandchildren.


Barry_ Report 3 Apr 2013 17:30

Thanks for your kinds words, Lolly, Pauline, Jude, and Linda. They are really appreciated.


AnnCardiff Report 3 Apr 2013 17:39

that's tough Barry - with all the money that is thrown at cancer research they seem to be no nearer a cure


**Ann** Report 3 Apr 2013 17:42

So sorry to hear your sad news Barry <3

One day hopefully there will be a cure for all types of cancer.



Island Report 3 Apr 2013 17:53

Sorry you have had a sad loss Barry.


Mersey Report 3 Apr 2013 18:35

Barry deepest Sympathy to you and all your family.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 3 Apr 2013 18:39

So sorry for your recent loss Barry.

I am pleased for you that you have photos from the 'good' day spent last October. When I lost a dear friend, who lived hundreds of miles away to cancer, it was the memories of the past and our lovely time together just a short while before her death, which helped in the bleak days ahead.

Remember the good times.....