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PollyinBrum Report 4 Apr 2013 11:52

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Hold onto the lovely memories.



AnnMarieG Report 4 Apr 2013 10:45

lovely photos, so sorry for your loss. my thoughts are with you all at this sad time. keep strong. <3 <3 <3

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 4 Apr 2013 05:00

What lovely photographs Barry.

I am so sorry for your sad loss yet again, in your year of 'firsts' too, but try and take comfort that the family are reuniting in a different place and one day everyone will be together again.

It sounds as tho your s.i.l. was made of stong stuff to survive longer than expected, all extra time a bonus for her loved ones. I hope you will have a lovely time if somewhat tinged with sadness at the wedding of your young relative. I am sure there will be some onlookers who won't be seen but will be felt around you all.



Barry_ Report 4 Apr 2013 01:10

Hello everyone. I’ve recently returned after buying, writing, and posting sympathy cards to members of the family. It’s been quite a day so far, all in all.
We simply have no idea what each new day will bring into our lives - be it via the telephone or otherwise!

Thank you for your kind words AnnCardiff, Ann, Island, Mersey, Gwyn, Wend, Shirley, Mr. Magoo, Prickles, Elizabeth, and Annie. I can truthfully say I am very moved by everyone’s kind thoughts and words for me today.

Prickles, soon after I left S-in-L in October, someone in the family had the brilliant idea to hire a professional photographer to come to the family home and take many pictures of the family. I can genuinely say that S-in-L looked really super with a beautiful new short haired wig fitted; with her wide smile you would never know she was ill.

Not sure if this is kosher / p/c / cricket or whatever, so please excuse my vanity. Here are links to the three sisters - taken some moons ago! - from Margaret’s online memorial photo book.
The lassie in the middle with the medallion is THEIR S-in-L. She died at 32 from - what else! - cancer, can you believe!!
She left hubby and two little girls. The younger of these two is getting married soon.
Isa bin invited to her wedding - an’ eyes agoin’!

Thank you all once again for your very kind words of support today.


PS Thank you for your very lovely words, Annie. I'm quite speechless.


Kuros Report 4 Apr 2013 00:38

So sorry, Barry. You are such a kind, helpful person and it just doesn't seem fair that you and your family have to suffer yet another bereavement.

Nos da


Elizabethofseasons Report 3 Apr 2013 23:25

Dear Barry


I am very sorry that your sister in law has passed away.

There are more drugs available but are often said to be too expensive.
Well, they should not be.

More research into finding a cure is so desperately needed.

Take gentle care of yourself and your family.
Sincere wishes


PricklyHolly Report 3 Apr 2013 22:52

Hello Barry.

I am so sorry to read your very sad news.

I hope it helps that you got to visit your family last October to add to your store of happy memories..........i know how much you were looking forward to it.

Such a cruel disease. :-(

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Prickles. <3 <3


MR_MAGOO Report 3 Apr 2013 21:37

Condolences to you and your family Barry. <3

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 Apr 2013 21:34

Very sad news Barry. We lost hubbys brother and it was like losing my own sibling so know how you must feel the loss.

My sincere condolencies to you and all her family <3


Wend Report 3 Apr 2013 21:28

So sorry to hear of your loss Barry. My sincere condolences <3

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.....



Mersey Report 3 Apr 2013 18:35

Barry deepest Sympathy to you and all your family.


Island Report 3 Apr 2013 17:53

Sorry you have had a sad loss Barry.


**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.



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


Barry_ Report 3 Apr 2013 17:30

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


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.


~`*`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.


Pauline $(*-*)$

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

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


LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Apr 2013 17:00

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