Thursday, June 16, 2011

THE PASSING OF A GREAT MAN...

Good evening sweet friends. It is with my deepest regret to have to tell you that I lost the long, two-year struggle with my dearest Dad last evening. Most of you know that he had a stroke two years ago and it has been a downward spiral since that time. Dad was 88 years old and the very sweetest man I have ever had the honor of knowing. My husband and I slept at the hospital the last four nights of his life and he passed in my arms. This is such a terrible loss for our whole family, but I am thankful that he has finally found peace. The nurses and aides that have been with us for so long were beyond wonderful and I thank them with my whole heart. I feel so blessed to have so many great children, grandchildren and friends. SO, with this, I am going to get some rest and I hope to have time to catch up with everyone after this weekend is over. His obituary is on-line under Dewayne Hallett.
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Until next time...

36 comments:

  1. Dawn, I am so very sorry for your loss, may your dad be at peace. I will keep your family in my prayers.
    hugs,
    pam

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss Dawn. I will be praying for you & your family. God bless you all.

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  3. So sorry for your Loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you!!!

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  4. Very sorry for your loss ! My thoughts and prayers are with you .Hugs,Jen

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  5. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  6. Dawn,
    I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. So very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your loved ones...

    Lynne

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  8. Dawn,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad...My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  9. Dawn~

    I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your loved ones.

    Becky

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  10. Dawn, I am so sorry. Have been worried about you and now I know why. So glad you were with him. You are so in my prayers and thoughts. God will be with you and hope you will find comfort in that. Take care of your precious Mom. Sending my Hugs and blessings your way.

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  11. Dawn. I am very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    Janet

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  12. Dawn,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you at this time.

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  13. We are never ready to give up a parent. My prayers are with you. good children and grandchildren are a true gift from God, glad you have that comfort. I am so sorry for your loss
    betty

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  14. Moring Dawn...we all have been here with you the past two years and got to know 'dad' too.
    I am so sorry - he certainly is at peace now.
    Bless you and your family and I pray for a better tomorrow. Hoping each day becomes easier.
    Hugs, Karen

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  15. I'm deeply sorry about the passing of your dad, Dawn. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending a comforting ((♥hug♥)) your way.

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  16. Oh, Dawn I feel as though I know your Dad also.
    You are a great daughter........be comforted knowing that he no longer suffers and is in great peace.
    Linda

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  17. Dawn ~~ May God Bless your whole Family with strength and comfortat this time. May your Dad Rest in Peace. Keeping you in my thougths and prayers. Hugs ~ Connie xox

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  18. Blessings and prayers and caring thoughts are with you and your family Dawn.
    Connie

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  19. Dawn - I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your Dad. My prayers go up for your family in this time of deep grief. I'm sure such a lovely man is now in the arms of our Lord, embraced with love as you embraced him to the end. *HUGS*

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  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. What a blessing to have been with him in the end.

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  21. Oh Dawn, I am sitting here crying for you!! I am so sorry! What a wonderful daughter you have been to your dad and mom, and how sweet his last hours were spent with you. I know the next hours, days and weeks won't be easy and you will miss him dearly. Heaven has a new Angel though and he is watching over you proudly I just know it! Lots of warm hugs my friend!

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  22. Good morning sunshine!!! I am so sorry to hear about your dad...rest now my friend and we will talk later. Take care of mom and blessings to you and your family!

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  23. I am so very sorry for your loss Dawn...may he rest in peace.

    Janet

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  24. Dawn, So sorry to hear about your dad, I know you will miss him, I know what you are going through I lost my dad in 2006. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, take care if yourself, hugs, Vicky

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  25. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss, sending my thoughts and prayers for your family.
    Sabrina

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  27. Praying for you during this very difficult time. May the God of all comfort draw you near into His arms.

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  28. RIP Mr.Hallett. Sending my thoughts to you and your loved ones.

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  29. Dawn, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my heartfelt condolences. Sending blessings your way, Julie.

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  30. Dawn, my thoughts and prayers will be for comfort and strength for the coming days and for joy in the memories you and your family have to share. So sorry for your loss. Blessings from The Cabin In The Woods.

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  31. Dawn,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. We just lost our 98 year old mother-in-law on monday so I know the sadness you and your family must be feeling at this time. Good thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Bug hugs also! Suzanne

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  32. Dawn You had a wonderful dad and you are a wonderful daughter. What a cute picture of him on your post.
    Rest In Peace
    Earlene

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  33. I am sorry Dawn. Much love to you and the family. Sending you many hugs. Merrie from the Thumb

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  34. With deepest regrets I read your blog...I know you sorrow and I know that the void is there and the pain is great. I will pray for your family in your hours of need. Dianntha

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  35. Dawn...just catching up on blogs and my heart just dropped when I read your title. I am holding you and your family in my heart - I hope you will take strength from all the friends you have met in your store, and from blogging - know that many, many prayers are being said to comfort you. One of the greatest gifts one can give is love and both you and your Dad gave each other so much love...Love, Judy

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  36. Cheryl (Connie's sister)June 18, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Dawn- may all of the special memories that you
    have of your Dad bring you comfort and peace and
    put a smile on your face as you go through the
    days that are ahead. Life is a journey and how
    grateful you are I know that you were able to be
    there with him as his earthly journey came to an
    end. Much love to you and all of your family.

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