Tuesday, February 28, 2017

RIP Dad



William Courtney Turner, born October 24, 1930 died February 27, 2017

My father, William C. Turner, passed away Monday, February 27th at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody.

Dad contracted terminal lung cancer even though he quit smoking over 30 years ago.  He was diagnosed in June 2016.  Over the last month he was hospitalized with stomach ulcers, and in the last days developed emphysema and pneumonia.  


We saw him on Friday and although we knew it was unlikely, he was speaking of going home.  Saturday we were called by the hospital and told that he was near the end of the battle.  Sunday we went up and although he was mostly unconscious, we did get to say our "good byes".

By Dad's request, there will be no service.



14 comments:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Dear friends...We are so sadden to read of your loss. Please remember that God is always listening to us especially in our days of sorrow. Prayers to the family for comfort and peace.

Ray/Wendy said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and the family.

Jim and Sandie said...

Love to all of you.

Linda Sand said...

So sorry for your loss. It is hard even when it is also a relief. I'm so glad you were able to be there to say goodby.

Sreedevi Mukhi said...

Dear dear Toni
Loads of hugs . So sorry about your dad. I am glad you were able to be here and say goodbye. Lots of love sweetie

Sreedevi Mukhi said...

Dear dear Toni
Loads of hugs . So sorry about your dad. I am glad you were able to be here and say goodbye. Lots of love sweetie

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Our Deepest Condolences on your loss.
As Marsha mentioned we grieve for the loss but in the same instance we are relieved to see the pain ended.

Michael and Daryl White said...

So sorry for your loss. Glad you were able to be there as he passed over the bridge from Here to There.

Wanderin' said...

So sorry for you and so sorry for him. However, timing was good for you. You had some great conversations with him. That was good for you and good for him. Hopefully, the rest will go smooth for you.

Jan Mains said...

Toni,
Don't know what to say. Glad you were there to say your good byes. Hugs

Julie Swain said...

Toni,
We send our condolences to you and your entire family. You are in our prayers.

Mike and Julie

Kathleen Dodson said...

Toni & Steve,
Toni, thank you for your call and sad to hear of the passing of your Dad, and our next door neighbor for 30+ years.
He was a good neighbor; occasionally sharing a good joke with us.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Ray and June Dodson

Bea said...

I am sorry for your loss, just read it today. At the same time I am glad for you that you could be near him in his last days. Take care.

Tina said...

So sorry we are late with our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tina and Jeff