Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Last Breath

The Last breath was taken by Dennis just before 9 PM last evening, needless to say he will sadly missed. I would like to thank everyone for their support to Dennis and especially Grace.  I have no humorous anecdotes today I find while waiting for the end and knowing it will happen does not mitigate the forlorn feeling of loss.

My sister is a remarkable woman and has done everything well, she will adapt and continue on. This was reminded to be by my sister Linda when we spoke this morning.We both maintained a journal of this chapter in our life which is a comfort. Depending on her schedule (things now have to be done) I will maintain her blog with perhaps some stories from Boston.





Until next time......................... Alan

36 comments:

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Rest in Peace Dennis, Heaven is waiting for you. Love to Gracie and Alan. God will take care of him now.

Carolyn said...

Ahhh--what a kind brother! Love and prayers to all of you in this difficult time. Be strong!

CalamityJr said...

Thanks to you, The Brother Alan, for letting us know. Your sister truly has been proven to be stronger than she knew, but I know your support has been a huge part of that. Please let her know that prayers and love will continue.

Janice said...

Oh Gracie he went peacefully with you by his side.... my heart goes out to you...so sorry... praying for you ♡
Thanks Alan...sorry for your loss...

peggysue98 said...

Gracie my heart breaks for you. He is now at peace and no more pain. We love you and if you need anything let us know. 💕🙏peggy

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I knew this news was inevitable and I became almost afraid of checking in on Gracie. Inevitable, but still such sad news. I don't know Gracie personally, but from her fortitude since Denny has been ill, I know that she will be OK. It will take time, but she will be OK. Gracie counted down the days to your visits Alan and appreciates your love and support. Journey safely Denny. Irene xxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Please tell Grace how sorry I am to hear this sad news - no matter how far away we all are it sometimes helps to know that others really do care.

Mary said...

My condolences on Dennis's passing.

Tonya said...

❤️

valerie said...

My condolences to Gracie and all who loved Dennis. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Simple Pleasure said...

May Gracie and her family find peace in fond memories...
Warmest regards,
Patricia

Annette-California said...

My condolences. Please let Grace know so sorry for her loss. Prayers for Mr. H and all the family.

Shelly said...

Thank you, Brother Alan, for letting us know. Although we knew it would happen, the sting still hurts. Please pass on my condolences to Gracie, that brave and strong woman. My condolences to you and your family also. I'm so sorry.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

My deepest, most heartfelt sympathies to you Grace and all the family on this heartbreaking loss. May his soul and all the souls of the departed, Rest In Peace. Love and prayers to you.

Kris said...

Rest in peace Dennis.Now a hard new chapter in life begins. Blessings upon each of you. My humble condolences.

Brita said...

My heartfelt condolences to Grace, The Brother Alan and all your family and friends. I'm glad Dennis didn't have to suffer long though and hope he will be welcomed in Heaven with open arms to wait for and support Grace in the time to come. Hold on fast to the many, many precious memories of your time together and let the past weeks fade slowly over time.

Julie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Gracie and to you too Alan.

Terri said...

So sorry for Gracie's loss! Hugs and prayers to her and her whole family.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thank you, the Brother Alan for letting us all know. This has been a sad chapter in Gracie's life but I feel privileged to have been able to share in the love that you all have for Mr. H.
You know we are all thinking of you and have you, Grace and your wife in our hearts.

Chookyblue...... said...

Thanks brother Alan for letting us know........
Sometimes the end can take so long and it is not that you want them gone but you know there is no way back......
I cannot believe this has all happened so quickly......it's like you were there and all was ok then now he is gone.....please give gracie a big squishy hug from me as I shed a tear here for them.......I know gracie will carry on she will be able to pump her own fuel etc and she gave ups and downs but keep an eye on her.....

averyclaire.org said...

Prayers for your Gracie and the rest of the family! It all seemed to have happened so quickly! My heart is so sad for you. I know Dennis is at peace now, but the lonely spot you hold now today is a difficult road and please know I will be praying for you daily! Hugs and much love always!

Vickie said...

Oh Dear Gracie. I am praying for you and for Dennis still. I am so sorry for your pain Gracie. I hope that you are able to find comfort in the love of God.

Ele said...

My deepest sympathies to you all. So very sorry for your loss

butterfly said...


Bless you gracie , you know all our hearts are with you at this moment .
Have faith in God he will care for you all. Hugs and more Hugs and Angel kisses.

Rose Marie Della Ventura said...

Gracie, so sorry for your loss. Dennis will always be with you watching over you.
Alan, thanks so much for letting us know. Please give her a hug and kiss from me. Love Auntie

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

My deepest sympathies to all of you.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

My deepest sympathies to all of you.

Rosie H. said...

My condolences to Gracie and the family in this time of loss and grief. Thinking of you all. Hugs.

LeShawn said...

My deepest condolences to Gracie and your family during this rough time. Sending prayers.

Marilyn said...

My condolences to Gracie and you.
Marilyn

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. Thanks for letting us know, Alan.
My heart goes out to Grace and my thoughts will be with her and you.

Ninetta said...

Heartfelt condolences dear Gracie

Donna Golby said...

My sympathies. Take care and time for yourself as you carry on.
Although we've never met. I enjoy your blog and have been in the same position with my darling husband dying.
So I wish you all the strength you need.

Donna

rosey175 said...

*hugs* :(

shirley flavell said...

Sympathies to you all. Hugs to Gracie and so pleased she has a good brother like you Allen.

KimM said...

I am so sorry to hear the news of Denny's passing. Grace, may you find peace knowing you married your soul mate and how much you took care of each other. My prayers are with you and your family. With love,
Kim