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If love & a positive spirit could make you immortal ...


Friday, February 01, 2013

... then you'd still be with us Ron (aka Rusty Racer) google for the blog, it's an amazing read.

My wonderful, positive, full of life, positive, much loved, positive, intelligent, positive, fight-til-the-bitter-end, positive, cancer battling brother in law Ron Scanlan died this morning at 10.55am Saturday 2 February 2013.

Ron has been battling cancer and various other side effects and complications for over 7 years now.

I was honoured enough to be present when Ron died. His breathing slowed, slowed, slowed and finally came to an end. His wife, Sarah, was snuggled up to him, and his mum was holding his hand. It was so peaceful and so heartbreaking.

This day was just not meant to come so soon. He was only 51.

The pain is totally raw and overwhelming ... it's kinda hard to put into words what I want to say but I guess I'm gonna blog it out (or maybe not) over the upcoming few days, weeks, months.

Too overwhelmed to type much more at this point ...

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CJANSEN40 3/3/2013 9:40AM

    I'm sorry for your loss.

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LETHANIA 2/13/2013 7:57AM

    Oh wow! I"m so sorry for your loss. emoticon

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TDJOHNSON21 2/8/2013 1:53PM

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MARTY728 2/8/2013 1:36PM

    Sorry for your loss. I believe as long as you remember Ron, he will always be with you.

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KELZIEROSE 2/7/2013 4:35PM

    Oh honey :( so very sad. Thinking of you x

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1BEACHWALKER 2/5/2013 12:40AM

    So sorry to hear this-such sad news! My condolences to you and your family! emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 2/4/2013 10:01PM

    I just saw this. I haven't been on SP much in the past several days. So sorry to hear about Ron's passing. I remember you mentioning him a few times. Seems like he was an amazing human.

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KPETSCHE 2/4/2013 12:27AM

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother-in-law. Take comfort where you can and be strong!
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MISSLORI5 2/3/2013 9:23PM

    I hurt for you! I was with my Grandmother her last day, and it is a peaceful time. I know, however, the days following are mind boggling and stressful, just trying to do the "norm". You are in a position to bring great comfort to your family, but don't forget you need to grieve, too, and blogging is an awesome way to work things through. I got on my SP journal and just wrote one night, cried and typed. Please know we are sharing your grief and if you need us, we are here!

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PHOENIX40S 2/3/2013 10:38AM

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CCSDESTINY 2/3/2013 9:48AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you have some comfort knowing he left comfortable and loved. hugs and prayers.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/2/2013 6:01PM

    prayers and loving thoughts to you and your family during this very difficult time . so very sorry hugs

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ROSEWAND 2/2/2013 3:07PM

    Barcle, so sad for you and your family. emoticon
Sending you love and care at this time of deep grief.
Take care of yourself the best you can and know that
we, Spark friends are here for you



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DEBBYFROMMT 2/2/2013 1:51PM

    I wish I could reach around the world and give you a big hug and just let you cry or vent or whatever you need to do. I am so sorry. Take the time to be with your family. You need them and they need you. Take care.

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CATBEFIT 2/2/2013 12:23PM

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. What a blessing that you were with him when he passed. I was with my brother, and his wife snuggled up to him, when he passed at age 53 -- I am all teared up reading your blog and remembering -- but it was helpful to have been there and seen him surrounded with love at the end. I hope that will also bring you peace in the future.

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DIANN111 2/2/2013 11:15AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. Thank you for sharing. Take care.
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TAFODIL24 2/2/2013 10:53AM

    emoticon emoticon My condolences go out to you and your family.

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GINNJEN1974 2/2/2013 10:26AM

    Wow this one is always tough. Sounds like he was surrounded by so much love as he passed from this world to the next. No more pain for him no more struggle. Now is the time for his family to gather close and love one another thru this hard step.

Blogged it well. Words often fail but you expressed it wonderfully.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/2/2013 10:15AM

    emoticon emoticon Cancer sucks!! So emoticon .

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JANET552 2/2/2013 9:49AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wish peace and comfort in your memories of Ron but I know it will take awhile to get there. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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CAPECODBABE 2/2/2013 9:26AM

    So sorry for your loss emoticon

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NETTYBREAD 2/2/2013 9:15AM

    emoticon So, So, Sorry for your loss.

Thank you for sharing and letting us know about your dear Brother-in-law.

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BEFIT014 2/2/2013 7:55AM

    Ah, I am SO sorry for your loss!

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LOVESLIFE48 2/2/2013 7:35AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 2/2/2013 7:05AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 2/2/2013 4:23AM

    so sorry for your loss, my prayers go out for youe family.
with greatest sympathy,
Marcia

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ROSINVN 2/2/2013 4:22AM

    My prayers are with you a you walk through this valley emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/2/2013 4:15AM

    I am so sorry for your loss hun. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family at this time

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JUSTLLAMA 2/2/2013 1:56AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/2/2013 12:10AM

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful person and an amazing inspiration. Wish I'd known him! But I'm very happy that he left this world peacefully, with his loved ones at his side. I hope you and your family find comfort and peace in the happy memories you'll always have. emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 2/2/2013 12:07AM

    Bless you ............ and glad you could come here .......... where SP's would try as much as possible to send comfort ......... how very difficult and what a special woman you are ........... that you were there at his side ........... emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 2/1/2013 11:50PM

    emoticon let is come as it comes...grief doesn't come all at once...it is a process, and now, unfortunately, a part of your journey.
May you dwell on the many happy memories of Ron, and revisit them often rejoicing in the ways he enriched your life.
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MRSBENNETT2 2/1/2013 11:22PM

    Such sad news! I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother in law. He sounds as if he was a fantastic person all-around and I know you will all miss him sadly. Many hugs to you all from across the Tasman.

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