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4 November 2014

With Great Sadness

Hello my lovely blogging friends.

I haven't blogged regularly now for many months due to my Husband Mark's illness and it is with great sadness to tell you that my gorgeous Mark passed away peacefully by my side in the early hours of Saturday 1st November, aged 46 years.

I am totally devastated and it all feels very surreal and Mark will leave a huge hole in my life and I know now that he is no longer in pain and no longer suffering to the aggressive cancer he was trying to battle.

I want to thank everyone for their continued love and support during this very difficult time, as it means so much to me and my family.

Rest in peace my darling - I will love you always.


(Photo taken 4th October 2014)


Claire x

62 comments:

  1. I am so sorry Claire, I can't begin to imagine what you must be going through right now, my thoughts are with you and your family, take care hugs Helen x

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  2. Thinking of you & your family Claire at this very sad time..plz know where all here for you..

    huge cyber hugs Christine xx

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  3. So sorry Claire to hear this devastating news. He was constantly in my prayers. I was really hoping for the best-est of news. You and your lovely family are in my thoughts and prayers. You know we are all hear for you.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  4. My thoughts are still with you Claire, take care. Hugs Carol x

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  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss Claire, my thoughts are with you and your family, life may be challenging for some time,Mark will be with you forever.

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  6. This is such sad news Claire, I can't imagine how hard things are for you at the moment. Sending you big hugs.
    Lynsey xx

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  7. So very sorry to hear about your huge loss, Claire...my thoughts are with you!
    Big Dutch hugs,
    xxx Margreet

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  8. I am so sorry to read your news Claire. You and your family are in my thoughts at this sad time.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  9. I am so sorry to hear of your loss Claire, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. hugs, Helena

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  10. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss Claire. You and your family are in my thoughts at this time. hugs, Pat K xx

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  11. OMG Claire that is the worse news, I am so sorry to hear that thinking of you.
    Chris x

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  12. Awww Claire sweetie I am so so very sorry to read this, you must be devastated, I am for you, you was so happy and so good together, I have not been by in a while as I am just starting out and trying to add to my list again....
    Please remember the happy times and focus on them more, the pain never goes away but you do learn to live with it, I know it might not seem like it now, but it will...
    You have my email if you need to chat sweetie, my heart and thoughts are with you at this super sad time, R.I.P Mark <3 <3

    huggles Pops x x x x

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  13. I am so sorry to hear of your loss Claire...keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Hugs Debbie xx

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  14. So, so sorry to hear of your loss Claire. I'm struggling to find the right words but just wanted let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts tonight. Sending you a HUGE hug, Jacky xxx

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  15. I was so sorry to hear this, Claire and my heart goes out to you and your family. Sending you much love and the hugest of hugs. Tracey xx

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  16. So sorry to hear this Claire, thinking of you at this very sad time.
    Hugs Sue x

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  17. So sorry to hear this news Claire, sending big hugs.
    Mags
    x

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  18. I am so sorry to hear this Claire, my heartfelt sympathies go to you & your family. With much love & hugs, Abi xx

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  19. I am so sorry Claire. My heart goes out to you and your family. Thinking of you and sending you big hugs.
    Sue xx

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  20. I'm so sorry for your loss Claire, I can't begin to imagine how painful this must be for you all. I just remember back to how happy you were when you were preparing for your wedding and getting all your stationary organised. We could all feel your excitment and happiness in your posts as you led up to your wedding. Now we feel your pain after such a short period of time. Mark was to young to be taken from you. Thinking of you all and sending my love, Jx

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  21. I'm very sorry to hear this. My condolences. Big hugs to you! xx

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  22. Oh Claire I am so so sorry to hear your news... my heart goes out to you and your family.My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.
    Sending big hugs.
    Wendy xxx

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  23. I am so very sorry, thinking of you and your loved ones at this incredibly difficult time xx

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  24. Oh Claire - I am so very sorry for your loss - I do not know how you feel but have had an insight with my own husband currently in intensive care (and been there since september) battling for his life after a massive heart attack. However, Shaun is still here and Mark is gone - I am so sorry for you and send you big hugs - what an awful time - big hugs Rachel xx

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  25. Oh my goodness Claire, I'm so very sorry to hear your awfully sad news. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time xx

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  26. So very sorry to read of your loss

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  27. My thoughts are with you and your family Claire. Sending big hugs, Susan x

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  28. Oh Claire I am so sad for you. If hugs can be sent I'm sending you the biggest.
    Thinking of you all.
    Sue W x.

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  29. Your in my thoughts hunnie, sending you huge hugs & lots of love xx

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  30. oh Claire such sad sad news....my heart goes out to you and am thinking of you xxxxx

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  31. I'm sure nothing I write here can ease the pain but I'm so so sorry to hear your news. I hope you're surrounded by love, support and happy memories. This is a lovely photo of the two of you :'-)

    Beth xx

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  32. So sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs n love xx

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  33. I am so sorry. Sending hugs and prayers

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  34. Such a sad thing to happen Claire - I'm sending lots of hugs and am thinking about you. That is such a lovely photograph of you both.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx (Christmas Card Club)


    xxxxx

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  35. Sending you hugs and prayers. Stay strong.
    xxx Asha (Christmas Card Club)

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  36. Hi Claire
    I am so sorry to hear you sad news... That is a beautiful picture of you both... Mark looked so well....
    Sending to you and all your family.... Lots of love... I really am so sorry... Claire....
    This world is so unfair....
    Love and Hugs Sylviexxxxx

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  37. Dear Claire, I just want to let you know that I think of you and pray for you... I wish I could give you a big big hug... Sending all my love... Catherine

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  38. I'm so sorry Claire, my heart goes out to you. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Take care.
    Pauline
    x

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  39. Claire, I'm so sad for you... sending hugs and prayers.
    Tammy xx

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  40. Such sad news, Claire - my heart goes out to you - hugs and prayers from me too xx

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  41. OMG hun, i must confess i read this post last night and it has taken me till now to post a message - because the same thing happened to me 11 years ago, my first husband passed away of Leukemia aged 39, so i know exactly what you are going through.

    The best bit of advice somebody gave me was go and see a Councillor, as right now you may not want one, as there is so much to do and your head is spinning, but when the people around are getting on with their lives and you don't want to burden anyone, i found it good to talk to an independent person who didn't judge me.

    Barney will be great for you, as when you are having a particularly bad day, go give him a cuddle or take him out for a walk.

    Thinking of you and your family at this time and in the future, Luv Sam x

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  42. Dearest Claire, I can understand how it all seems so surreal… take things one step at a time my friend and you will get through this. Time is a great healer… and although it can never fill that hole in your heart… the pain will gradually become more manageable. I'm glad you have the support of your friends and family... and little Barney too.
    Know that I'm thinking of you!
    Lots of Love and Hugs
    Sue B xx

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  43. So sorry to hear this devastating news Claire lots of huggles Sue xxx (Christmas Card Club)

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  44. Thinking of you at this very sad time Claire and sending love and hugz. I am so sorry for you loss.
    Laine
    xx

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  45. So so sorry Claire, sending you huge hugs xx

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  46. Lots of warm thoughts and hugs from Pam in Norway, to you and your family

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  47. Thinking of you and your family Claire.

    Deborah A

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  48. my thoughts are with you Claire. xx

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  49. So sorry to hear your sad news Claire. Sending you lots of big hugs xx

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  50. I am so very sorry for your loss Claire. You have been in my thoughts everyday. What a beautiful picture of you both that I'm sure you will treasure. xxx

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  51. I am so sorry Claire.My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Lots of hugs.
    Nic.xx

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  52. I am so sorry for your loss Claire, my thoughts are with you and your family! Take care! Hugs!
    Karen xx

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  53. Sending big hugs to you Claire, and to let you know I am thinking of you and your family.
    Biggest Hugs
    Carole x

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  54. Thinking of you and your family Claire at this very sad time. Hugs Zoe x

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  55. Hi Claire, I hope that things are beginning to settle, its not easy to come to terms with someone dying, I know my son died at 6 months old with Leukaemia and that was nearly 50 years ago, and I still miss him, it gets easier but you can never forget, always remember to talk about him as it makes him feel closer and still part of your life. If I can help please dont hesitate to contact me. hugs to you and your family. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  56. So very sorry to hear your news. Just found your site by accident and feel heart broken for you. It will be such a hard time I know and I wish you all the very best.

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  57. Hi My sweet friend, You know I am continually praying for you and the rest of the family.
    Not a day passes without prayer xxxxxxxx
    Thanks for calling by...and staying :o)
    Huge Huge Hugs xxxxxxxxx

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  58. Hi Claire I am soooooo sorry for your loss. To be taken at such a young age. My thoughts are with you & your family sweetie.
    I am sorry this is a late message I had some time off the internet so didnt know until I came on your blog today. I really am thinking of you shug.
    Take care.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  59. Just stopping by to see how you are and to send my love. Thinking of you, sweetheart xxx

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  60. Hi Claire, Just calling in to send my Best Wishes for 2015.
    Hoping you are OK. Take care.
    Avril x

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