Wednesday, June 06, 2012
my dear brother 1929 - 2012


My dear sweet brother Gordon, died early this morning, (June 6th), after being diagnosed with cancer, less than seven (7) weeks ago. It seems almost incomprehensible that he had no symptoms, and that it was because of a very serious infection in his leg and blood stream, that the cancer was discovered---It turned out that the cancer was in four of his vital organs--his Liver, his Pancreas and his Peritoneum. A few weeks later they found that there was cancer in his Lungs, as well, and this early morning....he is gone. My heart is broken....I will write more, when I can. Gordon would have turned 83 years old on September 20th, 2012....Below, here he is with his loving wife Michele..........Sometimes, life is just not fair at all.



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40 Comments:
Blogger Pat
had this to say:

My deepest sympathy Naomi.
May Gordon rest in peace.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 1:37:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 5:25:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Aw Naomi, I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to you and his family. The loss of a sibling goes to another level of pain.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 7:10:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry, Naomi. RIP Gordon.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 7:35:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, I am so very sorry. I know through your posts how important he was to you, and I am sad that he is gone. I hope that your good memories of the years you had together can sustain you in the months to come.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 9:07:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry for your loss Naomi. I've lost my only brother and I know of the pain. I wish there was a magic wand to take away the pain.

I am so very sorry.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:01:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry for your loss. Wish I could wrap you in a big hug as you go through this pain.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:01:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry for your loss, Naomi. There really aren't words to comfort at such a time. I hope you have those nearby who can give you more than a virtual hug *hug*

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:25:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi,

My deepest condolence to you and please take care my dear friend.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 4:46:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

So sorry to read that you have to go through this again, Naomi. I can only imagine how much that must hurt. Prayers going up for strength for you . . . Hang in there - Ronda

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 12:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

what a beautiful face he had
as a child and as a man

hugs Naomi

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1:31:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Sorry to learn your brother has passed away. These weeks with all the medical diagnoses unexpectedly being discovered must have been surreal. Memories, photos become even more treasured. Do take good care of yourself during this difficult time.

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 2:22:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

My deepest sympathies. You have been through so much lately. Take care of yourself.

Sharon

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 3:25:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Our loss is Pearly Gates Estates gain.....I hear Lake Pearly has peerfect sailing weather at all times, and the gorgeous sailboats never nead hauling or barnacle scraping......I'm sure Gordon will get one very soon.....

I know you miss your brother, but the two of you had all these wonderful years of a loving relationship....which is a gift many siblings never attain...

Goog thoughts and wishes for fond memories,,,

the fat lady

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 4:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry to hear this,I know you and your brother were very close. ((((NAOMI)))

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, I'm so very sorry to hear of your dear brother Gordon passing away. I know your heart aches. I will keep you in my thoughts and send up a prayer for you and the rest of the family. Love and hugs dear lady.

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

My dear Naomi, I am so deeply sorry for your sad loss... What a painful moment to you and to your family...
Love always your posts about your family and this photo of you with Gordon are so lovely...
Sending to you and your family warmest condolences and deeply thoughts of comfort. I wish I could give to you warms hugs in person. Take care of yourself, my dear.

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:44:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Just sucks !BTW , I realize he and I shared September 20th Birthdays! Love you…xoxox - Audrey

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry. Time will ease the pain but nothing fills the void. Losing a sibling is so hard.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 4:54:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi,

I am so deeply sorry. I know from our emails that Gordon was ill, but even knowing the inevitable, a loss like this is so powerful and almost inconsolable. Please be very gentle with yourself; you've had such loss in the past few months, sometimes it is hard to move forward. I know your heart is full of memories that will help you heal. Much love, jeanie

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 5:57:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi I've just arrived back in the UK, I was away in Barcelona. I'm so so sorry. I can't believe it either. You've had such a tough time of recently with all of your losses. No life isn't fair at all. It really isn't. You are are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8:31:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

RIP

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 9:36:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad news. My deepest sympathies to you. Take care.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 10:27:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi – I knew that your dear brother Gordon was very sick but was hoping that he would be with us much longer. Even though you were aware that his illness was very grave I know how the sad news has come to you with devastating force. Words are so weak to describe the pain at such a time. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 1:23:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry to hear this. I have been out of range in life lately trying to find work and not visiting as often as I should. I have tears in my eyes reading this. From what you have posted about him you were very close to him. I hope he rests in peace now and you can remember all the good times. Its sad when you dont know they are sick and then bam there isnt enough time to say what you wanted. Hugs my friend. Take care of you and get back to us when you feel like posting again. Nicole.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry, my dear friend. Only seven weeks after being diagnosed...I can't even imagine what you and your family are going through. Sending you much love and prayers and big hugs, my dear. xo

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8:49:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to you now. We just found out when I was in Mass that my older sister has cancer. They are operating tomorrow, a hysterectomy and maybe more. It seems that cancer is everywhere these days.

I wish I could give you a real hug.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 9:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh my goodness - I'm so sorry. He looked like such a lovely man. (((HUG)))

Monday, June 11, 2012 at 2:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh, Naomi! So very unfair. You have my most heartfelt condolences.

Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry, my dear friend. Only seven weeks after being diagnosed...I can't even imagine what you and your family are going through. Sending you much love and prayers and big hugs, my dear. xo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 4:30:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved brother.
There must be a gaping hole in your heart for this loss and the others you've suffered these past couple of years.
May you find strength via your friends and the memories you hold dear. And may you be comforted amongt the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 5:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

My heart breaks too, I think such a sudden death is unbelievable, especially when no warning was given that one we loved so long would leave in so short a time. I am struck by the depth in his eyes, both as a boy and man. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, and, Dear Naomi, another great loss for you--for that I find no words. (( ))

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 8:30:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry you have lost your dear brother and friend. God bless you and the family.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 5:51:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You have my deepest condolences, dear lady. May he Rest In Peace. You have my heart. xoxo

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 4:06:00 AM PDT 

Blogger Mar
had this to say:

My deepest condolences. I truly have no words, it's heart-breaking...((Hugs))

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11:57:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

(((hugs))

So awfully sorry for your loss Naomi. You're in my thoughts. xx

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8:22:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, some pics to cheer you up at this sad time. xx

Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1:11:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I am so sorry. There are no words. It is tough to lose a parent and a sibling must be very hard. It is a blessing for him it was quick. You will meet again my dear that is a certainty. Cherish your memories and I hope you are doing ok. Xxxx

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:39:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

dear naomi - many many caring thoughts, dear friend - jenean

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:00:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 6:47:00 PM PDT 

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