Too much Pain.


I am not sure what is going on here. A few weeks ago I lost my dog to cancer, now a good neighbour and friend has lost his battle as well. I know the two don’t compare, but the initial shock and emotional pain are starting the same way. Curious since both losses were anticipated.

Bob, you were a great neighbour, and good friend, we will miss you tremendously.

I will never agree that the Habs are a better historical franchise than the Leafs (no matter the cup count), nor be able to look at an EX and think it is better than OV, but now I will have no-one to debate these world-shaping issues with.

As I started to contemplate writing this, you were still with us, barely, palliative care unit at the local hospital. I couldn’t  help but think about you and your family and how painful it must be. I do not want to have to go through that sort of drawn out departure, give me fast and let my family move on. Sitting and jotting some notes, I could almost feel you slipping away, and missing you already.

Your faith was strong, and I admire that, it will serve the family well as they move forward. I know you will be looking down and taking care of Carol and the boys still.     

I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye. I always figured you would get better, and now it’s too late. I was fooling myself, I can see that now, and won’t let it happen again. You have taught me something even now. Thank you.

Thank you as well Bob, for your time in our life, I know it is cliché, but we are better people for knowing you.

Miss you already, Rest in Peace Bob.

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