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Old August 3rd, 2011, 11:41 AM
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I am sure many of you is wondering how Helen is getting along. I have been very busy for the last few weeks and am sorry I have not kept you up to date.

Helen is bedridden for the past week. For 3 days she has been in a coma. She is awake at the moment, All my family has been here with us on and off for the last week. When she is pain we administer Morphine.

Her life expectance is very short.

We have Confort Hospice looking after her and they are wonderful. We have taken her off of all medication except that is keep her confortable as possible.

Please Pray for she because she need all she can get. I am holding up as much as I can. It is very hard.

If any thing else happens I will try to let you all know.
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My thoughts and good wishes are with you, Helen, and your family. I am sorry for your heartache.
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Ray.... my heartfelt thoughts go out to Helen, you and the entire family.

No doubt as you try and help her, you look at her and remember an incredibly full and great life you shared together.
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You have been in my thoughts and prayers for a long time. I am so sorry to hear that things are not good. Please know that prayers will continue for all of you. God has a plan for Helen so stay strong and take care of yourself.
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I am very sorry to hear this - I have been thinking about you both.

Please take care of yourself Ray.

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Ray,
My deep felt prayers are with you all. I've had the wonderful expierence of meeting you both on a cruise or two. You will be in my thoughts....
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Remeber all the love and good times.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:22 PM
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Oh Ray, I am sorry to hear about what you are going through with Helen. Please know that my thoughts and good wishes are with you both.
I will always have fond memories of meeting the two of you on a cruise. I so admired both of you, travelling in your nineties and still so happy together. Godspeed.

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Oh Ray,
I’m so sorry to hear Helen is in the state that she is. Please know my heart and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I’m sure Helen is comforted by having all of her loved ones near her.
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Ray...............you, Helen & your family are in our thougths & prayers.....

I'm glad we got to do the Hawaiian cruise together......I enjoyed talking & reminising with you both......

Thinking of you............



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Ray, your whole family is in my prayers. Take care of yourself as the hospice people take care of Helen.
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Ray, some of our finest memories are of the times we cruised with you and Helen! You have Peggy and my deepest sympathy and best thoughts.
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Ray and Helen,

I am also sending you both out prayers at this very difficult time.

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Ray, you have the prayers and good thoughts from both Keith and me. We, too, remember our cruise with you and Helen. I hope Helen finds peace in that wonderful place that she will go. My prayers are for you and your family that you, too, will find comfort.

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Ray, so many of us have been fortunate to share the good times with both of you...we are here for you through the hard times. I can only pray, when Helen's time is near, she goes gently into that good night. Too few have had the wonderful life you both have shared. I will keep you in our prayers.
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Meeting you and Helen was a wonderful day in my life. I am proud and honored to have shared time with you both since the cruise on Carnival Glory. It saddens me to hear this news. Please know that my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your beloved family at this time.

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Ray, Arlene and my prayers are with you and Helen. We have many good memories of times with both of you.

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Ray, our kindest thoughts and prayers are with you and Helen. Priscilla and I will always remember our terrific and fun cruises together with you two. Be strong for her. John & Priscilla
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Ray, you are such a wonderful person and have lived a very special life together with Helen.

We know it is difficult right now and could get a bit harder yet. But, keep in mind what she will want you to mourn her briefly and then get on with enjoying your remaining years with her memory.

Please know that we are always here to help you in any way.

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Betty and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Helen at this time. May she and your family find peace.

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You and Helen have been an inspiration to Dave and I from the day we met you. I feel fortunate to have been Helen's table mate at several of our dinners. Hugs to you and your whole family from the Zipperer's.
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We're so sorry to see your bad news about dear Helen, Ray, She certainly is one great lady, not that we have to tell you that. Kim and I have you both in our prayers, Ray, as well as your family members. Please take care of yourself, my friend. God bless you!

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My dear Ray, prayers are coming from us to Helen and to you and your family. You've both been such a wonderful inspiration to us all, an example of true love and companionship.

Please know that we all love both of you, so much that it's hard to describe.

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Thinking of you and Helen tonight. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.

May God Bless you both.

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Ray, I know how difficult this is for you and all your family. I am so very fortunate to have sailed with you and Helen. The life you two have shared is something very special. Take it one day (or moment) at a time, and know the we are here and praying for you.
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