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My Uncle

Discussion in 'Darkhouse Spearing' started by Mr. Botek, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Mr. Botek

    Mr. Botek

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    My uncle passed this evening after battling dementia/Alzheimer's for the last few years. My wife and I were his caregivers, returning the care he gave me, my mom & sister when he took us in and kept our family together. For all of the good, bad and ugly that I am, it all his his imprint on it.

    This was his last time fishing, last Oct 1st, and we were gifted with helping him reel in one last fish.
    The fishing trips over the last few years were possible because of the fabrication skills of Blackhawk, who made a portable step to enter/exit the boat.
     

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  2. chuckinduck

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    Sorry for your loss dean. Prayers to you and your family.
     
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    Great memory! Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Sorry for your loss Dean.
     
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    Caring for loved ones at the end of their lives tears a heart at the end.

    One of the greatest things humans can do however.

    He' ll be with you forever.

    Hang in there. And your caring mattered greatly.
     
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    Sorry for your loss Dean. Prayers sent.
     
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    Prayers Dean. You're good people to care for your loved ones the way you do.
     
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    Sorry for your loss Dean. Those look like some great memories with your uncle.
     
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    Sorry for your loss Dean.
     
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    Sorry for your loss Dean. I lost my Grandma years ago to Alzheimer's/dementia. It takes a special person to handle that situation. The fact that you were his caregiver speaks volumes for what kind of man you are.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss Dean. Good thing he had you to see him through.
     
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    Thank you all.
    My wife deserves the lion's share of the credit. She did the vast majority of the daily care.