Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Goodbye Leo...

Leo & JokeYesterday evening completely unexpectedly my brother-in-law Leo passed away (cardiac arrest), only 55 years old... . CPR was done immediately as it happened at the gym. They tried everything possible at the gym, in the ambulance and in the hospital. Alas, it didn't work and Leo was pronounced dead around 10.15pm...

Yesterday afternoon he was with Joke at our home for my birthday, looking forward to go to the gym. Afterwards they would come back here, but instead we left the visitors to go to the gym and later the hospital. Last night and today I stayed with Joke to make all arrangements and for support. I'll be there for her for as long as she wants me to, and thereafter. Tonight she wants to be alone, so I'm home now. I let her promise to call me when she needs me. If she doesn't call, I'll go to her first thing in the morning.

How I wish Tempus (the demon of time) from Charmed really existed to manipulate time and bring back Leo. The thing I want to do most for my sister is the most impossible...

It is so unfair, so cruel, so incomprehensible. Why, why, WHY??? Why Leo???


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep y'all in my thoughts & after this post I will light a candle in my Green Witch Ways Shrine as well.

  2. sorry for you loss,I will keep you and your family in my prayers and post a request on my site for prayers for you and your family.

  3. Mike sent me over. I'm so very sorry Tink, so very sorry.

    You and your entire family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Lieve Cora,

    Wat een verdrietige gebeurtenis op wat zo'n leuke dag zou moeten zijn. Wil jou, Ron en je familie heel veel sterkte wensen met dit verlies.


  5. Mike sent me over to your blog. I am keeping you and your sister in my prayers. con

  6. Anonymous11/9/09 09:08

    Lieve Cora,
    Ik leef heel erg met jullie mee en wil jullie alle sterkte wensen die er is!

    Joke, heel veel sterkte! Zo onverwacht is bijna niet te bevatten.


  7. Pfff.. Je krijgt wel heel veel op je bord de laatste tijd.. Gecondoleerd en veel sterkte.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Wat verschrikkelijk!
    Mijn condoleances.

    Ik zal een kaars aansteken voor hem en jullie allemaal.

    Heel veel sterkte.

  10. Anonymous13/9/09 21:15

    vreselijk nieuws,
    heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd

  11. Oh my I am so so sorry to hear this news. My father went the same way at age 52 and my husband's sister at age 42.

    Both were completely unexpected and came right out of the blue!! It's always hard to lose a loved one but when it comes at you like this with no time to prepare yourself it is truly terrible!!

    I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts and I am also very sorry to be so late getting over here!!

    I have no excuse except to say that we too as a family are also going through a very tough time.

    My sister-in-law was rushed to the hospital 2 weeks ago and now is in hospice and not expected to make it even another 2 weeks.

    Oh Tina, I truly am sorry to hear this!!

    Blessings of peace!!

  12. I'm so very sorry. Sometimes the world is very cruel and those we love are taken from us much too young.
    My heart goes out to you and I'll keep you in my prayers.

  13. Sorry to hear that, God Bless....

  14. I am so sorry for you and your families loss. My prayers go out to your family.

  15. I'm so sorry, Tink, I missed this post! I've lost family members too young, as well. It's such a shock. My prayers go out to you all. [[hug]]


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