Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Hanging On No More

As he lived so he died. He took his leave gently, peacefully, without fanfare or drama.
Good for him.

A good-looking, tall,  civilised gentleman with a quick charm that made him liked everywhere has bowed out. We who are left behind are bereft.


54 comments:

  1. Oh sweet one deepest sympathy. Words are so pointless, really. But know I am with you in grief - and joy too. You knew great live.

    XO
    WWW

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  2. Sad news indeed. My sincere condolences, dear Friko.

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  3. Friko, so sorry for your loss. Those of us who follow your blog have had warm glimpses of Beloved and no doubts whatsoever that your name for him rings true.
    Peace

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  4. So sorry the loss of your very special beloved.

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  5. Sorry to hear this sad news. I hope memories of happier times will comfort you during this difficult time.

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  6. I am glad he was able to slip away gently, but my condolences to all those who grieve for his passing.

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  7. I am so sorry to hear this, but glad it was not a lingering painful passing. :-(

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  8. I send my deep condolences. I am glad his end was peaceful. Look after yourself in the coming weeks.

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  9. My deepest condolences, dear Friko. Thinking of you; take care.

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  10. I am so sorry for you both, and for his children. Please take care and know you are thought of. I am glad he had the mercy of a peaceful end.

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  11. You have my deepest sympathies for your loss.

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  12. Even in grief, there is much to be grateful for: particularly that gentle, peaceful passing of which you spoke. Accept the comfort of family and friends -- and Millie, too -- and know that I am thinking of you.

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  13. Heartfelt sympathy, Friko. Peace for you, but at what a price. A blessing that he went quietly. Please do take care of you. No need to hurry. Thank you so much for letting us know, You are not alone---we are all with you.

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  14. Sorry seems inadequate, but I am very sorry to hear your news.

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  15. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to you.

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  16. Just another one sending heartfelt sympathies.

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  17. My deepest sympathy, friend Friko ... Love, cat.

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  18. So glad to hear he died peacefully Friko, but sad for how bereft you must be feeling. When my father died many people at his funeral said to me that he was one of nature's gentlemen. From what you've told us about your Beloved it sounds like he was one too. May he rest in peace.

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  19. I've come to know him and appreciate him through your posts. May his memory be a blessing. You are in my heart, dear Friko.

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  20. Oh wie traurig...
    Ein lieber Mensch ist gegangen...
    Es bleibt die gute Erinnerung...
    Ich drueck Dich ganz fest...

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  21. Dear Friko - Beloved is at peace ... my thoughts to you in these early desperate days of life going on. He was as you know and others say a delightful man. With love Hilary

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  22. Eine traurige Nachricht, doch auch irgendwie tröstlich, dass er so gehen durfte, wie er gelebt hat.
    Ein Gentle Man (im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes) weniger auf dieser Welt.

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  23. Deepest sympathy to you. May you and your family know no more sorrow.

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  24. Sad, sad news from a dignified couple. I am so sorry for your loss. Bereft indeed.
    As one dictionary defines it: “You’ve lost what you most loved, and you're never going to get it back. You've gone beyond just plain grief-stricken — you're bereft.”
    Thinking of you at this desolate time, with love.

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  25. So sorry. Wishing you peace, and care for you as you cared.

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  26. Dear Friko, I am sorry, so sorry. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and may you find some peace among the sympathy and condolences. Penny

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  27. I am so sorry. I'm a widow and understand what you are about to go through. My heart goes out to you.

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  28. Dearest Friko ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Like Mary above, I'm also a widow and my heart aches for you.

    I am glad your Beloved went peacefully.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  29. So sorry Friko to hear your news of Beloved. You will miss him dearly.

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  30. Beloved is such a beautiful word to describe your partner. I loved reading it and it touched me so. I am so sorry for all you have gone through these past months and the grief you experiencing now.

    With sincere sympathy,
    Arleen

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  31. Dear Friend; Please accept my deepest condolences. Just get through this hour, this day. So many of us are sending you are loving concern and prayer. Please let us hear from you hen you are ready. We care. ALOHA, U

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  32. A blessing for both of you that he slipped away peacefully. My heart aches for you. Take gentle care.

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  33. Through all your posts over many years I have come to know Beloved as the dear man you described. It is such a wonderful name, so fitting. I know your journey has been a tough one in recent months and I send you my deepest wishes for peace and healing and so very sorry for the loss of your life partner. Feel the embrace of love from across the world to help comfort you.

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  34. so it's over and he has passed through the veil peacefully and with dignity. an end we can all wish for. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  35. Deepest sympathies.
    Peace.

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  36. Dear Friko, so sorry. Your Beloved truly sounded like a lovely soul.

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  37. A peaceful end is all we can wish for, for both ourselves and our loved ones. You blog post was a lovely tribute to your Beloved. Deepest sympathies.

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  38. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting your followers get to know this wonderful man. Wishing you peace and comfort in your memories as you grieve.

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  39. With sympathy.....so sorry for this loss and the many that are attached to it. You will miss your Beloved so much
    I send you my deepest wishes for the comfort of your wonderful memories, enough strength to get through the days and weeks ahead and a huge measure of grace at every turn.
    Thinking of you.

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  40. We send you our deepest sympathy and love. We are grateful for the good times we had with you both, and we carry the memory of Beloved deep in our hearts.

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  41. ein grosser zen-meister hat einmal zu seinem schüler gesagt, dass, auch wenn er stirbt, er immer bei ihm sein wird... in der hoffnung, meine worte würden dir ein ganz klein wenig trost spenden können, möchte ich dir wünschen, dass beloved immer bei dir sein wird...! renée

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  42. My sympathy to you as loss is never easy though there can be a relief our loved one is freed from further pain and discomfort. Celebrate his life -- your years together. Take time for yourself as you feel able. Don't rush into anything, especially after all services end, family leaves, you're truly on your own. Hogs!

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  43. It seems to have happened so fast! I am so sorry that you have lost your Beloved. Be kind to yourself, take your time. You were so much to one another.

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  44. My sympathy, one day at a time. The struggle is over for him and now the struggle to live without him is your sad task. :(

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  45. My condolences, Friko. Sending a virtual hug because words are never enough by themselves.

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  46. So sorry for your loss.
    You hoped for a peaceful parting and that was granted but now comes your pain of the loss of your love.
    May your strength and courage help you through this hard period of mourning but do take time to celebrate his wonderful life beside you.
    Hugs

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  47. I am so very sorry, friko. please allow your blog and your friends here to offer whatever comfort we can. please share your feelings and memories and slowly and surely, your footing ahead.
    love
    kj

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  48. Dearest Friko, please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences.

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