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Old 01-05-2012, 21:19   #1
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Mrs. Capt. Hook

I am new to the board. My husband Don Hiller was a member for over 10 years. Buying selling, or chatting up a storm. he passed away Nov.4,2011. We had been in the Bahamas for 2 months when he got sick. Came back to Fl. found out he had cancer in May. That ended our cruising and retirement. now I work part time and watch over my 84 year old mother. We had a happy and full life. Pat Hiller
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Old 01-05-2012, 21:26   #2
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So sorry for your loss. Hope you can can find community here too.
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Old 01-05-2012, 21:36   #3
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Sorry for your loss

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Old 01-05-2012, 21:39   #4
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I appreciate the the kind expresion of sympathy
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:28   #5
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Hi Pat,
Welcome to the forum.
There are no words that come close, but there's a great family here and no doubt your experience will add credibility to your participation.
What were you sailing?
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:35   #6
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I am so very sorry for your loss. I am also glad you posted here. Welcome! Thanks for being willing to share your experience and perspective with others.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:48   #7
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we had a 1980 38 ft.C&C landfall. but had to let it go back to the bank
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:55   #8
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Re: mrs. capt. hook

He died doing what he loved to do to the end and with you near him.
Without forgetting all the suffering you and him have endured, I'd rather like to have the same ending if a choice was given to me.
We are all sharing your loss.
Welcome to the forum.
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welcomme. is a hard loss.
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Old 14-05-2012, 22:55   #10
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Aloha and welcome!
Very sad news. He'll be missed by his sailing community I'm certain.
kind regards,
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Old 15-05-2012, 13:24   #11
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Sorry for Your loss.
Hope You find some comfort and peace here, with friends.
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Old 15-05-2012, 13:37   #12
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thank everyone for all your kind words
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:39   #13
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I'm also sorry for your loss. There is no better life than boating. We boat full time in Michigan summers & now are going to live aboard in Florida winters.
Depending on your faith your husband lived to die.......to live again.
I'm glad you had a chance to pursue your passion. Huey2
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Old 27-05-2012, 21:43   #14
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I lived my whole life in Mich. I lived in Owosso. We lived in Bay city, Mi. for 2 yrs. until 2001 when we left on a year cruise to Fl. and the Bahamas. We then stoped in West Palm Beach, Fl. Till we retired Last year. Yes we had some great adventures on our trip.
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Old 27-05-2012, 22:11   #15
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It's a blessing that the two of you were able to cast off the dock lines for some years of wonderful adventures before you husband became ill and you lost him....its a testament to those who advocate going sooner than later. I have known too many who waited too long and then never got to live their dream. Cruiser's forum is a wonderful way for you to stay connected to that dream and one day you may find yourself sailing again.
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