Wednesday, May 13, 2009


My father passed away the morning of Monday, May 11. He had been struggling with cancer for several years and had some heart issues but the timing was unexpected and we are all still stunned. I had called home on Mother's Day and gotten to speak to him briefly the evening before. I can't express how much he meant to me.

I and my two brothers and mother would be very comforted by your prayers in this time. Liam's graduation is this Saturday and after that I will be flying up to Alaska for my father's service.

Article on his life at the Anchorage Daily News.

19 comments:

The Bookworm said...

I'm so sorry. Praying for you, your family and your father, Willa.

Love2Learn Mom said...

I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for him and for all of you.

Faith said...

Willa, we've been praying for you nightly. God bless.

Susan said...

Keeping you in my prayers Willa. My deepest sympathies.

Sailmom said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers.

lissla lissar said...

Praying for you and all your family. And your father's soul.

Hugs.

Amy said...

Praying, Willa. I'm so sorry.

Stephanie said...

Oh, Willa. God go with you. We will pray for the sweet repose of his soul.

MacBeth Derham said...

So sorry to hear this Willa. Our prayers for you, your father, and family.

SuzanneG said...

Continuing to pray, Willa....I'm so sorry for your loss.

Dawn E said...

So very sorry, Willa. I'll keep you and your family in prayer.

Laughing Stars said...

Willa, I am so very, very sorry. I didn't know your father was ill. I will be keeping you in my heart and prayers.

Katie said...

Willa, I'm sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you and your family. May God comfort and bless you.

molly said...

Oh Willa, I am just seeing this. Please be assured, this day I will attend Holy Mass for your father and your comfort.

Wendy in VA said...

Willa,

I've been on vacation and just saw this. I'm so sorry. We'll be praying for you and your family.

Party of Eight said...

Dear Willa, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Us! said...

Willa,
I am sorry for you loss...
Kristie

Susan said...

Oh, Willa, I'm so very, very sorry. I know a bit of the kind of grief that comes with a loss like this, so my heart and prayers go out to and for you, Willa. It's so wonderful that your memories are sweet, and I know you'll miss your father terribly.

Love and prayers,
Susan

Laura A said...

Willa, I have been thinking about you and praying for you too. Sorry I didn't speak up sooner.