Thursday, 29 November 2007

STAN HAS PASSED AWAY

Stan Gibbs 12th August 1928 - 28th November 2007

Stan is now resting quietly and his brave fight is over.
Yesterday morning , after an extremely difficult week Stan passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.
I would like to thank everyone for their kind words on hearing of Max's father Stan's situation, it really meant a lot to us.
Also thanks to Gail for her kind offer of help.

42 comments:

Lori said...

Alison, I am so sad for you and your family. I am glad that Stan was home with those he loved at the end. Sending prayers and hugs to you and yours.

Katrina said...

Hello Alison, I am sorry to hear about your family's loss. I am thinking of you today...
Katrina.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Dear Alison, we are so sorry for Max and your family for your sad loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Jenn and Jacqui

Mandii said...

Alison, Feel my warm hugs!! No more pain and no more suffering. Now he looks after you all from above! Angels Sweet Angels! Take care sweety and if there is any thing any of us can do just Holla!! Hugs Mandii

Sarah said...

Hi Alison & Max,
I am sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with both of you & your family.
Hugs & prayers to you both.
~~~Sarah~~~

Gail McCormack said...

Oh Alison I'm feeling for you all, wasn't it great Stan got to meet little Ryan. If you ever need a bit of perking up you know where I am. Take care
xo

The Rose Room said...

God bless Stan. Prayers for you and family - Take Care - Rachael

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Alison and Max,
I am very saddened to hear of your loss. May you both take comfort that Stan was lovingly surrounded by his family during his last moments and can now rest peacefully.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

MelsRosePlace said...

Dear Alison - I am so sorry to hear this news...Stan looked like such a lovely man in the photo and i am sure he is looking down on you all still with that twinkly smile, Mel xxx

Sugar Bear said...

I'm so sorry Allison. My prayers are with you and your family.
Karla

a pink-bee said...

Am so sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
crystalxo

love.boxes said...

So sorry Alison. I just love the photo of Max's dad.. he has a certain twinkle. People leave such a big hole when their gone. I'm thinking of you. :)

Cathy said...

Alison, My heart and soul go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. My DH and I will be honoring his mother's 2 year passing in a few days and he is still devastated.

I am very, very sorry for your loss and will keep you and yours in my prayers.

katydiddy said...

My thoughts are with you & your family during this difficult time. Hugs & kisses all around.

IsabellaCloset said...

Alison, I'm so sorry to hear about Stan passing away. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I understand what you are going through.
May God bless you ~Mary~

Michelle said...

Alison, so sorry to hear of your loss.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Alison, my heart goes out to you and your family. To be surrounded by the ones you love is a very special to draw last breath. May you now find time to get some rest. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Alison.....I am so sorry for your loss....I'm sure Stan has given you many wonderful memories to reflect upon.
Love and Hugs,
Robin

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hello Allison,
I am so sorry for you and your families loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Penny

bluemuf said...

Dear Alison, I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time.

Karen

Michelle said...

Alison, I'm sorry for your family's loss. Sending prayers your way. Michelle

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh what a sweet face! I hope memories of Stan will comfort all of you. Bless you and your family.

Peta said...

Alison, so sorry to you and your family for your loss. Stan must have been very happy to have his family with him when he passed over. Hugs, Peta

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

(((((hugs)))))))
A beautiful portrait too.

Linda and Laura said...

Hi Alison, Blessings and thoughts with you all. Christmas time is always a time we feel our loses the most but instead need to focus on the joy our loved ones felt amongst us at this time of year and celebrate that memory!! Hopefully this Christmas season won't be too distressing for you all. Hugs to you KN Linda Lilly Cottage.

Jeanne said...

Alison, I'm so sorry to head about Stan's passing. Although this is a sad time for your family as you grieve your loss, remember you have all the wonderful memories that will live on forever in your hearts.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Alison and Max, I am so sorry. From that picture he looked like a dear sweet man. Hugs, thoughts and prayers for you. ~ Lynn

michelle said...

Oh, what a hard time of year to lose someone. And why is it that joyful things like a new grandbaby are so often coupled with things that are hard? I am so sorry for your loss.

Susan Tuttle said...

Blessings to Stan and all who loved him.

I'll be keeping you and yours in my thoughts.

Susan
xo

Flea Market Queen said...

Alison...I am so sorry!
Please know you, Max and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care..
Priscilla

Kari & Kijsa said...

Allsion & mAx,
Prayers sent your way. We are sorry to hear about yur loss.
Blessings,
kari & kijsa

KarenHarveyCox said...

Alison, I am so sorry about your loss. What a sweet face he has and you can almost see his spirit twinkling back at you through his eyes. My prayers are for your comfort in this time of loss. Blessings, Karen

Linda said...

Dear Alison, extending heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. Prayers and blessings to you and yours. Linda

Donna Layton said...

Allison....I am so very sorry. It breaks my heart to see that great generation of men and women leave us. My heart breaks for you and your family.

Mosaic*Queen said...

So sorry for your loss Alison. He was lucky to have your very caring family at his side.
Take care!
Michelle

Meredith Teagarden said...

I am so sad to hear of your family's loss. I am moved to tears just knowing the sting death brings for those of us who will miss our loved one. May you be comforted in the days to come. May the knowledge Stan was surrounded by family at the time he passed, be of deep abaiding comfort to you all. You are in my prayers.

Kathy ~ Shabby Roses said...

Hi Alison,
My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.
Kathy

Bejeweled said...

So sorry to hear of your family's loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. {{{{hugs}}}}

Siobhan said...

Alison,

Please know our deepest sympathy rests with you, your family and friends. May Stan rest in peace and be remembered always.

Luv Siobhan xo

cindy said...

Alison,
I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Cancer is such a hideous thing. Both my Mom and my husbands Aunt are dealing with it now and we have little hope for either to survive it. You and Max and your family are in my thougts and prayers.

c

Lina said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss.