All of us face loss in our lives. Whether it is the loss of a job, a home, or a loved one we are all affected by loss to varying degrees. I don't really deal that well with concept of death; but, it is something that is going to become much more prevalent as I get older and am surrounded by aging parents, other relatives and friends. However, there is no escaping its effects as was reinforced to me this past week. On Tuesday evening, my Godfather passed away. Now, I haven't really been close to my Godparents in many, many years. However, my Uncle Roy was my father's oldest and dearest friend. A friendship that lasted over sixty seven years. So, while his passing saddened me, it didn't touch me like it touched my father who of course amidst his grieving, must once again face the idea of his own mortality. My poppa doesn't do very well with the idea of death either.
My Uncle Roy was a good man who served his community with pride. He was a member of the Lion's Club, and his community's Garden Club. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in November and lost his battle on the evening of February 26th. He is survived by his wife Ruth , his son Robert (wife Tahlia) and his grandson Calvin. Like myself, Robert is an only child so I can only imagine the devastating grief he is feeling right now over the loss of his father. My Auntie Ruth will obviously be feeling his loss the deepest. They were married for over 48 years. So, today I dedicate this post to the Dutt family and also to my poppa whom I hope can find some solace in the wonderful lifetime of memories he has of his dear friend. May we all be reminded just how precious life really is and not take a single moment for granted.
In memory of Roy Edward Dutt
1940 - 2013
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