Sunday, August 12, 2007

My Brother - Edward Patrick Farmer

Hi everyone,

Just short post tonight to let you all know my dearly loved brother Edward, or Ted to his mates, passed away in the early hours of this morning 12/8/2007 aged 65 years, surrounded by his family.
Edward fought a brave and hard battle with cancer over the last few years. He was diagnosed with Leukaemia 8yrs ago, then late last year had 1/2 of his right lung removed, all appeared to be going well, and his recovery was amazing to say the least. We thought the worst was over, but like the dreaded disease that it is, it reappeared as tumors along his spine approx 8weeks ago. This time it was inoperable, but Ed stayed tough, and never lost hope, right to the very end.
All our hearts go out to Eds family, Wendy his wife of 45yrs, his six children David, Lyndell, Brian, Robyn, Geoffrey, & Allison, their partners and numerous grandchildren.

These are the last photo's I took of Ed, approx. 6 weeks ago on one of my trips to Melbourne.

Your suffering is over little brother, until we meet again

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Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate.
What can one say at a time like this,no words are needed between
us you now my feeling,and I was so glad I was able to visit him when
I did.
Well hang in there Mate thinking of you xoxo

August 12, 2007 11:49 pm  
Blogger RUTH said...

I know you'll understand that although I never had the honour to meet him that I shed a tear reading this. What a courageous battle your brother fought; sending love to you and your family
Ruth x

August 13, 2007 2:25 am  
Blogger talj said...

So sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you, Wendy and all of Ed's family.

{{HUGS}} x

August 13, 2007 5:15 am  
Blogger Alice said...

Jeanette - keep those wonderful memories of your brother ever near, and although you are sad that he has gone, be happy that you had those 65 years and the lovely family he left behind.

God bless you all, especially during this very sad and emotional week.

August 13, 2007 7:45 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

So sorry for the sad news.


August 13, 2007 9:15 am  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, sorry to hear that Edward passed away but at least the suffering has ended
my sincere condolence to you and Ed's family, it's good that you saw him recently and he was still smiling.

August 13, 2007 10:55 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Dearest Jen, I shed a tear reading of your brother.

My deepest sympathy to you and Ted's family.


August 13, 2007 11:11 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Dearest Jen, I shed a tear reading of your brother.

My deepest sympathy to you and Ted's family.


August 13, 2007 11:11 am  
Blogger Susie said...

Dear Jen,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved brother. May all your wonderful memories live forever in your heart.

August 13, 2007 11:28 am  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Jen - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. At least you'll always have the happy memories of him until you are once again united with him. ~ jb///

August 13, 2007 2:29 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Jen, I too am so very sorry about your brother. I'm glad you got see him recently by going to Melbourne.
You and the family are in my prayers this week. I hope you can be going to his funeral.

August 13, 2007 3:35 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

O Jen, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you & your brother's family. I cannot imagine losing my brother.

I gave you a Nice Matters Award, but please ignore it if you like. Certainly dont bother now, when you will be feeling sad.

August 13, 2007 5:06 pm  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Dear Jeanette,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts are with you all.
Take care, and hugs ... Connie xx

August 13, 2007 5:48 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

How terrible that's far too young to die ! But probably he is much better now there were he is then suffering here.
I am back from my holidays, it was great but unfortunately I catched a cold in the train !

August 13, 2007 6:13 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dearest Jan ~~ I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother. It was great that you saw him recently and have those photos of him and a lifetime of memories. Maybe the end of his suffering s a blessing in some ways. My sympathy to his wife and family and to you dear Jan and also
Pauline. Much love, Merle.

August 13, 2007 9:13 pm  
Blogger Marcus said...

Sorry to hear about Ed's illness and death.
Take care

Love Marcus

August 13, 2007 9:58 pm  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Many hugs to you, Dear. But I'm so glad you got to see him, just a few weeks ago.


August 14, 2007 8:21 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Dear Jen, please accept my sincere condolences. As you said, your little brother is now at peace and no longer suffering. My thought and prayers are with you and the family. xoxo

August 14, 2007 12:26 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

I remember the pain when I lost my sis to leukemia.. It just wasn't right. I was so angry with God.

tears and hugs for you and yours....

August 14, 2007 4:48 pm  
Blogger Val said...

Dear Jeanette,
my sincerest condolences to you and your family. But may I say that your brother's face in those photos shows a happiness that I'm sure was aided by you being there with him. I'm glad you got to see him so recently.

August 14, 2007 6:11 pm  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

So very sorry for your loss, Jeanette, but your "we'll meet again" says it all!!!! We're all just passing through.

August 15, 2007 2:12 am  
Blogger Anita said...

Dear Jeanette,

I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your beloved brother. What an awful desease this is (I lost my father and my mother-in-law, too).

May he rest in peace. Blessings to you and your family.


August 15, 2007 3:52 pm  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Dear Jen,

When you feel that soft breeze on your face at that moment before night falls, He will be there beside you I am sure.

Your brother will I am sure be in your thoughts forever and the memories will always be there.

((many hugs)) of comfort to you and your family at this very sad time.......I am sure you are so pleased you had a lovely visit with him a few weeks ago my friend.


August 16, 2007 2:06 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Dear Jeanette,
My sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your brother. Always a sad time, but when one has been so ill, death comes as a blessing in disguise.

August 17, 2007 3:16 pm  
Blogger Renae said...

My heart is with you. Prayers of strength, blessings and much love to you and your family from mine. ((((HUGS))))


August 19, 2007 1:05 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Dear Jeanette,

I'm sorry if I haven't been here for a while. I would like to send you my condolences for the passing of your brother.

I hope that he is happy in a wonderful place where there is no pain. May God bless his soul.


August 23, 2007 7:14 pm  

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