Saturday, February 04, 2017

RIP CONNIE

"Worst Possible News"

Connie duToit

My beloved wife Connie passed away this afternoon at about 3pm, of a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on the lungs), brought on by her cancer. Her passing was sudden, but painless -- and if there's anything to be gained from this, it's that she was spared a long period of pain from the cancer that was killing her slowly.

She's survived by me, daughter Wendy (29), son David (26) and stepson Jack (27). Her funeral will probably be on Monday January 6, and will be for family only. (We are not given to big events, and would prefer just to keep it quiet.)

I will keep anyone who's interested up to date on what happens to me, but life goes on, and so will I. Please forgive the mass mailing, but I couldn't face the thought of writing the same kind of letter to the dozens of people who knew and loved my wife.

Best wishes to all.
Kim

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am saddened by the news, our condolences.

Gbear711

Anonymous said...



My condolences, Sir. God's speed to your wife.

Geo

Linda Sue O'Grady said...

May her memory be blessing.

StarBanker said...

Your loss is my loss, you sustained me when I first started blogging for that I am very thankful. I am sure Connie sustained you back then. You'll go on with the best memories of your lives together until you both meet once again. My prayers will be with you, Connie and the family. Love, Starbanker

Darrell said...

May Connie rest in peace, and my condolences to you and yours, Kim.

Kim said...

Thankee all, for all the good wishes.

Anonymous said...

Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss, and my heart aches for you. May the memories of your time together give you strength and peace. I remember when you blogged together, where her warmth and intellect were evident in her writing.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

mostly cajun said...

Very greatest condolences.

Kim was one of the inspirations for my own blogging, and that makes family.

Too great a loss for mere words.

MC

Eskyman said...

I am so very sad to hear of your great loss. You and Connie have been an inspiration to me. May Connie rest in peace, and may God ease your pain.

Eskyman

leelu said...

Deepest condolences.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ralph Gizzip said...

Damn! Just damn, Kim.
We're so sorry for your loss but take comfort in the fact that she is at peace.

Juice said...

Kim, Very sorry for the loss of your best friend and partner for life. Blessings of comfort for you and your children as you adjust to your loss.

Chris in NC said...

Kim. I am so very sorry.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you had to part ways Kim. -Anymouse

Anonymous said...

Prayers for the family. My condolences .
Rob Leahy

Sonoboy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kim. My thoughts are with you and your family today.

Skoonj said...

Rest in peace.

OldTexan said...

Sorry for your loss, I appreciated Connie's insight into education and love of family as I followed your blogs over the years.

drew458 said...

Rest in peace Connie, you will be missed. And my prayers and condolences for Kim and his family.

John of the GMA said...

My prayers, Kim.

TEW III said...

Sorry for your loss.

Merrill said...

So very sorry.

Anonymous said...

Wow! So Sorry! Rest in Peace, Connie.
I have been a big fan of your blog. And I've also read Connie's thought provoking post on her blog.

May God give you the strength and courage in this time of grief.

Chet

rickn8or said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and the family.

toadold said...

Hang on, the pain will be severe, but hang on.

Stu Tarlowe said...

Kim, although we don't know each other, and all I know about you is based on what I've read by you and about you, please accept my sincere sympathy and condolences.

Windy Wilson said...

I am sorry for your loss (mine, too, I remember her thoughtful postings to your website fondly and with a memory of how insightful they were).

Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss, Kim. May you find comfort in knowing she's in a better place.

Vilmar

Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences, Kim.

Alien

Unknown said...

Requiescant in pace.

pdwalker said...

Dear Kim,

I'm deeply saddened by her passing. We'd never met, but she taught me so many wonderful and valuable lessons while she was writing. The pain you feel now is in proportion to the love you've felt and it never really goes away.

I know you two were not believers, but i pray that you two discover each other again in the hereafter.

Esteve said...

Kim, having lost an adult son to cancer I can tell you that the memories never go away but that the pain ebbs with time. It has been almost 14 years and I think of my son every day and still miss him terribly but can remember him now without tears (most of the time).

cmblake6 said...

Just read this, and felt the pain for you and your life. You were my inspiration, and she yours in many ways. My personal deepest sympathies, Kim.

Jon said...

Sorry for your loss, I am glad her passing was swift and painless.

Will be in the DFW-FW area in June, would like to treat you to dinner.

Jon,

louisiana_termite@juno.com

OC said...

RIP dearest Connie. My thoughts to Kim and family.

Anonymous said...

Therefore never send to ask for whom the bell tolls......

We are diminished.

Sir H the Comet

Mike OTDP said...

I'm terribly sorry to hear of this. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

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