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Hi Steve


This is my first time on here for a long time.


It goes without saying that I am so sorry to hear this news. You must all be devastated. Like everyone else, I do hope that the other hospitals are able to bring some hope and I also really really hope that you manage to plan to do lots of lovely with Margaret and the girls.


Thinking of you all


Cathy xx

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Dear Steve

I have just read your last update. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the New Year.

Thank you again for your advice and support you gave me at the start of the year

Jane

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Hi all, I am one of Steve's daughters, Paige, I had attempted to create my own account earlier but managed to mess that up somehow so thought I would just post from my Dad's. I realise in the meantime that the very sad news has reached the forum regarding the passing of my incredible Dad but I really had wanted to confirm this anyway.


My absolutely incredibly brave Dad passed away peacefully on the 3rd March 2016 surrounded by his family. He spent the final 2 weeks of his life at the local hospice as was his wishes and what an incredible place it was, all the staff were very special people, so compassionate and caring and made sure my Dad was comfortable. My Dad spent the 5 weeks prior to his time at the hospice in hospital, he went through so much but he was so incredibly strong and my family are completely in awe of my amazing Dad and how he faced everything which such bravery. Even in his final week at the hospice he described his first week there as a good week, the doctor commented on how positive he was. Reflecting back over his illness we realise how fortunate we were to have the time we did with my lovely Dad and to have had such wonderful care from the nhs. He lived for 3 years and 3 months from diagnosis though he was given a life expectancy of 6-12 months if treatment worked. My Dad's positivity and determination was inspirational, he was such a happy go lucky person and he made the most of the time he had, he went on numerous holidays with his family and he lived for us girls (my mum, my sister and I), he was such a selfless man with a heart of gold. We are all so unbelievably proud of my Dad. He also cared so much for his forum family.


Best wishes to everyone affected by this cruel disease.

Live for the moment and hold onto the hope.


Love to all,

Paige

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Paige,

Thank you so much for taking the time to let everyone know about your Dad at such a difficult time. I don't post often, but I have followed Steve's inspirational story since I joined the forum last April. A quote I read the other day summed up for me Steve's wonderful positivity in dealing with his illness. Speaking about cancer patients it said, "The people who do well create a place in their mind and their spirit where they are well, and they live from that place". Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your family.

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Paige

Thank you for updating us all about your wonderful, amazing and inspirational Dad. A cruel disease it certainly is as we watch our loved ones fight such a battle to try and beat it. We as a family have followed his story since our journey started in November 2013. Our sincere condolences to you all in the loss of a very special man. He was so proud of you all and will be guiding you through this difficult time. God bless you all and may his soul now be at peace.

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Dear Paige

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending you love and strength for the days ahead...

Thank you for posting. Your Dad was an inspiration.

Rest in Peace Steve

xxx

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Paige,


Thank you for updating us about your lovely Dad. I hope in times to come, you can take strength from his amazing positivity, and that will help you through.


As you can see here, your Dad was an inspiration to everyone, me included. He helped everyone and even messaged me when I had lost my Dad, when he was going through the same illness. That must have been so hard for him, especially having daughter's too. But he was selfless.


He loved you all immensely.


Take care in the weeks ahead.


Leila xx

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Paige,

I am so sorry to read this news my heart goes out to you and your family. Your Dad was a great support on this forum and he truly battled the disease with dignity and courage.

Your Dad was inspirational and he will be missed.

Take care of yourselves in the coming weeks.

Love to you all,

Sue x

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Paige,

I hope you didn't mind me posting the loss of you dad on the forum, but I know we were all worried that things were not going well for him.

As the others have said he was a true inspiration, and held his own well amongst what is mostly ladies here.

Good to hear he still managed to get away on holidays, his love for you all shone through and I am sure you made lots of special memories.

I am glad he had a peaceful passing and that you were all there with him as he would have wanted you to be, hospices are such special places, my husband died in one too.and it is so reassuring to know there is always someone there should you need them.

I am sending "his girls" love and strength to get you through the next steps of this journey, and I will always remember Steve with a smile. please take care sandrax xx

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My sincerest condolences to you and all of your family.


Really saddened to hear this news, after 3 years and 3 months I'd like to have thought it was one in the eye for PC.


Thinking of you xxx

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I am very sorry to hear this news. Although I have only been on the forum a short time I read Steve's story and it gave me real hope. I thought he was an inspiration. Thoughts to all his family.

Ruth x

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Hi Paige,

I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. He was an amazing guy and like mark said this place won't be the same without him.

My thoughts are with you and your mum.

Rob

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I was so sorry to hear this news.


Steve started posting on this site at the same time more or less that I did as my partner had been diagnosed as had some other of my forum friends. Steve was always upbeat and positive and at times we would all share a giggle. I remember one time a few of us partners bemoaning putting on weight due to cooking and eating more calorific meals with our partners. We decided that maxi dresses on holiday were the way forward, at which point Steve piped in from a sun bed in (I think) Spain saying he hadn't bought a maxi dress but he wished he had. Steve was an inspirational person and he gave hope and support to many people posting on here. All my love to Margaret, Paige and Holly.


Cathy xxx

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PCUK Nurse Rachel C

Dear Paige,


On behalf of everyone at Pancreatic Cancer UK, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences. Your Dad was such an inspiration on this forum and he will be missed dearly.


Our thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.


From all the support team

Rachel

Pancreatic Cancer UK Nurse Specialist

Support and Information Team

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I just wanted to say a massive thank you for such wonderfull words from everyone about my amazing Dad, it is so comforting to see that so many people saw what an incredible person he was. Sandra I am not at all upset about you posting about my Dad passing away, in fact the opposite, it means a lot to see that people were concerned for how he was doing. I have actually followed everyone's stores since the day my Dad joined the forum in 2013 so whilst people may not be familiar with me I certainly feel I have followed so many peoples stories along the way. Best wishes to everyone.

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Paige,


Thank you for posting again. I know how hard it is to lose a special Dad, but I really do hope that it gives you comfort to see how much your Dad was thought of.

He helped so many people. My Dad never joined this forum but he knew all about your Dad, and asked about him often. I believe he gave my Dad some positivity to carry on fighting.


Leila xx

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