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Proud Wife
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Re: My Journey So Far

Postby Proud Wife » Mon May 30, 2016 12:18 pm

I am so very sorry to hear the news of Mark's passing which still comes as a shock. My sincerest condolences to you all.

In my thoughts and prayers.

Mark, you will be very sadly missed.

PW xx

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Re: My Journey So Far

Postby Didge » Mon May 30, 2016 10:34 pm

I have shed a tear for Mark and although we knew it was coming, I was still dreading the news. I have often read his first post and can smile that he said he would post in the coming weeks and months (little did he know it would be years) and if people could keep the thread 'uncluttered' etc. Well, 3 years later and more than 200 posts on his thread, all I can say to his family is 'Thank you for Mark - he was a wonderful support to us all'. Didge x

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Re: My Journey So Far

Postby belgrade » Tue May 31, 2016 1:17 am

I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He was an inspiration to all and a true fighter, he must have been a wonderful GP.
My thoughts are with you all.


PCUK Nurse Chris
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Re: My Journey So Far

Postby PCUK Nurse Chris » Tue May 31, 2016 11:22 am

On behalf of the nursing team and all the staff at Pancreatic Cancer UK, we would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to you all at the sad passing of Mark.

Mark was an inspiration to many through his blog and forum posts. He eloquently and sensitively detailed the emotional journey of experiencing this illness and the treatments for it.

It is a blessing to hear that he was surrounded by his family at the end of his life and that the decline was relatively painless.

Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time
Kind regards

Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialists
Pancreatic Cancer UK

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Re: My Journey So Far

Postby Ant11 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:39 am

I can only reiterate and agree with what other forum member's have already said. Mark was such an inspiration to us all. He was such a gentleman and always gave such great advice. This is truly a vile disease that destroys so many people and families. Sending my heartfelt wishes to Mark's family at this sad and difficult time. Annette xx

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Re: My Journey So Far

Postby RLF » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:15 pm

Ive not been on in ages and this came as an utter surprise to me. Its amazing how, even though you've never met, you can build a connection to someone. I'm so sorry to hear that he's passed away, though I'm glad he didn't suffer as badly as some do.

Mark, thanks for all your posts, I'm going to miss them!