With sorrow in my heart

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It’s with great sadness that I have to report that Eamonn sadly passed away last friday, 29th August.

He had his family with him and the excellent care of St Francis Hospice and will be sadly missed.

We’re all a bit raw at the moment so we’ll post up another article shortly because though he’s left us it would be a shame to leave this floating there in the ether and we’re looking at how we might be able to carry this on because there is some absolutely incredible stuff here to build on that would allow us to honor Eamonn and his wish to educate people that living with a terminal illness isn’t all tablets and gloom.

A heartfelt thanks for all of your support and contributions to date I know it gave Eamonn a great sense of pride.

Matt Purser
Very sad friend.

Update:

Eamonn’s Funeral will be held at Harwood Park Crematorium, link here . 18th September 11am.

All are welcome but if you could please email me at matt@edgeward.co.uk so we can keep a tally on numbers if you’re intending to come that’d be great.

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Hi Matt, I guess we all knew this time would come but it just doesn’t seem real. Lots of Love to his family xXx <3

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Matt
I only knew eammon through his blog and we were hoping to meet.
Please let me know if I can pay my respects at the funeral whenever it will be. Many thanks
Kirsty.edmonds@talk21.com

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It’s a wonderful community Eamonn built up here. What a man. What a way to face death and inform and entertain. Brilliant. Love you and miss you mate. Signing-off. Ikenga.

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I’m so, so sad to read this news. Eamonn was an inspiration to all of us who are facing the same fate, and he did it with courage, intelligence and humour. I never met him, but I’ll never forget him. Please convey my deepest condolences to his family.

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Saddened to read this as I had only just found this blog on Friday! a great man with much humour and humility. love to his family and friends

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I found Eamonn (or he found me) from my blog on a related subject (http://theo392.wordpress.com/): I loved his prose, charm and wit. He had spirit in spades, and he made me laugh, think and feel. I only knew him through this blog, but I’ll miss him. My thoughts are with his family.

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Very best wishes to Eamonn’s family and friends.

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I’m so saddened to read this news. Eamonn’s writing was the perfect blend of humour, wit, wisdom and sensitivity. I only knew him through his blog, but he made me smile, laugh out loud and ponder. A talented wordsmith. Sending love and heartfelt condolences to all Eamonn’s family and friends.

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Tara Lane-Williams
September 4, 2014 1:58 AM

So sadden to hear of Eamonn’s death after just finding his blog through a friend of his!! Have actually enjoyed reading about such an emotive subject…he was a great storyteller! And he touched my heart deeply!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends!! Txx

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I was so sorry to hear this news, I have followed his blog for quite awhile. Being in a similar position , ( incurable cancer ), I found great wisdom,humour and humanity in his writings, I wish I had known him personally. My best to all his friends and family.

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Feeling very sad , Eamonn was a great person, we are all going to miss him . Love to all his family and friends. xxx

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Ideas4Dads (and Mums Too!)
September 4, 2014 2:47 PM

So sad to hear this. Getting to know Eamonn through the blogging community has been one my highlights so far. Love, wishes and prayers for his family xxx

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Fiona Pitfield
September 4, 2014 5:16 PM

So sorry to hear this sad news, I found Eamonn’s writings so inspirational and sometimes laugh out loud hilarious. Please pass on my condolences and best wishes to his family – they must be so proud of him and I really hope friends and family can keep the website going. xxx

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I felt so sad this morning when I heard, through the Macmillan site, that Eamonn had passed away. There was some hilarious banter at times between Eamonn and others on the site which used to really brighten my day. My sincere condolences and love to all his family and friends. May he live on through his inspirational writing. Alwyn xxxx

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so very very sad to here that Eamonn has passed away, i only knew him through the macmillan web site but i loved reading his posts and blogs.sending lots of love to you all at this very sad time. jackie. xx

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Very sad.A big man.A hard act to follow.Brilliant writer. Spoke lots of words that I could not string together. I am no relation but a cyber friend and admirer. Firstly meeting him through the macmillan forum and then through his articles and blogs. So sorry that his family especially wife and sons, no longer have him around. I think he will be around and maybe you can find him. Very best wishes. Julie xxx

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Like many of us here I only ‘met’ Eamonn through his blog & in the Macmillam group for ‘incurables’. He fought his battle with courage, humour & humanity. Such respect for someone who had an amazing way with words. He will be sorely missed by us all. Deepest sympathy for his family & friends x.

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He was such a amazing writer to me, I loved the way his mind worked, I think he made many people who didn’t even know him feel this way,sad to know he’s passed, but I’m sure his spirit lives on in his children for always x

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Such sad news. What an inspiration he was..and still is. My thoughts of support are with Eamonn’s family and loved ones. A husband/father/friend to be proud of…xx

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I have been away and have just now started catching up on my emails. When I read about Eamon’s death I felt a physical shock. His writing was truly inspirational, original, funny and brilliant. He will be greatly missed by all who followed him on his various postings. It was comforting to read that his last days were in the Hospice which had so impressed him when he spent a week there some time ago. It was also good to hear that he was surrounded by his family. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends.

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Thanks, Carole. Oct 27 and, gosh, I find myself missing his precious ‘original, funny and brilliant’ presence here on his blog and fb. Much, much love to his family from downunder in Melbourne.

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Though I was informed of Eamond’s passing earlier in this thread I still really miss his brilliant , insightful posts. I still read them, as I too am following in a similar Journey. I always did and still do find great humanity, irreverence and comfort in his writings…….Just now there is a twinge of sadness. I didn’t know him personally, but I will miss him greatly. My love to his family, you were so fortunate to have him in your life…….. Peace to you all. Mick

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I bumped into Eamonn’s sister by chance yesterday who told me of his passing. Shocked doesn’t come close to how I feel. I spent many a day with Eamonn as a teenager, listening to Led Zep and Jimi Hendrix and chatting about the world in the basement of his parents’ house. I’m so very sorry for the profound loss of this lovely person, and my heart goes out to his wife, children. parents and the rest of his family and friends – he was a top bloke!

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Such an inspiration to many people, people who have C and to people having to support and care for friends or family with C. LIFE is not forever and we all know this but why do we have to suffer… I feel very lucky that I have the chance to read Eamonns thoughts and amazing writing, I feel like many that he is a good friend even though I never had the opportunity to speak, write or to meet such an amazing man, his memory and words will live on…… and so to all that read his words……… WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS ;-)

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