In deep appreciation |

In deep appreciation

Words cannot express the gratitude my family and I have for this community’s overwhelming response to not only the death of my husband, Drew, but also the well-wishes and encouragement when he was first diagnosed. The daily cards, e-mails, concerned phone calls, offers of help, meals from neighbors, flowers, and continual assurance of prayers from all denominations were a source of great comfort.

There is no way I can personally thank each and every one of you; the number was too great. I wish I could hug each of you for Drew. Our local Hospice organization is truly made up of angels in disguise, especially Lynn, RN, who patiently treated me as a colleague; Dr. Miller; Jennifer, the social worker; and Pat, the physical therapist.

I would also like to thank The Union for being sensitive and as “nonpolitical” as possible in covering Drew’s final story. We will miss him greatly. He was a good husband, father and friend to many of you.

His words of “wisdom” to his daughters, “This is the first day of the rest of your life. Live it without regrets,” will continue to guide us.

Ruth Bedwell

Grass Valley

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