Saturday, March 15, 2008

15 March 2008

Hello again,

The Ides of March…

For the time being, Joanne remains at home. Michelle and Craig have returned from Winnipeg so the family is all together. Joanne’s aunt, Lorna Mae is here helping with her care and she is providing incredible support to all, but especially to Gord and Mom. Joanne remains comfortable and her symptoms are being well managed. At this point, it is likely that Joanne will return to the hospital in the next couple of days. I will continue to post with updates as things change.

Thanks again for your continued support.

15 March 2008


Anonymous said...

May your journey be a peaceful one and the love in your family hold each and everyone of you up through this transition.

Words do not come easy, but a heartfelt love and compassion do.

The River Jordan is deep and wide, with milk and honey on the other side....

Hallelujah, Joanne...



Anonymous said...


I'm sure this is the most painful time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. Truly the ides of March. :'(

Joanne, swee'pea, all my love to you and Godspeed.

I love you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Darryl! We are with all of you "in spirit" during this very difficult time. We are so blessed to come from such a big, close family. Added to the many friends, there are so many people supporting Joanne and the rest of you with prayers right now. How comforting to have a loving family nurse by Joanne's side at this stage of this cruel disease. With love and prayers for all of the Schweitzers and Condon families. N & L

Anonymous said...

Sending much love as you all make your way through this most painful time.


Anonymous said...

We love you all very much. I'm so glad Auntie Lorna Mae is there with you all right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
The Tigners

Anonymous said...

Thanks Darryl. Hard is not the word for this terrible event. Just want you all to know that we are sharing your tears at this time. Very few moments pass without thinking about Joanne and everyone there.

Glad mom is there to give whatever comfort is possible. Please give our love to Joanne.

We have faith that Joanne will be well loved and cared for in the future...Just wish it didn't have to be so soon.

We love you all.

Jeff, Patti and the kids.

Anonymous said...

We love you all.

Dawn, Andrew ,Julie and Lane

Anonymous said...

Love and affection to all.

Jan and all the Hollands in Belle River

Anonymous said...

Thinking of all of you during this final chapter as Joanne called it. It truly is the ides of March.

with love and prayers,

Gen and Glen

Bree said...

Peace be with our sweet "sister" Joanne..Heartfelt thoughts to Gord and all the family....Joanne is much loved by many bc sisters whom she has given her love and grace. She is loved in return.....Bree

Diane S. said...

Thank you, Darryl, for taking the time to give us these updates. Sending love and prayers Joanne, to you and all of your family.

Much love and peace,
Diane S.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Darryl. Our heartfelt thoughts are with all of you now. Let Joanne be free from pain and thank heavens for a compasionate Aunt nurse to be by your side.
"Do not the most moving moments of life, find us all without words"
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit"
"The influence of each human being on others in this life, is a kind of immortality." Love P & G

Anonymous said...

Dear Joanne and Family,

Our thoughts and constant prayers are with you. You are in our hearts.


Julie, Barbara, Paul and families.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,

I am so grateful for the gifts you have given me, trust above all.



p.s. Darryl, thanks

Fe said...

Dearest Jo,

Thank you so much for the friendship you have given me, and the values and wisdom that you have shared with me.

I can't imagine how you are feeling right now, but I hope that you know how very loved you are. And that there are so many of us who are with you in spirit.

You know how I feel about you.

love Fe xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Our sadness grows with each passing day. I only hope and pray that each day for Joanne now is gentler than the one before. Our hearts go out to all of you in Regina who are bravely walking this road with her.
Love and prayers,
Peggy and Johnny