Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Farmer

A brief note to say that The Farmer passed away
peacefully and gently in hospital this evening.   I shall miss him terribly but would not have wished him to be here any longer with this terrible disease.   Thank you to you all for your thoughts and prayers over the past few weeks.

161 comments:

Becca McCallum said...

Sorry to hear that Weaver. I know I've not commented since last year but I've seen your posts. My thoughts are with you.

Celia Darbyshire said...

So sorry to hear this, I will be thinking of you and your family.

crafty cat corner said...

My sympathy goes out to you, I know how I would feel if it were Tom. Stay strong as he would have wanted you to.
Briony
x

Athene said...

So sorry for your loss - I've read your blog for some time but don't usually comment.
I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that he is free from pain.

busybusybeejay said...

So sorry.very,very sad.

Megwynn'sPlot said...

So sorry for your loss

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am so sorry for your great loss.

tylasnan said...

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts. Karen.

John Gray said...

You did him proud

Remember that dearheart x

Dawn McHugh said...

I feel for you, RIP Farmer

Fairtrader said...

Oh, dear Pat, so sorry to hear it!! From what I have learned here the years you had were good years and the loss is painful. This really happened very fast, I hope and pray that you will have time to catch up and that you and the family can gather and seek comfort and support. God bless you!

Diane Hunter said...

So very sorry for your loss x

Beverley said...

Oh dear Weaver, I am so sorry. I know you had some special years with the farmer, and you will take comfort from that. In the end , we can only do our best, and you did that. Huge hugs from a stranger. xx

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Dearest Pat, I'm so so sad and upset to read your post. I have been keeping you and your dear Farmer in my thoughts and prayers for weeks, always hoping to read good news. Take good care Pat and I know your family, friends as well as so many blogging friends will be surrounding you with love♥ Sending love from downunder Linda xx

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Gerry Snape said...

So so sorry Pat...I pray that you will be comforted by family and friends and know that so many of us have grown to love you and the farmer through your wonderful words. Bless and love Gerry

krishna said...

I'm so so sorry by this sad news.. I part for your family.. love..

Virginia said...

Oh dear Pat - how fast - you will be still in a whirl. No, you wouldn't want anyone to hang on with such a horrid disease, but your emptiness will be immense. Prayers and much love to you, to help you get through the next days.

Camille said...

Dear Pat; I am so very sorry to hear this news tonight. You are enduring such a terrible loss. Keeping you and that lovely man in my heart and prayers. X

Joanne Noragon said...

Pat, I am so sorry. We all loved him so, and you too.

Linda Northcott said...

My Dear Pat, my condolences. You have both been on my mind since the original news of The Farmer's illness. My prayers are with you and you family. Friends will rally and support you all. Take very good care of yourself.

Hilary said...

I gasped when I read this. I am so sorry. But I totally understand you not wanting him to suffer longer. I only know you from your blog, but I sense a deep faith and strength of character in you. I hope you know that you will be fine, after all. And you will always miss him.

donna baker said...

I'm so sorry for you both, Pat. Glad he didn't have to suffer long. Will miss him and hope you find comfort from your friends and loved ones.

Throwing Roses said...

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort. xo

Mac n' Janet said...

You are in my heart and prayers. So glad his suffering is over, hoping your family and friends give you strength and love.

Grandmother said...

I am so terribly sorry - my heart plumetted when I read your words -- I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. I am glad you have family and friends to lend support. Thinking of you and sending you warm thoughts from Canada.

Frances said...

Dear Pat, I consider myself so fortunate to have been able to feel as if I was able to get to know the Farmer through your wonderful posts over the years. What truly wonderful people make Yorkshire such a beautiful part of the world.

I send my deep condolences to you and yours, and lots of love, too. xo.

littlemancat said...

My deep sympathy to you and your family. So very saddened to hear this.
Mary

Laura said...

Quietly been reading your blog for years and praying for you. So sorry to hear of your loss but glad that he slipped away peacefully.

Laura Z.

Doc said...

Dearest Pat, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

A.Smith said...

I wish I could find the words to comfort you but I don't know how to make the pain go away if only for a minute. Hold on to your memories in time the pain will leave a space for them and they are the comfort that is probably lost to you right now. My thoughts are with you, having walked that way I know how valuable it was to have the knowledge I was not alone.

Allegra

Candace said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the Farmer's passing. We are all holding you in hearts and prayers.

SandyExpat said...

Very sorry to hear of the passing of the Farmer. It was always nice to read about him and your life and adventures together. May the Farmer RIP and I pray for strength for you. Take care.

Sandy

wenda j said...

I'm so so very sorry to hear this. It seemed quick,so I can only hope he didn't suffer too much. Are you okay? I know you are surrounded by you loving family,but I need you to know that we, your loyal readers, are also here for you,if only in spirit. Hold tight to family and all the wonderful memories you and The Farmer created together. Again I'm so sorry.

Wilma said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Pat. Words fail me and all I can say is that you are in my thoughts.

The Furry Gnome said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. God be with you, I've really enjoyed reading your blog for the past few months.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hearts are with you from around the world, mine included. Thoughts and prayers, take care.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My sincerest sympathy, Pat. Take care of yourself. -Jenn

The Bug said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

kt said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are right, he would not want to suffer. My prayers go out for you at this sad time.
Your friend from Maine, USA

Karen Reittinger said...

Prayers and love, Weaver.

Jan said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this. Praying for you.

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in your family and friends. Take care of yourself, Weaver.

Rebecca smith said...

We were so sorry to read this news. Our sympathy from Sydney. Although we only knew you both via the blog posts, we feel as if we have lost a friend, too. You seem to have had a lovely relationship with each other and with your friends. I am sure they will rally around to support you but if there is such a thing as virtual support through cyberspace, know that you have ours.

Rozzie said...

Oh Weaver, I am blinking away tears as I write this. I am so very sorry, yet pleased to know it was easy for him. My heart goes out to you, and you will remain in my thoughts.

Terra Hangen said...

Weaver, this is heart breaking news and I am relating since my dear husband died in November. So hard to lose a long time partner and soulmate. Sending you a hug.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh Pat, I am so very sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolences, I kept hoping and praying that there would be a miracle for the farmer.
God rest his soul, he fought a great battle.
Hugs,
~Jo

Pondside said...

I am very sorry for your loss - so hard to lose your dear Farmer. I am sending you a hug across the miles.

Mary said...

I'm just in shock that the dear Farmer has been taken so quickly - I was praying so hard that he would have longer with you and Tess. I know both he and you fought hard to beat this awful illness. My condolences to you dear Pat and your family - and I'm thankful you have many good friends who will help you through the coming days.

With love and hugs from across the pond - Mary

Allan said...

Extending my most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family

Cro Magnon said...

Dear Weave. How very sorry I am to hear your sad news this morning. I send you my most sincere condolences. Very best wishes, Cro x

angryparsnip said...

Dear Weaver
My heart is breaking over this sad news.
My Condolences to you and your family.
I will light a candle for The Farmer.

Very best wishes, gayle

Librarian said...

This was very sudden; after your previous post I was hopeful that there would be some good times left for you and the Farmer. I am very sorry and can only hope you can draw strength and comfort from your friends and family as much as from your own heart.
Hugs and best wishes,
Meike

Midmarsh John said...

My deepest sympathy to you all. This has come about so suddenly.

Maria said...

My sincere condolences.
Greetings Maria x

Sue said...

So very, very sad to hear this news Pat. x

Studio Maywyn said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss
You, your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers

Gwil W said...


Your own words are the right ones and they are very true.

He is now with the Light.

G

Sooze said...

So sorry.

Rachel said...

Dear Pat, my sincere condolences. Your own words will bring you strength today. I will be thinking of you. Rachelx

nenatsixty said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts.
Lesley

Faith Archer said...

So very very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and all your family.

Simone said...

My heart goes out to you. x

Countryside Tales said...

Thinking of you today. Sending you strength and light. X

Frances said...

So sad to read this news, but pleased that it was a peaceful death and a release for him. Lots of love. XX

Christine Phipps said...

So sorry for your loss x

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

Dear Weave. Hugs from me.love Gillxx

Ellen said...

Hugs xx

Susan Hatherell said...

Thinking of you at this difficult time. God bless you and the famer who is now at peace. Sue H xxx

Sue in Suffolk said...

Oh No, not the news we wanted to hear. Sending much love from Suffolk.
Colin and Sue

the veg artist said...

I am so sorry. Like many, I have been thinking of you both daily, hoping for better news but afraid of this.

Heather said...

Oh Pat - I send you my love at this very sad time for you. I have had you both in my thoughts every day and though it was expected, this news came as a real shock. Take good care of yourself.xx

Rachel Fox said...

Much love to you.
x

Penny said...

Oh Weaver,so fast, but glad he didn't suffer for too long. Now for you to pick up the pieces, thinking of you, sending a hug and love.

kylie said...

I am so very sorry.

Love to you

Derek Faulkner said...

Oh dear, Pat, so sorry for you but it was the best way that it could happen. My best friend lasted 18 months with it and it was awful to see his gradual decline.

Louise Houghton said...

So sorry for your loss.

thelma said...

I think we will all be thinking of today with sorrow in our hearts. Such sad news, all my love. Thelma

Bobbie said...

So sorry for your loss.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. I'm thinking about you.

A Heron's View said...

Dear Pat please accept my sincere condolences on the death of the Farmer and dwell only on the happy times that you have shared with him.

Bovey Belle said...

Oh Pat, I am so sorry to hear that. I hope that you can take some comfort from the fact that his illness was a short one and he was able to get about a little nearly to the end. As others have said, think of the happy times. My thoughts are with you. Jennie xxx

Linda Metcalf said...

So very very sorry for your loss. You will be in my heart and prayers in the coming days and weeks. He didn't suffer long....

lynda said...

So sorry for your loss....I know anything I say cannot really help, but you are in the prayers of many. Much love.

Jenny said...

So sorry to hear that sad news, sending condolences and kind thoughts at this difficult time.

Col. said...

Oh Pat,
I'm so sorry to hear the sad news, but relieved your beloved Farmer didn't suffer for long.
May it help in some small way to know that many, many others hold you in our thoughts and share your loss.
With my deepest sympathy. X

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh dear Weave, my thoughts are very much with you. I hope you can return here to talk to us soon, in a while. We miss you and wish you all the best. X

Judith said...

It seems no time at all since your dear Farmer was planning hill walks for his friends
loving thoughts are with you. Take good care of yourself.

Devon said...

I am so sorry to hear the news of the Farmer today. As you gather round your friends and warm memories may you find peace and comfort. Sending love from California.

Helsie said...

what a terrible shame. So sorry.

Granny Sue said...

Dearest Pat, my heartfelt sympathy. I am so very sad to read this, and yet relieved that your sweet man's suffering was not too long. Sending love and hugs, and prayers.

Jenni said...

So very sorry to hear this - sending condolences and love x

Jenni said...

So very sorry to hear this - sending condolences and love x

Cheryl West said...

My most sincere sympathy to you , your family and all your devoted friends.

Minigranny said...

I was shocked to read this and very sorry that you did not have longer together but a quick and gentle death is better than a long suffering one . Many condolences to you and your family.
Sheila x

Sals View said...

Condolences dear Weaver to you and your family.xx

Jan B said...

How like you to gently and lovingly keep us posted at this emotional time for you. Best wishes and bless you both.

Mrs G said...

So sorry to hear your sad news.

Hard up Hester said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

Liz said...

So sorry to hear this Pat, I will be thinking of you.

Yael said...

So sorry to hear that.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, Pat. I am so very sorry. Please know I am thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers. I hope you'll be kind to yourself and get the rest and support you need. Much love, Pamela

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I was so very shocked to read this, I'm so terribly terribly sorry

Michaela said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you -- I am so sorry.

nannybeth said...

So very sorry, so sudden too xx

Coppa's girl said...

So very sorry, to hear the sad news. I hope you will find comfort in happy memories. My condolences to you all.

Ellen D. said...

So sorry to hear your sad news about the Farmer. I hope happy memories will give you comfort during this difficult time.

Penhill said...

So sorry to read your news,but glad the Farmer didn't have to suffer for long.Our thoughts are with you.

Rosie said...

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

libby said...

Oh my...I am sad to read this...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.x

jinxxxygirl said...

I'm so thankful i got to know The Farmer through you Pat..I hope you can feel my hug across the miles and know that i'am thinking of you. I'am so very sorry that you no longer have your very best friend by your side... but i believe a part of him will always be with you...Love, deb

shadypinesqltr said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to read your sad news but hope you can take some solace in knowing he will not suffer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Broad said...

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. Although I have only been reading your posts for a fairly short time, it was a great joy to read about the life you and your Farmer shared together. God bless you and bring you peace.

justjill said...

What can I say? All been said. xxx

Share my Garden said...

Dear Weaver, This is the news that I've been waiting for and I'm glad that the Farmer had such a short period of illness, although I feel greatly for the burden of shock and grief that it must mean for you. You must be consoled in the knowledge that the time you had together was so happy and harmonious. I send you my deepest sympathy in your loss.

Linda from Alabama said...

So sorry for your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Billie said...

I am so very sorry. I lost my husband in 2015. Take solace in knowing you did all you could for him. Take care of yourself, dear lady.

Sol said...

Beaming you love and comfort at this sad time.

Robin Mac said...

Pat, I am so sorry to hear that news, but I agree that you would not wish anyone to suffer for any longer. My love and sympathy, I will be thinking of you constantly. I am glad to know that you have so many wonderful friends around you. XX

Iris said...

Oh, my dear Weaver! I am so very, very sorry. I had thought about you all morning (not yet knowing about this post) and how I wanted to thank you for keeping us included in this part of your life's journey. Over a period of I don't know how long you have let us participate in your trips to meeting your friends, in your observations of the nature around you, your 'drive-abouts' with the farmer and much, much more. We have laughed alongside you and pondered things alongside you. When you and the farmer got the terrible news you allowed us the knowledge of what was going on. We worried alongside you. We are now all grieving with you. You are right that long suffering is horrible. My thoughts are with you and I send you many blog-hugs during this difficult time. If it's o.k. with you please let us know how you are getting on in the time to come.

Beachcomber said...

Thank you for thinking about us when everything must seem upside down.
Take care of yourself and allow others to help you at the moment.
It's good that the farmer didn't have a long illness but the gap he'll leave is immense.
Will be thinking about you. Sue

1st Man said...

The only words I can add is that two men from across the miles, that you've never met but consider you a dear friend, are wishing you well and sending thoughts and hugs to you. 1st Man and 2nd Man

Bless said...

My deepest sympathies. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Liz said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear this.

Jacqui Fenner-Dixon said...

I am so sorry to hear the sad news of your lovely farmer. Sending you deep condolences.

Rafe's Hotel said...

My business is words, but I have none that really do this justice. Just so, so sorry -- and yet, for as stout and wonderful as he always seemed in your posts, I am so glad that while you had time to say what was in your heart, he did not linger. My condolences and all good wishes for the days to come.

Janice said...

So very very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

susan said...

My best wishes and deep condolences.

Stephanie Jo said...

My heart goes out to you in this very sad time. As you shared snippets of your life, it was plain that the Farmer was a grand person. The end was gentle and that is merciful. Know that my best wishes and prayers will remain with you.

Alphie Soup said...

Please accept my condolences Weaver Pat. I understand your sentiments entirely and I'm sure we will all miss The Farmer in our own way.

Alphie

Shirley McLaurin said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending good wishes to you at this very sad tine.

Julie said...

To say I am so sorry for your loss seems so inadequate, but I am sorry - deeply so - and my heart aches for you. I am glad his suffering was not long and drawn out. I am holding you in my thoughts x

Winters End Rambler said...

Sending gentle hugs. x

Suzie Simplelife said...

My most sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful farmer. I wish you well.

Carol said...

I was introduced to your blog from another, probably John Gray's. I was first sucked in because of the Border Terrier connection - I've owned two. Then I came to appreciate the quiet beauty of your life with the Farmer. My very best wishes for you during this difficult time. A reader in Philadelphia.

dindin said...

so sorry.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this; my thoughts are with you and your whole family.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Dear Weaver, I am so sorry to read this, but understand your wish that the Farmer not suffer more. It happened very fast and that gave you so little time to prepare yourself. My thoughts and prayers are with you. And they will continue to be. He was a lovely man as we knew him from your blog. Oh, I am so sorry. Be well, as well as you can be.

Dartford Warbler said...

Dear Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Your love of your dear Farmer shone through over the years of writing your wonderful bog. Think of him striding out across his beloved Dales.
With love and condolences. DW and Mr DWxx

Hildred said...

My dear Pat, - I am so sorry for your loss, but understand how sometimes Death is a friend and spares our dear ones terrible suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and glad you have dear friends and family to ease the loneliness and loss. Memories are a great and everlasting comfort...

Claudia said...

Deeply sorry and sad. My thoughts go to you, family and friends.

Rosie said...

Thinking of you and sending you love at this saddest of times.

Jennifer Coupe said...

I'm so very, very sorry to hear of your sad loss, but am glad that he didn't linger and suffer. Sending love and remembering you in my prayers. X

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

So sorry. Can't think of anything to say except that, just that. And to recognise your gentleness and strength. Life can change in a moment. So very many best wishes.

Leny Bravenboer said...

I'm so sorry to read your sad news
my thoughts are with you
My condolences and strenght for the days to come.

Chickpea said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you x

dixie heath said...

So very sorry to hear about your farmer my friend...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that God will give you strength and comfort and peace in the days to come. God Bless you

Eddie E. Cummings said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, my prayer's to you and your family

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Elle Clancy said...

Dear Pat, So sorry to hear about your Farmer's passing. I have been thinking of the two of you and will continue to do so.

Toffeeapple said...

My thoughts are with you Pat and hope that you find the strength to carry on.

Barbara Womack said...

Oh, Pat!
I'm so very sorry to hear this.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Much love from the Valley

Curvywitch said...

Oh Pat, I'm so sorry to hear that; my condolences and wishing you every strength in the coming days. My thoughts are with you.

Gabrielle Howard Gengler said...

I'm so sorry Weave for you and your families loss! My heart aches for you! You and your family are in my prayers!

Bea said...

Pat, my deepest condolences to you. x Bea

Aril said...

So, so sorry to hear about your loss.
Arilx

Shelly Williams said...

So very sorry to read this , you and your family are in my thoughts xx

Theresa Young said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers

Terry and Linda said...

I am so sorry for you and your family! What a terrible sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs and love from way over here to you there!

Sandra Graham said...

My dear Weaver, sending you a huge warm cyber hug.

Jules said...

I'm so sorry to read this sad news. Much love. X