Saturday, February 20, 2010

Herb loved the view from his window which is the same as mine.

I have just learned that my neighbour and weekend relief manager, Herb Gee, passed away at 4:40 this afternoon. He was a man that I admired very much and who was always ready and willing to help his neighbours. Last September he won six gold medals for sprinting even though he was suffering from a cough that the doctor told him was nothing to worry about. By the end of October he was diagnosed with a very aggressive lung cancer. It has been very difficult to watch this strong vibrant man's health deteriorate so quickly and very difficult to process that it is happening. I am glad that he is at peace now and did not suffer for too long. I have missed his presence in the building since he went into respite care a month ago. He just turned 69 on January 5th.


  1. Oh Leone, I am so sorry to hear about your friend's death. Cancer is a terrible foe.
    I will keep you in my prayers.
    Take care>

  2. I'm sorry to hear of this loss. It's especially hard when someone so vital gets hit so hard and fast. I can see why he - and you - have loved the view you show from your window.

  3. I am home sick toady - got a chance to rewatch the gold skate! Loved it!
    thanks for stopping by. I know what you mean about the judging tho - hate the politics of it all. But their skate transcended it all!
    Hope you are feeling better. You have been in my prayers.
    take care.