Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

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Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Billy » 16 Mar 2008, 01:45

I shall keep this short and sweet as I'm terribly upset about this. I had a message from Phil earlier this evening.

Ruth, my darling wife of almost 28 years passed away at about 15 mins past midnight this morning, in Nottingham City Hospital. The disease was advanced and also faster growing than the docs anticipated but the chemo had no effect on the liver mets. She never had any pain throughout and just slipped peacefully away. She would have been 53, two weeks today. A younger looking and fit 52 yr old she was, until the end of last year.

Please keep Phil and his family in your thoughts. He has been incredibly brave and positive over the last few weeks and I'm hoping that his strength of character will continue to help him at this difficult time ...

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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Billybob Dylan » 16 Mar 2008, 02:07

I am so, so sorry to read this. These kinds of things shouldn't happen to good people.

Phil - No words can make things better but I hope they offer some consolation. Stay strong for your kids. I hope they stay strong for you.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby trans-chigley express » 16 Mar 2008, 02:11

That's heartbreaking. I don't know what to say. I read that with my wife and family around me while having sunday morning breakfast and just can't imagine the how Phil must feel right now. My thoughts go out to him and his family.

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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Velvis » 16 Mar 2008, 02:20

Phil, you're a great guy and we're all thinking about you.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Magilla » 16 Mar 2008, 03:42

Phil, you, your kids, relatives and friends all have my immense sympathy. Do your best to remember the great times you had together.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Livet » 16 Mar 2008, 06:12

So sorry to hear this. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help.
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Postby Arthur Crud » 16 Mar 2008, 06:24

So sorry to hear this Phil - you and your family have my sincere condolences and may you remain strong through this very difficult time.

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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby The Slider » 16 Mar 2008, 06:32

There are no words.
I am so very sorry, mate.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 16 Mar 2008, 06:45

Don't know what to say.
I'm very sorry.
Best wishes to Phil and the family.


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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 16 Mar 2008, 06:50

I'm very sorry, Phil. We're all thinking of you.

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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby no one » 16 Mar 2008, 07:48

what horrible, sad news.....i am so sorry, Phil...

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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Scally Mcgrew » 16 Mar 2008, 08:07

Take care, mate.

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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Hugh » 16 Mar 2008, 08:22

So sorry Phil. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

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Postby andymacandy » 16 Mar 2008, 08:33

Thoughts and prayers,Phil.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Mar 2008, 09:09

I can only reiterate the words of others on here Phil, but would ask you to consider the fabulous 28 years you have had together. In this day and age, that's extremely rare - cherish those times and focus on the good things, mate.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Jude » 16 Mar 2008, 09:59

I'm so sorry Phil.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby The Red Heifer » 16 Mar 2008, 10:05

Terrible news. So sorry Phil.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby The Fish » 16 Mar 2008, 11:08

Phil, I can't remember if you have any other children, but whenever you have mentioned your daughter in posts, it was apparent that love, pride and joy shone through with every word. I guess I'm saying I know how much family means to you. I know you must be devastated right now, but as others have said, remember the good times and stay strong. Thoughts are with you.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby Underwater » 16 Mar 2008, 11:11

My sincerest condolences.
You'll be in my thoughts.
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Re: Phil (RKJ Gumbleputty) and Ruth

Postby the masked man » 16 Mar 2008, 11:18

Phil, I'm really so sorry to hear about this. I can only imagine how you're feeling. It's very hard to know what to say here, but as others have said, we'll all be thinking of you.