[Loch-Ruadh] Condolences

Sonja Crocker sonja.crocker at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 19:49:17 PDT 2009

We are here for you as well. Thank you for sharing your father with us. One
thing I have noticed about Loch Ruadh is your wonderful sense of family. I
am blessed to be in such a wonderful group. It is at times like these when
you truly see who your friends are. I love you Terrence, as well as the rest
of you in this wonderful group. Thank you all for your friendship and

Love and Hugs,


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:41 PM, Terry Sikes <tdsikes at prodigy.net> wrote:

> Thank you everyone for your prayers, well wishes, and condolences.
> Dad had a stroke back in 2005 that left him with some paralysis on his
> right side, but was able to regain movement in his facial muscles and some
> in his right leg and has been walking for the last 4 years with the aid of a
> walker.  He regained alot of his mental faculties, but has had bouts since
> then where he forgot where he was and didn't recognize members of the
> family.
> In spite of all of that, my mother has been a saint in taking the best care
> of him and as a result Dad did not have to go to a rest home or convalescent
> center.  In the last few months, however, his health had further
> deteriorated to the point that he could no longer walk and was delusional at
> times.  My mother was helped by home hospice in taking care of Dad.  In
> spite of these problems, Mom made sure that he was not in pain or in need of
> any further care.
> Last Thursday Mom was being helped by home hospice after Dad had a
> difficult night when Mom said that Dad opened his eyes fully and stopped
> breathing.
> Dad was 85 years old, and worked for the MKT Railroad since just after he
> returned from service in WWII in the Army Air Corp.  He had the unusual
> distinction (in this day and age) of passing away at the same address where
> he was born (possibly the same room) in Denison, Texas.  He is survived by
> my mother, my two sisters, my brother, and myself, and his 8 granchildren,
> and 1 great-grandchild.
> Thank you again to everyone that expressed their condolences.  The
> funeral service was very nice and well attended and Dad was known and loved
> and will be missed by a great number of friends and family.
> Terrence ad te Syke
> akma Terry Sikes
> --- On Mon, 4/13/09, Naima <ladywolf89 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Naima <ladywolf89 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Loch-Ruadh] Loch-Ruadh Digest, Vol 36, Issue 8
> To: loch-ruadh at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Monday, April 13, 2009, 1:31 PM
> Terrance - Sorry to hear of your father's passing our thoughts are with you
> at this time even though this message is a few days late
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Cait O'Hara
mka: Sonja Crocker

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