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Pat - out on a raft with friends, Canada 2005

One of my favourite photos of my camera shy wife sitting on a raft out on the lake.
Sadly I lost her when she passed on 17 June 2022. Gone to memories has my best friend of 60 years and wife of 57 years of ever happy marriage.
My photographic forays have been idle for the last few years with caring for her full time.
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ColRam said:

Mes condoléances les plus sincères ! un beau sourire !
Bon retour sur Ipernity.
Bonne soirée
7 months ago ( translate )

Roger Dodger replied to ColRam:

Much appreciated, thank you ColRam.
7 months ago

Andy Rodker said:

So sorry to hear of your sad loss, Roger. Yes, 60 years is a long time!
7 months ago

Roger Dodger replied to Andy Rodker:

Thank you Andy, she had been suffering for some time, but passed in peace.
How are you these days? I am very much out of touch with ipernity, only managed the occasional viewing.
7 months ago

Andy Rodker replied to Roger Dodger:

Thanks, Roger.
Well, after 2 months in an induced coma in an emergency ward thanks to Covid (which I think you knew), I have made a slow but steady improvement. The main health problems were that my kidneys were badly affected (now back to 100%), my vocal cords were severely impaired (back to about 50%) and my legs were wasted (like two sticks of wilted celery!). It's the legs that are the things that are taking most work and physiotherapy but little by little, I'm getting there. I now average 18,000 paces a day accourding to my pedometer and I'm amazed at that since my average was only 500 paces a day only 2 months ago. I still find walking uphill very difficult but I have a target of getting back into the mountains if not this autumn, then next spring!
Sorry, that was the long answer! The short answer is that I am improving and I appreciate your concern!
Once again, many thanks and best wishes,
Andy
7 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

My sincere condolences !!
7 months ago ( translate )

Roger Dodger replied to Jaap van 't Veen:

Thank you, much appreciated.
7 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

So sorry Roger and my sincere condolences. Your wife looks a lovely kind lady and it's a sad loss after so many happy years together. My best wishes to you and your family.
7 months ago

Roger Dodger replied to Rosalyn Hilborne:

Thanks very much Rosa, Pat was unwell for some time, I know she got more and more tired of coping, the farewell is never easy though.
7 months ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

Sorry to read of your sad loss Roger and I offer my condolences,
This is a beautiful portrait to go with your happy memories,
6 months ago

Roger Dodger replied to Roger (Grisly):

Thanks very much Roger, it will take time no doubt.
6 months ago

beverley said:

my sincere condolences Roger, and she would thank you
of that I have no doubt, for your love, care and attention given
to her . . I'm sorry you have gone through this . . take care of
you now . . and may she rest in peace.
6 months ago

Ecobird said:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Roger A lovely portrait of your wife and even more precious I imagine if she was not one for having her photo taken, so thank you for sharing it with us. After so many years together you must have some wonderful memories though and I hope these are helping you to get through. My very best wishes
4 months ago