Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sad news

On Thursday 1 December 2016, after a ten year battle with cancer, Elizabeth passed away.
Many who visited to wargame at our home met her, which is why I decided to post about her passing here. And, of course she was chief assistant in putting together The Classic Wargamer's Journal back in 2010-11.
We separated and subsequently divorced in 2012, but remained great friends: after all we parented two wonderful children, both of whom are coping ok in the circumstances.
I'm in shock, as the extent of the latest batch of cancer treatment had been kept from me (at her request, lest I be upset). The children, Christopher and Victoria, had been with her constantly over the past few weeks, at her bedside, and in the end her passing was peaceful.
She was a remarkable, lady (after all, she put up with me for 25 years, supporting my hobby, encouraging me, and never once rolling her eyes at yet another hour spent at the paint desk).
She is irreplaceable, and I will miss her terribly.
Goodbye Elizabeth. My best friend. The world seems empty now.


28 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

So sorry to hear about Elizabeth.All of you are in my prayers and thoughts.
Alan

Martin said...

Oh Phil!

I am so sorry to learn of you loss. I hope that your memories of her become a source of strength and comfort for you and yours.

Martin

Conrad Kinch said...

I am very sorry for your loss Phil. It speaks to both her character and yours that you managed to stay congenial in the aftermath of divorce. May perpetual light shine upon her and may she know peace.

Our prayers are with you and your children old chap. You will have to be very strong in the weeks and months to come.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

I am very sorry to hear this news, Phil. You and your children are in my thoughts.

Warm Regards,

Stokes

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

So very sad to hear of your sad loss , our thoughts are with you and your family at this time , Tony

Pat G said...

I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

Graham C said...

Deepest sympathies at your loss. Thoughts are with you and you're children at this time.
Graham

Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences on your tragic loss, Phil. You are in my thoughts & have my best wishes. I'm sure you will take solace with your children. As you say, the partners in our lives who can put up with and try to understand our gaming foibles are very special indeed. I will treasure my Classic Wargamer's Journals all the more. All the best, Rohan.

Hendrid said...

Condolences on your loss. Thoughts go with you and your family at this difficult time. Rory

Purp S said...

My condolences Phil. A sad time. Our thoughts can't help but be with you.
Best wishes.

Peter

A J said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

David F said...

To you all, I offer my most sincere condolences. May you and your children find peace with her passing and allow the memories of Elizabeth to light your days and not to dim them.

David

El Grego said...

Please accept my condolences on your loss.

Carlo said...

Our deepest condolences Phil on this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children Christopher and Victoria and all of Elizabeth's family and loved ones.

God bless.

John Ray said...

Sorry to read the sad news that Elizabeth has passed away.
Deepest Sympathies
John

Phil said...

So sorry to read these lines, my condolences...

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Sorry for your loss and my condolences to you and your family in these difficult times.

Christopher

Benjamin of Wight said...

My deepest sympathies, may Elizabeth's name be eternal.

Ben

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, I'm sure she will live on in your memory and in your children.
Ross

Duke of Baylen said...

Phil,

I'm so sorry to hear of your irreplaceable loss. May peace find you and your children.

every blessing,

Stephen

Capt Bill said...

Phil, I known there are no words to sooth your loss, but know you are in our prayers!!!Bill

Phil said...

Thank you all for the messages I've received both here, and via email, and even via telephone. You have been most supportive.
I've passed on the comments to the children too, and they are very grateful.
Many thanks.
Phil

Jiminho said...

My sincere condolences to you, Phil, your children and Elizabeth's family.

Jim

David Jarvis said...

My deepest condolences to you Phil and your family at this difficult time

Dave

saxon dog said...

I visited you guys so many times and I'm so sad to hear this Phil!
David

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Andrew Parr said...

Dear Phil, Thanks to Elizabeth I had a fine time reading the Journal. To you and the family my deepest condolences.
Andrew

Phil said...

Thx Jim, Dave, David, and Andrew.
And thanks to everyone who sent cards, emails and other messages.
Phil