Sunday, 30 May 2010

Journeys End

Jane passed away this afternoon.

She looked so peaceful after months of so much pain. I just wanted to take her home and care for her all over again. People say that I was so good to care for her the way I did but I loved her so much it was an absolute pleasure. I would do the same again tomorrow if I had the chance, now all I have left are memories. There is a huge void left which I am not going to be able to fill. She was my life, in sickness and in health and I will miss her with all my heart.

Rest in peace Jane.

Jane Catherine Thompson
18th January 1959 - 30th May 2010

42 comments:

ADB said...

Rest in peace, Jane. Your pain and suffering is over, all that remains is the memory of your valiant battle with that horrible disease. You knew how it would end, yet battled on to the last moment. Jane, you are a luminous example to all who are fighting cancer, or who care for those that care for cancer sufferers. And Martin, you rank alongside Jane for the same reason and at the same level. In sickness and in health, as you so rightly state.

Jane, you won't be forgotten.
Martin, well done.

Yours,

Guido
Stornoway

Deb said...

My deepest condolences to you Martin and your family. I am very saddened to hear of Jane's passing, but I know now she is finally at rest.
Her legacy of inspiration, courage and determination will live on in the hearts of all of us.
Your memories will get you through.
God Bless Everyone!
Deb

Sugar said...

adb said it eloquently.
i know she's at her new home, with angels all around her, & is happy, free of all pain & suffering. altho, you'll grieve for her, i know how strong you are martin, you've shown us all that. jane & you, made the perfect match! express your grief now. then be comforted in knowing, jane will never really leave you, those memories of her, & the love you shared, will be there always.
God bless.

Sybil said...

Rest In Peace dear Jane, Your memory will last for ever in so many people's hearts. Martin my heart goes out to you and ALL the family I pray that in the comming dark days you may also be able to glimpse liitle flashes of Jane wherever you look...
Bless you all. and Thank you for being so faithful to Jane and all of us out here who have walked every step with you.
Love Sybil x

Denise_pike said...

I´m so sorry , and can you believe surprised, Jane was such a fighter , but ofcourse you can only fight so much and she definately fought a great battle to the end. All my sympathy goes out to you and your children, her greatest achievement. I hope you all find comfort in eachother at this sad time. Love Denise.

Let Amaral Speak! said...

I only ever knew you on the Internet Jane, but I could tell that you were a truly lovely person. G*d will keep you now, in a much nicer place where there is no more pain. Blessings to Martin and the children, you will be in our prayers tonight.

Chrissie XX

mortonlake said...

i am in tears.rest in peace jane.always remembered.love mort xxx

Jackie said...

God Bless you all Martin find comfort in your family the one you and Jane made together and live on for her with love and memories in your heart.x

Alexei said...

Dear Martin, I am so so sorry.

Ana Marie said...

you do not know me.. i have no connection to you other than i have been following this blog for a few months... after having lost my father to RCC in January i sought out comfort in knowing that there were still others out there.. fighting the good fight...
today i find myself reading this entry and reminiscing over others.. and crying.. for you.. and for a strong woman i never had the pleasure of meeting...
but what a beautiful testament to her.. and to you.. and to the fight.. that this blog has been able to touch people in unbelievable ways... it proves..what an amazing woman she was.. what fight.. what want for life... what a wonderment she will always be..
prayers with you,
Ana Marie

Hollie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for strengthen & comfort for you & your family.

tonigreenaway1 said...

Rest in peace Jane, your suffering is at an end, but reading your blog it sounds like your family gave you the best of the last few years possible.

A huge hug to all your family at this sad time and well done to you all for staying so strong through everything.

Toni xxx

Andy said...

Sorry seems such an insignificant word to use for the loss of a great fighter whose memory will last for ever. Jane was such an inspiration to me in my own fight against cancer I really am at a loss for words to say more.
Andy

pam said...

Even though I knew this was inevitable, I am still absolutely floored hearing this sad news. Martin, my thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time, If there is anything i can do, even just to listen then please feel free to email me anytime. I had so much to say to Jane, so i have left her a letter on my blog. I will never ever forget Jane's Journey. May she Rest In Peace now. Love Pam.xxxx

LYN said...

I AM HARDLY ABLE TO SEE THRU MY TEARS MARTIN...I HAVE FOLLOWED JANE ON THIS JOURNEY FROM DAY ONE AND ALTHOUGH I AM SADDENED BY HER DEATH I AM HAPPY SHE IS FINALLY PAIN FREE...MAY GOD WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU AND THE FAMILY NOW MARTIN..YOU ALL DID SUCH AN AMAZING JOB .. I KNOW I'M 3000 MILES AWAY BUT I AM JUST A KEYBOARD AWAY...

R.I.P. MY WARRIOR PRINCESS JANE...

Yasmin said...

My heartfelt condolences to you Martin at this very sad time, Jane was so brave for so long and set an example to us all who have had hope.

Jane was a one off rare person who despite her own illness helped so many with her spirit and courage.

And to you Martin your love for Jane was so evident in your every action you were both blessed to have had each other

Yasmin
xx

Jan said...

God rest you now Jane we love you ,I too followed Jane from the start of her blog ,and I so admired her courage ,Martin thankyou ,take care of her loved ones.. AND you xx Love Jan xx

bannia said...

So sorry God bless her,you and your family.An inspiration to all a wonderful lady.

joanna said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you Martin and your Family

D said...

Rest in Peace Jane, your strength and courage will be remembered always. To your family I send prayers and strength in this difficult time. Hugs

Sandy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Martin. You and your family are in my prayers.

Mcxliii said...

My heartfelt condolences to Jane's family.
Although I never had the privilege of meeting Jane I will always remember her for her courage and determination.
Rest in peace.
Augusto Manuel

karen in ottawa canada said...

heartbroken - that's how I feel - Jane was such an awesome inspiration for me in the past 20 months since my own RCC diagnosis - she truly gave me such strength & optimism and helped me understand how to live the moment fully. i feel so honoured to have known her from afar. And Martin, I feel so crushed for you and the children - you all must know what an amazing woman Jane was, how much she helped so many of us world wide - be very very proud of your wife/Mum - she was an awesome person and was well loved by many who never had the pleasure of meeting her face-to-face.
I send you all hugs from across the pond, as I always did to Jane.

Herrad said...

Hello Martin,

Thinking for you and your darling Jane.
Love,
Herrad

Connie said...

She will be missed and remembered...forever
My condolences

Cruella de Surf said...

Dear Martin, I'm so sorry. I've had the pleasure of chatting to Jane online for a number of years and she was a very bright and funny woman who always made my day. Jane's blog tells a similar story to one I'm already sadly familiar with, having shared this journey with a close relative who was the same age as Jane when she lost her life to cancer a few years ago. Jane has helped me more than she could know. Thank you both. Heartfelt condolences to you and your children. XXX

Jeannette said...

God has a new angel as He has taken Jane home to be with Him. A beautiful, courageous lady who never stopped fighting and never lost her humour. She will be remembered amongst Bloggers. Our thoughts are with you all this this saddest of times. God bless you all.

Rest in peace Jane.

Jeannette said...

Martin and family, I wanted you to know that I have added your beautiful Jane to our Blogger/AOL journal Memorial Journal. It is a permanent memorial for all those friends we have loved and lost. She will never be forgotten.

Here is the lin

http://silent-keyboards-j-land-angels.blogspot.com/

Linda :) said...

Bringing Special Thoughts and Gentle Hugs........

♥ Forever Kristy ♥ said...

Jane has been an inspiration to me ever since my diagnosis back in October 2007. When I first found her blog back then, I believe she was writing about buying pajamas and her upcoming IL-2 treatment.

I am so honored to have called Jane friend. We never met in person or even talked on the phone. I only knew Jane through her blog and some encouraging emails she sent me.

Jane left her mark on this world. She left a legacy. She showed us how to fight. She showed us how to smile in the face of adversity.

Martin, please know that you and the children are in our prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Jane will never be forgotten. The kidney cancer community will see to it that her memory lives on in our hearts and that those in the future understand what she had done for the cause.

todkaren said...

Our love and thoughts are with you all.
Tod Karen & Connor xxxxxx

tinkerbell said...

Martin you will have Jane with you forever in your heart, always by your side.Jane has left her footprints over so many peoples hearts,I shall miss her "Writings" so very much,I always checked each day.I pray for you and your family for "Gods "love to help and comfort you, Jane does not need prayers now she is safe in the hands of God

Ally Lifewithally said...

Martin my sincere condolences ~ Jane was such a brave Lady and was an inspiration to us all ~ We will never forget her ~ Ally x

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

What can I add? Shocked yes, but desperately sorry for you Martin and the family. Doesn't make it any easier, even knowing it was coming does it? If there is any silver lining in this darkest of clouds it is the fact that Jane is out of pain and suffering. Martin be rest assured everyone is thinking of you in support.
I knew Jane via a chat room long before her fight against cancer began. She never changed from 6 years ago up until this weekend. She shared her concerns long before this Blog began and I remember her saying she was going to create one. What a legacy she has left. And for this, all who knew her, even from afar must be thankful.
Rest now Jane, you have earnt it and if you can, look after your family.
This indeed has been a journey of another kind about a courageous lady and I will never forget her.
- Love Andrea (Lippy) XX

Melissa said...

Oh Martin, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family will remain in my prayers.

Daria said...

I'm so sorry ... my thoughts are with you and your family.

Zoe said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss,for your whole familys loss.You have had the privaledge of being with the most wonderful gentile and courageous person I have ever had the pleasure to know.I envy you in that and hope so very much,that you will all have the most beautiful memories.All of us who came to know her here have because she was so very kind and funny too.What a lovely woman,I will miss her but I will have my memories of a woman who kept my spirits up and made me feel I wasnt alone,for that Jane I thank you.Martin you are the most loving husband and she deserved you.Thank you all of you for letting us share the most intimate and joyful parts of an amazing life.Peace and deepest sympathies from myself and my family go to you all.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

salemslot9 said...

during the last few days
I read Jane's story
from the beginning
to the end
including all comments

wow

I told my John
it was like reading a book
maybe, it will be some day

incredible

thinking of you
in your time of loss

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ADB said...

Remembering Jane today. She was a brave warrior.

ADB said...

It's seven years now since Jane passed away, and she is not forgotten. Neither is her struggle, and heroism in the face of insurmountable odds. RIP.