Thursday, March 3, 2011

requiescat in pace

The journey through cancer therapy was long and hard. The number of tumours in her liver alone totalled 30 and surgery was not an option.

Joan was accepted onto a trial using Folfox6. That was later changed to two other regimes and she was accepted into the SIRT program where minute irradiated spheres were inserted into her liver. Unfortunately nothing worked and she suffered greatly from the side effects.

Even though she lost her appetite and could eat very little she still collected recipes from the newspapers.

She was able to participate in some group functions until quite near the end of her journey.

Today is her funeral service and we are holding a wake at our place for her. my loss is almost unbearable.


  1. I have followed Joans blog and my thoughts have been with you all. Joan was such an inspiration at Contemporary Quilt Group and we will miss her greatly. I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to Kev and the family. I hope your memories, family and friends can give you strength today and in the times ahead. Jan

  2. Joan was a fighter right until the end. What an inspiration she has been to everyone. And what a wonderful man Kevin has been right through this. She was so lucky to have him by her side fighting the battle with her.
    Our love to Kevin and the family. Teena and Roy