Rest peacefully now, Jacqueline

@sunrisefan (16910)
Philippines
June 15, 2016 9:38pm CST
While I was writing my previous Discussion (Critical in ICU) last night, I did not know that Jacqueline, one of those I visit on Sundays, had already passed away earlier at about 4PM. I only learned of her passing when a friend called up early today to break the sad news. After having breakfast, I called Jacqueline's home which was busy, so I tried to call up the funeral parlor to inquire if her body was there. I got a negative reply and since I also got no answer when I called up another funeral parlor, I decided to go to Jacqueline's home where I found out that her body lay in state there. There were two female visitors who were talking with Jacqueline's mother when I entered the living room. We talked for a while and I invited them to pray with me for Jacqueline's eternal repose. Jacqueline would have turned 40 on June 21 but she was not able to reach and celebrate her birthday. It's only now that I found out about her ailment because I did not bother to ask before to respect her privacy. I also found out that she was the chief accountant of the university. She has an only brother who's working in the U.S. and who's coming home on Saturday to attend her burial. Jacqueline's mother had told me that Jacqueline's little girl cried wildly when she knew her mother was gone. It would have broken anyone's heart to see the little girl cry over the loss of her Mom. I bade goodbye to Jacqueline's mother and extended my condolences to Jacky's husband who just came out from the shower room. Jacky will be buried on Thursday next week, June 23, which is 2 days after her birthday. They will request a priest who is a cousin of Jacky's husband to celebrate mass on Jacky's birthday. Go and rest peacefully now, Jacqueline. In that place where you're going, there'd be no more pain or suffering. Your family will take care of your little angel and boy.
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@ridingbet (43641)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
what was she sick of? what illness? my condolence to her
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
She had cirrhosis of the liver. Just learned about it from her mom this morning when I went to their house to visit her wake.
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@ridingbet (43641)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@sunrisefan oh i am so sorry. did she drink liquor? was she always eating sweets? did she take too many medicines?
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@ridingbet She does not drink. I don't know about her eating habits because I visited her for only a little over 2 years and only on Sundays.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
16 Jun 16
At least now she is resting in peace without pain, and without the doctors and nurses poking needles into her. I just feel sorry for her family, especially the daughter.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Yes, no more pain and being tied up to the bed all the time. I hope the little girl will have the love from people around her to fill the vacuum her mom has left.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
16 Jun 16
@sunrisefan She will. My nephew and niece lost their mother to brain cancer when they were young. They are normal happy adults now. I think they will miss their mother when they want to get married, and after they have their own children.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@scheng1 It's good your nephew and niece were surrounded by family who filled the gap left by their mother. Was she your sister or sister-in-law?
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• United States
16 Jun 16
I am sorry to hear. My condolences to the family. She was so young!
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Thanks. Yes, she was so young and so were her little angel and boy.
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• United States
16 Jun 16
@sunrisefan It is very sad. I hope all the best for the family
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby Don't be sad for today; it's your birthday LOL!
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@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
My condolences to her family . So, all along you don't know what was ailing her . It's so sad that before the early age of 40 , she passed away . She won't be experiencing the saying "life begins at 40" .
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Yes, I did not know what her ailment was. I usually don't inquire about the ailments of those I visit.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I would say her eternal life has began at 40.
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@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@sunrisefan Oh yes , indeed ! But i pity her children who are just kids .
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• Philippines
22 Jun 16
May her soul rest in peace. Condolences to her family.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
23 Jun 16
Thanks Rachz. She'll be buried after a 2PM mass this afternoon which I'll be attending. They had mass celebrated in Jacqueline's home on the 21st for her birthday that day. She would have been 40. I was not able to attend then because of two other commitments.
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@MissNikki (2629)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
So sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts are with you
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
Thanks Miss Nikki :)
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@DianneN (71292)
• United States
16 Jun 16
How sad that she passed away so young. May she RIP.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Thanks, Ms. Dianne. Yes, she was young indeed and so were her kids. Hope they'll be able to cope up with their mom's loss.
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@salonga (28008)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
My prayers for the comfort of the bereaved loved ones.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Thanks friend :)
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• United States
16 Jun 16
Oh how sad, she was so young and leaving behind a child to mourn her so pitifully. How difficult this time will be for all of them. Prayers for you all.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Thanks, Ms. Jean. I felt a bit bad and sad with her passing but happy on the other hand, knowing she won't suffer anymore. I've been visiting her, along with 7 others, on Sundays for a little over 2 years now. I pity most her little girl who's like a doll.
@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Jun 16
it is better that she rest peacefully than suffering and fighting for her life , cirrhosis of the liver is not an ordinafy ailment. rest in peace jacqueline.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Thanks, Ms. Ida. I'm sure Jacqueline is now free from the pain and suffering.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun 16
My condolences to the family.
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@sunrisefan (16910)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Thanks, Ms. Valerie :)
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