So terribly sorry to read about Jim’s passing.While it is very sad for us, I try to think it must be a relief for him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Jim knew who his real family were, those who mattered to him and were there for him.He once joked that I would be invited to his funeral. Sorry that did not happen. Our relationship was a complicated one, and we spoke only every few months. I last talked to him just after New Years, and asked him to call when he could. He’s with Helen now, and his dad and hopefully Granddads from all sides. Hopefully they are all looking after him. Wishing you peace Jim.
Dear family and friends of Jim,
I send my sincere condolences for your great loss. I drove Jim to the hospital sometimes and would deliver Meals on Wheels to him as well. He was always so kind and grateful. His warm demeanor on the phone was also welcoming. I called him "Old Blue Eyes" one day and he laughed. He said it had been a while since he had heard someone call him that. I said "Well, how could they not?! It's the first thing we see when we look at you!" He smiled and thanked me. It hurt me to see him suffer with his oxygen tank. That must have been such a struggle every day. He never would say it when I came over with the meals though, he would just check in to see how my life was going and was more concerned about me. Nice, nice man.
I hope to see those "Old Blue Eyes" again one day.... and make you laugh. Till then, breathe well in heaven and enjoy all the things you couldn't do down here because of your COPD.
See you later, Jim!
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