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The Last Post

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The last chapter in Greg’s long story was completed today when he passed away peacefully at Benalla Hospital with Pauline and David by his side.

He woke early this morning with very restricted breathing and Pauline called an Ambulance to take him straight to Benalla Hospital. He arrived ‘unresponsive’ with barely any breath. He spent most of today in a peaceful sleepy state, unable to talk. He communicated a few simple ‘yes’ and ‘no’s’ along the way and a couple of kisses to Pauline.

A key moment in the day was when he asked to remove the oxygen mask for the final time. It was clear that he knew he was in the ‘home straight’ and was getting ready to pass over. He rallied at one point in the day, grabbing the overhead handle for one last struggle.

The last few hours were spent in a sleepy, snoring state as he took his last gasps. In the end his breathing simply and calmly ceased as the nurse rolled him on to his side.

In keeping with Greg’s request we felt it was important to let you all know asap. As we write this, we are all together as a family with his body at the hospital, playing a playlist of his favourite music including lots of Neil Diamond.

So many people have commented what a great legacy this blog has been for Greg to leave behind. Thanks for all your well wishes. More details will follow about the funeral service – likely to be held on Thursday or Friday.

Go in peace Greg – fly free from all your suffering.

May you open into a greater glory and may we meet again,

Lots of love from your loving and proud family,

Pauline, David, Lisa and Anthea.

Holding hands for the last time.


Written by Lee

20 September 2013 at 5:55 am

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  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is required to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% sure. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


    11 October 2013 at 12:05 am

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