Hello, My name is Kevin and I am Jon's partner. Jon gave me his password a few weeks ago and asked me to post to the board if something happened to him. As some of you know Jon had been undergoing cancer treatment since the end of July. I wanted to let you all know that Jon passed away this morning after suffering a seizure at the hospital. It was very fast and the Dr's assured me very painless. He left this world holding my hand and one of the last things he said to me was that he loved me. He made me promise that I would not have a funeral for him and would have him cremated as quickly as possible and I am honoring that request. I have not yet notified Jon's father for fear of the legal issues he may raise. I'm not sure if that is the correct thing to do but I promised Jon that I wouldn't, so I have decided to honor that promise. Jon gave me full legal rights to make health and financial decisions on his behalf but he was afraid that his father would try something so I will wait a few days to call him. I wanted all of you who have corresponded with Jon via email and phone over the last several weeks to know that you all did him a world of good. He was the bravest person I will ever know, and I'm not sure how I'm going to survive this but I will. Jon was such an athiest and that was about the only thing we ever argued about. We were talking a few weeks ago and he told me that if he passed he would let me know if he was right or wrong about whether or not God exists. He joked and said that the next time John Edwards was on TV he would break in with a message for me. He was such a beautiful person and he had the most wicked sense of humor I've ever seen. Jon's taught me alot about the Jehovah Witness religion and about what he went thru because of it. I want to thank all of you that helped him deal with it even more through this website. Jon has several emails that he did not get to return and I will answer those for him as soon as I can deal with it.
I just came to this board and don't "know" anyone here but what you have just written has touched me and I'm sure that others here will share some of the loss that you feel. Regardless of what happens to Jon after death, it's so nice to know that he touched someone else's life and that he will be missed.
I thank you for the love and caring that you have shown and for being there for him and being the family that he needed.
Hi Kevin, I didnt know Jon except for seeing him post here, and I really havent been on this board for about a month or so, but I would like to express my sincere condolences to you. From what you have written here, I can see that you and Jon had a wonderful relationship, and I know you will miss him very much. Do your best to get this trying period. I am sure you two had many happy experiences together, and I hope that those times will be the focus of your healing.
I am so sorry to hear this. I want to express all support and sympathy that i possibly can. This was a horrible shock. We talked in the chatroom yesterday. My condolences to you who loved and cared for him, and were his family.
- Jan -- "Doctor how can you diagnose someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and then act like I had some choice about barging in here right now?" -- As Good As It Gets
you are in my thoughts, words cannot express my feelings right now....
love and peace harmony
Most people think, Great God will come from the skies, Take away everything And make everybody feel high. But if you know what life is worth, You will look for yours on earth: And now you see the light, You stand up for your rights.~~Bob Marley