Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fly High Ron Harris

We have had two very different days between Friday and Saturday. Friday, to me, was a transition day for Ron. His mind was ready to move on but his body close but not close enough... medications were increased again. The nurses said he has a very strong heart. I already knew that he was all heart. Yesterday, Saturday, Ron had a very peaceful day just being. He was well aware who was with him but found it extremely difficult to communicate.

At 0200 this morning, Sunday, Ron peacefully passed to the place he has wanted to go since Tuesday. I held his hand and Meghan held me. We reassured him that all the kids love him very, very much and that they will be OK.

Our anguish at seeing his health deteriorate rapidly has shifted to a deep, deep sadness for the enormous void in our lives. For each of us, Stewart, Meghan, Kirsten, Ryan and myself, our new journey begins... our life without the physical Ron yet a life that will be profoundly influenced by Ron. His grace and dignity are immeasurable.

Ronald Harris I am proud and honoured to be your wife. Fly high, my love.


  1. Janice, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. We are proud to have known Ron, even for such a short time. We are sending hugs and comfort to you.
    Love from Scott and Sonia

  2. words escape me . But my heart is with you both Janice. There is such strength in love.

  3. Stay the course holding hands with your grief and keep writing... thank you for sharing everything. You're a brave, brave woman. Hugs.

  4. Janice, words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. I can only imagine how much this tragedy has affected the lives of you and your family. I feel so sad, yet I am glad that you and Ron had as many adventures as you did in your time together. Ron was fortunate to have such a brave and wonderful woman by his side through this.
    Anne McKinnell (Snoopy)