Thursday, February 22, 2007

Farewell Grandpa!

Sad times in the Hosford home once again. Late Wednesday night we lost our dear grandfather, Don Snellink. It happened very quickly and peacefully with most of his family at his bedside. Please be in prayer for the family as this was a bit of a shock and so as time passes we learn to deal with the reality of the events.
Grandpa was undergoing chemo and radiation treatments for another bout of cancer which we now know had spread to all his organs. On wednesday morning he went in for one of those treatments not feeling very well and having difficulty breathing. He was getting very sick fast. He was found to have a double pnuemonia, severe dehydration, and a perforated bowell which had leaked into his abdomen and caused severe infection. He survived long enough to have most of his family with him, even his son Jim from Indianapolis. He passed through the pearly gates to meet his Savior so peacefully.
We ask for prayers for grandma Ruth to have His ultimate peace and comfort. She has lost her very best friend, her partner in life for sixty years. We will all miss him, his company at family gatherings, his stories of past trips and adventures, and most of all his love and kindness to all who came in contact with him.