“Sadly, I must tell you that my wonderful wife Gail has passed away late in the afternoon today, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She died peacefully at home, without pain or suffering, with her sister Brenda and me by her side.

No further details have been arranged as yet but you will be notified as they are.

John”
At Left - this is the email I sent within the first few hours after Gail passed away back in March of 2013.
Near right - Our wedding day in Effingham, IL., October 22, 1988 with announcement at far right. Bottom right - last night on Rhine Cruise, in 2012. Gail had about four months to live.