It is with great sadness to let you know that Cec passed away. I was blessed to be with him during this transition. He was surrounded by the love of his family members the last couple of days which helped me get through this hard time as well. After 17+ months in being in pain he is now free from that pain and is at peace. He fought a terrible disease the best that he could but unfortunately his lung cancer took over his earthly body.
We are sorry to announce that cancer has hit Cec like a freight train. I don't want anyone left out so we are using this website to help. Please feel free to share this site with family, friends and ex co-workers of Cec'. The below initial journal entry explains the chain of events and everything that we know so far.
He is taking calls now even though he isn't a big one to talk on the phone. He would love to get cards in the mail telling him about old times or what is going on in your life. Let me know if you need our address. He has a good day here and there but takes many naps in between his pain. He worked hard for years, saved, invested and his dream was to always retire early. He did reach that dream just 3 years ago and turned 58 in October. During this time he was able to enjoy the lake home, having a big garden every year, watching many old shows, watching way too much about politics, reading and of course taking naps. We are hoping and praying for more time to spend at the place he enjoys so much.
We appreciate your support, words of hope, your prayers to relieve his pain and any encouragement. A big thank you already to our family, friends, neighbors and especially Chuck and Julie who have helped us so much already.
Cec' loving wife - Beth (Hein) Bell
In between taking Cec to all of his appointments I'm still working. My new employer, IRIS Consulting, couldn't be more giving, more understanding or more supportive. They have been awesome and my appreciation goes out to everyone I work with.
Memorial service arrangements are confirmed. Obituary is attached for details.
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