Friday, May 13, 2016

Dear Editor - From Becky Hagar, Richard Hagar, David and Gail Hagar and June Hawkes

Dear Editor, 

I would like to take the opportunity to send out many thank you messages to our friends, family, neighbors for the unconditional love and support that you have shown us over the last few weeks. This has been a nightmare that no family wants to endure. While on vacation, my husband suffered a massive heart attack and even though we got the best care possible in Jupiter, Florida, he did not win the fight. 

The quick appearance of friends and family in Florida was the only way I made it through those three horrible days. Mary and Pete Woodbury, Julie Pierce, Evelyn Pike, Tim Pike and Chris Pike, thank you for your support and hours of waiting and crying with my father-in-law, Richard, brother in law, David and myself. 

There are so many people to thank that have supported me and my husband's family during this time. I can't name them all as I would certainly leave someone out. You know who you are!

The organization of John's celebration of life was possible by the work of a village of friends and family. The attendance was overwhelming (400 people) and if I did not get to speak to you personally, I am so sorry for that. John's past co-workers at Seltzer and Rydholm from years ago, to current customers of his contractor remodeling business were there to show respect for this wonderful man. Hundreds of friends and family filled the North Windham Union Church and then some. 

Thank you for Reverend Sally Colegrove for her ability to listen and endure our pain while trying to plan for this service. 

My thoughts to my mom, June Hawkes, who is grieving the loss of her son-in-law, while healing herself at the Gorham House from a fall that fractured her vertebrae. 

I am lost without my husband, John, and know that over time I will learn a new life without him, but again I have support and love from so many people that will help me do that.

Becky Hagar
Richard Hagar
David and Gail Hagar
June Hawkes

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