For MartinBishop and Children

(271 Posts)
TheMadHouse Tue 01-Jul-08 18:55:00

I wanted to wish you strength and my smpthay for tomorrow.

You are in my thoughts and I hope that the service reflects what a couragous family you are and what a fantastic man MR MB MBE was.

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MsDemeanor Tue 01-Jul-08 18:55:52

Lots of love to you all.

expatinscotland Tue 01-Jul-08 18:56:22

Thanks for starting this thread.

Was thinking of MB and her family today.

Much sympathy for tomorrow.

UnderRated Tue 01-Jul-08 18:57:10

Thinking of you all

LilRedWG Tue 01-Jul-08 18:58:14


Ladytophamhatt Tue 01-Jul-08 18:59:24

Oh MB, I didn't knwo it was tomorrow.

I never really knwo what to say but I hope tomorrow is a comfort to you. I'msure alot of people will tell you how much of a inspriation You and your darling Dh are.

You are to me.


Btw, we finally had our will written today, after being prompted by your advice thread. You really are so lovely to think of others when your heartache must be immense.


ShowOfHands Tue 01-Jul-08 19:00:42

I will also be thinking of you MartinBishop.


ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 01-Jul-08 19:01:31

I will be thinking of you tomorrow

forevercleaning Tue 01-Jul-08 19:02:40

Thoughts and prayers for you allo tomorrow x

RubySlippers Tue 01-Jul-08 19:02:41

thinking of you all tomorrow
no wise words, but lots of love

tibni Tue 01-Jul-08 19:05:58

You will all be in my thoughts xx

pagwatch Tue 01-Jul-08 19:09:11

will also be thinking of you.

wish this wasn't so inadequate ...
But wishing you all courage and comfort.

robinpud Tue 01-Jul-08 19:09:19

Tomorrow will be so incredibly hard, and I am sure you will be overwhelmed by people and feelings. Hope you get the chance to say goodbye and let your lovely dh fly free.
Hope there is someone taking care of you.

MaureenMLove Tue 01-Jul-08 19:11:57

With much love. xx

VanillaPumpkin Tue 01-Jul-08 19:17:48

Thinking of you all MB xxx

Bridie3 Tue 01-Jul-08 19:19:25

Ditto, ditto, ditto from me.


MaryAnnSingleton Tue 01-Jul-08 19:20:52

me too MB xxxxxx

policywonk Tue 01-Jul-08 19:27:42

Hope you find the funeral cathartic in some small measure, if possible. And if you end up in a big soggy mess on the floor (as I did at my mother's), remember that you're quite entitled. xx

Califrau Tue 01-Jul-08 19:29:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nickytwotimes Tue 01-Jul-08 19:30:42

MB and family - hope tomorrow goes as well as it can.
So sorry for your loss. sad

hazygirl Tue 01-Jul-08 19:30:49

thinking of you tomorrowx big hug and im so sorryx

Habbibu Tue 01-Jul-08 19:32:52

Thinking of you all, with much love. x

smugmumofboys Tue 01-Jul-08 19:36:59

I cannot believe that I missed the sad news. I am so sorry MB. I wish you strength for tomorrow. xx

NorthernLurker Tue 01-Jul-08 19:41:21

Thinking of you all tomorrow.

Judy1234 Tue 01-Jul-08 19:43:49

How sad. Good luck tomorrow. It hardly seems any time since we buried my mother and we just had my father's funeral. And you want to grieve but instead your having to talk to undertakers, have discussions about grave digging, death notices and all kinds of pragmatic things that seem to get in the way of just getting on with trying to deal with a death but it must be much much worse to lose a spouse and at a relatively young age.

The things that really helped with my father's was we all co-wrote a funeral eulogy and I was very pleased we did that and left a copy on each seat for everyone and it included photos of my father and all 9 grandchildren so every one had that knowledge about his life and work to take away. I liked our involvement in the service - I sang from Faure's Requiem, my son played the last post on his trumpet etc. I loved the hymns we chose. But everyone is different in what they need and want. Nothing stops it being so very sad.

(practical tip - hardly anyone ate any of the food, get 50% less than you think you need)

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