Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Jun 7, 2007 9:54:41 GMT -5
This was Phil's forum (I was/am Co-Administrator...) It only seems befitting that you leave a message for his family here for them. I know that in awhile, at the very least Shawna (Phil's daughter) will be checking in. If COPD International also does a page, perhaps you could/would post on both.
"I said a Prayer of Sympathy to the good Lord up above, To ask Him to console you and comfort you with love. I prayed for help to understand the wisdom of His ways, To trust that life is measured by love and not by days. I asked the Lord to give you the wisdom and the grace To know your loved one rests In the peace of God's embrace. Until that joyous promised day when all of you will be Enfolded in each other's arms throughout eternity." by -- Lisa O. Engelhardt
I am so, deeply sorry for your loss, Phil so sweetly offered glimpses of all of you, it was so apparent that FAMILY was utmost to him. Thank you all for sharing Phil, I know he devoted so much time increasing knowledge in this disease. I pray that you all find peace and comfort in the fact that he was so respected....and loved. jojo from lwc
Phil was such an asset to the forums and will be dearly missed. He brought us a vast amount of knowledge about our disease. He was a true gentleman and a very Courageous man. My sympathy goes to his family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. He is breathing gently now, gone but not forgotten.
May your tears flow freely and then dry as your heart heals with the wonderful memories of Phil and the years and special life you shared with him. My deepest sympathies to you and may your God hold you close to comfort and give you strength to bear the loss. His love and kindness spread out among all that he met and we all benefitted from having him touch our lives. Carolynn - TX cajen @sbcglobal.net
Of all the People I have met since being Diagnosed with COPD, Phil stands out the most. He taught me many things that I wouldn't have learned anywhere else. Our Community has lost a very important advocate. My deepest sympathy and condolences for his family.
Phil was a awsome kind loving man,Never to busy to help a fellow COPDer and take you under his wing,And reassure you all is not lost. He fought a long hard battle,And he now is getting his well deserved rest. People from all over have befriended him he will be sadly missed by all that had the honor to know him. And his teachings will carry on and help others forever. Bless you all and take comfort that he is in a better place. He can run,He can do whatever his heart and lungs desire. Bobbioh
Phil has given so many of us with Copd hope to carry on and fight this terrible disease with this forum he has created. My sincere condolences to Phil's family. I found this poem when my father passed away and it really helped me deal with my grief.
Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die.
My condolences to Phil's family on a very difficult loss of a very wonderful man.
A friend I never met, yet; A friend I felt I knew so well; A friend who did so much for so many; A friend whose loss brings tears to many eyes; A friend who has finally gone back home to peace and perfect happiness.
God Bless you Phil, I will never forget you for as long as I live, and the sadness in my soul knows that our loss is The Almighty's gain. Have a wonderful trip to eternal happiness Phil. -- Vic
This has been a tremendous shock to me. I have followed Phil's journey on another board and have sent up many prayers for him. I considered Phil a personal friend and took his counsel as a learned truth. He was always quick to help when ask and was free with the information he possessed. I send prayers to Phil's family and ask all God's comfort for you. Love, Blessings and Good Breathing, Ken-AZ.
Phil will live on in all of us. He has left so many legacy's for all. His sincerity, kindness, helpfulness and knowledge will be missed for a long time to come. I can't imagine the forums to be the same without him. My heart breaks. My deepest condolences.
Phil and I did not always see eye to eye but I'm glad we made our peace a couple of weeks ago. I always admired the work he did on these forums no one and I mean no one will be more missed than Phil. I am crying now cos we've lost a great warrior in the fight.
Phil was a wonderful person who cared so very much for other people. His advice had gotten me through so much of this disease. He will be truly missed by so many for he touched so many of our lives. He is on a new journey with the Lord. To Shawna and all of Phils family you have my deepest sympathy.
Like the petels on a rose. The rose fights for life as on by one each petel falls to the ground. There sat one rose trying to hold on to it's last petel untill it just could not hold on to it any longer.
May the kiss of an angel and that last petel on that rose be with you all forever. My sympathy and condolences go out to each and every one of you. He will be deeply missed. My the Lord give you the streangh in the days ahead.
Rest In Peace Phil, you are now free from the demise of COPD.
Phil, you will be missed, thank you for all of the help you gave to every one you will be blessed. breath well my friend. all of my thoughts and prayers go to phi's family, you have lost a good man and he will be missed and thought of often. god bless you at this sad time. Darlene
Dear Shawna and members of Phil's immediate family; We all lost something special today. Each of us has our own special memory and I just want you to know that you do not carry the burden of loss alone. The number of people whose life has been touched by Phil are many and he has made many friends during his stay on earth. He has slipped the surly bonds of gravity and has taken flight with the eagles and angels. He soars unfettered with our earthly concerns now, all he will know now are peace and contentment. He fought valliantly and others are now ready to carry on in his footsteps. He lit the way. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Hugz, as ever, Barry.
Dear Shauna and family...Words cannot express the saddness I feel at losing someone so special...Phil was one of the family here and I heard he had a wonderful family with you all..I'm so sorry for your loss..My prayers and thoughts go with you..Virginia
Phil was a valued contributor to the COPD Information Forum as well as many others. His courage and dedication served as an example to us all. My sincere condolences to his daughter and other family members.
Last Dec. when I first came on the forums, I was truly a mess. I really had no desire to fight this horrible disease. I was just ready for Hospice. I came to Phil's post..something about contemplating the navel. I was taught in a gentle, non-patronizing, humorous way how to breathe from the diaphragm, how to recover using PLB and a host of other techniques. I truly found a friend. How could I give up when this wonderful man was taking his immeasurable breaths to help us all? I am inconsolable now, so I can imagine how those who knew him well must feel. I am happy for Phil that he is in a better place now teaching the Angels.....because he truly is a disciple of Jesus..teaching, healing and helping. To his wife and children and family; my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of overwhelming grief and loss.
"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I may not pass this way again."
Phil will be really missed by the copd world...He was co admin to my forum for quite awhile and we had our problems but that will never take away from the respect I had for him... I Pray for his family . And I know he is oen of those special angels watching down over us with all the others who have passed before him from this dreaded disease.. Cheryl
I want to send my condolences to Phil Cables family and friends. I did not know him very well. I do know that he was available on many boards and forums. I am so sorry for your loss. He is breathing easy now. I know that does not help your grief but my heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. He was a very courageous man. God Bless you all.