Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So I say

In case you weren't already aware.... Cancer is an evil, evil bitch, and she's being particularly evil in 2011. Just one week ago I attended the (emotional, moving) memorial for a friend of a dear friend who lost her battle to cancer at the far too young age of 40. Now this week I am very sad to say that my cousin, Michael, has lost his battle as well. He passed away on Sunday at the also too young age of 57. Michael was an incredibly talented musician, husband, and father. He was also the person that my mom felt closest to in her family. At only three years her junior, they grew up together more like brother and sister than aunt and nephew. I shake my angry fist at cancer, for taking Michael away before we could build a relationship, before I could learn many musical things from him. I give cancer the finger for devastating my mom. Michael and Chris - may angels lead you in. There's a special place in heaven for those who had to suffer so much on Earth. To see just how awesome Michael Becker was musically, please visit his IMDb page. But please do not comment on his IMBd, as it's not yet public knowledge that he has passed away.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm very sorry, Von.

Fuck cancer.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's horrible to lose someone so young. Last year, I had to go to a wake for a guy I'd coached as a kid... lung cancer due to the toxic "9/11 cloud".

It was devastating- I spoke with his brother, and he told me that the widow freaks out every time she sees him, because he looks so much like her late husband.

My condolences, Von.

Von said...

B4 - how terrible, I can't imagine going to a wake for one of my kids.
J - thanks. :(

Von said...

Oh, and I just read that in lieu of flowers, Michael wanted folks to spend time with kids. I can do that. I'm going to ask you all to do that too.

Another Kiwi said...

Cancer took my FIL last year. It is a horrible thing. Peace to you, Von

fish said...

Add me to the list of condolences.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very sorry to hear, Von.

Most of my grandparents went via cancer (my mom otoh took the high blood pressure route...seems I am headed down that highway, too.)
~

Mandos said...

Very recently took the mother of a friend of mine.

blue girl said...

My sympathies to you and your family, Von.

Mendacious D said...

Many sympathies. Also, I have a "fuck cancer" sticker somewhere. It should be deployed.

Kathleen said...

hugs to you Vonnie. fuck cancer indeed