Please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of David Campbell, my brother-in-law Peter’s father, who died on Sunday morning after being in the hospital for almost two months. And please pray for the consolation of all his family.
Mr Campbell was the kindest, gentlest man. A secular Carmelite and a doting grandfather. He and his wife have lived with my brother and sister-in-law since the older girls were very little and he has been a constant loving presence in their lives. My nieces and nephew are missing their grandfather very much.
My sister-in-law writes that they are so thankful that they all got to see him on Saturday and all the kids were able to give him a long hug, not knowing it was the last.
Peter and his mom went to the hospital Sunday morning because they heard his dad was in need of a surgery and they wanted to discuss transferring him to another hospital to have it.
Pete saw a Eucharistic Minister come on the floor before they transported his dad.
Even though he hasn�t been able to swallow even liquid, Pete asked if they please give him a small part of the Eucharist and encouraged his dad to swallow which he did.
On his way to the other hospital, in the ambulance, Pete�s dad passed.
What a blessing that Peter was able to be with his mom (she was going to go alone at first) and the biggest blessing of all was for his dad to receive Jesus right before dying!
Truly in the last week or so when we knew that he was probably dying, we prayed that he would have a peaceful death and it seems that prayer has been granted. Now, though, I pray for comfort and consolation for all the family and especially for Mrs. Campbell.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Grant peace and consolation to all of those who are left behind.