05 December 2005

Dad-in-law went down for the full count

Rest in peace, Roger Napier Gibbons, died 07:40 this morning of metabolic collapse induced by prostate cancer.

This was more than a week after being formally and officially written off for the fourth time, and nearly twelve years after being formally and officially written off for the first time, so it wasn’t exactly unexpected. This does not — in the estimation of countless grandchildren — in any way make up for his loss, but it is an impressive achievement.

If any one else is suffering from a systemic affliction like cancer, Dr Red bought him at least an extra four weeks after his third writing-off, and is a harmless thing to try.

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