Douglas and Stephen, my heart goes out to you, family and friends during this sad and difficult time. Please find comfort from Isaiah 33:24 - And no resident will say: “I am sick.” God never intended mankind to get sick, grow old or die. Rev 21:3,4 promise: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 1 Corinthians 15:26: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." One of the greatest earthly demonstrations of Jehovah’s marvelous kindness will be the resurrection of humans from “the Grave.” (John 5:28:29) “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out!” Doesn’t this fill your heart with hope? Imagine that! One day, your loved one will be brought back to life on earth. Warmest regards.
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. When we lose someone we love, it can be overwhelming. Please know your Heavenly Father cares for you and promises to wipe away your tears, as well as sickness and death in the future. (Revelation 21:4) jw.org
I have been thinking lately of Phil and Diane while at age 91 going through my papers and those of my late wife Carol Sutton to be donated to the Filson Historical Society here in Louisville. There were a number of letters we had exchanged over the years between visits to Phil and Diane in St. Petersburg and our times together in Louisville where Phil, Carol, and I were good friends and colleagues at The Courier-Journal. Phil's obituary in today's Courier-Journal captured his remarkable life and career so well. I always remembered that he was from Carter County.
Doug and Ruth.
We are sad to learn of your father's passing. It was a great privilege to know him. Conversations with him were always enlightening. I recall with ease his graciousness and kindness. God blessed him not only with long life but with an adventuresome life. Doug, you were blessed to have him as a father. Losses like this always remind us of the love that was shared.
You will remain in our prayers.
Glenn and Bonnie
Dear Doug and Ruth and Steve and Gigi and all the kids,
We are so sorry for the sadness we know that this brings to you, but we know your hearts and minds are filled with some of the BEST memories of a wonderful Dad and friend. He was such a fun, interesting, loving and generous man! God bless you with new mercies each morning that allow you to smile in his memory and love in his memory. We are so glad to have known him and enjoyed times with him. God bless your whole family with grace for this moment.
Doug, I'll always remember your dad as an elegant, articulate, gracious, and kind man. I'm so grateful for the times that I was privileged to spend with him and enjoy his company. I'll always remember him fondly. I pray God will grant an extra measure of grace to you, Ruth, Olivia, and the entire Harsham family, as you grieve the loss of your dear father.
Doug, Ruth and family. My heart goes out to you. Your dad was a magnificent soul. His resounding velvet voice is clear in my memory. All of us who where touched by him, are better people for it. He is again with Aunt Diane. Sending love.