Saturday, August 16, 2008

Edward Moffatt ~ Father, FIL, Papaw

On August 5th of this year, my husband said goodbye to his father, I said goodbye to my father-in-law and our children said goodbye to their papaw. This ugly thing called cancer had taken away a very special person in our lives. The thing about cancer is, it doesn't matter who you are, young or old, rich or poor, it will destroy anything in it's path if it chooses. Ed found out 4 months ago that he had kidney cancer, then lung cancer and then a cancer cell on his brain. It was devestating for our family.

Ed was a proud member of the Orleans Police Department in the town he called home. He was currently serving as the Assistant Chief until his diagnosis, then took a short term leave while he was sick. Sadly, he never made it back to work. He loved his job. He worked in law enforcement for years & years. He was planning on retiring there. I had the opportunity to work with my father-in-law on several occasions while I worked in law enforcement myself. He was a great man, loved, admired and certainly missed by many.

Although he loved his job tremendously, there was something he loved more than that, his family. He never was a man of many words, not the flashy type, but when it came down to it, he was there for his kids. He raised his four young children by himself, something you don't hear too much of these days. He made a point to tell his children he loved them. I think they would have known it if he hadn't spoken a word. Loosing someone you love, someone you are so very close to, it's the hardest thing a person could go through. It's not something you can forget easily, you just have to remember the good times and cherish the memories.

In honor and memory of Edward Eugene Moffatt.

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