Deric Longden Message Board
heather dunn posts on 6/24/2013 7:17:49 PM
so sorry to hear of Derics passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him once, he was lovely. My thoughts go out to his family- God bless.
claire martin posts on 6/24/2013 6:44:11 PM
What a nice way to put it Chris , I'm sure Arthur and all Derics other furry friends were waiting patiently by the rainbow bridge and its lovely to think of them all together again. His books have helped me through hard times too, I'm not sure her even knew what a profound effect he had on many of us.....xxx
Julie A posts on 6/24/2013 6:20:39 PM
Having posted a few messages on this Board in the past & made a very dear friend through it, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. It was lovely to chat to like minded people with the odd adage every so often from the lovely Deric himself. I was lucky enough to chat to him once, and he was so much fun, its like losing a close friend. I would like very much to pass on my sincere condolencies to all the family, my thought sre with you all. God bless Deric, you will be sadly missed xxx
Yvonne Welsh posts on 6/24/2013 2:25:15 PM
Thank you for letting us all know the awful news, Annie. I hope Deric had a peaceful passing. He meant so much to us all here. My condolances to all the family, especially Aileen. I didn't even know Deric personally but I shall miss him dreadfully. Is there an address I can send flowers or should I donate money to a charity Deric loved or supported? I'd like to do something in his memory. x x
Tiff posts on 6/24/2013 10:25:40 AM
Thank you so much for letting us know, what a sad time for everyone, I'm sure we will all miss him terribly and what a contribution he has made, he goes down in history as a very great man and I hope he is happy wherever he is now. Much love to everyone xx
Diana posts on 6/24/2013 8:41:31 AM
This was expected - but what a shock! I think I was the first to see Annie's message [thank you], but was too saddened to post anything then. Losing Deric is like losing a close friend. Already I miss him, just from knowing him through his writing. Therefore, how much more must the Longden family be grieving. My love and prayers go out to you all, especially Aileen. Diana, Southampton xx
Conny posts on 6/24/2013 8:32:44 AM
Dear Annie, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know this news we all knew would come sooner or later. Yes, I also feel like I've lost a friend, a dear fatherly friend who helped me tremendously to slowly abandon my cynical points of view and to look at cats and humans more lovingly. Dear Aileen and family, my prayers are with you. Love from Germany, Conny
Mrs Julie Trowsdale posts on 6/24/2013 6:47:24 AM
Dear Annie. Thank you for letting us know about Deric. A light has gone out in the world but a star in heaven will be eternal. Deric was a very special man and he will always have a place in my heart. My thought are with you and the family now. God bless.
chris cook posts on 6/24/2013 6:04:09 AM
All Derics little furry friends (and Thermal's sultana) will be crowding round him now, making him welcome in whatever place the good people go. Deric, your books helped me through several bouts of long term pain...little gems from a gentle funny man and we are all devastated that there will be no more. May Aileen and his family find comfort in the fact that he has no more pain to endure.
I am so very very sad.xx
claire martin posts on 6/24/2013 5:45:57 AM
Thank you for letting us know the sad news we all knew would come but we're dreading. I feel I have lost a beloved friend and send my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Many years ago I found one of Deric's books in a bed and breakfast , I ended up "borrowing" it so I could finish reading and that was the beginning.......
I have read all the books over and over and will no doubt read them many times again , bless you Deric and thank you for sharing your life with us xxx
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