June 18,2022. The worst day of my life. My loving husband, John, passed away today. He put up one hell of a fight for the last year-and-a-half. But he lost his battle today. He went on hospice in the hospital on the afternoon of the 17th and passed away on the 18th. That tells me he was ready to go, he was tired of fighting. A year after the accident he started having seizures, it took a toll on him.
The neurologist came in with a palliative nurse. I gave them his living will, they read it and we all agreed that John would not want to live this way. They had been using things to keep him alive that he did not want. His wishes were for him to go Peacefully, Quietly, and with Dignity, which is exactly how he went.
John is a son, a father, a brother, a grandfather, a great grandfather, a friend, but he has been my husband and best friend for 29 years.
He was always there loving me, watching out for me, taking care of me, and protecting me. A gentleman right to the end. The sweetest man I’ve ever met. I know he will still be watching over me and taking care of me as I have always done for him. As I did for him by following his wishes. I will miss him and continue loving him for the rest of my life. I am so sorry to everyone that knew and loved John, he will truly be missed.
John Anthony Gardner Jr, my loving husband RIP you will always be in my heart and I will always love you!
Your loving Wife,