April 18, 2015

My name is Quinn Hebert and many of you have likely figured out that I have been posting on the  blog, "Candles For Jane", to keep you updated on Jane's progress in her cancer battle. 

This will be my last post on this blog as it is my sad duty to report that my lovely wife Jane died last night (Sat. April 18th) at the tender age of 47 in my arms at our home at approximately 1 am after a long, difficult cancer battle.  Jane was a private person and we attempted to honor her wishes to die at home with dignity and grace. In one of our last meaningful conversations on Tuesday night, April 14th she told me "I am not scared" and "if the Lord will have me, I am ready."  During times of immeasurable sorrow such as this, Jane would want us to place our trust in Jesus and rely on our faith to get us through this difficult time.  Just as Jesus did, Jane offered up her enormous pain and suffering for all of us.  I am confident that Jane is in heaven now and she will now be able to see the face of the Lord and be able to intercede for us. 

I especially want to take this opportunity to thank so many family members and friends who helped us over the past 42 plus months with your love and support and countless prayers, rosaries, Masses and meals.    You have no idea how touched we are by the outpouring of support and assistance.  I also want thank the incredible doctors and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, in particular the teams led by Dr. Diane Bodurka, who was Jane' primary care OBGYN Oncologist,  Dr. David Hong, in charge of Jane's two major clinical trials programs and Dr. Eduardo Bruera, in charge of Jane's support and palliative care, and also the expert care rendered by Houston Hospice the past few weeks. 

There will likely be many tears shed for sweet Jane and we will certainly miss her here on earth as it is only natural, for we are human.  But please know that Jane had a mighty faith and she is in a safe place, no longer suffering and continuing to do God's work.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.  Funeral arrangements and details will follow once they are finalized.

5 comments:

  1. Quinn,
    Our hearts go out to you and the boys for your incredible loss and sorrow you must feel. As for Jane, we rejoice that she no longer has to live with daily struggles and pain, and we know she is sitting with her Savior and the confirmation of her lifelong faith.
    Your friends in Christ,
    Mare & Tom

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  2. Quinn,
    Sorrow, joy, respect and pride fill my heart. Sorrow for your loss and the challenges you have all faced during the past years, joy in knowing that Jane is now surrounded by the light of God, great respect for the love you both have shared, and great pride that I have been touched by you all. May the comfort of our Lord and Savior embrace you and your family during this time and always.
    With much love,
    Carol

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  3. Quinn,
    There is little to convey that even approaches adequacy at a time like this but please know Maria & I pray for you and the family for strength and peace, and now, to Jane, who is able to intercede for us with the Creator of us all.
    In Christ,
    Kevin & Maria

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  4. Quinn, please know that Darby and I are with you and the family as you grieve your sweet Jane. She was a role model for all of us with her steadfast faith and trust in the Lord. We will miss her. Love, Judy and Darby

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