I became aware today of the news that Connie DuToit has died. Here's the email Kim sent out. If you are reading the blogs, yes Kim, we are interested in what happens and want to offer our sincere thoughts and prayers as you move through the coming days and months.
My beloved wife Connie passed away this afternoon at about 3pm, of a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on the lungs), brought on by her cancer. Her passing was sudden, but painless—and if there’s anything to be gained from this, it’s that she was spared a long period of pain from the cancer that was killing her slowly.
She’s survived by me, daughter Wendy (29), son David (26) and stepson Jack (27). Her funeral will probably be on Monday [February] 6, and will be for family only. (We are not given to big events, and would prefer just to keep it quiet.)
I will keep anyone who’s interested up to date on what happens to me, but life goes on, and so will I. Please forgive the mass mailing, but I couldn’t face the thought of writing the same kind of letter to the dozens of people who knew and loved my wife.
Best wishes to all.