Jeremy…husband of Catherine, father of Ben, Simeon, Tom, Joshua & Lydia. Up until the end of April 2015, he was pastor/vicar of a group of churches on the edge of Exeter in Devon, UK. In early October 2014, aged 48, he was diagnosed with advanced cancer, a stage four malignant melanoma presenting as a tumour on his lungs. The usual life expectancy is 8-12 months. Then, in late December 2014, 23 year old Ben suffered a seizure. After prolonged medical care for what was most likely to have been a viral infection affecting his brain, Ben died in April 2015. Jeremy has up until recently seemed to have responded well to pioneering immunotherapy treatments that can extend life, but from September 2016 is now facing the fresh development of brain tumours and potentially now just months to live. On January 27th 2017 Jeremy took his last breath and went to be his Lord and Saviour. The family share their thoughts, feelings and reflections as they taJeremy…husband of Catherine, father of Ben, Simeon, Tom, Joshua & Lydia. Up until the end of April 2015, he was pastor/vicar of a group of churches on the edge of Exeter in Devon, UK. In early October 2014, aged 48, he was diagnosed with advanced cancer, a stage four malignant melanoma presenting as a tumour on his lungs. The usual life expectancy is 8-12 months. Then, in late December 2014, 23 year old Ben suffered a seizure. After prolonged medical care for what was most likely to have been a viral infection affecting his brain, Ben died in April 2015. Jeremy has up until recently seemed to have responded well to pioneering immunotherapy treatments that can extend life, but from September 2016 is now facing the fresh development of brain tumours and potentially now just months to live. On January 27th 2017 Jeremy took his last breath and went to be with his Lord and Saviour. The family share their thoughts, feelings and reflections as they take this painful and unexpected journey.

A year ago today…

Remembering our precious Ben – husband, son, brother, grandson, God son, cousin, nephew and friend – who stepped into eternity a year ago today. No words can truly describe how we feel. But along with a deep and ongoing sense of loss, we feel an immeasurable gratitude for him, what he showed us and what he inspired in us.

Benjamin James Clark

1991-2015

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

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Comments on: "A year ago today…" (15)

  1. David and Liz said:

    Thinking of you all and remembering you in our prayers, particularly today. Much Love, David and Liz x

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  2. Jane Grassie said:

    Our thoughts are with you all!
    From us all in Guernsey
    Janey, Anne and Alex xx

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  3. Judy West said:

    We are thinking of you all on this sad first anniversary. We don’t know your pain but admire the strength you are able to portray through this blog. Blessings on you all
    Judy and John

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  4. Christina vaney said:

    Thinking and praying for you all today.

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  5. Heartfelt sympathy to you all.

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  6. Alison and Peter said:

    Awww. – Lovely photo memories. Thinking of you all today

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  7. Allan Johnston said:

    Thank you Jeremy. We honour your courage, faith and good testimony through the valley of tears. With admiration and affection.

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  8. Sue Bassett said:

    My thoughts are with you always, but especially today. Time goes by so quickly for others, but I am sure you remember every painful detail of the last year. Sincere love to you both

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  9. Christine Curd said:

    Can it really be a year. Love and prayers with you all. Our little Ollie is now four, Jeremy, you will know the significance of that. Often think of you.

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  10. Jo-Ann aka Grandmerry said:

    Catherine & Jeremy: I pray that the sheltering grace of our Lord will spread its wings over your and your dear family during this difficult time and tremendous loss; and that God’s tender mercies and divine peace will fall fresh on you daily. Warmest thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Diane Fraser said:

    You have been on our hearts all this week and we have been praying for you all and lifting you into the Father’s hands. We are brought to tears once again as we see these pictures and read your words. May you all be upheld by our Lord and filled with His strength, love, joy and peace. x

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  12. Fiona Williams said:

    It really is amazing just how long this year has been!.All of us at the Centre in Saughall Massie,,take the daily walk along the road with all of you and surround you with their love and prayers.

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  13. Lisa Smith-Paterson said:

    Dearest Catherine & Jeremy – thoughts & prayers for you both xx

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  14. Kaye E Saunders said:

    Dear Catherine, Jeremy and family. Hard to believe it is a year since you lost your beloved Ben. Our thoughts and prayers are with you often.God bless & love Kaye and Chris

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  15. Yvonne Howarth said:

    As always, your words and photos give all of us who read your blog strength. Wish we could send hugs in envelopes, be but assured of our love and prayers as you pass the milestones.
    Where did that year go!!
    Time is nothing in the great big scheme of things, but we have the pleasure of knowing Ben is with you, whole again and happy.
    We all miss Ben, so I find it hard to imagne how you all cope, living each day as you journey towards him.
    Love to you all, a special family indeed.
    Thanks for the wonderful photo gallery.
    Much love Yvonne. Xx

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