IFS Rex Pek had just retired less than a year and unfortunately died of cancer yesterday (today's obituary in Straits Times). Of course he was sick for a while and chemo didn't work for him. I was told he died of colon cancer.
How many crew and ex crew had passed away this year? I can't count really. I also heard another IFS is having severe Parkinson and his wife is having cancer. An ex check steward and station manager Doraisamy is also very sick with cancer.Heard he has outlived the 6 months his doctors gave him but looking at him it's only a matter of time.I wish them speedy recovery.
As for myself,I am grateful to the Almighty for giving me good health.But then it's also a matter of time. If I could chose the way I am to die,I would certainly don't want to suffer from having cancer nor any bedridden sicknesses. I would prefer to die in my sleep....yes peacefully without pain nor fear.
To tell the truth,I often thought I had died in my sleep but only to wake up to reality that I am still kicking and alive. One day or night,I hope to wake up in the land of the blessed with angels and nice "people" around me. Can just imagine it's gonna to be a place where there will be no bitterness,no malice,no SIA management,no union,no nasty passengers or any bad and negative feelings around you.
We shouldn't fear death but take it as a way of escape from this horrible place call earth and dwell in eternity with our Almighty, friends and loved ones.