Sunday, January 08, 2012

Terence John Hamblin 1943 – 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce that Terry peacefully passed away shortly before 1.00 AM on Sunday 8th January 2012.

The family wish to thank everybody for their prayers and kind messages sent over the period of Terry’s illness.

Further details of the thanksgiving service will be posted on this blog in the near future.

110 comments:

Rick said...

Terry meant so much to the CLL community as he no doubt did to his friends and family that no words can adequately express our grief nor measure the void that his passing will leave.

May the Lord above bring Peace to Terry, all of those who mourn his loss and to all of the World.

Eric. B. Zelnick, M.D.

Anonymous said...

Shocking and devastating news.
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to family and friends.
My thanks to Terry for all his love and kindness to me and for his inspiring and uplifting blog.
Janet

Chaya Venkat said...

Deeply saddened to hear the news. Terry was a good friend, a wonderfully kind and generous human being and an exceptionally gifted physician. I will miss him greatly.

RIP Terry. My sincere condolences to his family. He was so proud of all of you!

Chaya Venkat
CLL Topics

Anonymous said...

He will always remain in my prayers and is surely now enjoying the blessings of his faith. He was a gift to all with whom he shared his intellect, his compassion and generous spirit.

Anonymous said...

A safe and speedy passage to a kind and brilliant man.

Anonymous said...

So sorry! Feel like a friend has left to be with the Lord. Never met Dr. Hamblin, but am part of the cll/sll community. His kindness came through all of his writings and even though I rejoice with you that he is with the Lord, my heart goes out to you and his friends. May God's comfort and Presence be so very real to you all.
Your Sister in Christ,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Dr. Terry Hamblin gave so very much to the CLL community. I am absolutely heart broken. He was a very good friend of mine via emails. We all will feel a huge hole in our Universe without his kindness, love and advice. Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of such a great husband, Father and friend. I am lighting a candle and saying a prayer for him and his.

Jenny Lou Park

Richard Morris said...

Rest in peace Terry..

A HUGE loss for the world wide CLL community.

THANK YOU for all you achieved to help others.
Dick Morris

Anonymous said...

Please pass along my condolences for Dr. Hamblin's to his family. I will keep him and his family and friends in my prayers.

Dr. Hamblin's very informative posts will be missed. He generosity with time and skill has helped me a great deal to better understand my illness.

Vance said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Terry is in a better place now, and suffering no more. But we will all miss him greatly. I learned much from him, on many levels.

Anonymous said...

Truly a great pioneer and friend of CLL patients worldwide. WOW - what a loss.

John R.
Pennsylvania,USA

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. The world is a sadder place without his wisdom and counsel on matters related to CLL. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
TomD

Anonymous said...

I'm new to the CLL world, and quickly found Terry to be an enormously knowledgeable and compassionate voice educating us all.

I will miss him. It feels like I've lost a friend. My heart goes out to his family.

Anonymous said...

My sincere sympathy to the Hamblin family. The CLL community has lost a gentle giant who gave so much of himself even with his own pain and suffering. His blog will help others for years to come. Marilyn Lloyd

Anonymous said...

In large measure, I'm still here due to Dr. Terry Hamblin. My friends and family know of this giant of a human being from my constant reference to his genius and his generosity.

Anonymous said...

This is very hard news. Over the almost 8 years since my CLL diagnosis I have read Dr. Hamblin's articles, blogs and followed his excellent recommendations. His advice more than once saved me from larger medical problems.
More than that, Dr. Hamblin modeled someone who lived well--used the gifts God had given him to better the world plus loved God and others well.
His family, friends and the CLL community at large are in my prayers.
Liz W.
St. Paul, Minnesota
USA

Anonymous said...

I will always be grateful for the understanding of my illness that he gave to me. I will miss him.

john liston

Wetcoasters said...

My sincere condolences to his family and heartfelt thanks for all his support ad contributions during his lifelong career. Peace and love to you Terry.

Anonymous said...

I was saddened to hear of Dr Terry Hamblin passing away. Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Letha

Anonymous said...

His last posting was truely fitting..."The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”
Dr. Hamblin was a great man, one deserving to be in Heaven.

Gary I. Aknin said...

My heartfelt sadness and condolences to Terry's family for their loss. I will miss him and offer my sincere thanks for all his help and kindness. May we all find peace in Terry's memory and surviving legacy of now more informed and hopeful survivors.

Deb Light said...

No words can express the saddness all over the world today and tonight over the passing of our friend and mentor,Dr. Terry.I know he reached out to us at www.cllcfriends.com and offered his help and answers to our health and CLL questions out of the goodness of his heart.For five years he was there almost daily to see who had questions that needed to be answered.He became like a brother,best friend,daddy to us.We will be forever grateful for his kindness and compassion.Not only did he care about our physical health but he cared about our Spiritual health and if we knew God and if we would live with him in Heaven for Eternity.WOW!!That took a Big Man with a Big Heart!!We are sad but we are also smiling to think of Dr. Terry being free from pain and suffering and running into the arms of Jesus.I'm sure God is say..."Well done,my good and Faithful Servant"!!
Hugs,Love and Prayers for all his friends and family,
Deb Light
Administrator @ www.cllcfriends.com

Anonymous said...

We were so fortunate to have Dr Hamblin as our CLL expert consultant for many years. His spirit of generosity in sharing his knowledge and experience was truly amazing. He educated and supported all of us and he replied to many list members' individual questions and concerns privately, as well. Terry touched thousands of CLL patients around the world. His memory will live on through his many charitable acts of kindness and his CLL research. He will be greatly missed. With sincere condolences to his family,
List manangers, CLL List, ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources)
Ron Goldsmith, Laura Brush, Marilyn Hageman, Stephanie Novack

Anonymous said...

I watched the sunset tonight after reading of Dr Hamblin's passing. My heart was heavy and tears flowed freely. I cried for his family and for our Gentle Giant of the CLL Community and the loss of all that he did to help us and the life he dedicated to curing this disease.

Then I realized that Dr Hamblin was viewing his first sunset from Heaven with His Father. My heart quieted and I smiled. He discipled all of us with spiritual teachings. It was obvious how he loved His Lord and Savior.

I have mentioned how on a couple of occasions, Dr Hamblin offered me advice that literally saved my life. My family and I are forever indebted to him. Our oldest daughter was planning a trip to the UK this year to thank Dr Hamblin in person on behalf of my family and me. That was not meant to be, so all that I can offer are my prayers, condolences and appreciation to his beloved family. May each of you rest in the assurance that Dr Hamblin has eternal life.

With heartfelt gratitude,
Stacie

Brian Koffman said...

Terry was a special person and a mentor for me and others in how helped so many with CLL.

I so well remember what a perfect sparkling host he was on my visit last March.

He was so giving and had so much to give.

My condolences to his family and his friends. He will be missed by many.

May his memory be a source of peace.

Brian Koffman MD

Trudy said...

Thank you Dr.Terry, you were a giant among men...rest in peace

final greeting

Trudy , in Melbourne Australia

Jeff Douglas said...

Very sorry to hear that Dr Hamblin has left this mortal world.
He will not be forgotten

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be much missed and leaves a wonderful legacy both in his personal and professional life.

Signed, JHS

Anonymous said...

Emailed January 2, 2012:

Dear Dr. Hamblin,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. A man who has given so much deserves to know the love and affection others feel for him. You are one of God's finest creations. He will see to it that you are rewarded for the exemplary life you've lead. Godspeed.

Warm regards,
Linda, volunteer moderator CLLSLL@yahoogroups.com
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CLLSLL/

Janet said...

I would like to send my deepest condolences to Dr. Hamblin’s family and friends.
He will be deeply missed by all of us on the “CLL List”. He was always there to help any of us understand the complex terms and explain things in a way we could all understand.
The world has lost a great man, with a caring soul. Rest peacefully now Terry.
Janet in Ontario Canada

Andy said...

Terry was a wonderful person and a great doctor, I will never forget him.

My heartfelt condolences to his entire family.

Anonymous said...

God bless Dr. Hamblin as he brought knowledge, kindness and hope to the CLL community. RIP you brilliant kind soul.
Michael Sweig

John Wagner said...

The world has lost a great man and heaven has gained a true saint. I have never known a man with a stronger desire to help his fellow man. His legacy will live on for a very long time. I will miss him on a deeply personal level. I received much knowledge and advice from him over the years. May God comfort his family in their sorrow.

Marcia said...

I also can hardly find words to express how much Terry helped me to accept my condition and to make choices that had to be made. I will miss his kindness and knowledge very much. I thank his family for sharing him with this worldwide community. May God grant you His peace in good time.
Marcia

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences to Terry's family. For the CLL community, he was helpful and unselfish with his time and knowledge to the benefit of many grateful strangers.

Marion said...

Dr Hamblin has left the world with an inspiring legacy. He shared his knowledge tirelessly and selflessly. I am personally indebted to him for providing me with clarity and vision. I am forever grateful for his care and concern. My thoughts are with his family at this time of great loss.

Marion said...

Dr Hamblin has left the world with an inspiring legacy. He shared his knowledge tirelessly and selflessly. I am personally indebted to him for providing me with clarity and vision. I am forever grateful for his care and concern. My thoughts are with his family at this time of great loss.

Anonymous said...

Great physicians are rare enough, but, what really impressed me about Terry, was, that he was that rare person - one who really lived what he preached - a true Christian. I certainly did not agree with everything that he wrote, far from it, that would be very boring, but he was always scrupulously honest and tried to be fair.
I will miss both his Cll and his general subjects.
My condolences to his loved ones.
I will also light a candle.

Mary

stubbornhead said...

Dr. Terry Hamblin has been such an inspiration to me - and my family - since I was diagnosed with CLL two years ago at age 74. While a daily observer of the CLL site and Terry's blog, I have not before commented - just Watched - Waited -Wondered what indeed was instore;realizing that I had this disease some years before diagnosis.
We have all so gained from Terry's strength, faith and encouragement....the familys loss is all our loss.

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear this very, very sad news.

The world has lost a great soul, the likes of which we may never see again. I am heartbroken.

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and others like me who relied on him-
on so many levels.

God Bless and keep him in your safe arms where he so deserves to be.

Chonette said...

I am devastated hearing this news, I think of all his dear family, he was one of the greatness men I have encounter in my life, I am here still alive because of his tremendous knowledge and dedication to his patients, he will always be in my memory and eternally missed but the CLL family community
Chonette Taylor

justme said...

Dr. Terry Hamblin was such a kind and caring man. I will be forever grateful to him for the help and comfort he gave me when I was first diagnosed, as well as for our friendship via emails these past years. I will miss him terribly. More than anything else, he was deeply concerned that people be told the good news that Jesus Christ died and rose again on our behalf. Not only did he tell it, he lived it.

My very deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family during this very difficult time. Thank you so much for sharing him with us. I am praying for you all.

Sally Massey
(justme)

Anonymous said...

My condolences to the Hamblin family. He helped me make so many difficult decisions during my CLL journey. I will be forever grateful. May his kindness to us all, and his faith be a blessing we never forget.
Barbara N.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to hear of Dr. Hamblin's death. I was inspired by his kindness and grateful for his generosity - he gave so much to the CLL community. I benefited personally in understanding my disease, on more than one occasion. My thoughts go to his family and friends on their loss.
Cynthia

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad and sorry to hear of Dr. Hamblin's death. I hope the family will find comfort in knowing that he is a peace now, and that his memory will live on for all of those with CLL whom he so generously helped.
Amy

Anonymous said...

Dr. Hamblin blessed so many lives. The CLL acor list will miss him greatly. His blog was so good, it almost made me feel I knew him. His faith in God was such an inspiration and encouragement. My prayers are with his family, who even though they know his suffering is over, will miss him so much. May God comfort all of you.

Estelle Wilson said...

My family and I have treasured Terry's friendship for many many years and his passing leaves a massive space which can never be filled.

Werner said...

Since my diagnosis of CLL in 2006 I have been a daily follower of Dr. Hamblin's blog. I gained many insights from it and hold it in high esteem and will miss it strongly.

My condolences go to his family and his many friends.

Werner

Anonymous said...

I am very sad to learn that Dr.Hamblin has passed away. When I was diagnosed with CLL almost 4 years ago at 47, I was scared and realized that not even all doctors knew much about this illness. Then I found his blog and it was a double blessing, because I found answers to so many questions about CLL and because I was getting a lot of spiritual support from this wonderful man of faith through his writings on Christianity. He would always answer a post or an email. He meant so much to all of us with CLL. Please accept my deepest condolences, it is hard to lose a loved one. We lost him but heaven gained one more precious soul, may he rest in peace.
Marina K

Anonymous said...

May Terry rest in peace.

May God bless and keep Terry's family during this difficult time.

Jeff

Jorge said...

Prof. Hamblin an exceptional physician, great person,brilliant and generous human.
Sincere condolences to his family.
Jorge

Melody said...

My sincere condolences to his family.I feel like I lost a family member.I will miss his blog.

BelfastChild said...

My sincerest condolences. Terry was an immense individual - a brilliant doctor, a dedicated scientist, a devastating intellect and, I am sure, a most excellent husband and father. I enjoyed his Christian insight and I look forward to continuing our conversations in Glory.

Safe in the arms of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

My sincere condolences to his family. I don't know if Dr. Hamblin knew how much his advice and faith were a comfort and inspiration to others; not to mention his courage in facing his disease. All of us have suffered a great loss and will remember Dr. Hamblin with gratitude and thanks.

Anonymous said...

I send condolences to the family of Dr. Terry. Dr. Terry was a great man, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, and a helper to all of us who needed hope. I am so sad to hear of his passing and will surely miss his wonderful posts. I know he is with the Lord whom he loved and, therefore, he will never again suffer pain and sickness. God bless you Dr. Terry! I am looking forward to meeting you someday in Glory.

Connie Fox said...

My heart is sad, may you his family find comfort in your memories and be assured Terry touched so many lives. Such a great loss, he will be missed.

Connie

Darice Zimmermann said...

I am saddened and diminished by his death. I'm sure there is no way to determine how many lives he has touched . . . and improved. I stumbled across his blog while searching for information about tMDS following my husband's diagnosis and looked forward to every entry. Dr. Hamblin will be missed by so many.
Darice

Anonymous said...

An Irish Blessing for Dr. Hamblin

“A Thiarna, glac lena anam isteach i solas do Ghloire”

translates into “Oh Lord, bring his soul into the light of your Glory”

Clum

Pia said...

Terry will be at the right hand of his Father in heaven for being such a giver and healer to those seeking answers during his lifetime. He was truly selfless.

He will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry's family.

Patt & Jim Egiziano

Anonymous said...

I am very saddened to hear of Dr. Terry's passing. He was like the North Star to me. His graciousness and humility were great gifts he shared with his readers here. My condolences to his cherished family. May you be comforted in very meaningful ways.

Anonymous said...

He touched countless lives all over the world, mine included. I know many of us have wept over losing him, but I can't think of a better place for him than in the arms of angels. Perhaps he was one on earth.

Ann
Albuquerque, NM

Anonymous said...

It is so sad to hear this news. Even though I had never met Dr. Hamblin he had helped me via the cllcfriends website. The world will miss him deeply but God must have a better purpose for him now.God bless him and confort his family.

Tom B

Anonymous said...

The cream rises to the top.

A great man has left us - he was the "cream". I thank him for all his contributions and care. Bless his family.

Emily Blados
CLL Patient

Anonymous said...

Our sincere condolences at this time of separation from your husband and father. He was a remarkable man and wonderful example of how God wants Christians to live. The world and CLL community will truly miss him....our loss but heavens gain. I'm sure the first words he heard from our Lord and savior were, "Well done my good and faithful servant". His love for the Lord was so evident in his blog and his life. He truly walked the walk and we're looking forward to meeting him one day in glory. We're praying for God's peace and comfort to you during this difficult time until you are reunited forever in heaven.

Don and Ginger

Steve Madden said...

Terry

Goodbye my friend, thank you for helping a scared guy with CLL become something better.

Miss you.

Anonymous said...

I express my heartfelt condolences to family and friends for the passing of Dr. Terry Hambling.
Geraldo Souza (Brazil)

Anonymous said...

Us reader we have lost a great humanist doctor. His advices were very usefull to understand CLL that is affecting most of us.
You his familly have lost a member far to early.
should god receive him in his heaven


Bonjour
Nous lecteurs avons perdu un grand médecin humaniste, dont les conseils nous permettaient de mieux comprendre la leucémie qui atteint beaucoup d'entre nous.
Vous sa famille vous avez perdu un des votres, bien trop tôt.
Que dieux le reçoive au pardi.
Hervé Casanova

Anonymous said...

Dr. Hamblin helped my mother and me over the years. My mother continues to do well.

May he sing with the anges. He will be missed. He was always kinf and gracious with his time. He helped many people that will never forget him. I never will.

Lea and mother from San Francisco

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for your lost - it has affect my life and I never met Terry, but did have email contact on several occasions. My (our - my wife has CLL) deepest condolences for you and his many friends.
Peace brother Terry, rest in the arms of the Lord.

Marilyn said...

CLL introduced us, opened the door, but when I stepped inside I found his marvelous and deep ponderings on the Christian faith. A treasure on so many fronts!

His words crossed thousands of miles. His heart was in them.

Beth Havey@Boomer Highway said...

Dr. Hamblin helped me and my husband via email during a very dark time in our lives. He was right there with an encouraging answer that lifted us up. Dr. Hamblin was not only super smart about CLL but he also understood the human heart. When suffering from a chronic illness himself, Dr. Hamlin gave even more to the patient community. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Dear Doctor.

Beth Havey, wife to CLLER John

CLLPAG said...

We are really saddened by this event. Dr Hamblin had a unique ability to provide simple recommendations to very complex situations. He gave generously and had tremendous medical knowledge of CLL.

When we think of Dr Hamblin, we think of Mother Theresa and Albert Einstein combined. He helped many of our CLL patients when they needed it the most. He was an inspiration from a knowledge and generosity perspective.

CLL Patient Advocay Group (Canada)

Chris Randolph said...

Terry helped me so much when I was first diagnosed with CLL. He was able to explain my particular situation and ease my mind. He was always so kind and giving of his time and emmence knowledge. It was an honor to have him in our CLL circle. I will miss him very much.
Chris Randolph

Derek White said...

A tribute to Terry:

Authentic love is something. from our ground zero perspective, that we can't identify with unless we are given an example of its sacrificial nature. Yes, Jesus wept but more than that he gave totally of himself. DW

Ellen said...

Words cannot express how much Dr. Hamblin meant to me. I pray that his family keeps the blog running in perpetuity, not only as a tribute to him, but a resource that is encyclopedic regarding cll. We still need all the info in here. Perhaps someday it can be consolidated into a book. God bless his wonderful family.
Ellen

Anonymous said...

Please accept my condolences for your loss. Terry’s assistance to members of the CLL group were comforting and informative. Doubtless there were times when it wasn’t easy for him and yet he continued. He was very important to all of us and his contributions will be greatly missed.
Lon

Anonymous said...

Kanti Rai, MD wrote the following when he was informed of Terry's death: "A very, very sad news! We have lost an exceptional clinician whose concern and commitment to all patients' improved quality of life and availability of highest level of infomation and education were absolutely unsurpassed." May his memory be eternal. gemarti

Anonymous said...

Terry Hamblin was one of the very few "upsides" of having CLL. He gave me the gifts of hope, optimism, and reliable information, reassurance that there are doctors who truly care, and the peace of mind that comes from having other avenues to obtain answers when my own doctors failed to respond. I will always remember the example he set, and the difference he made for me.

Sara Tully

Anonymous said...

Dr. Hamblin was a man of grace, great intellect, wit, and true compassion. I cannot express how much he has meant to me and my husband during my husband's cll journey.

May Dr. Hamblin be at peace and may his many good works during his life continue to inspire and comfort his family, colleagues, patients, readers of his blog, and followers of the acor cll list.We are all very lucky to have had our lives touched by Dr. Hamblin.

Anonymous said...

We would like to join in with the CLL community in expressing our deep and heartfelt condolences to the Hamblin family. Thank you for sharing him with us. His unique blend of compassion and wisdom left footprints in all of our hearts that will not soon be forgotten. Although we shall all miss him, the void he leaves in the lives of his loved ones can not be compared to ours. So, we will offer our own prayers of thanksgiving for having had the privilege of having Dr. Hamblin in our CLL lives, and pray that God gives strength and comfort to his loved ones in the days ahead.

Stella & Peter

Anonymous said...

Words can not express the sense of loss I'm feeling at Terry's passing. I will always remember his compassion and selfless dedication to those of us in the CLL community.

His knowledge and clinical help have helped me immeasurably over the past six years but his most valuable gift was the hope that he gave me.

I was privileged to meet Terry at a CLL Conference in Niagara, Ontario a few years back. While his depth of knowledge was impressive, I was struck by his humanity. He was a true gentleman.

I hope you will find solace and comfort in the memory of Terry. He was truly one for the ages.

Phillip Wooster

TruthMill said...

I'm so very sorry. I had a minimum of communication with Terry but he was kind, intelligent, and loved Jesus like I do.

But I believe I know this about him:

Jn 5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
Jn 5:22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,
Jn 5:23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
Jn 5:24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

Peace

Concerned Neighbor said...

Sad news. I have followed and enjoyed his writings for several years, and they were always an inspiration.
Condolences to family and friends of this fine man.

Bob Clawson said...

I found Terry thoughtful and kind.

David Arenson said...

Terry was a true friend and an inspiration, a kind and brilliant man who left a world of good works in his wake. There is no better testament to a life well-lived.

It was a privilege to have known him, even from afar. He will be missed, not just for the knowledge he shared with us, but also for the example he set for us. I send my deepest condolences to his family.

David Arenson

Wayne said...

Meeting Terry for the first and only time in person was in the Spring of 2007 at the Canadian CLL Conference where he immediately impressed me with his humanity and knowledge. From that time he has helped guide me on my CLL journey.

I left early Sunday morning for Columbus OH on my monthly monitoring with the PCI Clinical Trial thinking Professor Hamblin was not in as grave health as earlier hospice reports indicated. Firing up my computer after returning last night was therefore a disheartening shock. While we all hoped and prayed for a miracle; gone is Terry's suffering and unbound by earthly tethers, his soul is free to roam.

Terry's helping my understanding of the discordance in my CLL, his capacity for patience in answering my numerous questions and his mentoring encouragement when I became a Reviewer of blood cancer research proposals for the Defense Dept. will never be forgotten. I am in the process of finalizing critiques on a new set of some exciting proposals for which any value of my input, I owe much to Terry's prodigious and generous efforts in keeping us informed and learning how to think about the complexities of CLL and by extension other blood cancers. I am dedicating my best efforts to his memory that we may prevail and achieve the freedom from cancer he so dedicated his intelligence and caring to make real.

My heart felt condolences to his family.


WWW

Anonymous said...

Earth's loss is Heaven's gain .....R.I.P. prof., it was a pleasure to work for, and with you, and only you know the indebtedness I owe to you and David for those extra three years with Michael.
xxHelen

Richard said...

I only met Prof. Hamblin once, in Bournemouth, in September 2007. However I have corresponded with him on a number of occasions about CLL.

I was always surprised that if I had a personal CLL worry I would usually get a response within a few hours and I live at the other side of the world!

When I look at the list above of just a fraction of the many people he has helped one wonders how it was humanly possible.

The only certainty of life is death but what we do with that life is what counts. Prof. Hamblin spent a large fraction of his life helping others, especially in the CLL community. We are all extremely grateful. His departure is a terrible loss.

I would like to express my deepest sympathies to his family.

Anonymous said...

Terry Hamblin will be missed by so many of us in the CLL community. What a great and giving human being.

Mike said...

Thank you Terry for every blessing and all the help and encouragement you have given to us all.

You're now with The Lord, praise God.

May God looked after and always care for all the loved ones you have left behind, and may God unite you all in His due time.

Andy said...

I was shocked and saddened by the news of Terry's passing. Some people are given to the world by God to spread hope, love and understanding to those who will listen. I listened to Terry and found great comfort in his explanations,so free of jargon, which helped me to better understand my illness. Now with his passing I fear that the silence will be deafening.
RIP Terry.

Tim Murphy said...

I will miss Terry. He enabled my partner to survive CLL for almost six years. He was a fine poet who wrote as though Thomas Hardy and Charlotte Mew were the new thing in the language. If the family, to whom I send my condolences, wish to publish his verse, I'm at timmurphyis@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Only a genius can explain something complicated in very simple words, undestandable to everyone. Dr.Terry was that genius. He was also a humble, faithful servant of God. RIP

Elwood Moger said...

Terry, you will be missed! A sincere thank you for your valued counsel! Patients around the world greatly appreciate your years of unselfish sharing of your wisdom and knowledge. All in your family can be so proud of your many accomplishments. Sincere condolences to Diane and all in the Hamblin Family.

Elwood

Anonymous said...

I have left my grief in words at several different sites. Sites where Dr. Hamblin was well known and loved. It is so very hard to have to keep realizing that he is gone. My heart flies to his family and loved ones. There was a great one in your midst, as I am sure you all knew.

I will remember him every day of the rest of my life,

Jenny Lou Park

Carter said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you. Terry was a blessing to me, as a cll patient and as a Christian.

Anonymous said...

I'm saddened by the news. He was a great help to my family.
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Nick Ee
Sarawak

Unknown said...

Rest in peace Dr. Hamblin. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. There are no words to properly thank you for all you have done for the CLL community.

P. Adickes

Helen Carlson said...

I would just like to say it was a priviledge to have known Terry Hamblin. Rest in Peace.
Helen (his barber)

Anonymous said...

There are no words to thank Professor Hamblin for all that he did for the CLL community and helping me learn about my disease.

My prayers are with his family.

Michele
Pfllugerville, TX

Anonymous said...

RIP Terry,

Many true statements about his skills have been mentioned but it is also worth mentioning that he showed with his time and actions that he put the patient 1st. CLL research and medicine will miss him and need more like him.

Brian McCarthy

Helen and Bob said...

Anonymous said...

Two roads diverged in a wood and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

Dr. Terry never tired of helping those in need.
He shared his expert knowledge freely.
He made a DIFFERENCE in countless lives.

Thank you Dr. Terry for caring and sharing.

Sincere condolences to Dr. Terry's family
Helen and Bob

Bubbles said...

i had the privillage of having terry as my sunday school teacher what a privillage and i went to school with his children my life was enriched for knowing him god bless diane and all the fsmily love kim lucas nee cornell

Anonymous said...

Terry Hamblin was a selfless giant and we are all grateful that he gave so much and asked for so little back. Clichés are too ealily used at times like this but I think that saying that the world has lost a great mind doesn't even go far enough.
Perhaps your legacy can live on through the information stored in the volumes of your blog.

Our thoughts are with the Hamblin family.

Thank you Terry.

Bill Fletcher

Anonymous said...

As a CML carrier, I stumbled into Terry's blog two year ago. I kept coming back for his Christian insights and unflagging confidence in Christ as his life moved steadily toward eternity. I pray he will enjoy some great conversations with CS Lewis, and hope I can listen in when I get to cross over the Jordan to find rest, as I know Terry has. What words can convey the sorrow of loss to those he touched?
Guy Wilson Charleston SC USA

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Prof, we will always remember you in your laboratory

Manu Manickvel said...

Dear Doc, the day that i knew i would rue has come...so much we could connect upon and share and argue from opposite sides of the globe; now i can only imagine what your opinion / repartee would be (i have learned pretty much what you think like thanks to your frankness in all things human, professional and personal) - most of all i think of your mother, who taught you the 3 R's by age 3, as my mum did...i read about all your visits & recollections of childhood rhymes with her - she has the same gift of memory / intellect as you.

Anonymous said...

I have only just heard this sad news and I just wanted to send my deepest condolences to terry's family and friends such a lovely man who's knowledge has helped me understand cll and even answer my questions even though we never met
rest in peace

Anonymous said...

I still miss him. For years I read his blog. What sad news. I wish him and his family all the best

Matt

Manu Manickvel said...

Doc was one of the few - He understood the human need to share...