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Old 02-01-2019, 02:35 PM
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My dad's partner of the last eight years or so died this morning at their home in Bend, Oregon. She suffered a stroke last week and never fully regained consciousness. Shirley had quadruple heart bypass surgery about six or seven years ago, after which the cardio doc told her she probably had five years to live. Shirley was 86 years old or so.

Dad will be 85 in June, and still in good health. He may outlive me. I hope Shirley thought enough of my dad to make sure he would be supported in a similar fashion as she has while alive. He cannot afford rent on their house on his own. My sister says the widows at their church are lined up to take Shirley's place, so he may not need much help. Dad isn't good at being alone, so he'll probably be with someone else within a year, just like he did after Mom died in 2008.
Dad met another woman (also with health problems) on an internet seniors dating site, moved to Melbourne, Florida to live with her. He was living with my sister out there and just basically abandoned her with the task of disposing of all the crap he had been hoarding. Before that though, he was proposing marriage to this Florida woman before he had even met her in person. Sister Two convinced him to at least meet her in person first. He flew down to Florida. He had his Jeep and personal effects shipped down. Dad doesn't know how to be alone. Me, I would have no problem being alone. Dad has nearly completely cut off communications with the family. It's like he's trying to erase the past. That said, he did come and visit us in October. There is nothing wrong with his mind, he is still sharp and witty. Dad just wants to forget the love of his life who died in 2008. The woman in the original post, he told me he didn't love her, but like her companionship. Plus she, being a cardiac bypass patient was needy despite being wealthy. Dad inherited $40,000, to be paid out over 10 years. The Florida woman is needy too, but is not rich but has a high retirement income from being a corporate executive for 30+ years.
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