Tuesday, September 30, 2008Dear Friends,
I got a call this morning at 5 AM from Edgar who called from Nelli's house to tell me that yesterday at 4 pm Don Rolando passed away in the hospital in Puerto Montt. Ximena was with him. May he rest in peace.
He was a great man, always quick to make a joke, see the humour in life and always always ready to help anybody who needed anything at all. He built he Bio Bio Camp on the Fu and tended to it like it was his own. He will be missed and is survived by his sister Nelli who is of course very sad, distraught and in need of as much comfort as we can send her.
There is so much more that I could say and there is lots more that I feel. We are all sad, eventhough we are happy he is no longer suffering as the last few months of his life his quality of life had severely taken a turn for the worse. He lost lots of weight, was incoherent and in the end was also in pain. We may be thankful that there is rest in death and mercy in passing on. He will forever live on in our minds, and his work we will enjoy well into the future. Our energy and thoughts should go out to Nelli and Ximena, who no longer have a man around the house.
Their number should you choose to call them: (011) 562-1964259
or mail cards:
Sra. Nelida Diocares y Ximena Soto Diocares
Sector el Azul S/ N
Comuna de Futaleufu, X region
Provinica de Palena