We've been notified of the death of Dr. Francis Nigel Lee who has over 400 sermons here on SermonAudio.com. In September 2011, Dr. Francis Nigel Lee was diagnosed with incurable Motor Neurone Disease, alias Amytropic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease. At 7.50 am (Queensland, Australia time) Friday 23rd December, 2011, Nigel Lee was taken peacefully to his Lord. The following email was forwarded to us:
It is with great sadness, that I need to inform you all on behalf of my family, of the passing of my father, Francis Nigel Lee. Dad died peacefully on Friday morning after a prolonged struggle with Motor Neurone Disease. Although the disease gradually robbed him of his speech, mobility and ability to write, he conducted himself with dignity and grace to the end. When I took him to a neurology appointment in October, he was already wheelchair-bound. The panel of specialists sympathised with his condition and remarked that it would be natural for him to be angry or hope for a less devastating diagnosis. He calmly replied, ‚ÄúWhether I die in 2 years or 2 months, is in God‚Äôs hands. My hope is in the next life.‚ÄĚ
On December 5th, Dad celebrated his 77th Birthday. Two days later marked my parents‚Äô 48th Wedding Anniversary. My mother, Nellie, who was his full-time carer during his illness, was at his bedside when he died. Her resilience and selfless commitment to Dad‚Äôs needs were inspirational.
The funeral will be conducted by Reverend Guido Kettniss at 10.00 am on Friday, 30th December, 2011 at the Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs.
Thank you to all who have expressed their concern for his health and well-being in recent months. His suffering is over now.
With kind regards,