The Loss of My Love

The Loss of My Love

The Loss of My Love

The loss of my love…

In the early morning hours of May 15, 2023, I lost the love of my life – my better half, my soulmate, my partner, my best friend – Dee Dee Duhn.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep while visiting her beloved sister, Carla, in Durango, Colorado.  She was everything to me, and I am lost without her.  The world has lost a great citizen, our dear friends have lost a cherished treasure, Carla has lost her sister, and I have lost my everything.

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John G. Stamos  May, 2023

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56 thoughts on “The Loss of My Love”

  1. suraleah michaels

    I am totally shocked but had been wondering why I was not receiving answering texts. Dee Dee has been a very close friend, I have known her about 25 years, maybe more. During the 18 years or so that I lived about a mile from her, we shared many late-night talks about every topic, from the highly personal to the global state of affairs.
    I am so very sorry for you, and I am quite sorry for myself. I only heard the news yesterday from another friend in New Buffalo. I was planning to come out and visit her in two weeks and was getting ready to text her about arrangements….still in shock.

    1. Thank you for your kind message, Suraleah. Dee Dee thought the world of you, and I am truly grateful for your kindness to her during all the years of friendship you’ve shared, and I am truly grateful for your kind thoughts and words here. Thank you again, Suraleah.

  2. I have only subscribed recently, but I am so very, very sorry for this terrible loss to you. She was a beautiful lady!

    1. Thank you so very much, Mary Ann. I truly appreciate your lovely words and your kindness. I am very, very grateful.

  3. John, I cannot put into words my shock when I heard of Dee Dee’s passing. Her loss will be felt by all who knew and loved her. I am keeping you in my prayers every day.

  4. John:
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. We are grieving the loss of our beautiful friend, along with you. She will be missed tremendously by everyone who knew her.

  5. John, I am so very sorry for your loss . Sending prayers for our Lord to be with you during the time of deep pain and sorrow. That He will give you comfort. Sending you my deepest sympathy.

  6. My Deepest Condolences! My heart aches and words can’t express how heartbroken I am. I can’t stop my tears from falling….My heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved her. This is such a huge loss. God needed another Angel in heaven!!! Nothing is more painful in this world than losing someone you love so dearly. Your love for each other will continue forever, even though you are parted. All my prayers are with you,🙏May her soul rest in peace 🙏🌹🌹🌹❤️

  7. Oh, John! I’m so sorry, There are no words that could ease your pain, only… You can’t see her anymore, but you know you can always, always feel her, talk to her, thank her, sing to her, cry: “You are the reason I was born, be with you through all seasons, I’ll always hear you when you call, we’ll keep the love light shining through each night and day, a lonely life behind me, oh what a change you’ve made.” (Supertramp).
    … Life goes on, here and There, which are not really so far apart. Receive a big hug from me.

  8. John, I’m so very sorry for your loss!! Dee Dee was such a spirited light that touched many people. My heart goes out to you!!

  9. Rapidly approaching an anniversary I never expected happening. None easy and I have lots of help from family. Seems your Garden Guy family will reach to you for kind words as well as actions
    Let me know if and when we can get together

  10. Debra K Saturday


    My heart grieves with you. I am sorry for your loss.

    I am sending you comforting energy.

    Take Care,


    1. Larry and Betty Mazies

      We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. She had such a beautiful spirit. If you spent 5 minutes with her, you would love her. Be thankful for your beautiful memories. Stay strong.

  11. Dearest John,
    We are so sorry to hear of your tremendous and sudden loss. We share your sorrow, and will keep you in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers. May our dear Lord grant you comfort and strength during this difficult time, and give you peace and joy, as you embrace your treasure of cherished memories, a precious gift from God. You, dear one, will be with us constantly in spirit and love.
    Our deepest sympathy, much love & prayers,
    Cherie & Tom

  12. I’m so, so sorry, John. You have my deepest condolences. I know there are no words that can ease your pain, but please know I am praying for your peace and comfort.

  13. Christina Sequeira

    Words cannot express my deepest sorrows for your loss. I am so very sorry. I remember the amazing poem you wrote for her. It was so beautiful. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.

    Sending my love to you, your family & friends who had the honor to feel the light she brought into this world.

    My deepest sympathies,
    Christina Sequeira

  14. John, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you today as you walk through this very difficult time.

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