It is with profound sadness that I write about my loving wife, Victoreen M. Hassan.
We saw the love in our eyes the day we met, and your smile that said, Stay awhile to love me. We knew our lonely days had ended.
We were married on October 8, 1968. The next 40 years, and more, were spent in wedded bliss, filled with fun, laughter and joy. She passed away peacefully on August 25, 2008 after a brief illness.
Victoreen was loving and caring, the greatest blessing in my life.
We prayed together as one from the day we married until her untimely death. Now I pray alone the prayers we prayed together.
Vicky, precious memories are all I have of you. No more will I see the love shining in your eyes, the tender words you spoke to me so softly. You have gone far away from me.
I struggle hard just to carry on. Although you are gone, I know you are near me and my fears disappear. My only consolation is that you are now with God. I had your love for a lifetime. You made me smile when I was sad, and you were always there to comfort me.
Every morning, evening and night we thanked our lucky stars that we found each other. Hand in hand, we bravely faced each new day. Side by side, we walked the roads of life together as one, each step drawing us closer.
To know we will meet some day is my only comfort. I cherish the love you gave me and thank God for the gift of your life. I welcome each new day with faith and hope.
Wherever Victoreen was, I was there for her, always beside her and always near her. She was my one shining star.
Thank you, Victoreen, for the generous sacrifices you made for me and our children, and the love, affection and care you showered on me.
Thank you for being what you were.
Darling Vicky, with love in our hearts, we will walk together.
Deeply missed by your loving husband,
M. Kamil A. Hassan