After reading all these wonderful tributes, I want to LIKE them all, like on Facebook! I've already left my note, but I love what everyone else has said. All goes double for me! Love you Nancy!!!!
Dear Dr. Repaire- you were a gift to us as we felt so cared for and safe in your gentle hands as we welcomed our children to this world. I was inspired with your knowledge, practicality, compassion and most of all your gentleness. You will always be remembered as the kindest and smartest doctor I've ever had the privilege to listen to. My condolences to your family. They were fortunate to have you.This world will miss you.Thank you for everything Mary & Terry Severhill -Vista, CA
Nancy & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Repaire was our family Dr. & delivered child #3 & #4. One of my fondest Dr Repaire memories, is being in labor with #4, & both my husband & Dr. R were absorbed watching "Lawrence of Arabia". When I found out you all were moving to WV - I told my husband that although I loved him, I was going to follow Dr.R to WV.Husbands can come & go - but, a Doctor like your husband & father is once in a life time. There will always be a spot in my heart, for this kind, gentle,caring man.
Dr. Repaire is a legend in our family. The gift he gave us of home births will never be forgotten. His compassion was unsurpased. This world will miss him, but the next world he goes to just hit the lotto of souls!
You are in my heart, my mind, and my soul. There are so many good memories of you. I remember your love of puns (a vile vial comes to mind), and your enjoyment of foreign languages. I remember trying to teach "Happy Birthday" in French and you tried to teach me some Chinese, Latin, and German. We used to trade words in Spanish. I remember the first time we saw "Sophie's Choice"; you declared it your second favorite movie after "Lawrence of Arabia". You were a huge James Bond fan, but you were a traditionalist in terms of preferring Sean Connery to the rest. I remember the time we went swimming in the Tech pool. Well, I swam; you enjoyed the warmth of the water. I remember a pool party and evening cookout at Hawk's Nest Golf Club to celebrate your birthday. You were pretty young then (so was I). I remember trips to the big city of Richmond when you were a student, and I remember when you and Nancy cut the wedding cake on your first anniversary. I remember what a gentlemen you always were. I remember when you called and told me you were dying.
A French writer once said that as long as someone remembers and speaks of you, you will continue to exist. With all your family, friends, neighbors, and patients, you will live for a very long time.