Rhys Parker

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Rhys Parker - The Hibbs Lupus Trust AmbassadorIt is with great sadness that we have received news that Rhys Parker lost his fight against lupus on 28th September 2013.

Aged just 36 years old Rhys had fought heart & kidney problems for 13 years and had recently become an Ambassador at The Hibbs Lupus Trust in order to help others fighting lupus.

If you would like to leave a message in memory of Rhys, please post your message below.

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A group of Rhys’ friends are cycling in his memory, if you can, please support their fundraising efforts.

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  1. Rachel on October 3, 2013 at 11:02

    So sad to hear this. Rhys helped me keep positive even when things weren’t going quite to plan – I’ll always be grateful for that and remember it when I have another blip. Lots of love to his family and friends. xxx

  2. Gwyneth Spadaro-Dutturi on October 3, 2013 at 13:31

    So very sorry Emma, to hear this awful news which is devastating. My thoughts are with you and the rest of the family. Take very great care of yourself. With love, Gwyneth

  3. Viki Hibbs on October 3, 2013 at 14:17

    Very sad news. Thinking of his family and friends xx

  4. Tony Zanichkowsky on October 3, 2013 at 17:18

    So sad to hear he lost his battle. There is a need for more research and affordable care.May Rhys rest in peace

  5. Jennie Westwater on October 3, 2013 at 17:41

    I’m so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. God bless may you know be pain free.

  6. Brigitte on October 3, 2013 at 17:53

    Started following only two days ago as I am a sufferer.
    So sorry to hear the news of your loss. Thinking of you all.

  7. Amanda on October 3, 2013 at 18:06

    Devastating news. My thoughts and condolences are firmly with his family and friends. What a terrible and untimely loss x

  8. Emma Parker on October 3, 2013 at 18:17

    Rhys was my lovely husband. Although he lost his fight, he tried his best to live life to the full. He worked full time, we holidayed a plenty and spent a lot of time in fields in all weathers at music festivals. Lupus affected him in every way but he never let it get him down or stop him from doing anything. Sometimes we just had to plan a bit more to get to our goal. Life is very short and unkind but Rhys was an inspiration.

    Thank you all for your kind messages – Gwyneth it’s been too long!

    • Becky Allan on October 3, 2013 at 20:13

      Hi Emma, I am so very sorry for your loss. <3
      My husband and I both have SLE and have seen each other through some very hard times.
      Your husband is an inspiration to many, my thoughts are with you and all his family & friends during this sad time.

  9. Dawn Reas on October 3, 2013 at 18:57

    R.I.P my friend, hits home for me, so many people suffering from illness and there’s no help.

  10. Aimee jones on October 3, 2013 at 18:58

    So very sorry for yr loss Emma
    My thoughts & prayers goes out to you and yr family!! Xxx

  11. Rhiannon Horler on October 3, 2013 at 20:27

    I am sorry so sorry for your loss Emma. I went to school with your husband. He was a lovely person. You & your family are in my prayers:) All my love, rhiannon horler. Xx

  12. Rhi on October 3, 2013 at 20:29

    So so sorry to hear the sad news, thinking of and praying for you all xxx

  13. John Stubbs on October 3, 2013 at 20:43

    So sorry to hear of Rhys` passing. He stood by Me , My son and my Brother on the Bobbank for a number of years. My thoughts go out to his Family and Friends he was a lovely man that will be sadly missed.

  14. Melanie iles on October 3, 2013 at 21:42

    Gemma cureton is one if my pharmacy best friends and have told me about the loss of Rhys who also lost his father I shed a tear as this so touched my heart I cannot understand the pain you are feeling but I send u love hugs and reassurance that he will watch over you now and always x Melanie

  15. Kimberly Howse on October 3, 2013 at 23:17

    I pray for comfort and understanding for all your family. Lupus is a difficult disease to battle I’m glad to hear he had the chance to live life to the fullest! Many blessings hugs and love.

  16. Savannah Robinson on October 4, 2013 at 01:58

    I am so sorry to hear abouth Rhys’ passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of his friends and family right now. <3 Love, Savannah Robinson (a.k.a. My Mom Has Lupus)

  17. Lupe on October 4, 2013 at 05:06

    May he be in the highest honor with God up above! RIP prayers ur way family

  18. Judith Badham on October 4, 2013 at 09:31

    So sorry to hear about Rhys. I worked with his father at Coed Eva for many years. Rhys was the same age as my son and I watched him with interest as they all grew up. He’s now with his dad so will be safe.

  19. Lorraine Lecoche on October 4, 2013 at 10:15

    R.I.P. Rhys.
    You are in my thoughts Emma.
    I am sorry to hear your sad news.

    A fellow Lupie. Xx

  20. Helen Leek (prev Oates) on October 4, 2013 at 11:01

    Thoughts and prayers with you Emma. So sad to hear of Rhys’s untimely death. God Bless. x

  21. Marion Smith on October 4, 2013 at 18:20

    Condolences to you and your family, we lost our sister 2 years last May to Lupas..R.I.P…X

  22. Penny Osejo on October 5, 2013 at 02:14

    I am very sorry for your loss. He was so young. We all appreciate what he did for people suffering like himself with lupus. He is one of gods angels now.

  23. Craig Parker on October 6, 2013 at 19:08

    Rhys was my brother and a very brave man…
    He will be missed by all his family and will always be remembered as a warm and funny guy, his nieces and nephews will grow up knowing exactly who he is and how much he loved them all.

  24. KIm on October 9, 2013 at 13:12

    sorry for your loss, may he rest In peace

  25. lupus jon on October 9, 2013 at 13:24

    RIP Rhys 🙁

  26. lani on October 9, 2013 at 13:39

    Emma, our deepest condolences. Rhys is an inspiration to all of us who suffer from SLE.

  27. Elli Skuse on October 9, 2013 at 13:56

    Angels and prayers to the family. RIP Rhys

  28. Carole on October 9, 2013 at 17:01

    Sorry to hear your sad news soft hugs from a fibro friend u k

  29. Mamie on October 9, 2013 at 17:43

    So very sorry that you are dealing with the pain from the passing of your beloved husband he seemed like he was a very caring,loving and special person who enjoyed life and making each moment count. Lupus has taken away from me too my oldest son at the age of 33 it will be coming up on the 5th yr this April and he also enjoyed life to the fullness we don’t know the answer to why God felt the need to take them from us in the prime of their life but I do know that God makes no mistake and they are apart of His plan and we are too. Try to stay stong and carry on his good deeds and legacy that he has started and count it all joy knowing you are still fulfilling some things that he was passionate about and also know that he will always be by ur side becuz true love well never die and he lives on through you,sending you sympathy, rigth from the heart,wishing you peace in each prayer hoping it brings you some comfort today and everyday to come…….

    • Marion on October 16, 2013 at 23:27

      So sorry for your loss of Rhys at such a young age. Our thoughts are with you.

    • Maxine Parker on October 19, 2013 at 06:44

      Hi Mamie thank you for your kind words about my son Rhys who passed away from Lupus a few weeks ago. My thoughts are with you as you also know the pain of losing a beloved son from this awful illness and hope you can find some comfort knowing others understand.Thank you to everyone who has commented here.
      Take care Maxine

  30. Joke van Kammen on October 17, 2013 at 11:55

    So sorry to hear this. My condolences go the the family and loved ones.

  31. Sher Smith on October 18, 2013 at 13:51

    So very sorry 2 read this. When will people realise that this condition can b fatal? May u be at peace. My thoughts go out 2 all his love ones.

  32. Sam on October 25, 2013 at 21:42

    Was very sorry to read about this. Condolences to all of Rhys’ family and friends. From all at the Sheffield Lupus Group

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