Bad News From Bert Long, Dark Humor Welcomed

by Bill Davenport January 5, 2013

This news just in from Houston artist Bert Long and Joan Batson via Margaret Losinski:

“Unfortunately the news about Bert is not good. He has been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer that has spread to other organs.

He is in good spirits and will undergo some chemo, although not the very aggressive, debilitating type. Bert and Joan are determined to make the next four (???) months as rewarding as possible, and are pleased to invite you to his show at Baptist U. on February 28th.

Feel free to send e-mails, etc. (dark humor always welcome) but don’t expect an instant reply, okay?

Best wishes to all, and love to those who deserve it.

Love Bert”

Long has had a number of medical issues arise since he fell and shattered his right shoulder October 5th. He was rushed to the VA hospital on December 26 with internal bleeding, for tests. Earlier this month, he sent a new year’s greeting from the hospital, thanking everyone for their kind wishes and emails.


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Kelly Klaasmeyer January 6, 2013 - 11:52

We love you Bert.

brad barber January 7, 2013 - 12:49

As Kelly said, we love you, Bert!

Beth Secor January 7, 2013 - 13:00

I am seconding Kelly’s sentiment. We love you Bert and wish you and Joan the best. I am glad you have each other, and you are one of the best, most loved people in Houston.

Lauren Kelley January 7, 2013 - 15:55

That makes four. We love you Bert.
Bert and Joan,
Hang in there as you remain in my thoughts and prayers for a brighter road ahead than expected.

Michelle Barnes January 7, 2013 - 21:56

Loving and missing you both. Please keep us posted/updated about your progress, thoughts, and needs. We’re here for you…just as you have for us!

Rainey Knudson January 8, 2013 - 08:13

Adding to the love pile… Bert you are wonderful!

Melissa Noble January 8, 2013 - 08:57

A DARK HUMOR card is in the mail.. with another one behind it since he will not be on computer much….Keep the cards a coming …We only have one Bert in our lot…In gratitude..XOXO

Eileen Ratigan February 1, 2013 - 12:55

As you may have heard, Bert passed to the Lord late this morning. Much love and sympathy to Joan Bertrand, David, Meron and all the rest of the family and friends.

R.D.MORRISON February 4, 2013 - 19:46

Rest in peace old friend, rest in peace.


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