On September 28th 2019 we will be celebrating the life of Jeff Cawley and putting our energy toward forwarding his commitment to stewardship of nature and the arts of fine craftsmanship, especially blacksmithing. Jeff dreamed of creating a conference and teaching space at our family land in Brinnon WA where groups of people could come together to learn and share knowledge and inspiration. We will be having a gathering to celebrate his life, honor his values, and have a groundbreaking of the future art space.[...]
Thank you all for your kind words of support through this difficult time. I would like to invite you Jeff's memorials. The first will be a more traditional memorial and reception this Saturday, June 22nd starting at 2pm at the Multnomah Friends Meeting, 4312 S.E. Stark Street. There will be plenty of time for stories, so if you feel like sharing one we would love to hear it!
There will also be a life party and ground breaking of a new blacksmith shop and teaching area at our family land in the Olympics, Oleanna, on September 28th. If you are interested in coming up for that please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.[...]
Jeff passed out of this world on Memorial day, Monday May 27th at 8am surrounded by his family.
He started his transition on Friday, but had many good days until then. We thank everyone for their love, support, kind thoughts, and gifts through this difficult time.[...]
Things have stabilized a bit and we have found a good routine. Jeff is in good spirits and is being supported by the hospice team and family. He is mostly housebound but has been going on some excursions with the help of a wheelchair. [...]
Thank you everyone for your well wishes and support.
Today Jeff regained consciousness, was able to hold conversation, eat, and walk short distances on his own for most of the day. Toward the evening he got very tired and needed support again.[...]
Today Jeff was enrolled in hospice. He will be staying at home through this process and has a whole gaggle of people around him. Jeff is not in pain, he is however very sleepy and a disoriented, and has not been eating or drinking very much. The hospice team seems very nice and extremely helpful. The nurse today said that we are looking at two possible outcomes, he might be in a lull and might be able to regain some ability, or we might be coming to the end, it is still a little too soon to tell.[...]
Welcome to the Jeff Cawley support family! This site is for family and friends, old and new, to organize our efforts to support this extraordinary person. This page will serve as your home base for rallying the troops, receiving updates to support Jeff Cawley. Here's the plan:[...]