Jimmy Gideon – BCS 1954-1964 Rivaz house, School Captain in 1964:
Passed away on the 8th Oct 2010 at Hyderabad India.
We send our heartfelt condolences to his family.
The family is holding a memorial service for Jimmy on 16th Oct 2010 at 5 pm at:
The Sacred Heart Cathedral,
Gole Dakhana Post Office
Messages from Sarah Gideon [Jimmy’s daughter] as posted on FaceBook:
This is a message to all of Jimmy Gideon’s friends and relatives. On the 6th of this month , dad complained of a severe neck pain, and as time passed by he said he couldnt feel any kind of sensation in his legs, he said it felt as if they were “detached”. His condition had worsened by 3.30pm in the afternoon when he was losing his speech, and so by now he was just whispering. Within 20mins and before we could call the ambulance he had become unconcious.
Dad was admitted in the apollo hospital at 4.35 PM. A CT Scan explained to us by the doctors proved that it was a massive hemorrahage in the brain that occured in the respiratory area, therefore this made the situation a bad one because he had to be on the ventilator as he wasnt breathing on his own. A surgery wasnt recommended as he was in deep coma by then. The next day , ie; 7th, the doctors performed some clinical tests to check his sensorymotor responses, which he failed. But what gave us hope is that he had made the effort to breathe on his own for a whie.
Throughout the doctors couldnt give us any hope, they said the chances were even less than a percent. As a family we wanted to think and believe otherwise. Friends and family were supportive, the church stepped in for prayers.
On the 8th early morning at 5 am we were called to the hospital. Dad had passed away. At 4.45 am that morning, he had a cardiac arrest while he was in coma. He passed away peacefully.
We as a family ask you all to keep us in your prayers in this grieving time on the loss of our beloved.