Kennet L. Minaker a consumate physician

by Colleen Minaker
(Newton Ma.)

To Ken,
So many of us deeply miss you, your warm, grace and caring gentle ways. Every patient you saw received the best of care.
Why did you leave us all behind? Without you we will lose our way.
You taught us so much about science and the joy of problem solving. You were energetic about so many different aspects of life and learning. Nothing was to difficult for you to tackle.
The MGH and many doctors and other staff members relied on your keen depth of understanding. No one can replace you. Our family grieves for our loss of you. For each one you were always there with a smile and shoulder to help bear troubles.
Everyone who knew you felt your warm glow. You were too young to leave us. You had so much more to give. During the 3 dark years of your cancer treatments you fought hard to beat back the illness. Such courage and determination. Such an inspiration to us all who had to helplessly watch as you lost all that meant so much to you. Farewell, we will never be the same without your strong presence.

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Feb 22, 2019
The best in care
by: Anonymous

He cared. For. Mom. For. Years. Her trust for him kept her going. For years. I am sure.

She went downhill the same time. He did. He could have made her ending. Much. Better. Getting her to a nicer place. I am sure. I could have visited more and had lots less stress myself.

Instead of where she was. His visits. Coukd. Have brightened her. Day. His few words could have brought. Comfort and joy instead of what we went thru

His years of experience. With senior places. Would have been a happy. Place . Sorry. Where she wound. Up was not joyous. My p t s d. Still now could. Be better instead of watching. Her go to a place. Where I had no say.

She made the 90 because. of. Him. I dont think. I will despite the wondrous Genes. I was given.

He did. Give. Up both the. Years to which she made. 90. Now in my senior. Years. Thanks again. The gentle. Dr minaker .

There is no way to measure the. Joyous times. You give. People.

Boston born...

Jul 16, 2018
His gentle ways
by: Jill

Mom did do well til 93 under Dr minaker. It was science but he knew his folks and what could make their life better. She aiked the same year as the foc and suddenly I realize. If he called and told her what to do the three years in home not of my choice could have been do much better. The trauma I suffered with no family to help could be better now knowing she did what the doc said. Sorry but the others did not know her.

He could have put her somewhere he could have visited and had three yrs of happy days. I have pysd from trying to do what I could with no family help. This year's could have been better but he did get her to 92 I am sure.

So sorry he did not get to enjoy his senior year and great family. He really did give years to mom I am sure but his attentive and humble ways.

I picture now mom in a nice place. His visits. Keeping her going as his approach was like old friend. So many people do many needs but he knew what to do. He gave us years together I am sure.

He won't be there for my care .I wish he could have guided her thru nursing home years. It's amazing how docs look at humans and know what to do. I don't think I will make 90 like mom .
I hope house calls come back. With the boom in seniors more home care I hope is on the horizon.
I don't have the loving full he does as do many others but it's nice to see. The world us an amazing place. I would like to come back some day for sn update. What us amazing us humsn thoughts and his we help or don't help each other.
Sorry just say it again. I know he gave additions years to me with mom. Hope his family can continue to help others.
I hope healthcare gets more involved in people's lives before the admits of the world. Health Ed could be taught in schools as well as finance .

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