By Liz Mannix, Coto de Caza
My heart is broken.
It’s difficult to grasp and comprehend the reality that “that” booming voice and “from the belly” laughter will never be heard again.
I used to be so sensitive about his loud voice on the telephone with people, you know—“They’re not on another continent, Jack. We have technology nowadays. You don’t have to shout.”
But it wasn’t shouting—it was a powerful energy full of life and a vehicle to carry his care and concern to others. It was full of excitement and emotion and expressed sincere interest in the person on the other end of the line.
I knew I had won the lottery when marrying Jack Mannix. I have to admit—his fellow Saintsmen at St. Augustine High School in San Diego let me know how special Jack was. I know I was being sized up to see if I deserved Jack Mannix. I pinched myself for 38 years, appreciating his talents, personality, love, devotion to family and intelligence. He was so much fun to be with.
I am so overwhelmed by the community support for our family and animal hospital. The San Juan Animal Hospital staff has always been a part of the nuclear Mannix family and all are deeply touched by your expression of love and support.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
I know that Jack is looking down, so incredibly touched by your outpouring of love. Be rest assured that he is at the rainbow bridge, greeting all of your much-loved animals and making sure that they are being personally taken care of by Dr. Jack himself.
With deepest gratitude for your love and support, Liz Mannix.