A grieving woman has shared her husband’s final touching words before he tragically lost his battle with cancer when the infection took over his body.
Melbourne entrepreneur and millionaire property developer Jonathan Hallinan, 47, sadly passed away on Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer.
He received a bone marrow transplant in 2021, but unfortunately that wasn’t enough to save him.
Mr Hallinan, who was the founder and chief executive of construction group BPM Corp and had an estimated net worth of $866 million, is survived by his wife Mikka Hallinan and their three children.
In a heartfelt post on Instagram, Ms Hallinan said her husband passed away peacefully at the Royal Melbourne Hospital after “spending two days sharing ‘beautiful farewells’ with close family”.
Mikka Hallinan shared the touching last words her husband Jonathan said before he tragically lost his battle with cancer on Thursday
Mr. Hallinan was the founder and managing director of construction group BPM Corp, as well as Strings of Life cafe and Grandmaster Recorders.
‘Jonnie went through the storm [Thursday] morning,” she wrote.
“In his own words, Jonnie said he was going home.”
Ms Hallinan said her husband had found “deep comfort in faith” while he lay ill in hospital.
“Now he houses his ‘eternal bliss,’ as he called it,” she said.
Ms Hallinan said a doctor gave Mr Hallinan the bad news last week that a drug trial he hoped to take part in would not be possible.
The doctor said his body was too busy fighting an infection and he was in “general malaise due to the level of his illness in his body”.
She said she and Mr Hallinan’s family were by his side during his last days, before he ‘left us for heaven, in true Jonnie style, arriving with a bang’.
“It was an absolute privilege to have been his wife and to have been able to love him and merge his family with mine,” she said.
Ms Hallinan admitted she felt emotional pain, but found comfort in knowing she had helped her husband find ‘true freedom’.
The couple eloped in November, with Ms Hallinan sharing that they wanted to spend ‘the final part of Jonnie’s recovery from cancer as husband and wife
She also spoke of Mr. Hallinan’s admirable reputation with his family and friends.
“Those who knew him also know that he accumulated so much accomplishment, adventure, achievement and fun in such a short time that he was here, leaving an impact and a legacy in more people than he did. never would have imagined,” she said.
Ms Hallinan added in an Instagram Story on Sunday that she would continue to share the couple’s memories with her followers.
“We have shared so much of our journey with so many of you, including those struggling to come to terms with the loss of Jonnie, members of the cancer community, and those struggling with your own adversities,” he said. she stated.
“So I will continue to share the things that I am doing to help through these difficult times and maybe they can help some of you too.”
Mr and Mrs Hallinan with their three children before his tragic death
The couple eloped in November, with Ms Hallinan sharing that they wanted to spend ‘the last part of Jonnie’s recovery from cancer as husband and wife’.
They tied the knot just a day before he was due to start his final round of cancer treatment and celebrated in their South Yarra penthouse.
In his last Instagram post in December, Mr Hallinan said a setback in his health had “taken away absolutely all the strength I have left”.
“It’s important to me to conserve any remaining energy for myself and my family,” he wrote.
“I appreciate your understanding when I haven’t answered you, or I’m not answering your calls or I can’t see you. It’s not personal, I’m just at my limit.
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