B.C. blogger's posthumous post draws eight million hits, outpouring of empathy

Family hopes writing will stand as memorial to man claimed by cancer. 

The last words of a British Columbia blogger who battled cancer until last week are resonating with more than eight million people around the world.

Derek Miller's "Last Post'' was published on his blog by a friend, one day after the 41-year-old father of two died from complications of colorectal cancer in Burnaby.

The poignant post has drawn the attention of millions of readers as it is linked on other blogs, re-tweeted and posted on Facebook.

In it, Miller talks about his love for his family, his sadness at not being able to support them in the future and his lack of regrets with the life he's had.

His wife Airdrie says the response to the post has been overwhelming, but she takes comfort from the blog because it's like having a little bit of her husband back.

She says she hopes the blog, which will be maintained at www.penmachine.com, will live on as Miller's digital legacy.

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