It has been a rough few months for Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor and his family. His father Ronald Cauchi passed away yesterday after getting diagnosed with Stage IV cancer a mere two months before.
As expected, the loss is really hit Jax hard. He shared some of his thoughts in a touching post on Instagram.
Jax posted a photo of his father with a long and loving caption. He wrote, “Where do I begin… I lost the best man I knew yesterday, he was my best friend. I didn’t go a day with out texting him a pointless question that usually drove him nuts, but I know he loved it. My dad loved his family more than anything in the world he was the ‘perfect father’ and wanted everyone to get along and be happy.”
He continued, “Cancer took my dad way too soon but I have to hope and pray that god has a bigger plan for him. The two things other than his family he loved more than anything were Detroit redwings hockey and cars.. He was a simple man that didn’t speak much but when he did you listened. I’ll never forget the 5am hockey practices to windsor Canada on the weekends, the numerous hockey tournaments, and the little talks we had if I had a bad game. He was always there for every practice and every game. When I came to Florida to visit it was like seeing my best friend all the time, our countless fishing trips and pub crawls going to hockey games in tampa. ;drove him crazy cuz tampa would always beat Detroit’ yes my parents lived in tampa but Detroit Michigan is my fathers home.” Anyone who follows Jax on social media knows that he has a strong love for hockey. It probably means a lot more to him knowing that his dad shares the same passion for the sport.
Jax shared, “My father never said one word that was negative, he helped so many people young and old…. I could go on and on. I love you dad, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, I am so proud to be your son. Don’t worry I’ll walk jenny down the isle this summer but we are gonna need your help from above bud.” Jax shared the news of his sister Jenny’s engagement on social media just a week ago.
He wrote, “Last thing.. thank you dad, thank you for giving me everything I needed in life with out a question. I hope one day I can be half the father you are.”
Jax concluded, “Love you so much dad… also thank you to my amazing “rock” my girlfriend Brittany [Cartwright], I couldn’t and can’t do any of this with out you. My father loved you so much as well, thank you for being who you are and for helping me deal with all this, you are my angel and you always will be. Thank you so so much to everyone who has reached out. I haven’t been in a place to respond to everyone but it means so much. #fuckcancer.”
[Photo Credits: Bravo TV & Instagram]