Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sad news to report

Sadly, my grandmother passed away yesterday on June 14, 2008. She had just turned 94 years old in May. On her birthday, my mother was visiting, so my mother, myself and Kaitlyn all got to talk briefly to my Grandmother on the phone. She wasn't doing very well at the time, and sadly went down-hill quickly not long after that.

I was at our local community pool when I got the call of her passing. I felt very sad and alone, as Brian is still away on his forest fire and I couldn't talk to anyone. I was reminded of the time when I was a little girl and learned to swim in my Grandmother's pool while visiting Florida. She was on very strong, proper lady.

It was her time, she lived a wonderful-long life, but it's still so "final" as my mother said. Even though we all knew it was time, it is still very sad. I keep getting teary-eyed.

In true fashion for my grandmother, she asked the hospice workers what was the best way to die "properly". Only my grandmother would be concerned about being proper even in death.

I miss you terribly Tommy (our nick-name for our Grandmother). You've left quite a legacy behind you. 3 children. My mother Corinne, her sister Nancy and brother Carl. All together Tommy had 6 grandchildren (I'm the eldest, Liz, Chris, Kathy, Gary, Christina and Jennifer) and 3 living great-grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter deceased (Corinne) and 2 great-grandchildren on the way (baby boy McCarthy and Christina's baby due)

The good news, I just finally spoke to Brian. It looks like the fire is on it's way out, and he's doing fine! Phew!!! I feel so relieved. He'll likely be home tomorrow or the next day.

Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there.


david santos said...

I loved this post and this blog.
Happy day

Sarah said...

Liz, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad Hubby is okay and on the way home.

Shana said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandma, Liz! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. (((JUGS)))

Laura said...

I am so thoughts and prayers are ith you and your family.

Kristin said...

Having lost my Granny when P was in the NICU, I can relate to this Liz... she too wanted to die with dignity and prim and proper. I'm sure if she could have done it, she'd have gotten outta bed, done her hair, put on lipstick, her favourite brooches and been all "gussied up" to "take tea".

Congrats on 30 weeks today :-) Lots of hugs and love,


Amy said...

I'm sorry about your grandmother. I just lost mine on New Year's Eve, and though we all agreed it was time for her to let go, it was still hard on all of us.