Author Topic: In memoriam  (Read 15801 times)

Offline Sheriff Roland

  • BetterMost Supporter
  • Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,492
In memoriam
« on: January 28, 2010, 06:13:13 pm »
A few weeks ago, I was not around to get a e-mail from Jess who informed me that her friend Garry LH had passed away.

The reason I didn't get the message for a couple of days was that I had gone up to Timmins to attend the funeral of my godmother, my mother's sister (she was 85). Services for my aunt were held on the 20th of January.

This afternoon my brother called to inform me that my mom, who had progressively been deteriorating with alzheimer for the last couple a years, passed away suddenly this morning. Mom appeared to be in a more aware state of mind during this last visit than she had during the Christmas trip. She had just turned 81 two weeks weeks ago.

So tomorrow, for the 3rd time in a little over a month I'll be heading back North, doing the 450 miles trek back to Timmins. The funeral is already planned for Monday, February 1.
2015 - Toronto: Pan Am Games
2015 - Edmonton, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg: Woman's World Cup of Soccer

Offline Katie77

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,998
  • Love is a force of Nature
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 06:47:40 pm »
My thoughts are with you my friend.
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.

It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfection

Offline Shakesthecoffecan

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 9,566
  • Those were the days, Alberta 2007.
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 07:12:21 pm »
Bless you and your family Roland, and thank kew for letting us know about Uncle Gary. May they all rest in peace.

I hope if there is a hereafter his deer was waiting for him.
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

Offline Kelda

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,703
  • Zorbing....
    • Keldas Facebook Page!
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 07:17:56 pm »
Roland, sending you lots of love.

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum, (and aunt, & poor Garry LH).

Make sure Tache gives you lots of cuddles.

 
http://www.idbrass.com

Please use the following links when shopping online -It will help us raise money without costing you a penny.

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/idb

http://idb.easysearch.org.uk/

Offline Fran

  • "ABCs of BBM" moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 9,905
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 07:21:30 pm »
You have my deepest condolences, Roland.

Offline Jeff Wrangler

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 29,612
  • "He somebody you cowboy'd with?"
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 07:48:29 pm »
Roland, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you.
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

Offline CellarDweller

  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • ********
  • Posts: 35,492
  • A city boy's mentality, with a cowboy's soul.
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 08:23:04 pm »
Roland, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your godmother, and  mother.

Keeping you in my thoughts.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

Offline serious crayons

  • BetterMost Moderator
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 21,204
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 08:30:40 pm »
Roland, I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. My mother also died of complications from Alzheimer's. She suffered very little, but it is hard to see someone go through that.

 

Offline Wayne

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,207
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 08:40:44 pm »
I'm so sorry Roland ... sending you love and hugs.
When you put people in charge of the government who are committed to proving that it doesn't work, you can be sure that they will cause it to not work.

Don

Offline milomorris

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,428
  • No crybabies
Re: In memoriam
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 09:20:12 pm »
Wow. All of that at the same time is pretty rough. I'll send up a prayer for you and your family.
  The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.