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Offline Sheriff Roland

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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.
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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 06:47:40 pm »
My thoughts are with you my friend.
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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.

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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).

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 07:21:30 pm »
You have my deepest condolences, Roland.

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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.
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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.


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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.

 

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 08:40:44 pm »
I'm so sorry Roland ... sending you love and hugs.
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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.
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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 09:50:35 pm »
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that, Roland.  What a trying time for your family.  Be safe on your travels. 
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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 10:24:53 pm »
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. 

So great a loss and so many losses in such a short period of time.


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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 10:33:49 pm »
Sincere condolences, Roland, on your losses.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 11:46:50 pm »

      My most sincere condolences for you, my music loving friend.  We sure had some fun times
together back in the early days.  I hope you and your family have a better time after this.  It
seems like you have had a very difficult time of late.  My love to you and your family.  Janice


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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 12:28:36 am »
I am so sorry to hear about your losses, Roland! :-* :-*

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010, 01:54:38 am »
I'm sorry to hear about the losses you have to endure so shortly after another. My sincere condolences.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2010, 02:47:24 am »
My sincere condolences Roland. Stay safe on your trip.
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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2010, 04:30:56 pm »
Thank you all for your good wishes.


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Mom was quietly burried on Monday (February 1st). Her departure was an opportunity to meet up with some people I don't remember seeing for a long time, including my estranged brother and three of his grandchildren.

Mom had not been well for a number of years and wasn't much of a social butterfly to start with. And with only two of my 6 brothers & sisters still living in Timmins, there were not nearly as many visitors as there had been for my dad 4 years ago or for her sister, a mere 2 weeks earlier.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2010, 04:38:06 pm »
I hope the service was helpful for you, Roland.

I know for me, it was nice to be reminded at my mom's funeral of the person she'd been before the disease set in.


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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2010, 04:47:19 pm »
Somehow I've missed this thread until now.


My sincere condolences on your losses, Roland.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2010, 05:10:53 pm »
Roland,

I'm so sorry I didn't see this thread until now.  Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and godmother.  Thank you for posting a picture of your mom.  I can see you in her, and it's nice to be able to have an image of her in mind.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2010, 05:11:01 pm »
Roland, you look quite a bit like your mother.  I wish you comfort in this new phase of your life.  

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2010, 06:30:24 pm »
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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 07:00:18 pm »
You have my sympathy for the loss of your mom and Godmother.  May they rest in peace.    (((((Roland)))))