I woke up this morning, got ready for work, and received a phone call that my Grandpa (my Mom's Dad) was in the hospital and not doing well. No info as to which hospital or anything. So I went searching for the hospitals in Moncton, NB, and found where he was. They put me thru to the Nurses station, and his nurse spoke to me. He had just taken his last breath. This all happened so fast and was so unexpected. He had a perforated bowel and he had gotten so weak that they said he wouldn't survive the surgery. I only live a couple hours away, and was hoping to be able to get there and say goodbye. My heart is heavy, and I feel so sad. My Grandma doesn't want anyone around today, so I won't drive up today, but my Aunts will all be there tomorrow from other parts of Canada, so I will drive up tomorrow I think. Hopefully the weather will hold out for a few days, as I think I will be back and forth a bit. My Grandpa was a real charmer! He was very soft spoken, but he often had a little twinkle in his eyes, and you knew right then he was up to no good! I will miss you Grandpa.
Rest in peace Grandpa,
I love you,
Edited to add: Grandpa's funeral is on Tuesday December 9th. Here is his obituary. I am heading to Moncton tomorrow morning, so I probably won't be around for a few days. My Grandma isn't doing the best, she has Alzheimers they believe. It was sad to find out she doesn't know who I am, or the rest of us grandchildren really. I kinda feel like I have lost 2 grandparents. Anyway, will go there tomorrow and help my Aunt's in anyway I can. Thank you so much for all your kind words, it means the world to me. I will be posting a few cards tonight that I had already made. So, after I upload, I will see you in a few days.
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