Friday

A sad day for my family

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,
Kim

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.

16 comments:

maiahs_momma said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts/prayers. Huge HUGS to you all!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So sorry for your loss...I remember when my grandma passed away right before Christmas, and I just knew she got to sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus in person!

Jennifer E. said...

Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about this. Sounds like your Grandpa was a wonderful man. Take care over the next few days & be careful driving. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Penny said...

I am so sorry to hear of your grandpa's passing Kim. It's all the more sad when it's unexpected . Sending you my love xx

Dianne K. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kim. My prayers are with you. God bless.

jen said...

hugs and prayers to you!!

twinkletoe said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers

GailSK said...

Kim, I'm so sorry to hear of your grandpa's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. It's never easy losing a loved one. {{HUGS}}

manicstamper said...

My thoughts are with you and your family Kim.
Hugs
Sheila-x-

Beth Norman said...

Kim, I am so sorry to hear the news about your grandfather. Sending hugs.

Paula said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad and difficult time.My thoughts and prayers are with you.much hugs xx

Julie Mutch said...

Kim, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandpa. A loss is never easy, but try to find comfort in remembering the good times that you spent together and know that he's at peace now. My thoughts are with you. Take care and safe travels to NB.

Big hugs,
Julie

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Hi Kim,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May memories of the good times with your Grandpa help you and your family through this difficult time.
Hugs,
Val

Åshild Ruud said...

Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts.
Hugs,
Aashild

Jennifer said...

Kim, I'm so sorry! You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Grandpa.

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