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A few regrets

A few regrets

When my mother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer, we were devastated. She was diagnosed in Feb and died in Oct. Through this 8 month journey she talked to us about what she was most proud of in her life, a few regrets (not seeing her grandchildren become […]

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I never left your side

I never left your side

My dearest love, In your scariest moments, in your worst pain, even when you could no longer open your eyes and see me… I was there. I never left your side. My hand was on your heart as you took your last breath. You were never alone. […]

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To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before

To everyone who has gone before, hold on, I’m coming. I will see you when the time is here. We’re all going to be there forever.

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It was a party of sorts

It was a party of sorts

My father died within 3 months of his diagnosis. I was working in the next province (this one) and took Bearskin Airlines every week or 2 to see him. I left for work 2 days before he died, and didn’t see him alive again. Everybody else did; […]

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Live life to its fullest

Live life to its fullest

What a wonderful role model – to live life to its fullest no matter what is happening to you. Spending your last days at home with all the family was so comforting to all of us as we realized it was time for you to journey onward. […]

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Life without Grandma

Life without Grandma

Mom: when you were taken away so suddenly by death, I thought that my life had no meaning. Though I had a husband and two sons, the absence of your presence was very hard to take. Not just by me but by the whole family. Especially by […]

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Love, Communicate & Celebrate

Love, Communicate & Celebrate

I’m 46 years old and I haven’t yet experienced the death of a loved one. As I age, I know that I am getting closer to having this experience. It makes me realize the importance of living well and appreciating who are closest to me. I feel […]

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I still miss you

I still miss you

My dearest, I still miss you. So many happy memories to keep me going. Your time at the hospice was so special, that first day I took you there (very hard for me) you relaxed. The staff were so kind, the place such a comfort. Love to […]

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