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He becomes anxious

He becomes anxious

My husband recently told me that as a child he would lay awake hours & hours worrying about how he would die and what would happen after he died. He still can’t think about it again & he becomes anxious. I have never thought of it in […]

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I wish we could have been with you

I wish we could have been with you

Dear Paul, Your Dad and I miss you very much dear Paul, I wish we could have been with you when you died. I hope you were not afraid. Our lives are not the same without you. You live in our hearts and memories. Mom.  

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Why

Why

WHY, WHY Love Mom Untill we meet again xoxoxo  

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Expressing her contentment with life

Expressing her contentment with life

My mother Kay died while in a long term care home. I am grateful that we had a chance to understand each other better and share some laughs in the years before her death. She gave me the wonderful gift of expressing her contentment with life, love […]

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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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