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I wish I could hug you

I wish I could hug you

Papa Ken, I just want to wish you a happy birthday. I miss you so much and Nanny misses you too. I wish I could hug you one more time.

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I sense your spirit

I sense your spirit

Dad, I draw on your wisdom every day. I sense your spirit protecting me. I miss you.

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All my work I do in your honor

All my work I do in your honor

Grandpa, I wish you could see me now! All I have accomplished and how happy I am! I know you are with me when the birds come to the feeder. I wish so many days I could hear you say how proud you are of me. All […]

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It empowered me

It empowered me

It was my honour and privilege to be able to support my father and honour my grandmother’s wishes. My father is not able to discuss dying but my grandmother and I often had open conversations about her wishes. It empowered me to hear her sense of control […]

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I will forever cherish the memories

I will forever cherish the memories

To my Grandpa, I am so proud to be your grand-daughter, You have made such an impact in the Education world and groomed sons and daughter who have continued your legacy and making an impact to cities/communities/industry. Your passing at 103 was truly a celebration of life, […]

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They had raised me

They had raised me

My grandparents died within 2 weeks of each other, very suddenly. My grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, my grandmother died of a broken heart. I have always regretted that I wasn’t (couldn’t??) present with them in those last few days before they died. They had raised me […]

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I will always be thankful

I will always be thankful

I am grateful to be able to see and talk to my grandfather before he passed away. I was the last member of the family who was actually there with him when he took his last breath. Growing up, I had spent a lot of weekends with […]

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I felt completely isolated

I felt completely isolated

When my grandfather passed away suddenly, I had just moved up North with my husband. I hadn’t started working, knew nobody and I was alone when my sister called to tell me. I felt completely isolated, alone and had a very difficult time with my grieving and […]

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We keep his memory alive

We keep his memory alive

16 years ago my husband lost his father, my children their grandfather and myself a wonderful father-in-law. His wished were to pass at home, to be still able to look out the window and watch the lake outside. He had homecare service as well as family caregivers […]

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I still remember how hopeful he was

I still remember how hopeful he was

Is of my maternal grandfather who died 23 years ago. I still remember how hopeful he was and how hopeful I was he would be OK; only to have both of our hopes dashed when he died a month and a half after being diagnosed with cancer. […]

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