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You gave me the biggest gift

You gave me the biggest gift

I remember being so angry you were also dying – Mom just months ago and now you, Dad – how could you both leave me at such an early age. then I remember the kindness of the nurse – the doctors – the staff. And that is […]

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We didn’t have a good relationship

We didn’t have a good relationship

My dad died over 10 years ago… we didn’t have a good relationship and I probably didn’t see him 10 years before he died. Recently, I was speaking with a young pilot. My dad was also a hobby-flyer. He was actually the only survivor of a plane […]

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We thought he would get better

We thought he would get better

My mom getting a phone call one evening. Two days later, she is on the plane to China. We thought he would get better, but another two days later my grandpa had passed away.

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He fulfilled his wish and passed away at home

He fulfilled his wish and passed away at home

My grandfather. He was a silent, kind, loving man. He looked after all children & grand-children with a very humble, quiet demeanor. I’m glad that he fulfilled his wish of passing away at home. I’m sorry I missed saying goodbye by one hour. He has left a […]

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I still have your voice in my head

I still have your voice in my head

My grandfather. I lost him 2 years ago. I want to say thanks that you called me one day before you died and talked to me. I could not be with you and take your hands at that day because of the distance, but I still have your […]

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He didn’t recognize me when I saw him

He didn’t recognize me when I saw him

The last time I saw my grandpa. It was about a year before he passed away. He lived in Hong Kong at the time. Staying at a senior home. I was visiting him with my parents, having come all the way from Toronto. He had dementia. He […]

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