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mother-in-law

He is in Heaven

He is in Heaven

My mother-in-law passed away years ago. We were all at the funeral including all 3 children. Months later our son (4 years old) pet hamster, George, died. A while later, Jeff said he missed George, out of the blue I said “don’t worry, he is in heaven […]

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Little things matter

Little things matter

My mother-in-law had been hospitalized for the last 4 months of her life due to a diagnosis of terminal stomach and bowel cancer.  She chose to die in a hospital to spare her elderly husband the burden of her care. On her last day, the family was […]

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You are in our thoughts everyday

You are in our thoughts everyday

Linda, We miss you so much. The early morning phone call telling us you died was shocking and unexpected. This is not the way life was supposed to go. You are in our thoughts every day, and I am so grateful to have had you as a […]

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I wished I knew her better

I wished I knew her better

I lost my mother in-law this past week. She died suddenly and lives in another province. It was difficult for my husband to lose his mother but for me I had wished I knew her better. If only we visited her more often or talked to her […]

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So much love and laughter

So much love and laughter

I lost two very special people in my life in 2014. A close family friend suddenly, Sept 22, and my mother-in-law to cancer Nov 4th. I was with them at their bedside when they passed and will always treasure how they brought so much love and laughter […]

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The next experience of death

The next experience of death

I realize how sorry I was that I couldn’t “help” my mother-in-law on her last week of life. Thinking about all the issues, how to talk about it, could certainly help with the next experience of death.

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