Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Gratitude

Gratitude

His last days were calm

His last days were calm

All my thanks! My father was well looked after for 5 months in the McNally Hospice in Grimsby. It was the best decision we as a family made. His last days were calm and he was comfortable. He was able to have an early “5 am” breakfast

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I continually think of lessons they have taught me

I continually think of lessons they have taught me

My Grandparents- they would often speak about times when they will be gone- but I continually think of lessons they have taught me to become the person I am. Very greatful to have had them part of my life.

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What an honour it was to hold your hand

What an honour it was to hold your hand

Mom, You brought me into this world. What an honour it was to hold your hand and exchange care giver roles as you allowed me to hold you as you left this world. I reflect on that time as the most sincere and loving between is- forever

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I have never grieved the death of my best friends

I have never grieved the death of my best friends

I have never grieved the death of my best friends; the Reflection Room makes/moves me into solitude – being one with the Lord. In a short moment, I want to say thank you to my friends Noel who died of lung cancer at 33 and Sr. Ruth

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I will continue to practice it in silence

I will continue to practice it in silence

Are very easy to talk to someone about it. Therefore, I will continue to practice it in silence. Thank you.

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You were always happy

You were always happy

To my friend Wheslay, Thank you for letting me visit you at Hospice Care. You were always happy, joyful and wise for a young man! I’m happy for you that your last few months in this world were fun, and full of life-enriching experiences. (at Chinook Hospice)

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You opened your heart

You opened your heart

To a sister, You shared your fears You opened your heart You showed great sadness You trusted me with your heart I continue to be grateful for your love, I miss you always & carry you in my heart each moment.

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Life is so short and unpredictable

Life is so short and unpredictable

You taught me what is truly important. You showed me how life is so short & unpredictable yet so precious. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey. Such was Holy Ground.

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Thank you for loving me

Thank you for loving me

Dad, You weren’t one for much physical affection – that’s the way you were raised. But you were generous with your time. I remember how you took us swimming when you finished work. I remember standing with you in front of the blackboard drilling me with addition.

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You taught me big things

You taught me big things

Dad, Thank you for being my Dad. Even in your post stroke years you taught me big things. You showed me how to slow down and be present with you. That will always be with me. In the timing of your death, my future opens. I love

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