Category Archives: cancer

Comedy

The above video is one of our son James doing stand-up comedy at the famous Montreal Comedy Nest (a frequent venue for the Just For Laughs Festival). Open Mic night is just that an open mic. As long as you … Continue reading

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Eulogy

Today was the funeral. For those who could not attend it was a beautiful service. Lynn would have been pleased as the church was packed from front to back – or as I put it “she would have been happy … Continue reading

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Funeral today

It is eight o’clock. In three hours we will have Lynn’s funeral. It has been a busy six days. Being busy has been a boon but has had its trying moments. A large chunk of the last little while has … Continue reading

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One A.M.

My wife died at one o’clock this morning. Her mother, the kids and myself were with her. She went peacefully in her sleep. Funeral services will be announced shortly.

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The call

The call came on my cell phone at a little after two in the afternoon. My wife’s condition had deteriorated sharply as compared to the morning. She had been quiet and resting comfortably when I was with her during the … Continue reading

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Refusal

Whether my wife is refusing water and food we have no way of knowing. She no longer seems to wake though there are times when I am sure she is awake. She will no longer open her mouth for food … Continue reading

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Neglect

There are some conflicting feelings at play these days. First is the absolute need/desire to be with my wife at the palliative care. She is almost at the point of refusing food and water. The amount that she does take … Continue reading

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Xmas 2011

Yesterday came and went. It has been a habit of long standing that I rise early and yesterday was no different as I woke at 4:30 and managed to get back to sleep for a fitful extra hour before getting … Continue reading

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St. Veronicas

The meeting with Father Fred went well yesterday afternoon. He patiently, and in detail, explained what is usually done and why things are arranged that way. He pointed out problems which may occur if they are not planned for well … Continue reading

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Funeral home v Cemetary

There is a difference between a funeral home and a cemetary. This point was made by the woman at Rideau Gardens Cemetary yesterday. Part of a national chain of full service cemetaries the Rideau Gardens offers everything from cremation to … Continue reading

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