Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today is our nineteenth wedding anniversary.

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Really? It’s Saturday?

It seems strange. Both our daughter and I remarked on it yesterday evening that it seems as if a week had some how passed in our heads from Thursday morning to Friday night. So much to do. Amy and Mary … Continue reading

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Symmetry

On New Year’s Eve 1992 Lynn and I got married. It was a full mass wedding followed some hours later by a grand party in the main hall of the Masonic Temple on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. The next day … 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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Yesterday and today

Yesterday getting to the Collins, Clarke, McGillivray and White funeral home was a little time consuming due to the freezing rain that started falling early in the afternoon and made rush hour traffic an adventure. Arriving only fifteen minutes late … Continue reading

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