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Friday, February 10, 2012

Goodbye Grams...

Ack, I've been avoiding my blog.  Knowing that I wanted to write about the loss of my dear, sweet Grandma, and yet not feeling adequate enough to put it into words.  So, I'll keep it simple.  This was a tough one for me.  My last grandparent, and the grandparent I was the closest to.  My mom's mother, Ethel, was a wonderful woman.  I have such fond memories of growing up with her and Grandpa in the house next door to us.  I remember those summer days where her screen door was open and I could smell her pies baking and hear her whistling as she worked.  I remember her visiting with me while she hung her wash on the line.  I remember having tea with her all the time.  My Grandma always seemed to be happy.  Always singing, whistling, dancing a jig.  By far I will remember her most for her generosity.  My Grandma gave, and gave again.  She modeled to me what it is to truly serve someone.  She was a wonderful 'Nana' to my children.  My kids never left her home empty handed!  Grandma would have been 90 in May....a long, and wonderful life.  Grieving has been easier knowing that she is now singing, whistling and dancing a jig with her Saviour.  Grandma's faith was rock-like. So solid.  I will miss her dearly, but she has provided me with a lifetime of wonderful memories.  Goodbye, for now, Grandma.

Here are a few pictures from Grandma's memorial service...

Thank You to family and friends for the beautiful flowers!

Mom and Uncle Larry singing, Pastor Roger paying tribute, and cousin Anthony reading the many notes of love from family and friends...

A Special table full of Grandma's favourite things....

The kiddos....

We'd like to thank all of our friends for their generous expressions of love and encouragement through phone calls, emails, texts, flowers, cards, food etc.  We are very touched by your love!


  1. May your wonderful memories of your grandmother comfort you in the days ahead.

    My deepest sympathy for your loss...

  2. A wonderful tribute to the memory of someone so dear. It such a blessing that she was able to be such a huge part of your life and the lives of your children. A beautiful heritage:) Losing a loved one at any stage is difficult but to know that will see her again is a great comfort. May you be reminded daily of her beauty in the Lord.

  3. Beautiful post, Andy, about a beautiful woman.

  4. I love the table of some of yours Grandma's favorites. ((hugs)) Andrea

  5. i love the way you showed the things you have. and by the way at school we have good bye grams selling so i wonder if you can give me some information by sending an email at

    thank you


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