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12-22-2015, 06:17 PM
My Dear Old Mother died at the age of 87.
She had a fall and fractured her hip. She was operated on and the surgery went well. Three days after the operation she had a heart attack and died that evening.
I was at her side when she passed.

Our family is saddened by her passing, but glad she did not linger, as she was ready to go. We gave her a beautiful informal funeral as she had asked for.

RIP Mum.

12-22-2015, 06:19 PM
Fortunate you are, let me tell you. So glad you're all reconciled to the way the event played out.

Celebrate her love and traditions this week.

12-22-2015, 06:21 PM
Sorry to hear about your mother. I hope your family can pull together and support one another.

I'm headed to Annapolis to see my folks. I guess every Christmas could be the last, so I make them count.

Peerie Maa
12-22-2015, 06:25 PM
Sorry for your loss. The trauma must have been hard, I hope that you continue to handle it so well.

Phillip Allen
12-22-2015, 06:25 PM

Glen Longino
12-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Sad news...
Best wishes to you and your family!

John Smith
12-22-2015, 06:30 PM
I wish you well. And I'm glad you appreciate she didn't linger in poor health indefinitely as my mom did.

There is no easy way, it takes time. I suspect you'll also be a bit surprised by things that bring back memories. I can't see a box of Mallomars without remembering Mom.

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 06:30 PM
Breaking a hit at that age, it's tough to begin with and the result is often the same; the heart just can't take it! I'm truly sorry for your loss especially at this time people should be celebrating. Take care, and your family do the same.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-22-2015, 06:33 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss.

12-22-2015, 06:36 PM
So sorry to hear that. My father died at the same age, and had I not been there to help her through it, we might have lost my mother as well. Celebrate her life, and help those saddened by her passing.

12-22-2015, 06:37 PM
So sorry for your loss, mate. The same thing happened with my 91 yo Dad last summer only he survived 4 tragic, unpleasant for the entire family months after his hip replacement.

Please don't take this as flip, but you should be counting your blessings along with your losses.

Sincerest condolences on your loss.


The Bigfella
12-22-2015, 06:54 PM
Sorry to hear it Grant. You and yours take care.

Ted Hoppe
12-22-2015, 07:01 PM
This is sad new. Our condolences to you.

12-22-2015, 07:08 PM
Sorry about your Mum.

I like that she requested an informal funeral. It's a nice idea as not many of us live a formal life.

L.W. Baxter
12-22-2015, 07:14 PM
I am sorry, and also heartened by the philosophy you express.

May we all transition gently when we're ready.

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 07:15 PM
Just remember the good times!

12-22-2015, 07:19 PM
All the best, Grant.

12-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Sorry for your loss.

12-22-2015, 08:04 PM
The loss of a loved one is never easy.

Condolences and sympathies to you and your family.

12-22-2015, 08:10 PM
Lost my dad 2 years ago, 87 as well. A day at a time, things will get better.

David G
12-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Sincere condolences. Losing your mom is a tough one.

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 08:38 PM
Luckily, time works miracles. My grandmother died 51 yrs ago in Jan.. I only remember the good things, I barely remember her last illness.. There were many. Again, take care.

Lew Barrett
12-22-2015, 08:47 PM
Sorry for your loss, Grant.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-22-2015, 08:51 PM
Grant, very sorry for your loss. As we get older ourselves, we realize how precious life is. You only get one mother.

Robbie 2
12-22-2015, 10:33 PM
Best wishes....I lost both my mother and mother in law this year and know your family will be thinking of her this Christmas.

12-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Best wishes....I lost both my mother and mother in law this year and know your family will be thinking of her this Christmas.

I have had a blessed year. The family is well. The youngsters are growing. There is joy.

To all of those who lost loved ones this year, I wish you all peace and joy in their memory. Remember, they live on in you and the lessons you learned from them. Celebrate their lives. Cherish their memory. Make them proud. Be kind to one another. Remind the young ones of the kind of people that went before them.

George Jung
12-22-2015, 10:42 PM
Condolences, but you've got it right. Celebrate her life, as she would want.

12-22-2015, 10:46 PM
Sorry to hear this, it's a difficult time. While she lives in memory she still lives.

(I'm the 'senior' of my disparate lot now and wonder what the youngies think about me.)

Steve McMahon
12-22-2015, 11:05 PM
Always sad, thank you for sharing your perspective. I hope my family will be able to keep things in that perspective in the near future when we will be facing the same.

12-23-2015, 12:03 AM
Take care of yourself and those who loved her.


12-23-2015, 12:25 AM
Prayers to you, your family, and mom. So sorry for your loss.

12-23-2015, 12:29 AM
Best wishes Grant, it's hard I know 'cos I lost my Mum 6 months ago. RIP.

John B
12-23-2015, 01:21 AM
My condolences Grant.

12-23-2015, 02:57 AM
Sorry about your loss. It's so good that you were there.

12-23-2015, 09:19 AM
I'm also sorry for your loss.

Paul Pless
12-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Peace to your mom and to you and her loved ones.

12-23-2015, 09:57 AM
I was at her side when she passed.

She was truely blessed.
Sorry for your loss, she will be missed.

Rich Jones
12-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Peace to you and your family.

12-23-2015, 10:30 AM