Friday, April 11, 2008
It seems so appropriate for this post to follow the last...since my Grampa would likely have passed out after watching that clip. He would have laughed until he wept.
It would have been awesome to watch, better than the clip itself.
He left us five years ago today. Gramma sat at his side through the night, quietly pleading for him to stay. If the sheer might of her will could have carried him until the morning, it would have. But, when she slipped out to use the bathroom in the early hours of April 11th, he spared her the pain of his last breath, and went to heaven.
He was a remarkable man...salt of the earth...loving husband, devoted father and cherished Grampa.
This is the message my Mom, his eldest living daughter, sent to the family a short while ago:
Five years ago today Dad( Grampa) left and still I miss him and often see or hear something he would appreciate. We are so blessed to have had a really honourable man as our dad. Bless you Dad.
Grampa, you are loved and missed, more than you could know.