R.I.P. Antonia Boskemper Barvich Wescombe.
2nd of April 1928 - 4th October 2012
Antonia my darling sweet mother.
Thank you for taking a risk and coming all the way to Australia to live. I have had a privileged life in having you as my mother. There were times when we did not see eye to eye, but you ALWAYS had my back.
You organised a French tutor for me when I was struggling with French.
You had me repeat a year at high school as you knew I had potential!
You designed the new high school summer uniform! before that we did not have one!
You volunteered for the soup kitchen in winter so we could all have a warm cup of home made soup at lunch time to warm our bellies.
I remember coming home after dropping out of College to go and do my nursing training and I was able to help look after our new little sister.
That new little sister left Queensland to come home to help our step dad look after you as your health failed.
You have been in pain for so long now, I have difficulty remembering when you did not have pain.
I am so glad you went back to Holland several times and we came with you in 2000!
Thank you for being MY MUM. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Hope you are in a happier place. xoxoxox
My sister called me this afternoon and informed me that mum had passed away. I was so happy that she was finally pain free.
My other sister who had flown interstate got there just in time to be with her. So my step dad and 2 sisters were there as she passed.
I have wonderful memories and I am going to look for photos that may be used in a presentation for the funeral.
Both my son, husband and I are going to go to the funeral , my daughter is not sure if she can handle it. She has time to think about it, as she can go over with her brother a few days later.
I have just spoken with my youngest sister and she is doing OK. It is her youngest daughter's 11th birthday today, so when Helen came home she was able to keep her emotions together and they celebrated her birthday and she will be told tomorrow that her Nana passed away . It has been expected, so won't be a shock.
My dad and his second wife also came to the Nursing Home and said their goodbyes.
I wasn't able to finish my documentation for today, it all got popped into the filing cabinet and I will deal with it tomorrow.
Please enjoy some snippets from the past. Thank goodness my dad was into photography!
Walking along the train track with mum .
At the beach in Strahan , West Coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Mum has been fishing and caught a trout! I don't seem to be all that impressed!
Years later, at my sister's wedding.