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Heartbroken, a beloved Grandparent passed away.


Monday, February 04, 2013

Thursday evening we are told my fiancÚ's Granddad is in hospital unwell, and early Friday morning we get that call, you know from the time that its nothing good and he passed away in the night.

We planned a less than a year engagement in the sincere hope my fiancÚ's Granddad would be there, we planned everything 350 miles away from where we live, so no elderly family have to travel.

He wasn't my Granddad, but he meant so much to me, his overjoyed happiness at our engagement was one of the most sincere moments we experienced when announcing. My fiancÚ is so broken, his Granddad was his hero and its so hard to imagine now him not being at our wedding, it hurts so very bad. There will be a big space.

Nobody has found this thought selfish, I was afraid people would, but my fiancÚ's Mum brought it up herself, telling us how he was so looking forward to it, his first grandchild to get married.

It's a lesser world without this wonderful man in it any more.

I went to a florist this morning to see if they can make a tribute by Wednesday for us to collect before we drive up on Thursday.

My fiancÚ's Mum has asked me to make some cakes for the Wake, I'm making a Guinness Fruit cake as Guinness was one of his favourite drinks, and this seems fitting.

We are both very tired and sad, and I'm sure that once we go on Thursday things will hit us even harder, especially for my fiancÚ when he sees his Mum.
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MYRTROSE 2/11/2013 12:13AM

    So sorry for your loss.

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MARTY728 2/7/2013 2:29PM

    Sorry for your loss.

I believe as long as you remember them, they are never gone. They live on within us.

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MUSHCAT 2/6/2013 11:03AM

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ANIHAKA 2/6/2013 2:40AM

    My condolences to you both on your sad loss.

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JLDACQ 2/5/2013 12:25PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Having lost my husband and best friend in October, I know those words don't always help, but I hope you know I'm thinking of you and your fiance's family at this time.

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SHIRLEYX 2/5/2013 7:31AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your fiance are in my heart and prayers.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/5/2013 5:48AM

    Tight, tight hugs, my friend. I really have no words except I care - deeply. Here is my love, my thoughts and my prayers for you, your fiancÚ and his family.

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GRANDMABEAST63 2/5/2013 5:08AM

    Words are difficult at this time, please know you & your fiancee are in my thoughts and offer you my deepest sympathies. Celebrate his life and he will always be with you:).

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ME_HERE_NOW 2/5/2013 12:27AM

    i am sending my love to you and the whole family. hopefully there will be a lot of happy remembering to go with the tears. xoxo.

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CORTNEY-LEE 2/4/2013 10:44PM

    I am sorry for your loss Pookie

Peace be with you

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LADY_MARIANA 2/4/2013 10:38PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Take good care of yourself.

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KITHKINCAID 2/4/2013 3:37PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss sweetie. Wrapping my arms around both you and your fiance. Hang in there. Love each other.

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VW_STEPH 2/4/2013 3:17PM

    I am so so sorry for both of you. It's so nice you had all these lovely things to say about him. xx

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SPEEDY143 2/4/2013 2:49PM

    emoticon emoticon You know he will still be there emoticon Our youngest DD tucked two lockets with her grandpa and her uncles' pictures in her bouquet on her wedding day. When my DH toasted the bride and groom he mentioned them both and the wedding photographer took special pictures of her bouquet and gave one to my mom. Grandpas are soooooo special emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/4/2013 2:29PM

    Oh Pookie, I"m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you both.
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/4/2013 1:14PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs,
Ramona

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KATHYJO56 2/4/2013 12:54PM

    Pookie, I am so sorry for both your fiancee and you. Take care and be safe in your travels. emoticon emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 2/4/2013 12:08PM

    Oh Pookie, I am so sorry. There is a space when a loving Grandparent passes from this world. Please know that you and your fiance are in my thoughts and prayers. Your fruit cake is most appropriate and made with love and care. emoticon emoticon to you.

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PANDAS10 2/4/2013 11:56AM

    OH Pookie, I'm so sorry. My grandma passed away last Tuesday... we buried her on Friday. She was so looking forward to seeing our baby. It's so hard, because she and I were very close. So I understand, especially when there is so much to look forward too and being so hopeful that they could be there. *hugs*

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WOUBBIE 2/4/2013 11:47AM

    How very sad. My sympathies to both of you, as well as to your fiance's family.

My husband and I both lost our grandmothers just months before we were married. We wrote a special memorial for them into the service.

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MARUKI52 2/4/2013 11:23AM

    I am so sorry. The funeral will be difficult but you will all be supporting each other at this difficult time. It will mean a lot to all that you and your fiance have travelled this distance to be with them at this sad time. You have been lucky to have had such a lovely person in your life and will have many happy memories to sustain you in the future.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/4/2013 9:59AM

    Your fiancee and you have my deepest sympathies. Both of you will be in my thoughts. Lean on each other and take comfort in the good times you shared with him.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 2/4/2013 9:51AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss - send you thoughts of peace and support.

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MAKINANIMPACT 2/4/2013 8:36AM

    Hugs to you and your family! So sorry for your loss!

Kelly

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KITT52 2/4/2013 8:18AM

    so sorry for the loss of that beloved grandfather....time is a healer ..

HUGS to you both.....

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LAC936 2/4/2013 8:08AM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss especially when planning such a joyous event. He'll be there in your heart.

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CAT609 2/4/2013 6:58AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be with you in spirit. emoticon

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MADTHENURSE 2/4/2013 6:15AM

    Sorry for your loss.

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JUNEAU2010 2/4/2013 6:06AM

    My heart goes out to both of you. My sister experienced the same thing when she was about to get married. Her husband put his dad's picture at the wedding service so it was if he were also there. Prayers for you and the rest of his loved ones.

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SHERYLDS 2/4/2013 5:48AM

    sorry for your loss

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KIBBLE55 2/4/2013 5:44AM

    I am so sorry for your loss - lost my dad 4 months ago (my hero) no words can help but it sounds that you have a great family to support each other. It helps me to celebrate the joy that Dad gave me and to be happy I had that.

Steve

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