?

Log in

My grandfather passed away very suddenly today. My life has changed… - Inane Ramblings
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.

Security:
Time:07:24 pm
My grandfather passed away very suddenly today.

My life has changed an awful lot since I last posted in any way. When I get to it, I'll write a proper update of where I am. It'll miss a lot of what's happened in between, but there's no way I could put it all down. I'll get to it soon.
comments: Leave a comment Previous Entry Share Next Entry


kareina
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-02-10 08:29 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sudden deaths are hard on the people who loved them. (Though, when it is my turn to go I would far rather a sudden death than one which involves months of suffering.) I hope that you and your family are comforted by many happy memories of time spent with him.
(Reply) (Thread)

siloeke
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-02-10 08:56 am (UTC)
Yes, I quite agree, and so did he. He hit his head in an accidental fall whilst in his workshop and died instantly. He didn't suffer at all and it was in a place he loved. If he'd been able to choose, it would have been similar to this- but it was a shock for us since he was so very fiercely independent.

In a way it was a mercy. He had Parkinsons and had he lived any longer it would have stopped him walking and looking after himself- something he could never accept. His last meal had been his favourite, he'd just seen most of his children and grandchildren, and I think he was quite ready.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


kareina
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-02-10 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for filling me in on the extra details. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know that given the choice between losing my ability to walk or care for myself and dying quickly while I was still independent, I'd choose the latter. I'm glad that since he had to go he went quickly and I hope that those circumstances help comfort his loved ones a bit. No one is ever truly gone who is remembered, no matter how much we wish that they could also be present in the flesh.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


mushroom_maiden
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-02-10 11:58 pm (UTC)
Much sympathies and love. <3
(Reply) (Thread)

My grandfather passed away very suddenly today. My life has changed… - Inane Ramblings
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.