Saturday, April 3, 2010

In loving memory of my mum who passed away on April 2, 2010

This little angel bear sat on my mum's sidetable in the hospital to watch over her, I lit this candle last night and the Habs won. A new ritual is born.


My sweet mum passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon. Being a church going Catholic her entire life, she now has bragging rights that she and Jesus departed this earth on the same day.  She'll be more than happy to share that with her sister who predeceased her by ten months, the ongoing sibling rivalry can pick up where it left off. 

Mum had been in the hospital for the better part of three months, she missed Christmas with us, her presents are still wrapped, we were hoping at some point she would have been well enough to have a mini-Christmas celebration, but it was not to be.  My best recent memory was the two of us watching the Habs centennial celebration on Dec. 4th, she really enjoyed seeing all the old players and shed a few tears when Elmer and Butch's jerseys were retired. We had a nice dinner that  night and were looking forward to Christmas.

Rest in peace mum, I'll miss you very  much, but I know you'll be in good company; reunited with Dad, along with your brother and two sisters, and your favorite  hockey player of all time, the Rocket.

20 comments:

moeman said...

My deepest sympathies Moey. Your words convey that your Mum is in a better place.

GoldenGirl11 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. I will have a cup of tea on her honour.

Moey said...

Thank you both for your kind words. Mum was just tired of being in the hospital and I don't blame her, it wasn't much of a life. She's been battling congestive heart failure for a year and a half, she's at peace now.

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kevincrumbs said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully your mother passed in a peaceful manner and is now in a better place.

Number31 said...

My condolences to you Moey.

Moey said...

KC & 31,

Thank you both.

bea.habs.fan said...

my condolences Moey. remember her how she once was and cherish them.

no matter how better the place they go to after they leave us, it never quite makes up for the hole they leave behind in our lives.

offspace said...

My condolences to you, Hang in there.

ezzeloharr said...

I'm so sorry, Moey. I pray that you and your family find the strength to carry on. I'm so sorry.

David Wilkie's Ghost said...

Heartfelt condolences and best wishes to you and your family, Moey. We're all thinking of you.

Habsfan10 said...

Moey, my deepest sympathies to you and the rest of your family and friends. May whatever God that exists welcome her home with open arms and give you the comfort you need as well.

From Henry Scott Holland (if it helps):

Death Is Nothing At All

Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way that you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.

All is well.

Dennis said...

Moey, my heart's with you and your family. I felt a special bond with your mum because of the Rocket. And even though I can on and on sometimes when I'm talking about the Habs, when it comes to something like this, I don't know what to say. Just know you have friends in the blogosphere.

Sonia said...

Very nice tribute to your Mom, Moey. My condolences to you & your family.

Moey said...

HF10,

Beautiful, it's the first time I've seen that poem.

To everyone, I'm blown away by all the show of support, I'm at a loss for words.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

RiRi said...

Moey, please accept my sincerest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

talldude said...

Moey,

While mere words cannot possibly convey the emotions that are felt with your and your family's loss, it is all I can offer to you at this time of sorrow; I wish it could be more...

While her passing marks the end of her ongoing battles to cling to life, it also marks the beginning of her new life... One filled with peace, with beauty, with old friends and family gone before her, and to prepare the way for those to come who knew her... She no longer feels the pain of time, she no longer endures simply to face another day of the unknown...

She lives on, in your hearts, in your memories, in your thoughts... With all of the special little reminders of what made her "mum"... Always remembered, always cherished... and always loved...

Having read your heartfelt thoughts about her in previous postings, I can't help but smile at the thought of her sitting "The Rocket" down in front of her, and finally enjoying those talks with him that I know (from you) she always wanted to have... Or being able to spend time doing those special things that have eluded her for so long...

I could not offer you any sentiments more beautiful than those you have already expressed, and to you, and the rest of your family, I offer my deepest condolences and sympathy for the loss you share now...

May her memories always bring you comfort, and the knowledge that she is indeed at peace now bring you the strength to carry on and always enjoy those memories as they were meant to be... As ones filled with love and support and caring from "mum"...

Moey said...

talldude,

Wow. Just wow. Thank you so much.

We were at Mount Royal Cemetery yesterday to arrange mum's funeral, Toe Blake is interred there, who according to my mum was the best coach on the planet. She'll talk his ear off, over a large pot of tea of course.

soperman said...

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May peace be with her.

accidentally, kle said...

So very sorry to read about your loss. My sincere condolences.