Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sad

Dear Friends,

The start of 2007 has been very sad for our family. On Saturday January 6 my sister Hilly (Helen) passed away. Although she had been ill & in pain for many years her death came as a shock.

When I last spoke to Hilly on December 26 we said we'd be talking again on New Year's Day - that was not to be. Early in the morning of December 29 she had trouble getting up from the couch and called her daughter-in-law who immediately came over. She needed medical attention & was taken to the hospital where at first she seemed to improve and was in good spirits. Wednesday she suddenly took a turn for the worse as she had developed an infection in her lungs and from that point on things went downhill quickly. By Friday there was no longer any hope of recovery and early Saturday morning she passed away.

I am so very thankful that DH & I were able to fly to Thunder Bay, Ontario to attend her funeral this past Thursday and be with her children (her husband had passed away in 1991) and their families as well as our oldest sister. Although our brother was unable to attend he was with us all in spirit as well as in many telephone conversations.


Hilly will be sadly missed but the memories of a sweet & loving sister will stay with me forever.


Margaret

34 Comments:

Blogger Tracy Baby said...

Margaret I am so sorry to hear about your sister ,my thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

So sorry for your lost Margaret, you are in my thoughts.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Mylene said...

Margaret, i am so sorry to hear this sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I am so sorry - my sincerest condolences to you and your family.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

My condolences to you and your family over your loss. You're all in my prayers to help you through this difficult time.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Alberta said...

Margaret, please accept my condolences and know you and your family are in my prayers.

6:41 PM  
Blogger abe/happy said...

Margaret,please take care & know we are thinking of you at this very sad time. puggie ((hugs))

2:50 AM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

((((Margaret)))))) I have no words... My heart goes out to you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

3:34 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

So sorry, Margaret, on the loss of your sister. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Margaret- I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. You are in my prayers. {HUG}

6:01 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please let me know and I will do what I can.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Sylvie said...

I'm so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

11:05 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

Margaret, I'm so sorry for your loss. {{{hugs}}}
Sue

4:41 PM  
Blogger Name: Vicki said...

I can't imagine losing a sister! That is a very special relationship! I will remember you in my prayers!

10:15 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss Margaret, my thoughts are with you.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

That is so sad, Margaret! I'm sorry for your loss.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Oh I am so, so sorry, Margaret.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Stitchingnow said...

Truly sorry for your loss but hope the rest of the year is better.

Hugs & prayers

4:03 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

Oh Margaret, I'm so so sorry to read this... This is a big shock and a very very sad loss... I feel very sad for her children too: no parents to come to when you're still so young, this is terrible... My thoughts are with you and your family, dear Margaret.
Take care.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Von said...

It's always hard to lose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

10:53 AM  
Blogger whitecalla said...

Am so sorry for your lost Margaret. My condolence to you and family. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

6:09 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May peace be with you and your family.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Dear Margaret, I was very long to come back to your blog again, and then I learned the sad news. I wish that all your family may find confort in this sad period, especcially Helen's children too. May you go on with a purpose in life to cheer you up. I believe that there is another much better life after this life on earth. I'll come back to visit your blog soon, and I wish I can read better news of you.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Dear Margaret, I was very long to come back to your blog again, and then I learned the sad news. I wish that all your family may find confort in this sad period, especcially Helen's children too. May you go on with a purpose in life to cheer you up. I believe that there is another much better life after this life on earth. I'll come back to visit your blog soon, and I wish I can read better news of you.

2:53 PM  
Blogger an_drea said...

I'm so sorry for your sad lost.
I don't know what to say...
Be strong
Hugs & Kisses, Margaret.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Hi Margaret, I can't get onto Gail's blog either, another site comes up so I'm not sure what is happening there :(

12:34 PM  
Blogger Angi said...

I just found your blog, but my deepest, if belated sympathy to you and yours. Prayers and thoughts during this time.

3:22 PM  
Blogger juls said...

((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))) My thoughts are with you in your time of loss.... Having lost a sister I know how very hard it is. Please e-mail if you need to.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - my (belated) condolences to you and your family.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I offer my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

12:27 PM  
Blogger StitchCat said...

Hi Margaret, so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved sister. My thoughts are with you :)

4:29 PM  
Blogger patternnuts said...

I am so sorry for your loss....
*hugs*

5:18 AM  
Blogger Ron Southern said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Margaret, though I am jus stumbling across it. On the 4th of March, my older sister passed away in a similar way--sick for many years, went to the hospital and seemed like she'd be okay, then went downhill unexpectedly and died of a heart attack. I guess there's no such thing as being really ready for these things.

1:09 PM  

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