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Username Post: Oh dear, my turn        (Topic#324754)
RedSquirrel 
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01-11-13 12:28 PM - Post#4039034    

I just had a call from my Mum. We lost my great-aunt at 4 this morning. She was 105, so it wasn't entirely unexpected, but she still had all her marbles right to the end. The sad part was that she had finally been persuaded to go into a care home - she moved yesterday. She only survived a few hours.

She had a huge character; very strong-willed, well-read, fascinating to talk to. She was the family matriarch.

Here she is 4 years ago with my Mum.
http://www.scrapjazz.com/galleries/39952/view/ 5252...

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-11-13 12:34 PM - Post#4039042    
    In response to RedSquirrel

awwww.....

 
scrapanda 
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01-11-13 12:34 PM - Post#4039044    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Wow! So sorry to hear of her passing but how fabulous that she was so well right to the end!

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-11-13 12:39 PM - Post#4039048    
    In response to scrapanda

Yeah, what Amanda said. I can't help but think it worked out for her. Nursing homes are so sad. I'm surprised so many can hang on for years in there.

 
michann 
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01-11-13 01:04 PM - Post#4039050    
    In response to kaleidoscope

(((hugs)))

 
buttonscrapper 
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01-11-13 01:08 PM - Post#4039052    
    In response to michann

So sad! 105! What a milestone!! And a beautiful LO to remember her!!

I just lost my uncle earlier this week, he would have turned 100 in March!



 
RedSquirrel 
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01-11-13 01:24 PM - Post#4039068    
    In response to buttonscrapper

Virginia. I'm sorry.

I can't be upset. She had a great life with a wonderful family including 7 great-grand-children, and she was ready to go and meet her husband and her son. I'm just thankful that she didn't suffer.

 
ScrappinTraveler 
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01-11-13 01:36 PM - Post#4039074    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I'm so sorry. . . but thankfully she left peacefully. 105, what a wonderful feat. . .

 
carpe scrapum 
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01-11-13 01:41 PM - Post#4039084    
    In response to ScrappinTraveler

Aw, I'm sorry Rosey and Virginia. Long lives!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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01-11-13 01:45 PM - Post#4039086    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I'm sorry for your loss. 105, wow! That's wonderful that she was happy and healthy until the end.

 
hockeymom24 
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01-11-13 02:10 PM - Post#4039106    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

wow 105... not very often you hear of someone that age. sorry for your loss.

 
Grandma to 3 
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01-11-13 02:11 PM - Post#4039108    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

My condolences to both of you on your losses.

I'm only 52 and there are days I wonder if I'll see 53 -- can't imagine living until 100 or more!!

 
scrappinmamma 
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01-11-13 03:22 PM - Post#4039122    
    In response to Grandma to 3

Oh I'm sorry Rosie and Virgina!

Please accept my deepest sympathies. They both had long lives and that is a true blessing!

Edited by scrappinmamma on 01-11-13 03:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Canadian Linda 
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01-11-13 05:30 PM - Post#4039144    
    In response to RedSquirrel

So sorry for your loss. How marvellous that she made it to 105 years old!
Going in to an old folks home is so hard on many people but after working in one for 16 years I know that a lot of people spend many happy years there too.

 
Canadian Linda 
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01-11-13 05:33 PM - Post#4039146    
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  • buttonscrapper Said:
So sad! 105! What a milestone!! And a beautiful LO to remember her!!

I just lost my uncle earlier this week, he would have turned 100 in March!





Sorry to hear about your Uncle, Virginia.

 
buttonscrapper 
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01-11-13 05:39 PM - Post#4039158    
    In response to Canadian Linda

Even though my mom passed away at age 77, I do have good genes on both sides.

My dad was 90 when he passed away. He had pneumonia, and just as he was doing better was told that he would have to recuperate in a nursing home before he could go home. He never ever wanted to live in a nursing home and we feel he willed himself to die. But we are blessed that he lived to 90!

It's amazing that so many are living longer lives, and do well!!


 
Nilsa 
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01-11-13 08:04 PM - Post#4039174    
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So sorry for your loss Rosey!

 
qaustriangirl 
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01-12-13 11:45 AM - Post#4039228    
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Sorry for you loss Rosey! It is good for her that she was doing so great until 105. What a wonderful age!

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-12-13 12:24 PM - Post#4039236    
    In response to qaustriangirl

Can you imagine all the changes she has seen in that lifetime! From clothing to industry and technology. The changes made that one century, the 20th, is just amazing. Kind of makes your head spin when you think about how drastic they are.

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-12-13 01:48 PM - Post#4039248    
    In response to kaleidoscope

You're right.

2 world wars. The death of her husband and all their brothers and sisters. The death of their son. Only 3 house moves. From candle-light to gas to electricity. From singing around the piano to wireless radio to black-and-white TV to digital DVD recorders. From walking to cycling (they couldn't afford a horse) to the bus to cars (not that she ever drove).

 
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