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I suppose it was too much to hope for that we could see the year out with no deaths.
So: Doris Kelly, 1920-2007. Rest in peace. Survived by three children, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and innumerable friends.

Up till two years ago, she was still as sharp as a needle - we used to do the Guardian crossword together, and she always kept a keen interest in the news. Her memory never failed while her mind lasted, but then she developed Alzheimer's and drifted a great deal.

We've been waiting for this for awhile now - when she went into hospital two years ago, we were preparing to mourn her then. She did stabilize afterwards, and her last year was happy and peaceful, in a good residential home. So this isn't a huge shock, but it's still a large part of my life so far gone.

The funeral is on Monday the 7th of January, so I'll be travelling to Colchester for that.

If you pray, spare a word or two for my family, please? If not, then good thoughts and feelings are always very welcome.

Date: 2007-12-22 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizw.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss. And certainly, I will pray.

Date: 2007-12-22 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovelybug.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear this. Lots of love to you and the family.

Date: 2007-12-22 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thirstypixel.livejournal.com
My good thoughts and feelings are most certainly yours. All the best under the circumstances.

Date: 2007-12-22 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
Oh, my dear. What a hard thing to have to deal with. And it doesn't matter how long you were waiting, it's still a shock and still a blow.

I'm glad to hear that her last year was happy and peaceful. This is a blessing. I never met her, but I can imagine that she was quite a character, if you're related to her.

You have my thoughts and my sympathies.

Date: 2007-12-22 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shuripentu.livejournal.com
*hugs* and condolences. :( I will certainly pray and light a candle for your family, and for Doris.

Date: 2007-12-22 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elettaria.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear that, hon. My thoughts are with you and your family, and I hope the funeral goes well.

Date: 2007-12-22 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endless-change.livejournal.com
I'll pray for you lovie.

God Bless.

Date: 2007-12-22 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
Very sorry to hear of your loss. I am certainly thinking good thoughts for you right now.

Coincidence, perhaps, but I had a dream last night which (unusually for me) involved lots of people that I currently know. I definitely remember that you were in it and we were having a really nice conversation, but sadly I can't remember what it was about now. So perhaps my brain was somehow aware that I needed to be directing thoughts towards you? I don't know, but I shall certainly consciously do so now.

*hugs*

Date: 2007-12-23 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midnightmelody.livejournal.com
*hugs* There is a candle lit for your family in Westminster cathedral, and I will pray for you all.

May perpetual light shine upon her.

Date: 2007-12-23 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keira-online.livejournal.com
*hugs*

Good thoughts, feelings and prayers heading your way.

Date: 2007-12-26 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ewtikins.livejournal.com
Thinking of you (even if commenting rather late due to lack of internet time).

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