Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Generations

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Hunter's grandfather passed away, at the ripe age of almost 90. He had a full and good life and the last 6 months have been rather difficult for him as his body slowly started to shut down. I never knew any one of my grandfathers - they both passed away before I was born, so I always thought that it was rather special that my kids had a great grandfather who had their pictures on his walls and phoned on their birthdays and took great pride in. We saw him for the last time in December when we actually made the trip to Port Elizabeth to say our goodbyes. He was tired and warn down, but happy to see his little name bearers - the twins each carry one of his names as their second name. We did not take any pictures then, it was just sad to see him so sick, so I would rather show you how we would like to remember him.

Totsiens Oupa Hennie. Mooi loop.

11 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

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  2. Sorry for your family's loss.
    Hugs

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  3. Sending lots of hugs and kisses. Today last year I lost my grandfather so I sympathise with you and your family.

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. No matter how long a person is with us it's never easy to say good-bye. I will be saying prayers for you all during this time of grieving and loss.

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  5. I love the 4 generation picture. I am so sorry for your family's loss. My kids never met any of their great grandparents. :-(

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  6. Oh Cat --- so sorry for your family's loss. He will no doubt be missed.

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  7. I'm sorry for your loss :(
    But what a blessing that he was able to live such a long and rich life.
    Prayers being said for your family <3

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  8. I'm sorry for your family's loss.

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  9. Sorry to hear about your Oupa! They enrich our lives, and we miss them when they go! I miss my grandfather and -mother, and wish I could have shared my children with them!

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  10. Susie&#39;s Homemade22 September 2011 at 15:19

    What a treasure to have that generational photo! I am so sorry for your loss.

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