Friday, April 12, 2013

In Memory


I posted the original colour version of this photo a few weeks ago when I realized that Mom had died ten years ago already, but I prefer it in b&w. Mary passed away in the wee hours of April 12 2003 on a rainy day. Coincidentally, today, I can't see out my window because we had an ice storm last night. She was 87 and would have celebrated her 88th birthday had she lived for another month. She lived well and on her own until she fell just a few weeks before her parting. We were actually visiting our daughter, Shauna, here in Ottawa when she had her fall, and it took us a few days to get home as our car was in for repairs. Friends had her in a seniors residence by the time we got home; we soon had her transferred to hospice care as she was failing fast.

11 comments:

Mara said...

She looks a really nice person.

Regenia said...

What a pretty woman she was! Her eyes stand out wonderfully. In this picture her hair is a beautiful white. It looks soft to the touch. I like her smile.

Kathy Trejo said...

She is Beautiful and so is her smile.

KGMom said...

Oh, I can see your eyes in hers. And in turn your grandchildren, especially your grandson.

Mary Gilmour said...

Lovely lady - and how Danica is going to look many energetic years from now.
Just got back from celbrating JG's mother's 96th bday. She has been wheelchair bound for the last four years or so from breaking bones in falls. Your mother was lucky, in my opinion, not to linger.

Donna said...

((((HUG))))
Sometimes I turn around, thinking I've seen my Mom or Dad...
We never stop missing them...
hughugs

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

She would loved to see her great grands growing and so you share them with all of us.

Lorna said...

A lovely tribute.

Linda said...

Such a lovely tribute...and a really beautiful photo.

Hilary said...

You have your mother's lovely smile.

Jimmie Earl said...

She looks like she was a grand lady. Aren't the B & W photos sometimes a lot more beautiful than living color?
One doesn't stop missing Mom even though she is gone so many years.