Friday, April 12, 2013
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.