Thursday, March 19, 2009

Aunty Mary

My Aunt Mary was quite an amazing woman. When she was in her 80's she traveled to PEI to become the gold medalist in Woman's Golfing at the Senior Olympics. It wasn't her last time in the Senior Olympics, nor her last win.

She lead a very, very active life; bowling all winter, and golfing every other moment.

The golfing thing came up because when she married my great-uncle, he told her that if she didn't learn to golf, that she'd never see him. It ended up that she became the superior golfer, and I don't think he saw much of her!

Last Saturday Aunt Mary suffered a massive heart attack; after which she rallied (we weren't surprised). On Tuesday, she passed quietly in her sleep.

I'm quite sure that heaven has a golf course. And I know she's there right now... so golf in peace, Aunt Mary. We'll miss you here on earth.

Grampa? He didn't take the Lieutenant seriously, and he's still trying to get out of the GD hospital to go to his GD house and eat a decent GD meal. Apparently they don't let 93 year old men go home when they can't walk, and can't see, and have feeding tube. Imagine that?


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Shell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt Mary, she sounds like an absolute delight. As for your Grandpa, mine was the same after he broke his hip.


Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kourtney said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt... thoughts are with you.

PS: Thanks for the loan. Have an incredible time on your mission!

Anonymous said...

Hugs from me too. It's hard losing someone, even when you know they've had a good life. Your aunt reminds me of my great-grandma; she was blind and in a wheelchair since she was young, but in her 90's, she was still travelling across the country by herself to visit all her kids.