General01 Aug 2008 10:53 am

My gran died yesterday morning in Thunder Bay, and people are gathering to go to her funeral on Tuesday. Although she had been up and down in health the last few years, she really did not improve after this last bout of illness.

My mom arrived in Thunder Bay earlier in the month and readied her for life in a nursing home, but in true Forchuk woman form she wasn’t having any of that and died the same day her house sold. She once told my mom years ago she wanted to die in her home, so I think she just let go after she realized she was never going back.

This photo is how I’ll remember her best, I think:

Smoking and resting as the sun sets over the garden she worked in the entire day.

That and getting up early to go fishing, and sitting by the ocean in Hawaii on her only vacation two years ago.

My dad pointing out whales to my Gran. We watched whales, turtles and dolphins together the entire week.

Being held by Gran sometime early in 1980.

Love you, Gran.

3 Responses to “Gran”

  1. on 01 Aug 2008 at 1:30 pm Jayson

    ………..I’m sorry Kel. I hope you and your family have a safe trip to Thunder Bay and try to enjoy your time together as a family celebrating her life.

  2. on 01 Aug 2008 at 4:55 pm 32-P

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Kelly! But I’m sure your grandma would have loved the photos and memories you put together here to celebrate her life. Safe journeys!

  3. on 10 Aug 2008 at 8:42 am Troy

    I’m sorry to hear about your Gran. I know how you feel. My grandfather passed away 3 months ago and I still miss him.