Farewell to my Mother

Jude

Registered User
Dec 11, 2003
2,287
66
Tully, Qld, Australia
Dear Friends,

Just to let all friends on TP know that my mother died last Friday morning. The funeral ceremony is to be held on this coming Tuesday at 1.30pm.

I managed to get over here from Australia in time to had a last quiet talk with my mother and the fact that she was lucid enough to know me for a short time was incredibly wonderful. Sheila and I sat with her when she died. It was very peaceful and she was in no pain at all. I think that Mum just decided that she had had enough and that it was time for her to leave.

My father is totally and blissfully unaware that Mum has gone, which is in itself a blessing too. He is happy in his own world. I'm pleased that he will not suffer grief and sadness at losing his wife of 64 years.

I'd like to say a huge thank you to all friends on TP for your support over the past few years. I'd especially like to pay tribute to Sheila who has been such a special friend to me and without whom I would have been totally lost at this time.

I feel a great sadness that my beloved mother has died, but I am also in some way relieved that she has finally beaten AD. She is now free and for that I am truly happy.

with love and best wishes to all,

Jude xxx
 

rummy

Registered User
Jul 15, 2005
700
Oklahoma,USA
I feel a great sadness that my beloved mother has died, but I am also in some way relieved that she has finally beaten AD. She is now free and for that I am truly happy.
Yours is an example I will strive to live up to. God Bless Jude and I will be thinking of you today.
Debbie
 

Margarita

Registered User
Feb 17, 2006
10,824
london
Thank- you for sharing its lovely to hear from you ,I ‘m sorry about your mother passing what a lovely way of putting it when you say

I feel a great sadness that my beloved mother has died, but I am also in some way relieved that she has finally beaten AD. She is now free and for that I am truly happy.
Bless
 

Kriss

Registered User
May 20, 2004
513
Shropshire
Dearest Jude

I am so pleased that you managed to get there in time - it must have seemed like the longest journey ever. When we received a call from the hospital to say we should come immediately to see my Dad I was only an hour away but I can still envisage that journey and feel those emotions.

Your Mum has truly won her battle.

love
Kriss
 

Lynne

Registered User
Jun 3, 2005
3,433
Suffolk,England
Jude, I'm sorry for your loss, but glad Mum's passing was peaceful, and that you were able to exchange your goodbyes and I love yous.
 

Kathleen

Registered User
Mar 12, 2005
639
66
West Sussex
Jude

I am sorry for your loss, but understand the blessing of your father being unaware of her passing.

My Mum is spared the grief of Dad's passing too, the only plus side of her AD we have ever found.

Take good care of yourself

Kathleen
 

maggier

Registered User
Jan 9, 2006
78
62
manchester
Dear Jude

I am truly sorry for your loss but hope that I can be as brave as you when my mum passes.

My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Love

Maggie x
 

Amy

Registered User
Jan 4, 2006
3,453
Hiya Jude
had a last quiet talk with my mother and the fact that she was lucid enough to know me for a short time was incredibly wonderful
What a tremendous gift she gave you.
Thinking of you.
Love Amy
 

dmc

Registered User
Mar 13, 2006
1,157
hello jude

just wanted to add my condolences to you, it was good you got to talk to your mum and you were there for her at the end.
you'll be in my thoughts tuesday
take care
 

BeckyJan

Registered User
Nov 28, 2005
18,972
Derbyshire
I am so sorry to hear your news but pleased that you managed a conversation with your Mother before she died - that memory will stay with you. Dementia is a test for all those concerned - so your Mother and all of you have passed your test with flying colours! Our thoughts will be with you on Tuesday. Best Wishes. BeckyJan
 

maria29al

Registered User
Mar 15, 2006
426
59
Warwickshire
I am so sorry to hear about your mother but she is now at peace.

I dont know what you beleive happens when we pass on but maybe you will feel her near to you as you go through life and enjoy her company.

Big hugs.

M
xxxxxxxxxx
 

Frank

Registered User
May 18, 2006
11
Passage

Dear Jude,

I am very new to this site. My wife is in the early stages of this horrible disease and from reading all of the various threads here I have only an inkling of what is to come. I just hope that I can have the courage and perspective that you displayed in your message.

My sincerest condolenses for your loss.

Frank
 

ElaineMaul

Registered User
Jan 29, 2005
333
60
Dear Jude,
May I also offer my condolences. I am so pleased you were able to share some lucid moments with your Mum at the end and that her passing was peaceful.
Take care; I will be thinking of you on Tuesday.
Love Elaine