1. Chantilly

    Chantilly Registered User

    Jan 29, 2016
    8
    Australia
    My beautiful sister who I was so very close to passed yesterday. She battled with FTD for 8 yrs. My heart is totally broken and I can't stop crying. I also lost my mum in July last year and at the time I seemed to cope with that easier and didn't cry so much. I feel awful.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,894
    Female
    Dundee
    I'm so sorry to read your news. Sending you my sincere condolences and wishing you strength.


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  3. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,731
    I am so sad for you xxxx It is such a hard time and there isn't much I can do or say to make things better except that your lovely sister is at peace and that we are here to support you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  4. Shazedge

    Shazedge Registered User

    Nov 11, 2015
    27
    Sorry to hear your sad news ❤️❤️
     
  5. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,962
    Brixham Devon
    What a very sad post from a new member. I'm so sorry to read about your loss. Please carry on posting as it may help you as so many members of this Forum have had to face what you are going through. You are not alone.

    Love,

    Lyn T XX
     
  6. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,525
    North East England
    I'm so very sorry to read your sad news, please accept my condolences. Please do keep posting if you can, as there is such a lot of support from the kind members here x
     
  7. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    1,051
    GLASGOW
    Im so sorry to hear that you have lost your sister. We are all here for you so please keep posting. Sending you some strength for tge days ahead. Be kind to yourself. Big hug. Love Quilty
     
  8. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
    3,802
    Essex
    Sending loving thoughts to you and your family and the strength needed for the days ahead xxx
     
  9. Chantilly

    Chantilly Registered User

    Jan 29, 2016
    8
    Australia
    Thank you everyone for being so kind. You all sound lovely and it's comforting to know you understand. The funeral is this Thursday and her sons have said they cannot do the Eulogy which I think is coming back on my shoulders. It's going to be so very hard I don't know where I will get the strength from?
     
  10. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
    3,802
    Essex
    I gave the Eulogy for my husband, just over a year ago. The strength comes from somewhere, and if you have to take a break, everyone will understand. I typed mine out in large print, and checked with the Celebrant that if I couldn't do it, I could pass it to him, and he would read it.

    I don't know how I did it - but I did. My thoughts will be with you, and your sister will be watching over you, like John watched over me xxx
     
  11. LeedsLass

    LeedsLass Registered User

    Oct 13, 2014
    107
    Essex
    Hi Chantilly I'm so sorry to hear your news. We all know we are going to lose parents but a sibling is another thing. I'm writing the eulogy for my mum's funeral on Friday but the vicar is reading it. I'm just going to do a short passage. I sometimes think David Bowie had the right idea with no family & friends at his funeral. Sending you love & strength xxx


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  12. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
    7,352
    Hi Chantilly. I am so sad to read about your losses and can see how hard it must be to lose your sister.

    With regards to the eulogy, I wrote the one for Roger, but no way would I have attempted to read it! I knew my limitations and only managed to get through the funeral! I gave it to the celebrant to read, and she did a smashing job. I know Roger wouldn't have wanted me to struggle on something like that. These are just my thoughts and everyone is different. :)

    I hope all goes well on Thursday. There are many people on here who will try to support you through this difficult time. J x
     
  13. sunray

    sunray Registered User

    Sep 21, 2008
    1,428
    Female
    East Coast of Australia
    Hi Chantilly. So very sorry to hear you have lost your beloved sister. If you type the eulogy in large print and have a friend on standby who you can hand it to if those tears do come then he or she can continue to read while you get settled down again. I have been the standby person in a lot of cases, probably because I am used to funerals and have a clear speaking voice, and have only had to read the second half of the eulogy in a couple of instances. You would probably find a friend standing beside you was a comfort anyway. Hope all goes well.
     
  14. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    Many condolences, Chantilly. My heart goes out to you.
     
  15. Chaucer 1931

    Chaucer 1931 Registered User

    Mar 30, 2014
    226
    I'm so sorry for your loss,please carry on posting here.The support from here is amazing,my heart goes out to you.Xxxx
     
  16. Dimelza

    Dimelza Registered User

    May 28, 2013
    130
    I'm so sorry for your loss. That must be so hard :(
    I'm reading my eulogy for my dad. I've no idea how it'll go but I'll try xxx
     
  17. Chantilly

    Chantilly Registered User

    Jan 29, 2016
    8
    Australia
     
  18. Chantilly

    Chantilly Registered User

    Jan 29, 2016
    8
    Australia
    You are all so lovely here thank you it is warming to have your support. My brother in law is not letting me or my other sister anything to do with the funeral now which is so sad. The three of us were soo close but we are lucky have each other to lean on an give each hugs and kisses when we are need strength. Thursday will be hard to finally say goodbye
     
  19. Chantilly

    Chantilly Registered User

    Jan 29, 2016
    8
    Australia
    I did read the Eulogy for my sister

    Well, my sister's funeral was yesterday and I did get asked to write and read a Eulogy to the point where she married her 2nd husband, then the celebrant read his. I faltered a couple of times but had my husband, son, other sister and her daughter all standing behind me which was so powerful I felt their strength and carried out. I have never cried so much before and after. She was my rock, my sister, my mum and my friend. Is it normal to be very tired the next day? Thank you again to everyone who has posted positive and beautiful warm wishes x
     
  20. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
    3,802
    Essex
    Of course, Sweetie - you're drained. Your sister watched over you too, and she would be so proud of you. Good for you. :) xxx
     

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