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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:07 PM
I am so sad.
My beautiful Grandma passed this morning.
She was a fit, healthy, active 86 year old. Played bridge, still drove, volunteered at the Migrant Resource Centre, still made jam from her fruit trees ...
She had a headache last night whilst playing bridge with a group of friends. They took her to hospital and she had a massive stroke and never recovered. Passed early hours this morning.
I am in shock. She just never looked like she aged, was never sick. Would send me text messages (her hearing wasn't crash hot so it was easier for her to text than talk on the phone).
She is someone who I will always love and admire.
She was a kindergarten teacher who had a beautiful nature.
She taught me all I know about appreciating nature and human diversity. She stood up for what was right in Switzerland during World War 2 (even though Switzerland was neutral, apparently there was definitely Nazi influence creeping in).
I am going to miss her so much.
RIP my beautiful Grossmueti.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:09 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was an amazing woman.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:14 PM
So very sorry Indiana.
What wonderful memories you must have.
Keep them close and take care.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:22 PM
She sounds like a fabulous woman.
So sorry, it must be a huge shock to your family.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:53 PM
I am so sorry to read this sad news. She sounded like a wonderful lady.
Edited by *Natski82*, 03 January 2013 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:57 PM
So sorry to hear your sad news.
she sounds like she was an amazing woman!
Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:58 PM
Sorry for you and your family for your loss.
Grand parents are so precious, I'm so glad you had her for as long as you did.
Treasure your memories....
RIP your Grossmueti
Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:03 PM
I'm so very sorry for your loss. She sounds like an incredible woman. Take care of yourself.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:55 PM
I am sorry for your loss, will be thinking of you and your family.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:59 PM
Oh, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved grandmother. She sounds like quite a woman!
I lost my grandmother 3 years ago (when she was 97)...and even though she had lived a very full life, it was still hard to loss her. I think of her every day.
I hope that the warm memories of your grandmother help you in the days and months to come.
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