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Irishgram Send a Message
Sadly, my message is to tell you all my Jim passed away this morning a little after 7:00...On Wed. the Hospice nurse told me, it would be within the next few days and I really had thought about bringing him home until they showed me their Serenity Hall at the Memory Care Home...They had 2 room with bath, 1 for the patient and a bed for a family member and the other room was a sitting room...So, Jim was moved there on Wed. and it was the perfect place..The Hospice nurse came every morning, a social worker sat with me and every hour, the in house nurses or aids would come to move him, change him or just make sure he was comfortable...These people were unbelievable..Kathy flew in on Thursday and he knew she was there...Different times he'd open his eyes, I think just to see if I was still there, lol...Thursday evening he seemed to drop into a deep sleep, even snored most of the night and this morning, he was starting to "go off"...Just after the Hospice nurse checked him, she thought he was having another "off" but that was it....I sat at his bed and held his hand all night and we had a "talk"...Told him it was OK, kept telling him how much we all loved him and Chris was waiting for him...I was just in awe at how peaceful he left and he looked extra good.....
We finished up the arrangements, viewing Monday and then funeral Mass on Tuesday with full military and now Kathy is working on getting a bag piper....I don't think it's really hit me yet because we have been busy but I'm sure it's coming....But, I just have to remember, he's at peace, never to hurt again......Rest In Peace, my love.....
2/23/2018 1:49:29 PM
Becca Send a Message
Mtns of NC
Irish I am so sorry but so thankful he went peaceful and you were able to be with him.What a blessing.And so glad Kathy got there.We all love you & I will be praying for you in the coming days as well as all your family.Just cherish all your wonderful memories of a long & happy life together.You were blessed.Hugs & Prayers to a dear friend. Becca
2/23/2018 2:27:05 PM
Irish, I am so very sorry that you have lost your best friend in life, but it was good that you could be there with him in such a calm and peaceful setting. You have a lifetime of memories and love tucked away in your heart.

May God bring you comfort and peace now that your dear Jim is no longer hurting. May you be surrounded with angels of support as you go thru the days ahead.

This had to be one of the hardest msgs you ever had to write, but thank you for sharing both your love and your grief with us. Kathy being there will be a great comfort to you. Hope they can get a bag pipe for the services. A military service is so touching and meaningful and Jim is so deserving.

My deepest sympathy and hugs and prayers for comfort for you and all of your family today and all your days ahead. Share your grief with others but also share your happy memories of Jim and the life you shared. Share the stories and pass them along to the little ones so they will know Jim too.

God bless you all. It is hard to type thru tears. I have read so much about Jim, I feel as tho I know him personally. Thank you for sharing him with us. He was a very dear man. Hugs, Shirley Mae
2/23/2018 2:57:48 PM
Rose92 Send a Message
Central CA
Becca and Ittybittygma have expressed it so well. I, too, am so glad he went peacefully and that you could be with him. Prayers for support and strength to get through the next months with memories to comfort you.

2/23/2018 3:52:42 PM
QuiltGram8 Send a Message
Sending my sympathies and hugs. God be with you. We are all here for you to turn to for friendship. Glad he is now at peace and with our Lord.
2/23/2018 4:29:20 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
So glad Kathy was there for you and for Jim. The service sounds like it will be lovely. such a nice tribute to Jim to have a military funeral as well as bag pipes.

Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

God Bless
2/23/2018 5:08:58 PM
fabricgirl Send a Message
sewing in NJ
Irish sorry for you loss of your DH Jim happy that you were able to be there with him and that Kathy was there as well the funeral service sounds beautiful.

Hugs and prayers for Everyone.
2/24/2018 1:23:54 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
IRISH, I'm saddened to read your news and my heart aches for yours. But how wonderful to have had Jim by your side for so many decades. You built a very special life together, created a loving home and family. I hope all these memories will give you strength to get through this loss, and hold you up in the days to come. Much love to you, my sweet friend!

Mary z
2/24/2018 4:56:04 AM
DouceFleur1 Send a Message
O'Dorothy, I am so sad to read the loss of your DH Jim. My heart cries out for you. I agree with the others, He went peacefully and not in pain anymore.

My deepest sympathies and prayers to you and all.

Love & hugs

2/24/2018 5:25:46 AM
Quiltmom Send a Message
Defiance OH
Irish so sorry to read of the loss of your DH Jim. Glad you were there with him to comfort him. He is no longer ill and in a better place. Will be praying for your family as you go through the next few days. The service sounds lovely.

2/24/2018 6:13:39 AM
suzette58 Send a Message
Wytheville, VA
Irish, I am so sorry. I am glad he seemed to go very peacefully. The Hospice group is a wonderful group of people. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

2/24/2018 6:28:17 AM
So sorry Dorothy May God help you through this hurt....you have my love and prayers...xxxooo
2/24/2018 7:18:37 AM
FavoriteGrandma Send a Message
rural missouri
My condolences as well. Prayers for you and the family for peace and comfort. Becky
2/24/2018 8:08:34 AM
BlueMoon Send a Message
Great Lakes
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing., Dorothy. May your memories uphold you in the days ahead.


2/24/2018 9:48:06 AM
toekeyotow Send a Message
Indiana Joan
Dorothy I'm so sorry to hear that your Dear Husband Jim has passed. I'm sure your faith and God's love will carry you and guide you through the grieving of your loss. Try to focus on all the sweet dear memories that the two of you made throughout the years. I'm sure it will bring a smile to your face and a warm feeling in your heart. Prayers and loving thoughts going out to your and your family.

2/24/2018 1:52:06 PM
Irish--It was all too soon. So happy for you Jim passed to his new life in peace. What you wrote was so much like how it was with my late DH. We were at home by ourselves. I sang his favorite hymns, even though he was unconscious. I told him it was OK to go, that his mother was waiting. He joined her for Mother's Day.

You and Jim had a life together and marriage that many of us wish we could find. Treasure your love and memories; you were so blessed.

We are here for you--we'll lift you up and carry you as you go forward.

HUGS! Chickie
2/25/2018 6:58:15 AM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
Dorothy prayers and many cyber hugs being sent your way. Yes, you are right it has not all set in but know when it does we are here for you always.

2/26/2018 4:04:16 AM
velvet Send a Message
Myrtle Beach, SC
Hospice people are Gods's little angels. I'm happy that you were there to hold his hand, talk to him, to see him out of pain. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. May good memories carry you thru.
2/26/2018 6:27:00 AM
JayKay Send a Message
Dear Dorothy,

It is with much sadness that I read your update. My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your sweet Jim.

Everyone else has said it better than I could......blessed that he passed gently with his family close by.

Please know that we are always here when you need a shoulder.

2/27/2018 11:24:30 AM
rosebud3 Send a Message
My prayers for you and your family Dorothy/Irish.

2/27/2018 4:44:47 PM
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