Sunday, May 6, 2012

In memory of Pop

My grandfather passed away this morning.  It was not totally unexpected, he was 96 years old after all.  The last few weeks he has been in and out of the hospital several times with UTIs and Friday night they took him in with a fever and determined that he had pneumonia. Saturday he responded well to antibiotics and seemed to be rallying yet again. Sunday morning he was agitated and asking for my mother, the nurse was able to calm him down, and he settled in for a nap and passed in his sleep. All things considered we couldn't have asked for a better way for him to go.

I'm just feeling very sad right now. I'm thankful for all the time we had together.  He lived a very long life but I'll miss him. It's sad for me to realize that my kids probably won't remember him and he was their last living great-grandparent.

Services will be Sunday May 13, 2012 at the Dublin Town Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.


Renee Anne said...

I remember all too well my grandfather's passing in 2008 (he had turned 85 that April - he would have been 89 last month). I know how rough it can be and I hope things go as well as can be expected...considering that you're probably running on auto-pilot at this point.

Just remember to celebrate his life as he would have wanted you to.

Reba said...

oh whitney, i am so sorry! my condolences to you and your family. i will call you soon. big hugs.