An End and a Beginning

July 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm 1 comment

Just before 10:00 this morning my beloved Margaret died and, as I say in the obituary to be published in a few days, has gone to the Great Backup in the Sky to retrieve the pleasant memories of the last fifty years lost to over a dozen strokes. She was soul mate, lover, and colleague for a rich, shared life with our son and daughter. Her going was at home – quiet and peaceful with the excellent help of Interim Hospice’s Marta and Jenny. Marta asked if I’d help wash Margie as she pressed a wash cloth into my hand, so I washed the part of Margie that gave us such pleasure, while Marta washed arms and legs. The experience was profoundly meaningful and holy.

Her interment will be at Remembrance Gardens, that she selected years ago, and later a memorial service at University Methodist with choir and celebrations of her Life.


Entry filed under: dementia, Family, hospice care, soulmate.

Coming home Margie was right

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Nancy Walker  |  July 24, 2013 at 7:22 am

    John, I’m keeping you, Margie, and your children close in heart, mind and prayers.


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