Farewell, Granddad

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  1. Nachtsider

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    My maternal grandfather, formerly a hale and hearty old chap with an amazing zest for life, was never the same after a debilitating stroke that happened several years back. Despite being closely cared for by friends and family (myself included), he was barely able to maintain a satisfactory quality of life. Tonight, he passed away from respiratory failure, aged eighty-five.

    Some might say it was a blessing, in light of how difficult his final months were. My rational side would agree, but it's currently being overshadowed by my emotional side - a state of affairs that's going to prevail for some time. The man was instrumental in raising me after my parents made their exit from my life. He was more a father than my actual father ever was. I'll miss him loads.

    'Til we meet again, Granddad. Salut.
     
  2. taylor_t

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I completely understand about the conflict between it being a blessing that he's not suffering anymore compared with the loss you feel. When my great-grandfather died a few years ago, he'd been in bad health, blind for nearly forty years, and without my great-grandmother for six years, so on the one hand, it was relief for him, but a sad loss for our family. We called him Granddad, too.
     
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  3. Gordon_4

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    I feel for you mate, my grandfather sounds a lot like yours, but I'm lucky enough to have the old bloke around still. I'll be as sad as you to see him go though :( 

    Condolences on your loss. Salut.
     
  4. grimlock1972

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    You have my most heart felt condolences.
     
  5. The Dark Seeker

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    My condolences to you and your family :(  I wasn't as fortunate as some of you.......I never got to meet my grandfather.
     
  6. Midnight

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    I'm sorry to hear that Nacht.

    I was raised by my grandparents too. I don't have any hard feelings towards my actual mom and dad but they werent around much either.

    I hope you'll be okay.
     
  7. Digilaut

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    My condolences! Losing people you love is always unfair :( 
     
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    :rip  I'm sorry to hear this...
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

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    85 is a pretty long lifetime, hope he had a great one.

    Anything after that can be miserable with all the wires & machines etc, maybe this was the way to go for a man of his spirits.
    Sorry to hear man :( 

    How's grandma, is she still around?
     
  10. Nachtsider

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    Thanks for the condolences, folks - I really appreciate all you've offered, particularly those who've been in similar situations.

    Grandma's still around, yeah. She's a sprightly seventy-nine, taking her husband's passing as stoically as she takes any bad news.

    Haven't had a wink of sleep; spent the night preparing him for burial. The funeral's on Tuesday.
     
  11. moreprimeland

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    Nachtsider--Very sorry to hear about your Grandfather's passing, my thoughts and prayers will be for you and your Grandmother.
     
  12. Inikalord

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    I send my deepest condolences.

    My Grandfather passed away this year too so I know how your feeling :) 
     
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    Salute from Exclus

    RIP
     
  14. Ironhide2005

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    Sorry to hear for your lost, atleast he is in a better place now.
     
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    I know what you're going through.I just found out a couple of hours ago that my Grandfather had passed away.He was the last Grandparent that I had.It's going to put a real damper on Mother's Day for my Mom tomorrow.
     
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    I send some condolences.

    If it was anyone else who's grandad died, you wish us condolences Nachstisder, it;s the least we can do.
     
  17. Ezilla82

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    Prayers go out to you and your family.
     
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    My Condolances to all who lost a grandparent. My grandfather passed on Christmas Day he was 79. Even now it still hurts.
     
  19. John_Force

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    My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences. My grandpa is still around, 76, and is exactly the same as your grandfather. He has a zest for life like no other. God speed.
     
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    Damn, 85 is a long time to live. Wish my Grandfather was still with me :cry 

    My condolensces to you and all those who loved your grandfather Nacthsider, losing a grandfather is very heartbreaking to go through. I was a wreck for nearly 4 months when my grandfather passed away back in 2006.
     

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