In Memory of My Grandpa

May 3- 2014- Home to Heaven 

When the phone rang at 6 am, I knew what it was before I answered, I guess I was in denial last night when mom told me it was the last night you would have with us, my heart is shredded, it is not just hurting, I feel like it can never be replaced again. 


It is so hard to believe that you are gone, growing up until the age of 17 we lived next door to you and Nan, Many times if I got trouble, I would sneak out the door and into the basement door and i would stay there because I knew mom would not say anything in front of you and Nan. 

If we came looking for Pop, Nan would always say oh my dear he is out picking something else apart tonight now, he's never home, even though you were just outside the door.
Some evenings we could find you in the basement covered in grease working on a chain saw or a motor, you always kept busy. 

There was no keeping you out of the woods, no matter how cold it was or what the weather was like, you always had to get that last load of wood, not that you would freeze if you didn't

Anytime one of us was sick, you came down and you would say " It's ok, Pop will pray", and he would right then and there and we would not have any more of the problem, what ever it was it would be gone. 

The early mornings and evenings we would find you praying, you didn't care who heard you.

You were always faithful to church, even when Nan was sick, you would get Brian and Betty Lou to stay with her, you had to go and lead song service, which you did for many years… you couldn't read a word but you always knew what songs to sing, #80 was your favourite song to sing: We Shall See the King. 

Many times we would go to Baie Verte and we would stop at chuck wagon, you would drive over to the little park and feed the birds, you cared about every creature. 

The day I got married, we didn't think you were going to make it, but you did, you gave me a big hug and you said I looked beautiful and you were proud that I married Andrew. 

The day you met your great grand daughter Brooke- the look of love on your face is a picture I will never forget~  you kept saying "Pop's Doll" 

The day Nan passed away, you kept telling us she wouldn't want us crying over her, now today we are here crying over you and I know what you would be saying. 

When you married Betty- we knew once again you found love, you were so happy and Betty thank you for taking such good care of him 

The last night you had with us, you were singing and talking to your family, you were in so much pain but you prayed for each and every one of us, I miss you already. 

The last conversation I had with pop that will never never leave me was this:
I was having a lot of pain and  he said its ok, Pop will pray for you… then he said don't worry about me, when you see me next, I won't see you- well Pop, today we are looking at you, you are not looking at me, instead you are dancing around the throne with Jesus, you are seeing your own song of Page 80- You are seeing the King, you are in a happy place now, you are with Jesus, it will be lonely here without you , but you lived for this moment,  so Pop dance around the throne one time, I will meet you in the morning, just in side the eastern gate, you will be waiting for me there, there are many memories that I will never forget. I love you 

July 2012

Feb 2014

March 2014 

Christmas Eve 2013 


  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. You have spoken so highly of your grandfather, I can only imagine how difficult today is for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Warmest hugs and wishes sent your way. xo Tami

  2. I love that he was so strong in his faith. What a great example to have for the family. I'm sorry that he's passed on. Big hugs to you from me.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family. I love that you know he is with his Lord Jesus Christ now.

  4. You and your family are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your stories of this remarkable man!

  5. Dang, I didn't want to cry right before bed. So sorry for your loss. It is certainly Heaven's gain. What a nice way to honor his memory. I did the same thing for my father who passed away last year. I wrote a post once he passed, and then on the anniversary. Blogging is free therapy! Hugs.

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. :( It is really painful to lose a grandparent. My great aunt was visited by my grandma (who had passed away 10 months before) the night that my grandpa died before my great aunt even knew that my grandpa had died. It was comforting knowing that they were okay and together again in Heaven.

  7. I'm extremely sorry for your loss. I lost my grandfather when I was 10 years old which was over 20 years ago and their is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him and miss him. His story telling and how he was 'Santa's Helper'.

  8. It's been 11 years since my Papa died. He was one of the best things I had growing up. I still miss him, so that never goes away, but the gut-wrenching stabbing pain of those first few days do go away.
    I loved reading your tribute to your Pop, I love knowing other girls grew up with a special grand-father like I did. There is nothing to replace it, it made my life grand and gave me many things to give my children.
    I really hope the days and weeks to come are filled with your family being close, and sharing all your wonderful memories with each other.


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