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A sadness but also a smile

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by wafflycat, 27 May 2008.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Just had a phonecall from the son of an elderly uncle. My uncle died a few days ago. Very sad. Now I come from a funny lot and there's not many in the family I hold in affection or respect, but my Uncle Raymond I did. He was a truly lovely man, and his wife who died a few years ago was a lovely lady. When I remember my Uncle & Aunt it's a happy thing. They lit up a room when they entered it - they were so full of the joys of life and *radiated* happiness. So I'm sad they now both passed away, but they were good folk and a pleasure to know. Missed, but will always be remembered with fondness and a smile.
     
  2. col

    col Veteran

    My condolences
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Hugs and sympathies Wafflycat.
     
  4. OP
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    wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Ta guys, but whilst I'm sad one of life's truly lovely folk has died, I do remember him with a smile & much fondness.
     
  5. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Maybe they'll be reincarnated as chickens?:smile:
     
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    As someone far more eloquent than myself said "A good life lived is a kind of victory".

    Sympathies.
     
  7. Nice thought waffly - he'll be pleased with that.
     
  8. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    He left you regretting his passing which is all most of us can hope for.
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    It sounds like they could have no better epitaph. Condolences, but so good that you can remember with fondeness and a smile...
     
  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Sorry to hear that Waffles.
    But I'm glad they're remembered with fondness.
     
  11. It's a nice way for them to be remembered, and for you to remember them. Condolences from me too.
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Condolences from me as well, Waffly, but the memories you have and feel for them would also have made them happy as well as yourself!!!