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Bereavement

My dear husband

(92 Posts)
annsixty Fri 19-Apr-19 06:48:20

I have posted on soops kitchen but would just like to tell people who know me that my dear husband died very peacefully yesterday.

We had a very long marriage of 60 years although the last 7 or so years were marred by his dementia.
I was with him, holding his hand as he slipped away and I am very ,very grateful for that

I am so tired now but feel at peace with the decisions I made for his last few months .

jusnoneed Fri 19-Apr-19 08:31:23

Condolences to you Ann. Glad you were able to be with him.

crazyH Fri 19-Apr-19 08:32:51

Sincere and heartfelt condolences - 60 years together - soooooo sad flowers

TerriBull Fri 19-Apr-19 08:33:47

So sorry to hear your sad news of the death of your husband of 60 years, such a long marriage, so many memories. Sending condolences and wishing you peace now he is at rest flowers

SisterAct Fri 19-Apr-19 08:34:56

Thinking of you ?

Annapops Fri 19-Apr-19 08:45:54

Sending condolences Ann. How devoted you have been until the very end. Wishing you some much needed rest and peace this Easter.

Nannylovesshopping Fri 19-Apr-19 08:51:38

How lovely to be holding hands when your dear husband died, such an enduring love, please take care of you now?

Urmstongran Fri 19-Apr-19 08:52:45

Please accept my heartfelt sympathies in your sorrow ann.
x

Countrylife Fri 19-Apr-19 08:55:19

My sincere sympathies for your loss. It’s so hard and you have a tough road for a while but stay strong and just remember all those years you spent together and how lucky you were to have found each other.

NannyJan53 Fri 19-Apr-19 08:56:41

Sending you my sincerest and heartfelt sympathy ann xx

Anniebach Fri 19-Apr-19 08:57:36

My deepest sympathy , may your many happy memories of shared loved comfort you x

eazybee Fri 19-Apr-19 08:59:20

My deepest sympathy.
I hope it will give you comfort to know that you did everything you could to help and protect your husband.

Granny23 Fri 19-Apr-19 08:59:44

Ann - you have been an inspiration to me and others on this awful Dementia Road. Take comfort in knowing that you did everything possible to ease his journey. Now that he is at peace I hope that you also find peace and can put the last few years behind you and remember only the good times.

Riverwalk Fri 19-Apr-19 09:04:34

Sincere condolences Ann - I'm glad for you both that you were holding hands at the end of your long life together.

rosecarmel Fri 19-Apr-19 09:05:00

X Hugs

Sparklefizz Fri 19-Apr-19 09:17:49

Ann I'm so sorry to hear your news. It's wonderful that you were there, as you have been for sixty years, right to the end. Take special care of yourself now. flowers

Yiayia4 Fri 19-Apr-19 09:20:51

So sorry to hear your sad news thoughts and prayers to a very special lady.

CassieJ Fri 19-Apr-19 09:23:20

I am so very sorry for your loss Ann flowers

GrannyGravy13 Fri 19-Apr-19 09:23:36

Annsixty I am so saddened at your news.

I hope it will be a comfort to you that you were with your dear husband at the end.

Have a restful and reflective Easter with cuddles from Molly ??

BradfordLass72 Fri 19-Apr-19 09:42:04

How wonderful that you were together right up to the very end and thank goodness it was peaceful for your DH, bless him.

I know you've all been through such difficult times and I've been sad and angry to read what you've suffered (as no doubt we all have).

But in the end you were there and with him and that is all that matters. How lovely. flowers

My kindest thought to you now as you and the family face life in a new way.

Though I may go in Springtime, when all the buds are new, Think not, this is the ending, I'll always be with you

Chewbacca Fri 19-Apr-19 09:48:22

Sincere condolences to you and your family, annsixty. flowers

Maybelle Fri 19-Apr-19 09:57:25

So sorry for your loss

ninathenana Fri 19-Apr-19 09:58:40

My sincere condolences ann
As you say, he is at peace now.
I hope you can gain comfort at some point from knowing you did all you could for him.
Time to look after yourself now
thanks

GrandmaMoira Fri 19-Apr-19 10:56:15

I'm sorry for your loss.

SueDonim Fri 19-Apr-19 11:37:22

I am so sorry, Annsixty. flowers

Nonnie Fri 19-Apr-19 12:14:13

So sorry Anne, I doubt that knowing it was imminent helps one bit. The next few weeks will probably be taken up with sorting things out and then you will have to find a way to cope. In the short term I think that just keeping on keeping on is all you can do. flowers