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My Grandpa Passed Away  
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
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So, as some of you know, I went to Norway just under a month ago to see my grandpa before he died. Well, last night, he did. While at the nursing home, he developed pneumonia (on top of the aggresive cancer), and they decided to end his long suffering and took him off meds on Saturday.

I'm glad I got to see him last month

Rest in peace grandpa!

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Egil Alfred Engstrøm
26. July 1936 - 9. May 2006



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Sympathies to you and your family.

Sometimes, situations as you described, are for the best . . . .

 tombstone  Gramps


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1479 times:
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Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Sympathies to you and your family.

Thanks

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Sometimes, situations as you described, are for the best . . . .

Yeah, I was in a way relieved when my uncle called, as I know he won't be suffering anymore.



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

My condolences to you and your family.

You have a very good attitude knowing he is in a better place and no longer suffering. I commend you for that!


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

I lost my grandfather due to leukemia less then 2 years ago, 7 years battle and as horrid as it sounds it was great to see him die knowing he won't suffer, and yes I of course cried for days but like you felt relieved.

I hope he RIP and he knows he has a great Grandson. Smile

Alex



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Death is never easy, even when you know it is coming, sorry to hear about your loss. Keep your positive attitude in the days and months to come.


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
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Thanks for all the support from you guys  Smile

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 4):
horrid as it sounds it was great to see him die knowing he won't suffer

This is how I felt yesterday, when they told me that he was off meds, and I knew he would be laying there in pain. I was relieved that less than 2 hours later, it was over.



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

Hey KaiGywer,

My deepest condolence to you and your family. Glad to know that you are coping well with your current situation. I think it is better for him to be in peace, rather than being left suffering.

But hey, put it this way. You have seen your grandfather for most of your life, and that you had time to see him a month before he died. I have never actually met my grandfathers, since they've both died long before I was born. So, consider yourself lucky as well to have known a great man!


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2476 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

I'm sorry to hear that, Kai!

I don't have any grandfathers left. The first one died of AIDS before I was born. I guess he had too much fun in South Africa is a captain hehe. They didn't even know what kind of disease it was at that time, but later we have been able to figure out what it was.
My grandfather on my mothers side died a couple of years ago. He fell down from a ladder and was at a hospital for two months as his situation got worse and worse. And then in the end, the doctors knew there was nothing to do but to end his life as it could not be saved.


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1428 times:

My deepest condolences to you and your family. My grandpa died on May 9th, 1995 and today I visited his grave and realized that I still miss him. He was 66 when he died.


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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2852 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1421 times:

My condolences to you and your family.

He is in a much better place now.

God Bless

MIAspotter



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User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1420 times:

Sorry to hear about you grandpa. May he rest in peace!
My grandpa passed away almost 2 years ago. He had some form of alzheimers and didn't really recogize me, my dad or my grandma in the end. It's nice though to have good memories to look back at. I hope you have nice memories with your grandpa to enjoy!



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

I remember you telling me the story about your grandfather when my grandmother was in the hopsital with a stroke. She passed away April 27th. May he rest in peace and may you take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering.

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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

Sorry to hear about your loss. May your grandpa rest in peace. He is now in a better place and is not suffering.  tombstone 


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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Ta det rolig kaiGywer.My condolenses to you and your family.May Egil Alfred Engstrøm rest in peace
Alex!!!



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

May he rest in peace, God Bless.

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User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Sorry to about you grandfather passing away.

My granddad died 13 years ago, suddenly. So I never got a chance to say goodbye. I'm glad you had that chance.

Take comfort from your memories of him.



By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts with your family and all those affected.

Just Take it easy for a while  Smile

SUJ


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