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KaiGywer
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My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:13 pm

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:19 pm

Sympathies to you and your family.

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

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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:22 pm

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:27 pm

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!
 
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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:33 pm

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

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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:36 pm

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:42 pm

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:50 pm

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!
 
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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Tue May 09, 2006 10:55 pm

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.
 
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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 1:47 am

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 2:01 am

My condolences to you and your family.

He is in a much better place now.

God Bless

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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 2:05 am

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 5:58 am

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 6:09 am

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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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 6:21 am

Ta det rolig kaiGywer.My condolenses to you and your family.May Egil Alfred Engstrøm rest in peace
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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 12:49 pm

May he rest in peace, God Bless.

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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 12:57 pm

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.
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RE: My Grandpa Passed Away

Wed May 10, 2006 5:15 pm

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

Just Take it easy for a while  Smile

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