Sunday, 13 April 2008

The Day Thou Gavest Lord Has Ended.....

Beth, I am useing your picture today thankyou ,

After a very anxious few days .....Maurice and I have just returned from Peterborough ,Where we have been to say our Goodbyes to Aunty Kitty ,She passed away ,this morning at about 7.30 ....,

We are going to miss her,for the frail little Lady she had become ,And for the Feisty Woman she was ,She came over from Ireland ,as a young woman to train as a nurse ,on her own ,before other members of her family,who came later  ,and worked her way through the ranks to become a Matron ,she has friends all around the world (or did have ) and of course us, her family both here and in Ireland .The Priest was with her last evening ,and we prayed this morning ,

I thank you Lord for a long and usefull life ,she would have been 88 next month ...and am mindful of a line in the Hymn ,'Abide with me ,'Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day '

And so those Irish eyes are no longer smiling ,but are closed in eternal rest ,Good bye dear Kitty it was an honour to know you

                         Jan xx

72 comments:

ukgal36 said...

Sorry for your loss..glad she has a wonderful long life..not more we can ask than for that aye?
Have a good week...
Lyn

breakaway1968 said...

Aww very sad but I'm happy to hear she enjoyed a long enjoyable life!  Sorry for your loss :(  

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry to hear about Aunt Kitty's passing. I wondered if it was that when I saw the title of this entry. She had a full life,it must have been harder in her day to have a career and rise up to become matron. Bless her, she's at peace now, my condolences go to all the family. Abide With Me used to be our school hymn, sung at the beginning and end of term. Jeannette xx  

egre328 said...

So sorry to hear about Aunty Kitty, you must be so sad.  Eileenx

domsmom27 said...

So sorry for your loss.  The last line in your entry was so Beautiful.  I read it three of four times.
                                    Marlene
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mleppard06 said...

sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts are with you. mrs t xx
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cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Aunt Kitty.  I always enjoyed your entries and pictures of her.  She certainly was a tough little lady.  She is at peace now.  Love the photo of Bethe's.  Keeping you all in my prayers.  Love xx Chris

cornwalldreckly said...

I am sorry for your loss Jan.  I hope you take some comfort in knowing that hers was a life well lived.
Chtistine

jaymact1 said...

Dear Jan so sorry to hear about Auntie Kitty I have enjoyed your entries where you have been to visit here. May she rest in peace. Love Joan.

nightmaremom said...

{{{Jan}}}  I am so sorry for your loss.  Sending prayers and good thoughts...  May Aunt Kitty rest in peace after a beautiful life
love ya
d

specialadyfink said...

She sounds like she was a lovely woman who was well loved and lived her life her way..may she rest in peace in Gods loving arms.
connie

cayasm said...

Oh Jan sorry to hear of the loss of your Aunt Kitty, you had writtens such lovely entries about her, sending big hugs and kind thoughts.

Take care

Yasmin
xxx

stijoan said...

all my love to you Jan.
love Joanne

blpltt said...

Auntie Kitty will leave a big gap; I think all of us, your readers, loved hearing about her.
At peace now.
Bunny xx

jjdolfin9 said...

I know you will miss Aunt Kitty Jan.  We will all be together again someday and that helps us through the grief.
Huggies to you, Joyce

sugarsweet056 said...

My condolences on the loss of your dear Aunt. May she R.I.P. & may the family be comforted in knowing she had a long & good life.
God bless,
Sugar

emabecmar said...

May she rest in peace in God's loving arms. (((((hugs)))))
Love,
Cindy

lsfp1960 said...

Oh Jan, I am so sorry to hear of her passing.  I especially loved the entries where you told of your visits with her.  It sounds like the world is a much better place because of her loving spirit.  Sending hugs and my deepest sympathy your way.  Linda in Washington state  

catslittertray said...

my condolences to you and yours,
i know she will be sadly missed by you but the irish eyes will continue to watch over you i`m sure,
sue x

rachealcarol said...

(((((in your hearts she's never far away))))) L.v Rache x

madcobug said...

My condolences you two and to the family of Aunt Kitty. May she rest in peace. I know that you two will miss visiting with her. Hugs, Helen

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))I am so sorry for your loss.

icklemisssexpot said...

{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} my condolences to you and maurice and all the family...Kitty from what you have often said was a right character :o)  Caff xxxxxx

coelha said...

Aunt Kitty sounds like she was an awesome woman--strong and determined!  She has blessed your lives.  May her memories continue to inspire and touch you.  Hugs - Julie

frdbrow7 said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Kitty Jan, will miss hearing about her, but she had a jolly good innings!

all the best
Freda

labdancer51 said...

I`m sorry to hear that you have lost your Aunty Kitty Jan, my condolences to you and Maurice.

Love Sandra xxxx

dklars said...

My condolences on your loss, Jan.  ~~Kath~~

pharmolo said...

My condolences on your loss, Jan, and wishing you and the family strength in times to come. Your aunt reached a grand old age, but it is always very sad when the end does come.

Guido
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mortonlake said...

deepest sympathies  for your loss jan           mort  xx

adlessor said...

So sorry for your loss Jan.  Cherish your memories of her.      Hugs,  Dawn
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edwardssoapy said...

Dear Jan,

My condolences are with your family at this sad time.

Love and hugs,
Leigh

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ally123130585918 said...

Dear Jan I am so sorry to hear of your loss ~ my condolences go out to you and your family ~ Ally x

sybilsybil45 said...

Dearest Jan,  To say sorry seems so little.I know how I felt when we lost our very much loved Aunt they are irreplacable.. But You and MAurice will be in my prayers and thoughts in the comming days.  God Bless  Much Love Sybil xx

nedmoh said...

Dear Jan and Maurice sending you our love and thoughts on this sad day .May Aunty Kitty rest in peace ,knowing she was loved by you all .Please give Mike and Jackie our condolences too ........love you .....  Jean and Pete xxxxxx

preciousone25 said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Aunt Kitty.  My prayers are with the family for comfort.

Joann

lv2trnscrb said...

your aunt sounds like a wonderful woman, I'm was comforted by this Scripture when my mom died 16 months ago at the age of 85:

Psalm 116:15 - Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

I'm sorry about your family's loss

betty

lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan, I'm so sorry you lost your aunt. I know you always enjoyed your visits with her and shared them with us.  My condolences to you and your family.
Love, Pam xoxox

buggieboo1 said...

I am  sorry about your familes loss!


             Sharon
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sdrogerson said...

oh what a LOVELY sweet entry..............

pamal3 said...

Jan I am so sorry for your loss. You wrote an absolutely beautiful entry and I am sure, your Aunt Kitty Is smiling down on you for making her feel so proud and special. Love Pam xx

haileen2003 said...

Dear Jan and Maurice
When I saw the Subject line....I felt you had some sad News!
So sorry to hear about Aunt Kitty, and our thoughts are with you at this sad time.....
Aileen & Allan....X

astoriasand said...

Awww Jan I am so sorry to read your sad news this late evening.I have been online only about half an hour trying to catch up on a few journal postings.Please accept my sincere condolances to you and Maurice and everyone in the family. May perpetual light shine upon Dear Aunt Kitty.What a wonderful life she sounds to have had.I am sorry you have to endure bad news again so soon.Know you are in my prayers I am so sorry.I will be in touch.RIP Kitty.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

tellsg said...

So sorry to hear about your dear Aunt, I know you were very fond of her.  An end of an era.  God bless her and I hope she is dancing up there with her departed friends and family.  Hugs to you and your family at this sad time.  Tells x

lindaggeorge said...

Oh Jan! I am so sorry to hear that. There comes a time when we all know what the inevitable is but it doesn't make it any easier.

Love,

Linda xx.

marainey1 said...

That was a lovely triubute to a lovely lady.  88 years is a long life and hers seems to have been a full one.  So sorry to hear of your loss.  We all know that life slips away much to fast.  I try to make each day the best I know how and to make sure those I love know just how much I do love them .  That was the main reason for starting my journal a few years back.  It was for my family.  Of course now it is for my friends too.  Sharing and caring with others makes all the difference in the world.  'On Ya' - ma

fasttrack58 said...

Special thoughts...
Linda...

sunnybethe said...

YW....I can't think of a better use of one of my photos.  I'm so sorry.

hugs,  Bethe

jckfrstross said...

what a wonderful tribute to a special lady:) i am so sorry for your loss

Deb

wipforever said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Jan.  From the little you've said, she sounds like she had an interesting life!  

May God, good memories, and time heal your sorrow.

Love and hugs,
Sheila

kategshepherd said...

God Bless Aunty Kitty, at least the last time i saw her, we got to have a little sing song and she was nibbling her easter egg. She was one special lady.  x x x xx

mariealicejoan said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt Kitty Jan.  May she rest in peace.
love,
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

beckiepainton said...

goodbye aunt kitty.Sorry about your loss beckie xx

siennastarr said...

My sincere condolances over the loss of your Aunt Kitty.  She sounds like she was a lovely person, who lived a full and rich life..

Blessings..

Jackie
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kirkbyj05 said...

Aunt Kitty sounded a lovely character Jan.

May she rest in peace.
My sincerest condolences to you and the rest of the family.
Much love
Jeanie xxxxx

xxroxymamaxx said...

Jan, I'm so sorry.  My peace be with you and yours in your time of loss.  Love you!!  Shelly

chat2missie said...

I'm so sorry!
Missie

faveanti said...

Aunt Kitty sounds like a woman I'd have loved too.  Sorry for your loss Jan.
love, Angie, xx

jmoqueen said...

Awww Jan I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Kitty xx  I shall be sad to not read about her anymore :(  My regards to the rest of the family xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

jennyp51 said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Jenny <><

rdautumnsage said...

((Hugs)) I'm so sorry for the loss of your Aunt Kitty hon...My thoughts and prayers on the smoke are with you during this time of sadness. Your Aunt sounds like a brave little woman to accomplish what she did. I have no doubt she was loved beyond imagine by those who knew her. (Hugs) Indigo

richardson749 said...

Sorry to hear of your loss,sending you love and prayers.Helen
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pprrrr39 said...

Jan

I am so very sorry to hear about your Aunt Kitty, she sounded like a wonderful woman who certainly brought comfort to a lot of people during her time as nurse and matron. May God rest her soul

Jayne

spriteverdixx said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt Kitty.
I remember when I was training, many moons ago, it was always the Irish Matrons who were the most scary to we students - but the most caring to the patients.
God bless her,

Jane

helmswondermom said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lori

plieck30 said...

My most heartfelt sympathy to you and Maurice on the passing of your dear Aunt Kitty. Paula

lindapaterson177 said...

Sorry to hear that Jan just to let you know you are in my thoughts. bella xx

aniracj said...

Hiya Jan, did not get an alert for this entry....a lovely tribute to Aunt Kitty. Hope you and Maurice are both well/ love Joan

erarein63 said...

God rest Aunt Kitty's soul, for now she is in Heaven.  What a beautiful rainbow, full of promise.  De

wldconnie said...

Aunt Kitty had a long and purposeful life. I will pray for her. Love Conniex

faircolleen said...

Awwwwww. . .Jan. . .Im so sorry about Auntie Kitty.God bless her dear soul and may she rest in peace.

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...so sorry to hear of the news of Aunt Kitty's passing. she is in my prayers and thinking of you and your family too...God Bless!

Astra!
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kaydeejay5449 said...

What a beautiful tribute to Aunt Kitty.  She would have been so touched by your kind, loving words.  What an amazing life she had, especially for a woman in those days to have excelled at a career and to have been so independent.

May God welcome her into eternal rest in his loving embrace.
Hugs, Kathy