Too Much Death
(Thunder Bay, Ontario)
I was 6 months pregnant with my son and first grandchild when my Mother died. She was diagnosed with Lymphoma, both hodgkins and non hodgkins July of 1992. December 16th 1992 she died. Two days prior when my Mom went into a coma my Father was rushed into the hospital with a twisted hernia, he had his surgery the morning of the 16th my Mom died that evening.
December 27th 1992, we receive a message that my father in law died from throat cancer.
December 16th 1994 my Father was diagnosed with Lung cancer, he died March 4, 1995.
Both my parents had been doing well until they were given morphine and their kidneys shut down. Into a coma they both went and died a few days later.
Another phone call from Europe that our 18 year old nephew died. He committed suicide.
June 30th 2000 I receive a phone call that my oldest brother was found dead in his apartment. They found an abscess in his chest.
March 2009 my best friend of 30 years died of a brain aneurysm at home.
May 10th, 2012 our beloved cat of 15 1/2 years suddenly becomes ill and dies.
So many friends, relatives, kids that we know have all passed in the past 4 years.
We are seeing too much death and feeling too much grief.