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Our Home our Haven

Sunday, January 22, 2012


                                  It is all part of life...but it does not mean we have to like it!

My very special beautiful Uncle John passed away this morning peacefully at 8.16am.He was 79 about to have his 80th birthday and he has been a big part of my life,I was raised in the same house he lived in with my grandparents, he gave me away at our wedding and I simply loved him.After just 2 days in hospital his body just gave up and God took him into his arms..sleep a wonderful restful slumber,you deserve it after some very hellish days ,Uncle John,don't forget to save me a place up there,I am so grateful that I got to see you not long ago and that you loved me was a blessing.Mum is very distressed as this is her baby brother and we live far away  and could not get to say goodbye or to go to the funeral on Wednesday.Saying goodbye to this generation is very difficult,we are lucky to have longevity in the family,however it makes us realise that time passes so fast so we have to make the most of every day.

Mum and Uncle John on her 90th birthday.RIP John Henry Burrows..22.02.1932.......22.01.2012

On a happier note,we now have Livvy and Will here for a few days,they were going to cancel but we thought they would keep Great Nanna occupied as they bring her lots of joy.


  1. so sorry and sad for you Carole and your mum and your family,RIP John.xx

  2. Very sorry to hear your sad news. Please forward my sincere condolences to your mother also.

  3. I am glad your dear Uncle passed away peacefully and with grace.
    Sending love to you and your darling Mom xx

  4. Hugs from afar.
    Love from Mum

  5. Oh, Carole, Uncle John sounds like such a special person and I can feel your sadness that he's passed. So lovely that you both cherished each moment with each other-just as we all should with family and friends.
    Big Hugs to you and your Mum! May those little people bring smiles during the hardship of the days to come.

    Sft x

  6. Hi Carole
    So sorry to here your familys sad news. Sounds like he was a wonderful caring person. I am sure your mum will be ok with all you around. It wont be easy. Things like this make us stop & reflect. Sounds like he will be greatly missed. I think that is the hardest thing in life having to say goodbye to those we hold so dear.
    I am so glad I could comment today as I have been trying to on your blog, and the the page just would not load.
    Thinking of you all x x x

  7. Carole, I'm so sorry. thoughts and prayers for you all.