Apologies if I'm a little MIA in the forums and social media, but my Aunt - the last of my Mum's siblings; died last Thursday (7th July). She was the Aunt I have always been closest to and when I was smaller - saw or spoke to her every single day. She was 93, had advanced dementia and no quality of life and is now in a much better place ... Paul, Carly and I miss her. She was living in a Residential Home close to us, for four and a half years; was extremely well taken care of and initially was a bundle of fun - a real character, the life and soul of the party - and boy, could she swear!!
It was down to her that Carly has an obsession with dinosaurs and fossils. She bought her a red and blue plastic TRex from the market (I wish to God I could find a photo of it) and Carly never let it out of her sight - she couldn't have been older that 2 at the time. Those precious moments we remember =)
I'm next of kin, so Paul and I are currently handling the final stages of her 'care', funeral service and heaps of paperwork, hence lack of interaction on social media. It was ironic, but last Thursday - the day my Aunt died (but before she passed), Paul and I visited the cemetery to tend family graves – my Mum died last year and joined my Dad in a cremation plot (the plots are in rows). They had started burying ashes in the next row – the next available plot was directly below Mum & Dads ... I've managed to reserve this spot for my Aunt, so they can all be together.
Our special thanks to all at The Birches Residential Home for taking care of her.