Our dear mother passed away on Christmas Day, in the early evening, at Boneham Aged Care in Millicent.
She had some sort of episode (heart related ?) on December 7th and grew weaker with each day. Mum had Alzheimer's so the progression was rather fast, in her last week being kept comfortable in bed with pain meds for back and leg pain. She received such wonderful attention from the caring staff, many telling us how they loved her and her cheeky ways.
After Christmas, we five girls had a funeral to plan and this was held on Tuesday, 2nd January. We chose a couple of readings, planned the eulogy, chose an elegant white coffin with gold handles and ordered 'the best pink roses and other flowers' for the coffin spray. How beautiful they were!
We had to decide on songs for the opening of the service, reflection time and when flowers were cast at the conclusion.
I Can See Clearly Now - Anne Murray
Beautiful in My Eyes - Joshua Kadison
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
You Are My Sunshine - Anne Murray (my dad always whistled this song)
A morning tea was served at our local Community Club and it was nice to see a few of her old friends there, people who have been a constant in her life, going right back to when she was first married in 1950 and settled in Mt McIntyre. Her younger brother, aged 85, drove over from Melbourne with his wife and gave a beautiful reading, of happy times during their childhood.
Dorothy Jean Bridges (nee Turner)
23-04-1930 ~ 25/12/2017
Aged 87 years
Dearly loved wife of Tom (dec.)
Loving mother and mother-in-law of
Marilyn & Brentley Thomas
Janine & Rick Sims
Leanne and Snow Gould
Julie & Angus McDonald
Loved Nana B of
Kirste & Melanie
Heath & Ben
Jeremy, Adam & Bianca
Kirby & Brianna
and their partners.
Loved Gran Nan of
Tayla, Josh, Blake & Jett
Saige, Kobe, Cruz & Jaga
Mitchell & Jed
Sapphire, Brodi & Arlie
Rylee, Cash & Klaye
Nathan, Kaiden & Jake
Brax & Tex
Reunited with her beloved Tom, after 28 years...
Until we meet again, dear Mum...
Those special memories of you
will always bring a smile.
If only we could have you back,
for just a little while.
Then we could sit and talk again
just like we used to do.
You always meant so much to us
and always will do, too.
The fact that you're no longer here,
will always cause us pain
But you're forever in our hearts,
until we meet again...
What beautiful memories you've left behind...
We miss you xx