Saturday, December 13, 2008


IVOR CHARLES ROSS H*****, gone but not forgotten. Passed away on Friday December 12th, 2008 ... aged 91 years! What an awesome age to get too!

We are so thankful that he did not have to suffer for long.... and that we did not have to see him linger on for weeks... it would have been so awful for Stew and his Sister .... now we can move on with his funeral and say goodbye.

Things go in 'three's' eh? So true... We recently lost my girlfriend Chris D's husband, my Father-in-Law yesterday and now I have heard that a very old childhood friend of mine lost his Father-in-Law yesterday too... and get this..... he was 91 years old too!!!! Freaky. So that's IT... 3 deaths... DONE AND DUSTED. Bring on the 3 births now thanks!

Meeting with the Funeral Director this morning to go over the details... ONWARD.

We have had a busy busy day... meeting with undertaker, then lunch to discuss funeral service, then meeting with Celebrant to go over service etc etc... all pretty much sorted now.

Had takeaways for lunch AND dinner... so no weight loss expected around here! *sigh*.... just don't seem to care at the moment either.

Plenty of time I reckon to worry about that later....

End of Day: I can't believe how TIRED you can get from just sitting around all day!!! I'm bloody exhausted. nite nite.


  1. HUGS, CHRIS!!!!

    And give one to Stew, too, from us all!

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. 91 is certainly a grand old age.
    It is strange how things go in 3's.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Stew, you and all the family. He's at peace now and you have will have very precious memories. Take care Chris
    **hugs** Anne & Peter

  4. Wow 91 is incredible. What a thing to aspire to, to live a live that long and full.
    Condolences to you and your family.


  5. My thoughts are with your family Chris. It is such a blessing that he did not suffer long, and that he was able to slip quitely away.

    Many blessings upon the family during this time.



  6. I am so sorry for your loss, but what a great age 91. I have your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. May God Bless his sweet soul...

    and bless your family!

  8. Oh Chris, my heart goes out to you, Stew and the family. Better timing now though than even closer to Christmas. And you are so right, 91! WOW! What a long, full life. We should all be so lucky to reach that age.

    Warmest wishes,

  9. Oh Chris, my thought and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Tell Stew I'm sorry, yet I"m glad his father lived a long life.

  10. Oh I'm so sorry for your loss. :-(


  11. Chris, Stew and family. I just want to say that I'm thinking of you all during your time of loss.

    What a grand age to reach and how comforting for you all that your dear father/father in law did not endure a long time of suffering.


  12. All the best with the funeral preparations and I am also glad that your FIL did not have to suffer any longer than necessary

  13. Sorry for Stew and your families loss Chris x

  14. handsome guy! Rest in peace. Hope you have a restful weekend (hard to do with planning and such)
    hugs Laura

  15. Chris,

    I am so sorry for your loss, but I know you feel grateful that he is not suffering any longer. You are right about 91 being a great age to reach. My FIL will turn 90 next July. We hope to all go out for the big party.

    Attending to all the arrangements will take your mind off of things. Once that is finished, then the family can begin to feel closure.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. It's ironic in a way, my father broke out some of his Super 8 home movies back when I was 3 or 4, some 30 years ago and I realized how long it had been.

    I only hope I can come close to 91.

  17. These things are extremely mentally can worry about the other stuff later....just go day by day for now:)

  18. It is the mental exhaustion causing the physical exhaustion. And what you are doing isn't too pleasant to do no matter what.

  19. Thinking of you both and sorry to hear of you FIL's passing. It is always hard to lose someone close to you but it will ease in time, I know. I can't imagine losing my parents but I know it will come someday.


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