This past week, we celebrated the life of my 92-year old father-in-law, who died 30 Mar and the marriage of our niece, who wed on Apr 5. Those who have followed our blog will remember reading the tribute to my father-in-law on Father’s Day. He lived independently until a few months ago, when a number of chronic conditions necessitated a move to a residential care home. Unlike some who enter care homes, his health deteriorated quite dramatically (not due to the care he received). He had suffered several heart attacks, was battling ongoing infections and also struggled with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. His funeral drew friends and family from far and wide – more than 200 in total. The end of one life ……
…. and the beginning of another, for our niece and her husband. Ninety guests attended the black and white-themed outdoor wedding and afterwards everyone enjoyed a sit down dinner and evening of toasts, stories and dancing. A fitting start for what we hope will be a long and happy life for them!
Until next time,
Your Boomer Life Partners