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jbuck919
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Want you to know of my mother's passing

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:46 pm

Dear friends,

It is not common to share personal bereavement here, but many of you know that I lived with my mother, Marion Brosseau, for a long time and was her caretaker for the last few years. She had been in a nursing home since last June. She died earlier this evening after suffering a heart attack a week ago. She was 93. Having had so long to prepare for this, I am doing as well as can be expected, but I could not go without sharing the news with my CMG friends.

Regards,

John Brosseau

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:11 pm

We all at CMG are your friends John, and I'm very sorry to hear your wonderful mother has passed away, you took great care of her and whilst you have had time to prepare it is still a great shock to know that she passed on. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
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Post by piston » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:18 pm

A mon cher Jean Brosseau,

Il m'arrive souvent de penser à ma mère, plus de treize ans après son décès, en Février 2000. En ce sens, le décès d'une personne qui nous est très proche n'est pas la fin de notre histoire avec cette personne.

Je te souhaite une grande paix intérieure et de douces mémoires intarissables en cette période éprouvante.

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Post by Tarantella » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:31 pm

Dear John,

I'm sending my sympathy on the loss of your dear mother - it can be one of the most painful experiences in our lives. There can be no other bond like that between mother and child. Take care.

Tarantella Sue

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Post by Donald Isler » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:40 pm

Very sorry, indeed, to hear this sad news. I spoke with your mother once, and had the feeling she was a wonderful person. My best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.
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Post by RebLem » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:33 am

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Post by david johnson » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:25 am

This very sad news. I have walked in your shoes myself. God bless :(

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Post by Ricordanza » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:53 am

John, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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Post by John F » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:18 am

I'm so sorry. All best wishes.
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Post by lennygoran » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:35 am

jbuck919 wrote: She died earlier this evening after suffering a heart attack a week ago. She was 93.
John my deepest condolences at this time of grief--you must have so many fond memories from the past and I hope they will help you get through the next days and weeks. Regards, Len

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Post by Cosima___J » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:44 am

John, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is terribly hard to lose a mother, especially one that you have been so close to. You have been a good son and I'm sure she must have appreciated it very much. My thoughts are with you.

BTW, I think it is quite appropriate on this forum to share some of the big events in your life. I consider that we are a small band of friends here, even though we may disagree on some issues.

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:57 am

When my wife was in the ICU and nearly perished a few years ago, it was all the good folks at CMG that took care of me, being able to post updates on her condition, and to receive supportive replies, was incredibly helpful and reassuring, that's what makes this place so special.
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Post by Febnyc » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:54 pm

With sincere condolences, John.

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Post by Seán » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:57 pm

Dear John,

I am very sorry to learn of your mother's death, this is a very difficult time for you, mothers are so special, take care John.

Kind regards
Seán
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Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:04 am

Thank you all for your kind thoughts. Locally and in my other walks of life also I have had wonderful sympathy. I am doing fine, and finding that while memories flow through my head, they are only the happy ones. I'm sure many of you have experienced the same upon a loss. Again, thanks.

Perhaps the most moving reaction has come from people around here who assume I moved to Stony Creek expressly to take care of my mother. Although it worked out that way, the entire story is more complicated. Now people are telling me they hope that I do not move away. They need not worry. Having figured out how to make myself compute with this location, I'm here to stay.

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Post by rwetmore » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:53 pm

John,

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
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Post by Wallingford » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:51 pm

John,

I have only just now come across your message, not being as frequent a visitor to the Pub as the music forum. My deepest condolences and acknowledgement of the bond between mother and son.

Neil
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Never mattered we were always ok
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