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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sad news

I just got some sad news and I wanted to share it with you because I've talked about this lady several times here.
Do you remember me posting about the sweet little lady that spent lots of time sitting by me at the nurses station? She's the one who named me Coco and I talked about her here.
I just got word that she passed away this evening. Her health has been declining lately, but this was still quite sudden. She was someone who was loved by all and along with her family, there are a lot of sad employees at the nursing home.
We do get attached to our residents and it's often pretty hard on us to lose them.

26 comments:

linda said...

Such sad news Mari. I know just how you feel. Being a dialysis nurse, we see a dozen or so patients pass away each year. It's always heartbreaking.

Pat said...

I remember you speaking of her, and this news is very sad. I know you were a blessing in her life, and I'm sure she will remain a memory in your heart.

Karin said...

It's one of the joys of working in a long-term care centre that we get to know and enjoy so many people in their last few months and years of life - but that's also one of the sad things about our jobs. While for them we rejoice at their homegoing and release from a life of pain, we still miss them terribly. Hugs!!

Susan said...

I followed the link and then the link there to learn about this sweet, precious lady. What a joy.

We have a woman that we pick up for church every Sunday, (we serve her a meal every Tuesday through our King's Kitchen). She will be 87 on the 27th and is as sharp as a tack but has difficulty walking. Last Sunday in church she raised her hand for salvation. Talk about being blessed. To know this sweet woman will go to heaven.

Mike Golch said...

Sorry to hear this.Big time Hug.

Justabeachkat said...

I do remember you telling us about her and how she made you smile. I'm so sorry Mari.

Hugs,
Kat

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I read about the sweet lady...So, so sorry for your loss....Happy Sunday

Cindy said...

so sorry to hear of her passing, Mari. She sounded like a sweet lady. When you work with the elderly you know what the inevitable end will be but it's still hard when one of them passes.

Betty said...

I always loved reading about her. It showed me old people can be spunky and happy. I¨m sorry for your loss and I¨m sure there will be an empty spot at your work.

Mari G said...

I remember her. Sorry to hear of this...

Patti said...

How sad. A reminder of how quickly life can pass!

Raise Them Up said...

I'm sorry, Mari. Two sweet ladies come to mind who touched my life in much the same way. It's a testament to your loving care that you and your co-workers will miss her so much. I'll be thinking of you all and her family.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Ah Mari!!! I'm so sorry for you all!

Brenda said...

Oh Mari, I do remember you telling us about her. That has to be so hard yet rewarding working there. Be blessed this week in the midst of your sadness.

Connie said...

Sorry for your loss. I'm sure you and the rest of the nurses made the last days of her life enjoyable. She was fortunate to have people who loved and cared for her.

kari said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. Every death is always sudden- no how much we think we prepare ourselves.

Sadie said...

(((HUGS))) It is NEVER easy to lose someone. I pray for peace for you all.

Lara said...

I remember having read about her. I'm so sorry, Mari.

Just Mom said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, Mari. :-(

Momma Roar said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I did enjoy your stories about her. I'm sure those wonderful memories of her will help you and your coworkers to remember and celebrate her!

Nancy said...

It was a pretty quite day without her sitting at the desk with us today. I kept thinking any minute the aides would be bringing her to sit by us. We all miss her alot!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm so sad to hear that your sweet lady passed away. She was a ray of sunshine in your life. I hope that you'll keep the memories of her close to your heart.

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

SO sorry to hear that a wonderful lady has left this earthly world. It's always more difficult on those of us left behind to deal with. I am sure that the memories she left have created a lasting impression of love on the hearts of all who knew her and will miss her. May God give you comfort during this time and the peace that passes all understanding.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Nancy said...

Oh Mari,
I remember the post you wrote about her and I thought it was so cute. I am so sorry for you and the others who will miss her but hopefully she is in heaven and having a ball.....

ancient one said...

So sorry. I loved her through your stories. I know she will be missed.

Musicaljean said...

That is indeed sad! I loved your stories about her.