Sunday, 7 February 2016

Her Name was Margaret

My mum passed away on Saturday, 6 February 2016.
Her name was Margaret.
She featured on my blog a lot over the years,
and it's only right and proper that her final chapter be recorded here.
She received a late diagnosis of cancer in mid-December 2015.
She chose not to share her story outside of family and close friends.
She died as she lived: with strength, grace, love and faith.

This is our beloved; this is our friend. 
Song of Songs 5:16

There will be no blog posts this coming week.

35 comments:

helena said...

Ruth so sorry to hear this news. Your Mum always seemed to emanate great love and energy when you wrote about her on your blog. My thoughts are with you all.

furrypig said...

Thinking of you and yours xxx

furrypig said...

Thinking of you and yours xxx

Rhona Stevenson said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum, Ruth, I know she was such a big part of your life and will be missed lots. Sending love and thinking of you all xx

Abi said...

I'm so sorry Ruth. It was always a joy to see posts about your mum on your blog. Through your words and photos, it felt like we knew her in some way. Please know that you will be in my prayers these next few weeks. With love xxx

debs14 said...

Oh Ruth, I'm so sorry to read this news. I know what a close and loving family you are and Abi's right, through your blog posts it felt as if we were reading about someone we knew.
Thinking of you at this very sad time x x x

ForgedinPaper said...

I'm so very sorry to read about your loss. Your blog is filled with lots of lovely memories of her that you gracefully shared with us over the years. I'll be thinking of you all. Take care. X Sonja

Becky said...

Oh Ruth I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family xx

Patio Postcards said...

Sending my deepest condolences to you & Liz & family. Sending lots of cyber hugs & energy.

Bronya Mulder said...

Ruth - I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time - sincerest condolences to you and your family x

Julie Kirk said...

Thinking of you Ruth. X

Jane said...

so sorry for you all xx

pmk said...

Oh Ruth I'm so so sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to you and your family x

Sian said...

I'm just so very sorry for your loss. We're all continuing to think of you and Liz and the family here xx

jo burton said...

I am so sorry for your los Ruth - your Mum was a lovely lady.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh Ruth, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

Mel said...

So sorry to hear about this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you this week.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Checking in for news this morning and I see that my worst fear is true. :o( I'm praying for you, sweet friend. I feel your pain. Much love to you and your family, Ruth. And prayers for a peaceful rest for your dear mom. ♥

Diane said...

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Your posts about your mum always portrayed her kindness and humour and they made us feel we knew her. My thoughts are with you all.

scrappyjacky said...

So sorry to hear this sad news,Ruth.....my thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this Ruth. I really enjoyed any posts that featured your mom. She loved your little guy, and all her family so well. I'm know that you have a journey of grief ahead, and I hope you will be gentle with yourself as you walk it.
It's so great that you took so many pictures and scrapbooked your life so well. Granny will feature prominently in your albums, I'm sure.
All the best to you as you endure this very hard episode in your life. Nancy Peacock, Edmonton, Alberta CANADA

alexa said...

Oh Ruth, I am so sad to read this ... Your Mum was such a part of your life here on your blog too. I am thinking of you and your family and sending gentle but warm regards.

HilaryJ said...

Very sorry to hear you lost your mum. She obviously gave you much support. Thinking of you and your family.

HappinessSavouredHot (Julie Saint-Mleux) said...

My sympathies. For having lost a parent, all I can say is take the time to nurture yourself.

Missus Wookie said...

So sorry to hear this Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the good memories bring some comfort to you all.

Karen said...

Oh Ruth, I am so sorry. Your mum always seemed to be such a happy lady and had such a fantastic empathy with TBC. My thoughts and prayers are with you x

Denise said...

I'm so very sad to hear this Ruth - I really am thinking of you and am sending you lots of love to all of you xxxxx

Gail said...

I'm so sorry Ruth, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Alison said...

Just catching up Ruth and am so sorry to hear that your mum has gone...even though it was expected, it doesn't make it any easier ..love and hugs from here xx

Susanne said...

You have my sincere sympathy. Losing your Mom is really tough thing. Praying you and your family find comfort at this difficult time.

Tammy said...

I am so sorry for your earthly loss!! Sending hugs and prayers.

Beverly said...

Ruth, My deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. Thank you for sharing her with us over the years on your blog. She always looked so happy spending time with you and she glowed in pics with TBC.

rach said...

I am so sorry for your loss. xxx

Ladkyis said...

Just catching up after a week away without wifi. Sending you all soothing thoughts at this emotional time.

Angloyankophile said...

I'm so sorry to have only read this post now, Ruth, but I am very sorry for your loss, and for the painful grief you must be experiencing now. Your mum looked like such a strong, beautiful woman - and I'm sure you take after her too. xx

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