Friday, May 08, 2009

Aunt Stella RIP

Today was Aunt Stella's funeral. Stella was one of my mom's sisters and she was the last of mom's siblings still on the planet, until this week, when she died at 82. When I was a boy, our families were very close and all the aunts and uncles and cousins saw one another regularly at various family occasions. As time went by, aunts, uncles and cousins saw less and less of one another, and today I hung out with a number of family members I hadn't seen in years.

It was sad that it took Stella's passing to bring us together again, but at the same time so good to see everyone.

I have very fond childhood memories of Stella, her husband Frank and their family, memories that go way back to Galley Ave in Parkdale and my grandpa and grandma on my mom's side.

Stella RIP.


sp said...

I'm sorry for the loss. I'm glad your family could all come together for her funeral. That says something about the family that you are a part of.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm so very sorry about the passing of your aunt. It so often takes the death of an elder to bring the rest of the family back together.

Stagg said...

Sorry for your loss.

Candy Minx said...

I am sorry about your aunt's passing but I am glad you had such a good visit with your family. I agree with SP about how it is insightful that your family all got together for the funeral. (my dad refused to have a funeral for his mother...we don't even know if he followed her request of her ashes....he didn't for his grandmother-her mum either)