Saturday, 11 July 2009

Goodbye, Grandma

Thank you for all your comments and well wishes. I have not replied because the updates would let you know what's going on.

My grandma passes away this morning about 11.30am.
My mom called to inform me as I was heading out to buy something.

Grandma actually gave birth to 10 babies, 3 boys and 7 girls. But due to a hard life, she gave away three of her babies. Only one was acknowledge as this one was given as a favour to a relative who wanted another child, but could not conceive after many years.

Grandma was widowed more than 10 years ago.
Today, she leaves behind 7 children,
30 grand children and 27 great grand children.

She was holding on to her last breaths, waiting for her youngest son to see her. He finally did visit her on Friday night. This morning she passed on.

I am glad I took my boys up to see her one last time.
When we were there and I heard that this uncle would come see her, I somehow sensed that even if I planned another trip this coming week, we might not make it to see her again.

When we were there, I was glad my boys were not afraid of her. They climbed on to her bed and played and sang around her, while my aunt fussed, asking if she wanted a drink. Then we brought Myron to her. The latest addition to her great grand children.

Be at peace, grandma.
All your children have come to see you before you move on.
In your own ways you have done all you could, you have done your best, to care for your hildren and your children's children.


Uncle Lee said...

Hi Mommy, regret to read of Grandma's passing away. But reading about her, she led a great life.
My sympathies to you all. Best regards, Lee.

TripleJin said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm sure her legacy lives on, in your family.

Take care.

JLow said...

Hi Kathy,

For all it's worth, I am glad for the boys having visited Grandma, and also Grandma meeting Myron.

Sorry for your loss.

Regards and take care. Our thoughts are with you.

Moomykin said...

Uncle Lee,

Thank you.
She was an amazing woman in what she could do, but I think she also suffered a lot of unhappiness.



Thank you.

We will always remember her for being a woman who could do everything on her own, including building a chicken coop from scratch!

Moomykin said...


Thank you.

And you are right.
I am glad at least we got see her one last time.

Linda said...

Remind me of my ah cho who passed away when I was very small, still remember she smoke cigarettes and i used to play with the cigarettes butts, even try try to smoke like her..

I think your grandma is happy now to see her almost complete family members at her last moment...

You have also done your best part to bring her greatgrandsons to see her when whe is still alive.

How old is your grandma? 90+? For me, pass away @ 80+ is a celebration already.

So cheer up and be happy for your grandma who is already up there... :)

Maiasaurus Rex said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. Like mine, she sounds like she was a pretty amazing woman. Be comforted in the knowledge that she had a long life and was much loved. I'm sure that last visit will remain with all of you always, as will the memories of your times with her. *HUGS*

Ann said...

My condolences....

But she did look like she led a wonderful life and was still able to see and enjoy her grandchildren.

Fern said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma's passing away.

mumsgather said...

I am sorry to read about your grandma's passing away. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

hissychick said...

I am sorry to hear about your Grandma. So glad that you and the boys got to say goodbye. My thoughts are with you.

Take care
hissychick xx

little prince's mummy said...

My condolenses to ur family... take care

Moomykin said...


You are lucky to have seen your Ah Cho. I only had 3 of my grandparents, and this grandma is the last of them.

My grandma would have been 90 on her next birthday.


Maiasaurus Rex,


Moomykin said...


Thanks. She saw quite a bit of her great grandchildren even. The oldest of her great grandchildren is 18!




Moomykin said...



little prince's mummy,

--- Thank you.

She is the last of my grandparents.

She outlived my own father, and she outlived Michael Jackson. :)

Our Jouneys.... said...

Hi...just got to read your blog and your loss...sorry to hear about it. I'm sure she passed away in peace.

Take care

Moomykin said...

Our Journey,

Thank you.
She is very old and we all treasure her.

*lynne* said...

My condolences to you and your family for your loss.

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