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Gray, Barbara A.

Hi Babe

It's 2 pm. Saturday 14 October. I'm sitting in the sunroom we finished last spring, gazing out the window at a still dark pond, and it reminded me of a beautiful lake in New Zealand that the Maori called Manopouri, Lake of the Sorrowing Heart. The pond in my view has the same serene but dark look. Jewel FM has just played James Taylor's "One more time again", and it gave me the idea for this message.
I always thought I'd see you one more time again Babe, but at 4 a.m. this morning when you slipped away, I awoke and could not sleep again. Bet you waited till Linda and Bambina fell asleep before doing that! So this day started early, coffee, some therapeutic cuddle for Teak, habitual oatmeal, then off to the Hospice before their call came for me at 7.15 a.m.
I drove there not knowing how I would find you, but you were finally resting peacefully, and I kissed you goodbye. The Hospice did you proud Babe, nicely tidy with your pain bear and cuddle dog cradled in your arm. You looked beautiful. Bill and Judy arrived, Jim came to take Linda home, and Joan and Gordon . There was not a dry eye in the room.
The nurses read two beautiful poems, before we all said our last goodbyes and walked out with you . More tears. So sad. So beautiful.
Gotta go now Babe, get me some spirituality.
Think I will use this as my message to tell our dear friends the sad news. More tears.

Love ya Babe


A tree will be planted in memory of Barbara A. Gray in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm.

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