Saturday, March 27, 2010

My mother...

...passed away last Wednesday, peacefully and surrounded by much love. Now she's both acutely absent and intensely present...
Thank you for your words of comfort during this difficult time. They meant a lot to me.

18 comments:

  1. Marie-Claude, je t'adress mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes pensées et mes prières sont avec toi!
    Khadija

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  2. What a beautiful smile in her picture! My sympathy to you and your family.
    Esther in Ottawa

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  3. Please accept my condolences on her death!
    Ramin

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  4. Marie-Claude, my sincere condolences on losing your mother. You brought this lovely woman to life for us in your writing and with this picture.
    Ruth

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  5. Dear MC,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss! My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Stefanie

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  6. Dear MC,
    I wrote in once to say how much i appreciate your blog. sorry that this time it is for a sadder event. My condolences to you and your family, take care.

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  7. Dear MC, Thank you for sharing your stories of your Maman and all your wonderful memories of her, condolences to you and your family.


    Jeremy

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  8. I am so sorry, sending condolences to you. I love her picture and her smile.

    Take care,

    Laura

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  9. I am sorry. My Mum died just 2 months ago. Loosing mother is loosing part of yourself.

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  10. So sorry Marie-Claude... at least you were there.

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  11. Dear MC

    How beautiful is your mother!

    Shiao-Ping

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  12. Much love to you and your family. Your last post on your mother was so lovely. What a wonderful daughter you are to write so beautifully of your mother. May you be able to remember all the wonderful times and happy memories to comfort you at this time.

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  13. My Dear Marie Claude,

    I am so sorry for your loss. So sorry. But I am so glad that she was surrounded by her loving family and friends. My thoughts are with you.

    Much love,
    Lumi

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  14. Dear MC,

    Our love to you and your family.

    Charles

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  15. My condolences to you and your family, MC.

    Looking at your photos, it's easy to see that you and your beloved mother have the same dancing eyes. She is part of you and will be with you through the everlasting bond of love.

    Lindy

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  16. Sorry to hear this, MC.
    My condolences and thoughts to you at this time.

    Take care,

    FP

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Kim

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  18. Thank you all for your sympathy. Yes, I had a great mom. She was a "grande dame" (great lady) in a tiny body. She had always been short. She often told how, when she was in 6th grade, her homeroom teacher pretended not to see her at her desk since she was so small and joked about her size (hopefully a no-no in today's schools). Another, kinder teacher, told her later that the best ointments came in the smallest jars ("c'est dans les petits pots qu'on met les meilleurs onguents"). Later still, when she became a math & science teacher in a high school, a colleague turned her away from the teachers' room on the first day of class, telling her that it was off limit to students. So, yes, she was tiny. But she had a will of iron and immense strength and she was kind and loving. I miss her.

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