|Doris Irene Kyle (Rene) with William Verner Kyle (Bill)|
Five minutes before Ray was leaving to see Mum at the carehome, he received a call she'd passed away 10 minutes earlier. We expected this outcome sometime in the next few weeks, but not the next day after her care plan was changed. Even though you know the time is coming, it still feels like a shock when it actually happens.
Mum lived on this earth for 93 years, her birthday June 18th, 1924. She lived for spending time with her family, spoiling all of us by taking us out to various restaurants. She loved to try new foods. Mum had a wonderful group of friends that she made over the years from volunteering in Burnaby at the Edmonds Community Centre and her singing group. All of these people came to visit her at the hospital and carehome over the past 2 1/2 months since her stroke. Mum was absolutely crazy for dogs. She always had treats ready for any dog she would come upon.
Mum always was up for a new adventure. We even took her fishing for the first time about 10 years ago where she caught her first fish.
She was a very independant lady, living on her own since Ray's Dad passed away in 1986. Mum was in her own apartment until last fall when we moved her into assisted living as she was unable to cook for herself anymore and found herself slowing down with her atrial fibrilation. She loved living at Courtyard Terrace with her own apartment and especially loved the food that they served there and actually gained 5 pounds after she moved in.
|Years ago at Rathtrevor Beach|
|Christmas in Port Alberni|
|Barbeque at Fort Camping|
|Christmas at my Dad's in Coquitlam|
|Spoiling us again with dinner out.|
|The last dinner we were all out for together, Garrett's birthday dinner March 31st, 2017|
|Garrett's Birthday Dinner|
After receiving the news, Ray had trouble sitting around so I sent him off to the Darts Hill Garden Park, located a couple of miles from Dad's house. He wanted to have a walk and take some pictures in memory of his Mum. She loved the pictures of places we've been and loved gardens. Mum had volunteered at the gardens of her seniors apartment complex she lived at for many years when she was able to. Whenever we returned from our travels, Ray would prepare a chronological slide show so she could enjoy our trip.
It being Sunday, I stayed to look after my Dad.
RIP Mum. We know you have wished for this day for at least 5 years. Now you are with Bill and no longer in any pain. We will miss you lots.