Sadness in my Heart

….at 94 my father took his last breath on October 15, 2020

You may have noticed that I have not been very active on my blog in the last few day. The loss of my father has been very difficult and making arrangements for his cremation has been very time consuming. My husband has made many of the calls to family and friends to inform them of our loss and for that I am eternally grateful. Slowly I have been able to speak to those close to me and many of them have stepped up to let others know of Dad’s passing.

https://cremationcare.ca/tribute/details/340/Heinz-Winkler/obituary.html

COVID of course has made it impossible to have the big funeral Dad had always hoped for. Yesterday we were allowed a small gathering of 10 family members for 30 minutes to say farewell and pay our respects. For those in attendance it helped bring us closure and for that we are grateful.

I want people to know that Dad did not suffer pain and that in his final hours he slept and passed away peacefully with me by his side. Again COVID did not allow more than one family member to be present in the hospital and even with that I needed a special designation to be there. The nurses and support staff were wonderful and tried to give me as much emotional support as possible in my time of need. The hardest part for me was having to deal with this on my own and not having my family there. In the end Dad got his wish and died in his sleep.

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Kinda Like a Mural

if a painting is not on a wall is it still considered a mural

Thanks to Becky B for hosting October Squares…..kindasquare. https://beckybofwinchester.com/2020/10/15/kinda-square-15/

This painting was on the side of a shipping container. It is located next to the road that goes through the High Park Zoo.

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October Colours – Yellow

thanks to City Sonnets for hosting October Colours and letters https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/october-colors-and-letters-2/

I love autumn colours and I had every intention of posting all the yellows of Autumn in a future post but when this challenge came up I decided that today was as good a day as any. Some of these photos were taken in the neighbourhood parks and others were from my walk through High Park yesterday.

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