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Kensington Hospice Month’s Mind

(click on pictures to enlarge) Many Catholic cultures have a requiem Mass in memory of the deceased about a month after they have died. After the Mass, family and close friends gather for a meal together. We did this for … Continue reading

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Journey’s End

(click on pictures to enlarge) I am very sad to write that Loris’ journey on earth has come to an end. Three weeks ago today on February 24th, I was with him when he took his last breath. After all … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name

(click on pictures to enlarge) Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of concern and caring. It means a lot and sorry if I don’t respond to each one individually. And now I have a confession to make … Continue reading

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The Start of 2016

(click on pictures to enlarge) Its a bit late to be wishing you a happy 2016 but I hope that it has started out well for all of you. Sadly, it did not start out well for us.¬†Fidz managed to … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas From Balmy Toronto

(click on pictures to enlarge) Santa doesn’t bring joy to everyone as you can see above. He certainly isn’t making Fidz smile much right now. After waiting weeks to get a coeliac plexus nerve block done, in a hope to … Continue reading

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Tis The Season To Be Jolly But…………!

(click on pictures to enlarge) We had hoped to go back to Italy for Christmas but Fidz’s illness is not giving him a respite. The tumour on his adrenal gland is growing again and he’s in serious pain as it … Continue reading

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Santa Mitigates the Horror

(click on pictures to enlarge) The events of Friday in Paris really shocked me. I have a good friend who lives in the 10th arrondisment close to where the cafes and concert hall, which came under attack, are located. Her … Continue reading

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Halloween Pumpkin Display

(click on pictures to enlarge) Last Friday was the day before Halloween and lots of adults were walking around all dressed up both during the day as well as in the evening. The receptionist at the desk in the hospital … Continue reading

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Give Him Chicken Soup

(click on pictures to enlarge) Fidz’s pain continues and nobody can figure out what’s causing it though the latest diagnosis is that its a nerve pain. When the pain is out of control, he has no appetite and doesn’t even … Continue reading

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When The Wind Goes Out of Your Sails

(click on pictures to enlarge) Some of my previous posts have mentioned Fidz being unwell. The truth is that he has Stage 4 lung cancer. My friend Janet remarked that it would be interesting to hear more about our experiences … Continue reading

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