My mother passed away early this morning in a Hospital in northern Alberta, where the rest of my immediate family has put down roots.
She had been very ill and had asked that no heroic measures be taken by the doctors attending her.
My sister sat with her through to the end.
I had hoped my mother would rally after she met with the Stevieling and the Stevielingbeau in June, and she did for about a week or so, but she was old and worn out from a life that had treated her badly at times.
And I think she missed my Dad more than she let on.