Sunday, September 05, 2010

*It Was Time*

This is a purely personal post....  and it will be a few weeks before there is anything crafty here.  I hope you'll keep checking in....

It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness, that I am writing to let you know that my Mom, Bev Barnett, passed away peacefully with her three daughters at her side on Saturday, September 4th, 2010 after her battle with cancer.  The last two months have been a very hard battle for Mom and we are all relieved to know that she is no longer struggling and no longer in pain.

We know for sure that Mom has joined Dad thanks to a very interesting "coincidence"....  we will never forget the date and time that Dad passed away on May 4th, 2006 (that's 04/05/06) at 6:54pm....  and we know for sure that Dad came to get her as Mom passed away on the 4th of September at 6:54pm.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but keep an eye on the Saskatchewan Obituaries if you are interested.

We are asking that anyone who knew mom, was touched by her kindness, or loved her cards, please consider making a donation to the Regina Wascana Grace Hospice.  The hospice is the wonderful facility where Mom spent her last 6 weeks.  The staff there was absolutely amazing...  showing so much care, concern and compassion not only for Mom but for us girls as well.

They have a memorial wall inside of the hospice.... when donations are made in someone's name, either a bronze leaf, a silver leaf, or a gold butterfly.... each of those are based on how much money is donated.  We were told by several people over the course of Mom's illness that she was a butterfly..... so we'd like to try to get Mom a butterfly on the wall of the hospice....

If you are interested in making a donation, please save the form below and print it off....  fill it out and send it with your Canadian cheque or money order to
Wascana Grace Hospice
50 Angus Rd
Regina SK  S4R 8P6

We would truly love any support we can get to make Mom a butterfly.....

Thank you to everyone for your prayers, love and support for all of us during this most difficult time.  Mom loved all of the cards she received in her mailbox.... it was wonderful to have them on display at the hospice, catching the eye of all of the staff.
If you need my address for the bottom of the form, please email me privately
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Anita C said...

Nancy, even with the sense of relief that your Mom is no longer in any pain, I am so sorry for your loss. It's so nice that your Dad came to get your Mom, and I believe that was a sign too. There are no coincidences in life, so nice to know that they are together again. Make sure to take care of yourself now, and take it easy.

Lots of huge hugs,
Anita xxxxx

Tracy.H said...

Big, big hugs to you and your family, Nancy.

Judy Preston said...

My thoughts and prayers to you, your sisters and your families. It is never easy losing a loved one so give yourself time to grief, to rest and to remember, she will always be with you.

Winnie said...

at can I say, Nancy and Heather, it was great to know you mom and I wish you so much strength. You have been there for her all the way, you are great daughters.
Much love, Winnie

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know this has been a really difficult time for you. I pray for peace and comfort during this time for you and your family (sisters too). Big hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Bev....I agree that your Dad came and got her - they're together again!
Is there an address for the Hospice? Nothing on the form....
Karen Duke.

Anonymous said...

So sorry - found the address - couldn't see it through the tears....Karen Duke.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

I'm so sorry hun. I know your pain and sorrow. My prayers go out to you and your family as you travels the difficult road of grieving, but know that at the end are sweet memories that will carry you through the sad days.

God bless you!

Susan Nel said...

Nancy, i'm thinking about you and your sisters in this sad time. i'm honoured to have some of your moms cards in my posession, she was a fantastic crafter and will be missed.Susan Nel, South Africa

Michelle said...

Nancy, my thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family.

I'm sure the next few weeks are going to be very difficult but, will also give you a sense of peace.

I am happy that your Mom is no longer in pain & what a wonderful thing that your Dad came to get her...beautiful.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.


Lindee.... said...

Hi Nancy..
Sending heartfelt sympathy your way..
I never had the pleasure of knowing your Mom or receiving her cards as I am fairly new to CST... but having lost my own Mom know your mixed feelings of relief, loss and Pain...

There is a deep mother daughter bond, so please take Kind, Gentle Care of Yourself Now...

Hugs from one who has been there.. Geri XXX ...

Theresa said...

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers right now. I know the relief and the sadness you are feeling. I was 38 when my mom passed away from cancer. Same scenario, weeks of just waiting.
I have printed out the donation form and will send a cheque tomorrow. I wish it could be more.
Give your sisters and family a hug from me. Take care of yourself and soon your life will get back to normal. It will just be a new normal.

Lots of Love coming your way.
Theresa in Kitimat

Jennifer Reynard said...

Oh Nancy, I am so, so sorry.
I know nothing I can say can
take your pain away, but I have
been keeping you and your family in
my prayers and will continue to do
May God's loving hands surround you and your family, giving you peace, strength and courage to carry on through this difficult time. Please take care of yourself,
Jennifer (Reynard)

Tammy said...

I came across your blog today for the first time. I am saying a prayer for your family -- for peace in your time of grief. I saw your Mom's blog. What an inspiration she was to you I'm sure. And I'm sure you have wonderful memories to hold in your heart forever.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Nancy, hugs and prayers to you, your sisters and families. It must be very hard on all, even with the peace that she is not in pain. How wonderful that your dad came to get his bride and they are now together, shining down on you.

Debbie said...

Nancy and family - Your mom was such a caring person and always thinking of others. This spring she sent me a card marked "Happy Birthday". I emailed to remind her that my birthday was not until this fall and her reply: "I realize that but I might not be here by then. Just pretend it is from Heaven." I cried then and again today as I took that card out and put it on display... my birthday is next Monday.
Debbie Dodd

Myrna said...

Nancy and family
Thank you for letting us know that your mom is no longer suffering. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Allison said...

I am sorry for your loss Nancy. At least it is all over and maybe you can throttle back for a bit and catch your breath. Hope to see you home as soon as you can! Hugs from me.

Red said...

Very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a very creative lady and I really appreciated her willingness to teach me the latest new technique. I learned a lot from her. We always shared lots of laughter when we got together.
Rebecca from MB

HORIZONS! said...

Dear Nancy, Heather and Sandra: I send my heartfelt sympathy to you on the passing of your beloved Mom. I know you all have been through the wringer and back but I also know that you will find comfort knowing that your Dad came to accompany her to their eternity together. And you will find comfort knowing it is over on this side for her and that she is at peace and no longer in pain. Take care of yourselves and allow yourselves time to grieve. HUGS
Nancy Q

Trina said...

I am so sorry to her of your loss. Your mother was an amazing woman and a very creative soul.

I know she will be dearly missed, but I also know she will be happy where she is, and there won't be any pain there.

I will be praying for you and your family.

Trina said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

I am glad that she has gone to a place where there is no pain, and she can be with her husband again.

I will be thinking and praying for you and your family.

Hugs to you,

happyone said...

Oh Nancy:
I am so happy to hear that you Dad came to get your Mom how comforting is that. I pray that in the days ahead you & your family will find comfort knowing that her pain has ended. You have been left such a legacy with all her talented art & all the friends that you have made because of it, I am so glad that your Mom introduced you to this "ART". Please take time to heal, you girls have been so comforting to your Mom. My heart is certainly there with you.

Shahkapre (Yvonne) said...

Dear Nancy and family,

my most heartfelt condolences. I´m sad to hear about Bev´s pass away, but also happy, that she don´t have to suffer anymore.

Feel hugged from Germany.

Sonja said...

Sad to hear of your mom's passing, Nancy! Wishing you all some peace in this time of sorrow! Our prayers are with you and your you cyber hugs,
Sonja Idema

vmbutton said...

nancy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your Mom. I loved her as well. Although I never met her in person, it was as if I did. She made me feel a part of her family. My husband has a lot of family also in Canada and I guess we clicked in that way also. She also shared her knowledge with me with her crafts that she loved so well. She was most proud of her daughters and family. Hugs to you and your family
Val from the USA

Kim said...

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear that your Mom passed, but I know it was time for her to go. I got chills when I read the time and day that both your parents passed...I agree, your Dad definitely came and got your Mom, and your Mom waited until it was the right time. Your Mom was an amazing lady, so kind and generous, you are very lucky to have had her as a Mom.

I am thinking of you and your family....
Kim P.

Paula Barin said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Sending you hugs.


Roni said...

Sending prayers and love to you all - and no, there are no coincidences, your parents made sure you knew her crossing was peaceful and she is now with your dad - how very comforting that must be for you all at this difficult time.

God Bless Nancy,
Ronda xxx

Debbie Pearce said...

So sorry for your loss Nancy. Knowing that she is gone from all the pain makes it easier but doesn't ease the grief. I'm so happy that you spent all the time you did with her these last few months and you can move on without regret. You and your family take care and rejoice in the many memories you have of her.

madonnart said...

Nancy dear, what a wonderful gift you daughters have given your mom and how loved she felt surrounded by her girls.I so enjoyed Bev's art and treasure the cards I have recieved from her. Her memory will live on. You are all in my prayers tonight. Marg

Merlie said...

So sorry for your loss, Nancy. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family. May she rest in peace.


GailSK said...

Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She is out of pain now and is together again with your dad. My thoughts are with you and your sisters and families. So sorry Nancy!

Kristi-Anna said...

Nancy, I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know you will be in my prayers during these difficult times ahead.

Myra said...

Nancy please know you and your family are in my prayers. Losing a loved one is very difficult, knowing they are now in a better place, pain free and happy, helps to ease the pain a bit. God Bless