Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Family tragedy

We have had the most terrible week. My husband and I drove for three days to Byron Bay in northern New South Wales for a two week holiday. We had only been there for three days when my brother rang me at 2.00am Wednesday morning, to tell me the dreadful news, that my sister had died in tragic circumstances. Our world fell apart. We turned around and drove home again. We still can't believe it happened, she was only fifty five, way too young to die. Her husband is shattered as are we. She was the most loving and caring sister you could ever have. Life will never be the same again.

66 comments:

Bevlea Ross said...

so terribly sorry for your loss Ro... sisters are special... so feel for you

Ros Gunwhy said...

Heartfelt Condolences. God Bless You All. Xxxx

Jackie said...

This is such sad news. I am thinking of you and praying for you all.I don't have a sister and can ony imagine how you must feel.x

Teresa Abajo said...

That is terrible news Ro. My condolences.

Jeanette House said...

So very sorry for your loss, Ro. Much love to you and your family. xox

Jacky said...

Oh Ro, this is a tragedy, you will miss her. I have three sisters and I would hate to lose one of them and as we have got older we have become closer. My thoughts are with you

artymess said...

Ros ..So sorry to hear this dreadful news....sending you much love ...xx

Heather said...

I am so sad for you Ro. I can't imagine how you must all be feeling but hope you can gain comfort from each other somehow.

Kasha Rolley said...

I am so sorry Ro. I have a sister so I know what you feel. My thpughts are with you.

Connie said...

My heart and prayers are with you and your family Ro. I am so sorry.

jackie said...

I am so sorry to hear your devastating news and feel for you.
Jackie

Patrice said...

I'm deeply sorry for your loss.

Beanie Mouse said...

OH!!! I'm so sorry......

Lynn said...

I am so very sorry Ro, this really is tragic and I really feel for you and your family.

Corliss Eden said...

Tragic,sad and bottomless grief. Deepest sympathy.

Jill said...

The most heartfelt condolences for your loss Ro.

Judy Wise said...

Sending love and condolences across the miles to you my dear, dear Ro. I am profoundly sad for this loss. Will be thinking of you in this terrible time..

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a sister is heartbreaking and my best thoughts go with you and your family.

SHELAGH FOLGATE said...

I am so very sorry to hear this Ro. Cherish your beautiful memories of the times together. You and your family are in my prayers. With love x

Lottie said...

It is so heartbreaking to read off your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. My most sincere condolences
x

kass hall said...

oh Ro, I am so terribly sorry. You are in my thoughts at this awful time. Sending much love xx

Cas Holmes said...

Bigs hugs Roxxx

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh, I am so sorry Ro. My heart reaches out to you. There are no words to comfort, only time and being with those you love.
roxanne

Julie said...

Dear Ro,sending you love and a hug.xxxx Look after you. xx

marilyn stephens said...

So very sorry to hear of such a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Xxx

Sylvia Ballerini Jewellery said...

Thinking of you Ro. Heartfelt sympathy to you. A big hug.
xx

Chloe said...

I am so sorry for your loss x

Heloise said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your sad news, my thoughts are with you and your family. Sue x

purple bird art said...

Oh Ro, I am so sorry to hear your terrible news! I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I can't imagine how hard it would be to lose my sister. Sending thoughts of love and healing to you and your family.

Penny said...

So sorry Ro, I lost my younger sister on the 2nd,suddenly in her sleep, so hard to believe.
Thining of you,

Mary K. McGraw said...

So sorry for your loss.

Margaret Walters said...

Deepest sympathy to you and your family, Ro. What dreadful news.

femminismo said...

So very sorry to hear this news. Losing a family member is hard to bear. I will pray that you heal in ways that help you face the future.

Lynda Howells said...

l am so sorry....l know l can't help physically but l am thinking of you and your family.
Lynda

The Crafty Mugwump said...

So sorry for your loss Ro, my thoughts are with you.

Lynda Howells said...

I am coming to Melbourne on december 14 for a few days before we go on to Sydney to see our son,and his wife. I was going to suggest we meet up for a coffee, maybe now that wouldn't be a good idea. Just let me know . when you are thinking straight again. Lynda x

Art4me said...

Ro, there are no words to help you now, I know. But please know, if I could be there to hold you, to wipe your tears, to comfort you, I would. You have brought so much joy and love to so so many people, it is just not fair that you are enduring this unthinkable pain. I am so sorry for your loss. Make sure you allow lots and lots of time for healing.

Thinking of you,

Annette Maloney

Samantha Marshall said...

Ro I am so sad for your loss. Thinking of you. x

Clare Wassermann said...

Bless you and comfort you. Xxxxxxx

audrey said...

Ro,
I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, am dealing with the loss of my Mother right now. Your sister was too young. I will pray for you and your family to get through this. We both have difficult days ahead.
Sending prayers and hugs.

Chris Gray said...

I know it hurts, but try to focus on the life that she lived and the time you had together...

...and remember...

...you WILL be together again.

X C

Lucy said...

Dear Ro, my heart goes out to you & your family.
Hugs Lucy

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Ro I feel just soooooo sad for you! I can't imagine the terrible shock and grief you are experiencing right now!
You'll be in my thoughts and let people and friends take care of you too.
Sending a big comforting hug to you,
Suzy x

sharon young said...

Oh Ro, I'm so very sorry to hear about your sister, you and all your family must be feeling terrible. My thoughts are with you all at this time, and as others have said I hope you can take comfort in each other.

Jacqui Galloway said...

So sorry x

Fuzzie Fingers said...

So sorry to her your news. My heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time.

yvette said...

so sorry!

Debbi Baker said...

My thoughts are with you and your family Ro - words are just so inadequate xx

Kristina said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Hastypearl said...

Ro,
I am so sorry to hear of your news.You probably wont read these notes until later, but they will be good for you. Seeing how many people care for you.
A very similar thing happened to our family in 1992.It seems like an eternity ago.
You WILL get through it.
Only God and Time bring real healing.
I will be praying PEACE for you and your family. Its available for you...HOld Tight...Laura

Sandies' Patch said...

Ro, so sorry to hear of your loss.
Words cannot express the sadness fully.
Hugs to you and all your family, hoping you find good coping mechanisms but above all hope you have good memories to call upon at the worst times.

Sandie xxx

MargaretR said...

I am so, so sorry Ro. My thoughts are with you.

Bonnie Miller said...

We cannot pretend to imagine your broken hearted grief but we can offer you love. Oh dear Ro. So so sorry for you and yours.

Barbara Mason said...

Ro, something pulled me to revisit your site today...I am so sorry for your tragic, sudden loss...

lindacreates said...

Dear Ro, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine the pain you must be feeling. Please do take care of yourself.

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Ro Im so sorry for your terrible news deepest symapathy

Unknown said...

oh my... dear Ro, this is such sad news... i'm sending love and light to you and your family. God bless... xoxo

sue garrard said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Ro. A tragic and devastating time for you all. x

sweetypie said...

so so sorry ro, best wishs to you and all your family,love tina

micky said...

My thoughts are with you Ro, so sorry to hear.

Lost Aussie said...

So sorry for your loss Ro. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Jan said...

my prayers are with you and your family.

Kel said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. My condolences.

Kris said...

Losing a sister is too hard. I know.
Best thing I think, is to try and remember what you had while she was here instead of what you don't have now that she is gone. Not that the later doesn't creep in now and then.
Not sure what brought me to your blog tonight...never seen it before.
Maybe just to tell you this stuff that I know. Sorry for your loss :(

Lay Hoon said...

So sorry for your loss..
Take care.

Joanne said...

so sorry for your loss hugs