I have had a very sad week... at 3.50am on Thursday 25th my husband's mother passed away. She had been deteriorating but it seemed far to quickly that she died. We got the call just after 4.00am but Hubby waited till around 6.00am to ring his brothers and sisters. It was a very sad day. We both went to work for about 2 hours to tidy things up and then headed off to Levin. It is 7 hours to get there. We stopped in Hamilton and picked up John, Peter's older brother and finally got to Levin around 6.00 in the evening. His other brother had flown down - already had his flights booked as he was going to visit his mum... and his sister from Papamoa was there as well. As one of his sister's was coming from London, we arranged the funeral for Monday afternoon. Our children and their partners came down on Sunday - all the family was there apart from two grandchildren who couldn't make it. Peter's is from a large family so there were lots of us.
June's service was lovely. Peter gave a moving eulogy and both the local mayor and his deputy spoke of the civic and service community work that she had done. Afterwards the family and a few friends had a lovely wake... were we all remembered the wonderful lady she had been.
As most of the children live away from the home town, we spend a few days clearing out the house. What an amazing amount of old photos, papers etc that we found. There was a lot of history stored there. A lot of it we have bought back with us and I will spend sometime putting it into order.
So it is with sadness that I finally say " Goodbye June... you will be missed"