M. Eileen Hunter

M. Eileen Hunter

M. Eileen Hunter

May 27th, 1943 to March 18th, 2015

Dear Mom, Dear Grandma:

What a difficult and unjust road you travelled over the past 29 years. To remain so loving, positive, thoughtful, and giving as you always were was a feat in itself. When others may have faltered and turned to anger or bitterness, you chose the route of acceptance and kindness, as difficult as it was; controlling your own mindset was the one thing the disease could not take from you.

You were the epitome of courageous, dealing with all that came your way. In the fight against a disease that came at you non-stop, slowly but forcefully determined to undermine the way you had hoped to live the rest of your life, to fulfill your own dreams, you were so brave.

Your grandchildren, Josh, Steph, and Jess were always in your heart. Wayne, Duane and I will ensure your future great grandchildren will grow up “knowing” you and Dad, understanding the love and care you gave Wayne and I growing up, and the kindness you showed to all that knew you throughout your lives. I promise they will know how much you both would have loved to be part of their lives as well.

It is so sad to say goodbye to you, yet the alternative, the quality of your life, subsided to an intolerable level. It was consoling to know you were gladly “seeing” Dad as the end was near, a sign reassuring us that you were comforted by his “presence”. In the last hours, your smile and words to me, “I’m happy, you be happy” exemplify the wonderful person you were. We love you and will always miss you.

~ Corinne

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