Sunday, August 19, 2007

Goodbye Auntie Lillian

My Auntie Lillian passed away this past Monday.

She was my mother's oldest sister. I find it hard to write about her.

She died of a brain aneurysm. They were able to operate on her but she was just not strong enough to recover.

It brings back so many memories for me, as my mother also suffered from a brain aneurysm.

A couple of my sisters visited my aunt at Harborview a couple of weeks ago. The said she looked so much like my mother when she had her brain aneurysm and that it was very hard to see her. I could not find the strength to go see her before she died.

I am sure she was welcomed warmly into heaven by her husband, Uncle Jack, her siblings Art and my mother Marie as well as her parents, Takeko and Shigetoshi.

Take care Auntie Lillian. You will be greatly missed.

12 comments:

margaret in manhattan said...

oh my ... she was just beautiful! I'm sure that she will be smiling wherever she is -

take care,
mhv

bizyhands said...

Naomi - Hugs to you and your family.

yarnsnob said...

Oh gosh, I am so sorry for your loss Naomi. My thoughts are with you and your family at this terrible time. Hugs xx

crookedneedles said...

Naomi, even the photo of your Auntie Lillian radiates life and joy - she and your mom must have been quite a pair! I'm so sorry for your loss... mc

Elise said...

Naomi:

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Aunt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Fondly,
Elise

Deb said...

I am so sorry--I happened to see and read her obituary in the paper this weekend--and while at the time I had no idea who she was, i was struck by the vivacity of her eyes and thought, she must have been an incredible woman--now I know she was. I'm so sorry for your loss....

Gail said...

Naomi, I'm so sorry for your loss. Her photo is radiant. You and she seem to share that same sweet glow.

Hugs.

melinda said...

Naomi, so sorry to hear this news. I know how hard this can be. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Sarah said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Deb Barnes said...

hugs to you. :(

Denise said...

Oh, Naomi, I'm so sorry to read about your aunt. I'm thinking about you. Take care.

Deb said...

It feels a little funny posting this under this entry....but...I just heard that today was your birthday and wanted to wish you a very happy birthday! I am so glad i've gotten to know you through the Thursday group! You're an amazing woman! Enjoy your day.