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We Will Miss You

She held on longer than any of us expected, but this morning my Grandmother lost her battle with cancer.  She slipped into a "coma-like" state last night and died peacefully in her bed.  My mother- heart broken, I am not sure it has sunk in yet.  Me- I just want to be there for her and I am very, very happy that her suffering was not too great or too long and she had a calm and peaceful passing.  
This picture below is last Thanksgiving when my Grandmother visited.  She complained of a throat ache (throat cancer) and bronchitis, and an annoying cough that wouldn't go away (lung cancer.)  It was shortly thereafter we learnt of her sickness.  It was nice spending that last time with her while she was still well.
She was able to spend quality time with her grandkids as well as her great-grands.
 The ENTIRE family took turns visiting in Jamaica, as she did not have the strength to see us all at once.  It was good to see her, even though our visits were short and far between as to not overwhelm her.  She loved hearing about all the things we did in the days, stories about the children, and she was adamant that I keep John, because she adores him so much.  When I went back a few weeks later I brought a photo book cataloging our previous trip.  She really enjoyed seeing the pictures of her great Grands enjoying Jamaica, her country, on the same beaches, same roads, same landscapes that her, her children and Grandchildren once enjoyed in their childhood.  
We will miss her greatly and cherish all the memories that we have made with her.  We love you Granny Carolyn!

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