Topic: In shock
My husband Grant passed away on the 7 September after an initial diagnosis in June . I don't think he ever came to terms with his disease or the fact that he was going to die.This made it very hard for any of us to accept the cruelty of this cancer.
I take comfort in the fact that we nursed him at home, which is what he wanted. Grant was a prominant businessman and activitley involved in our community, there has been overwelming shock that someone as fit and healthy as Grant could become so ill and die.At his funeral last week forty young surf lifeguards formed a guard of honour , local Maori honoured Grant with a ceremonial cloak and sang a waiata as he was carried away from us. Our Mayor paid tribute to him.It has brought comfort to his two sons , seeing how much he was loved and admired by others. And so we must go on ,remembering him as the energetic , dependable soulmate who loved more than anything to be sharing his love of the sea and the outdoors with his family.