Toronto Mike

Grandma, 1915-2014


My grandmother passed away today.  She was 98 years old.

We were quite close and I'm so sorry to see her go.  She's left me with a ton of memories, but here's what I'll remember most.

Her Sense of Humour
My grandma was wicked funny.  For as long as I can remember, every time I visited her she was armed with a good joke.  In comedy, timing and delivery is everything, and she had perfect timing and an exquisite delivery.  I'm going to miss her sharp Irish wit.

Her Acre of Fun
Until her health failed several years ago, my grandmother owned an acre of land in Gilford, Ontario.  Several weekends each summer were spent there where we played football, baseball, flew kites, climbed trees and had as much fun as you can imagine.  I'll always remember the BBQs, watching the train go by, trips to the candy store with grandma's money and hours and hours of fun with my siblings and cousins.

Her Love
Very few people in this world will love you unconditionally.  My grandmother loved me unconditionally.  I'll never forget her love: so strong, so constant, so mutual.  I'm going to miss that the most.

Here she is with her beloved husband Louie in 1991.

Grandma and Grandpa
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