poppy

My grandfather passed away this weekend. I don’t think I can fully express what a caring, generous, hardworking, and wonderful man he was, so instead I’ll simply tell you how much he will be missed. Very very very much.

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    jenn says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Grandfathers are so very special.

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    Debbie says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather – it sounds like he was a wonderful presence in your life.

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    Oh look at that twinkle in his eye. No wonder he will be missed more than words could ever convey. How utterly wonderful you had him in your life.

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    Lisa says:

    So sorry to hear that, Ashley.

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    Kaye Prince says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Ashley. I know how special he must be to you as my Grandfather is definitely my favourite family member. He has a quirky little smile and I’m sure he would want you to remember all the good times you two had together.

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    What an adorable couple! So sorry for your loss.

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    Asiyah says:

    I’m sorry Ashley. What a handsome man he was…and that wry smile? Priceless.

    My condolences to you and your family.

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    Ruth says:

    Sending warm thoughts and sympathy you way, Ashley. Take care.

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    Sherri says:

    I’m so so sorry for your loss Ashley. Loving thoughts to you and your family.

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    bear says:

    Thinking of you and your family – so sorry for your loss.

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    Carrie says:

    That’s a huge loss….I’m so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Valerie says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

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    nettie says:

    i am so sorry for you. my grandfather passed away about 2 weeks ago, and i feel the same way about him. Grandparents are so great.

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    Sarah says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa. He looks and sounds like he was a sweetheart.

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    Denise says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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    Leslie M says:

    My thoughts are with you and it brings back memories of my own grandfather who I loved dearly. Take lots of time to grieve and remember the wonderful times you had with him. His presence in your life is part of what makes you who you are today and that is very important to remember and acknowledge. Take care.

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    rene says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Grandfather’s are the best. {{{HUGS}}}

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    Crystal says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My grandpa died just over a year ago so I know your heartache. Grandpas are so wonderful in so many ways that just can’t be expressed. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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    Gwen says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My grandfather died just shy of six years ago and I still miss him every day. I’m so grateful for the time I had with him, and how wonderful he was, it’s obvious you feel the same way.

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    I’m so sorry for your loss… Sending hugs and prayers your way. He sure was a handsome man, with a very warm, friendly smile… you can see that from his photo… I’ll bet he was the bee’s knees.

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    Cheryl says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, but I know he’ll be in your heart forever.

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    WendyLou says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope this time is a sweet time of rememberance for your family.

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    I am also so so sorry. Take care of yourself and your family.

  24. 24

    So sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers…

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    wendy says:

    My condolences. My grandfather passed away last year and I did a big tribute post on my blog. Maybe that would help you work through it? The other family members enjoyed seeing it.

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    Susan says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss…you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Susanne says:

    I’m sory for you and your families loss. It’s never easy these times, but remember all of us that keep you in our thoughts.

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    Emma says:

    I’m so sorry. Grandfathers are special. Tomorrow will be five years since Grandad died, and I miss him teribly.

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    MaLisa says:

    Very sorry to hear about that, my uncle’s wife of 47 years passed this weekend as well of cancer. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts. He looked like a very spirited man!

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    Mary says:

    I am so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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    Allison says:

    That’s never a fun thing to hear, we’ll be praying for you! -Allison

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    Sarah M says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Best, Sarah

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    Crystal says:

    I am very sorry for your loss! I know how it is to loose a very loved grandparent! My thoughts will be with you and your family during this hard time.

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    Tracey J says:

    :(

    You can see in his picture how good of a man your granpda is.

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    Kay Gibson says:

    My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. His spirit shows in the picture you posted…he looks like a person I would have liked to know. Prayers and hugs being sent your way.

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    whatupduck says:

    So sorry for your loss. I had my grandparents until I was 45, just a few years ago, and I miss them greatly! BUT, I feel them with me so many times. I wish that for you.

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    CitricSugar says:

    You have my heartfelt sympathies. And my prayers. Take care.

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    Meg says:

    I am SO SO sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this hard time.

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    Linda says:

    Since my parents were a little older than usual when I was born, I lost my grandparents when I was very young. I’m a grandma now, and if he loved you as much as I love my grandchildren, you must have felt cocooned with love, and you could do no wrong in his eyes! A grandparent’s love is all encompassing, and, surprisingly to me, so different (in a good way)from the love I have for my own kids.

    Please know that I’m sending a grandma hug to you.

    With love, Linda xoxoxo

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    Sar says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I lost mine a couple of years ago next month. I miss him terribly. My sympathies to you and your family.

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    Allison S. says:

    Very sorry for your loss. He looks like he was a lot of fun, with that sparkle in his eyes!

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    emily says:

    I am very sorry for your loss.

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    Terri says:

    My condolences. Grandfather’s are very special people that can never be replaced. Hopefully, your wonderful memories of him will help you through this difficult time.

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    Danielle says:

    Keep your memories of all the times you shared close to your heart. I am very sorry for your loss.

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    Ashley, I’m giving you huge hugs & keeping you and your family in my thoughts today. I’m so sorry for your loss. xoxo

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    aseemlylife says:

    So sorry Ashley. Sorry for your grandma too. I am assuming they have had a long life together. I hope she lives close to you.

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    Carrie says:

    Grandparents are so special. Very sorry to hear this.

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    Mary says:

    I’m sorry for this terrible loss…. I know your heart is aching.

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    Sorry to hear your news…I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

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    Patty says:

    So sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. Please let others wrap you in their love as you go through this tough time.

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    Collette says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear that. I’ll be thinking about you and your family.

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    isa says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He looks like a very kind and loving grandfather.

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    kate says:

    Am truly very sorry to hear of your family’s loss Ashley. By Pa is battling lymphoma and I know how much he would be missed if he loses the battle.

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    Munaiba says:

    He and your grandma look like very special people Ashley. It’s sad when they leave but you have been blessed to have such wonderful people in your life. Many people never experience such love. I am so sorry for your loss. How is your grandma coping? You are all in my prayers

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    Vicki says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sending prayers for you and your family.

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    Amber Lee says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Grandparents are so wonderful. You’ll be in my thoughts.

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    Jolie says:

    Ashley, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Grandparents are such a gift. (And am I right in thinking I see a mischievous twinkle in his eye in that photo?)

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    d-lyn says:

    My sympathy goes out to you and your family.
    I love al your fabulous quilts. Maybe make a little quilt in memory of your grandfather.

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    jennifer says:

    He’s cute! I’m so sorry for your loss.

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    erica says:

    My Sincerest sympathy condolences to you and to your grandfather’s loved ones. “We lost another good one”

    ~erica~

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    Janet says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Grandfathers hold special places in our hearts.

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    Mandy says:

    Very sorry to hear that! We called our grandfather Poppy too… I know you’ll have to learn a new normal now but with time it will become less painful. Take Care!

    xxoo <3!

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    Andrea says:

    They look like such a happy couple. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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    Susan says:

    I only know you from your wonderful blog, but I am so very sorry for your loss. I can tell from your post that your grandfather was very special to you-I am glad that you had that special relationship. May happy memories carry you through this time of grief.

    Take care.

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    tess says:

    I want to say how sorry I am. My father-in-law passed away on Valentine’s Day. The last week has been extremely hard on the family. Especially for the grandkids trying to come to terms with dealing with death (most for the first). My thoughts are with your family, who is greiving just like we are.

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    Lisa says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

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    Laurel H. says:

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing; blessings to you and your family during this time.

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    Chancy says:

    That’s so sad. My condolences.

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    Megan says:

    Holding you all in the light, and hoping the next weeks/months are full of happy memories even as you grieve his absence…

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    Angie says:

    I am so sorry of hear of your loss. May memories of your grandfather’s love and kindness help to ease your aching heart.

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    Heather says:

    Aaahhh Ashley… how horrible!!! So sorry… I will pray for you and your loved ones!

    XO, Heather

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    erin says:

    thinking of you, ashley. i am so sorry for your loss.

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    Kelly O. says:

    so sorry. losing a loved one is hard whether they were old or young. thinking of you.

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    Melissa L. says:

    So sorry for your loss, Ashley. Loving thoughts to you and your family.

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    Erinn says:

    My condolences. Sorry for you and your families loss. He looks like he was a cool Grandfather with much wisdom. Take care!

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    Erinn says:

    My condolences. Sorry for you and your family’s loss. He looks like he was a cool Grandfather with much wisdom. Take care!

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    Kyla says:

    I heard and i am sooo sorry:(. I hope that you are holding together well and for all of you know that your family is here for support.

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    Jodieth says:

    So very sorry for your loss. It is so special the love between Grandfathers and grand-daughters. Mine pasted away 17 years ago and I still think fondly of him often. My heart and sympathy go out to you and your family.

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    Lysa says:

    What an adorable couple – I can tell that he will be sorely missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Before too much time goes by, make sure you write down all the stories that you can remember about him, and those that he told you. I wish I had done a more thorough job of it when my mother passed. Big hugs, Ashley. Lysa

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    Sandy says:

    Oh, I am so sorry. I hope that you and your family are doing okay. I will be thinking about you!

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    Susan says:

    His smiling eyes betray what a generous, loving soul was behind them. Mourning with you in your loss…. Susan :(

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    Stephanie says:

    My sympathies to you and your family…there is nothing like a Grandfather.

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    Lianne says:

    Such very sad news. Rest in Peace. x

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    Andi says:

    Much love to you and your family.
    Andi x

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    Patty says:

    Sorry for you loss. I’m sure your grandfather is smiling down on you at this moment.

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    Diane says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

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    Melanie says:

    I’m so sorry about your loss. Praying for you and your family.

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    Donna says:

    So sweet that you posted a picture of your grandfather…he looks high-spirited and kind and surely knew how much you loved him. In your heart he won’t be far away.

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    turtlewon says:

    Thank you Ashley, that was a nice surprise and a very special post. The picture captures how happy they’ve always been together. Gosh he was a special man. love you.

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    Corky says:

    Such a huge loss, I hope you and your family can enjoy memories of him. My only grandparents died when I was young so I didn’t get to know them, but the memories I do have are very precious. I hope your grandmother is doing alright surrounded by all her family and friends. I cannot and do not want to imagine losing my husband. Take care.

  93. 93

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is devastating to loose a grandfather you loved. Hope your grandmother is doing well, it must be hard to be alone after all these years.

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    Erica Ferguson says:

    I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Jody says:

    My first thought when I saw this picture is how much you and your grandfather look alike….you have the same eyes:) I’m really sorry to hear of your sudden loss Ashley. We are all thinking of you and your family – may your memories of your grandfather bring a smile to your face and comfort you!

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    elena says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your loss. Big hugs for you and your family. I will pray for you

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    Raven says:

    ouch. sending love your way.

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    Erica says:

    Sorry to hear that. I’ve said a little prayer for you and your family.

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    I’m so, so sorry to hear your sad news Ashley. He’ll always be in your heart with you. Sending prayers for you and your family.

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    Adele says:

    Oh Ashley, so sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Your words about him were lovely. I bet you have some nice memories of him. xx

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    Audrie says:

    I’m so sorry Ashley. We’re sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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    carol ann says:

    I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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