Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sad new year beginning

Gil's Dad passed away Jan 2nd and we drove to Kansas for his funeral. Even though Dad had been ill for a long time, it is still a shock to lose a loved one. Gil's stepmother Helen was surrounded by family and friends during the visitation time and the funeral service but undoubtedly the loss will be felt by her and the family for a long time. Mr. Niemeir had many friends and relatives whose life had been touched by his kindness, his wisdom and his loving generosity. He left behind not only a dear sweet wife but also four sisters, four children, ten grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. His suffering and pain from the illness he fought for the past many years is over and he is now with our Lord and Saviour. The angels in heaven rejoice at his homecoming as does Gil's mother, Dad's parents, his five siblings and many dear friends who went before him. We shall see him again some day!

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