Uncle Died Last Night

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    My mom's best friend and her husband were in a car accident last night. Someone hit a deer and it went flying into their car. He died at the scene while she was treated and released. My mother was in town because their granddau was married last week. She is extending her trip and my father is flying out for the funeral.

    I am speechless. I don't even know how to feel. My aunt had a LOT of husbands but this man was the love of her life. They married when I was young, divorced and then remarried a few years ago. They were so good together, and both were finally happy in this marriage. I am so glad they had these good years together after all the time apart.

    I hope my aunt does not go totally nuts as she grieves. She isn't exactly known for her emotional stability or wise choices, and I doubt her family could handle it if she did something crazy. At least my mom can probably stay as long as she is needed. My aunt's mom and siblings were almost frantic to find my mother so that someone could be with my aunt to keep her from doing anything to follow her husband. It is an odd blessing, but still a blessing that my mom was only an hour or so away and could be there right away.

    This is the only one of her husbands that I loved. I liked a few of them, but I loved him. He was not her child's biological father, but he was his father anyway. When my cousin was 18 he legally took this man's last name instead of his biological father's name. Even during the years they were not married, he was there for my cousin. He will be hugely missed.
  2. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    I am so sorry and hope you and your family find comfort and peace.
  3. dstc_99

    dstc_99 Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss and glad you mother is there to support your aunt!
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Ohhh, no. Hugs and prayers for your family and especially your aunt.
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Oh, Susie. I'm so very sorry. The world has lost a good man.

    Prayers being said for your family and your uncle's family.

  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, how tragic! That's such a shock. I am so sorry. I cannot even imagine ...
  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I'm sending caring thoughts and prayers for your family. Sometimes I think that unexpected death is much easier for the families and other times I realize that not having any time to prepare adds to the pain. It sure sounds like he was a fine man and brought love and happiness to many in his lifetime. Hugs DDD
  8. Dixies_fire

    Dixies_fire Member

    Sorry for what you are going through. I hope your aunt Ivan keep it together
  9. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry - you and your family have my sympathy and ((hugs))
  10. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Oh Susie. My condolences to you and your family. What a tragic loss. I am so very sorry.
  11. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    What a tragic blow to the family. Prayers for all involved.
  12. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Just checking in, Susie. I hope everyone makes it through this okay.
  13. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry.
  14. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    I am very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
  15. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    Condolences to all. *HUGS* to her and everyone.
  16. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sorry to hear of the loss to your family. Thoughts of comfort.

  17. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and warm wishes for you and your family............
  18. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am sorry for your loss. Sending supportive prayers to you and your family.
  19. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    We are holding up. My dad flew out to meet my mom in Cinci last night. Not sure when he/they will be back. Mom will problem stay a bit longer than dad will, to help my aunt after the family leaves.
  20. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member