Well 2 years have passed now and I didn't think I would be able to survive it without you, but of course I have in spite of some fairly major hurdles. But I've overcome these and even managed to be happy. I think of you every day and try to focus on the pleasant memories and not on the vivid visions of your death. Although no time would have been enough, I just wish we had more time together and that you could have seen me happy in my new home. I try to watch over your precious grand-children for you, but they too have had their challenges to face and I feel as if I can't do enough to help them. I know you would be proud of the way I have coped with your loss, but I do a lot of my famous "crying on the inside". Greg & I do our best to help each other & Dad through this & our bond which has always been so strong has become even stronger in our shared grief. Life has changed forever without you, but I try to make the most of every day with those I love. I love you mum, Jane
Another year has passed so quickly, but our love and memories will last forever. You have never been forgotten, by us you never will. Always in our hearts, from your loving husband Cec.
" When I must leave you for a little while Please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years, But start out bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name Live on and do all things the same Feed not your loneliness on empty days, But fill each waking hour in useful ways, Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near And never, never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky! ---------------------------- I will miss you Aunty June, you were always there for me when I needed you most with your love and affectionate ways. I will embrace you in my heart forever, you were like 'another mum' to me. 'God Bless You And Keep You In His Care'.
To me, Aunty June was a very special person, as she was to many, but I must admit, I felt a very strong bond with her. She was one of eight children, (Lily, Iris, Maisie, Olive, June, Dawn, Arthur and Jack) all of whom seemed to live at Percy Street, Bankstown at some stage in their lives. As well as her own children Jane and Greg, the Trevanion side had many nieces and nephews, (Peter, Lesley, Lorraine, Bob, Sandra, Deanna, Noel, Pam , Janette, Helen, Joan, Gail, Bruce, Julie, Phillip, Linda, Susan, Wendy, Jane, Greg, Carol, Christine, Trevor, Richard, Gary, John, Kelly, Karen and Lee - I apologise if I have forgotten someone) and she was loved by us all. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> One of my earliest memories was Aunty June and Uncle Ces having a 2 room place at Percy Street and Uncle Marshall and Aunty Ol living in a flat at the back of the house. I was the eldest grandchild and have many fond memories of times there and of being surrounded by aunties and uncles - there were always lots of people around and many photos taken on the big verandah at the back of Nan’s house. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> When Aunty June and Uncle Ces were married, I was flower girl at their wedding and felt very important and her importance in my life grew even stronger as I got older. In my early teens I seemed to stay at their place in Carnation Ave, Bankstown a lot - she helped me through some very difficult times in my life and I loved her very much for that. In those days, there were selective schools and 4 people were chosen from East Bankstown to attend Sydney Girls’ High School and I was one of them - I could cope academically but girls from Bankstown didn’t really fit into “elite” schools but she understood and helped me through that - she made beautiful clothes for me for social occasions so I Iooked “the part” and then even made my wedding dress, which was beautiful and made with much love. We loved lots of things, like reading the Saturday Evening Post together and going to the movies on Friday nights and “giggling” over silly things.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> She also played a special role in my brother Bob’s life as he also stayed with them for a time while he was attending Punchbowl Boys’ high, and he greatly appreciated that - she really was the “glue” of the Trevanion family and even had the annual Christmas party at their home each year for all to attend.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Throughout Mum’s present illness she would make phone calls to us, not only to see how Mum was but also how each of us were coping - I cried over the phone with her many times and each time she always seemed to be able to make me feel a little better. After the funeral service we went out to visit Mum and showed her the Order of Service and Mum looked at it and kept staring at the photo of Aunty June on the front and stroking it - she may not have known who it was but certainly remembered it was someone who was important to her and someone she loved - it made us “fill up” just watching Mum.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Over the years, I know I have told Aunty June how much I loved her and appreciated all she did for me but regret that she may not have known just how much she really meant to me and how important she was to me in so many ways for so many different reasons – it really is hard to believe she is not here any more. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Our prayers, love and thoughts go to Uncle Ces, Jane, Greg and their families, as they struggle day by day to live through this. She was a very beautiful and special lady to us all, but even more so to them!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> “and, lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world” Matthew 28:20
God’s Garden God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain, he knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered “peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone part of us went with you, the day God called you home. (Author Unknown)
“I have never met anybody in My life, I think, who loved his/her Mother as much as I love you. I don’t believe there ever was Anybody who did, quite so Much, and quite in so many Wonderful ways.” -Edna St Vincent Millay