Nov 22, 2010

remembering and honouring kim's auntie marg


for auntie marg ~ may your path be peaceful

it has been quiet in the studio today ...

kim's dear auntie marg passed away this weekend
and kim is with her family remembering and grieving
the loss of a woman who was the pillar of their families ...

auntie marg had a presence one couldn't miss ...
she was a strong, even minded, determined, no nonsense kind of gal
with a quiet gusto, a hearty laugh and a very kind, generous heart ...
she was a school teacher who remained unmarried without children of her own
yet i am certain every child she taught she considered her own ...
and certainly kim and her brother and cousins and their children
were so incredibly and fully loved by this special soul ~ they definitely were her children through and through ~ her home was always their home ...

what i loved about auntie marg was her facial expressions ...
i marvelled at how, when in a conversation with her, she would have this deep, genuine look
of full intent on every word you spoke ... she listened respectively and thoughtfully
and then she would break into this wonderful smile that would warm you through ...
she understood and acknowledged with a nod and with warmth in her eyes ...
i will always remember her for that.

the last time i saw auntie marg was in the local hardware store with her sister (kim's mom)
and they were shopping for new 'things' for her new suite ... she had downsized from her home, to an apartment and then to a suite in a lodge ...
they were like two giggly girls on a mission ...
joking about and have a gay ol time ...

auntie marg would shrug her shoulder and wink ...
kim's mom rolling her eyes ...
such a twosome!

beneath the merriment was the truth that auntie marg
was battling cancer ...

i was thinking this morning how perhaps God has a special castle
in heaven for those who fall victim to this wicked disease ...
and how auntie marg will be there now, graciously teaching
the little ones how to bake the tastiest cookies ...
oh! didn't i say? one of auntie marg's passions was to bake ...
and man, could she bake ... : )

i knew auntie marg mostly through the stories kim would share ...
and i think you know auntie marg as well, as she lives on most
certainly in our friend kim ...

take good care of you and yours, kim, during this difficult time ...
take time to be with your loved ones ...
and know that your auntie marg is without pain
and on a very peaceful path ...


love you ...

xo

ps. kim tells us about auntie marg at her café ...

12 comments:

ELK said...

heart filled tribute PG .. sounds like a sweet lady .. thinking of you kim

Gigi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kim. You and your family are in my heart and thoughts. xo Gigi

Denise said...

So sorry for your loss Kim.......she sounds like a wonderful lady.......My prayers are with you and your whole family. HUGS!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Oh kim, sending hugs to you and your family. she sounds like a truly wonderful woman.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautifully written.
Lots of love and prayers to Kim and her family.

Kim Klassen said...

oh pg, thank you so much....for a beautiful tribute to auntie marg.... from the bottom of my heart....

and thanks to all of you for the sympathy as we make our way thru the sadness....

xxo, kim

Jill said...

I'll be praying for you Kim. This was a beautiful post by Prairie Girl and you were so blessed to have such a person in your life.

dbalyoz said...

a beautiful tribute...pg you are lucky to have met Kim's Auntie...Thoughts very much with Kim and her family during this time.
Denise x

lisa said...

What a beautiful post for such a difficult time.
My thoughts are with you Kim.

lisa.

~Kristina said...

what a beautiful way to remember.

my thoughts and prayers to you and yours, Kim.

Jamie said...

What a beautiful tribute.

Kim - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori said...

What a lovely tribute. Kim, I'm sending you love.