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My Grandad has died

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by iCraig, 4 Feb 2006.

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  1. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    As the title says, I'm afraid.

    This is the second emotive thread I've started, I don't know whether thats good or bad, but what I do know is that I'm going to bloody miss him.

    My Dad has just rang to tell me, in tears himself, so I'm going up once I've had a good cry and got myself sorted, and also gotten a bit of food down me.

    My best mate isn't here to listen and my girlfriend doesn't finish work until later, so until then I've had to vent here.

    I miss him already
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  2. Gilly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 95,526

    Location: I'm back baby!

    I'm really sorry to hear that mate. My grandad has been ill for a long time and he's the only grandparent I have left, so I've been fearing the worst for some time.

    Hopefully he's in a better place now. Don't be afraid to vent here if needed.
  3. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    I only have one grandparent left now too. He was her rock.

    He has had motor-neurone disease for nearly 6 years, but he couldn't fight anymore I guess. Bravest man I know.
  4. mightynimrod


    Joined: 31 Jan 2003

    Posts: 4,259

    Location: Notts J27 M1

    Damn mate - sorry to hear that.

    My Grandad was my best mate and i loved him more than my parents - he died before i could see him in hospital (the day i was going actually)

    I know how you feel mate - think of all the good times with him.

    Gilly - hope he's got good a few innings left mate :)
  5. goreblast

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 1,587

    Location: North Down

    Its a toughie mate. I only had one grandad and it was a terrible loss when he passed away.

    I vividly remember seeing him lying there in his bed, cold and lifeless; something I have made a point of not repeating with any other family breavements. 'Tis better to remember people as they were.
  6. Loki

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    Joined: 17 Nov 2004

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    Location: The Republic

    Sorry to hear your terrible news mate. Remember the good times and share as many memories you can with your family.
  7. DavidMarq

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    Joined: 2 Jul 2004

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    Location: Stevenage

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Try your best to focus on the good memories you have.

    RIP Grandad.
  8. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Apr 2004

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    Location: In bed with your sister

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

    Having lost all four of my Grandparents, I can sympathise with you.

    Stan :)
  9. Andr3w


    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,544

    Location: England

    Sorry mate, just let it all out, and remember the good times!

    May he Rest in peace
  10. fatiain


    Joined: 16 Oct 2004

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    Location: Pratislava, Berk-shire

    Sorry to hear that mate, vent away if you need too. I've not had any grandparents for over 20 years, but I still miss them.

  11. Serj


    Joined: 18 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,581

    Location: Bournemouth

    I'm really sorry to hear of your loss mate. I miss my Grandad terribly aswell, even though it's about 5 years since he died. He was more like a father to me really, as my dad died when i was 7. Fortunately i have memories of my Grandad, but i never really knew my dad as he was ill for pretty much my entire life.

    Aslong as you remember your grandad he'll never really be gone :)
  12. Gamefreak501


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,978

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Sorry to hear that :(

    I lost my grandad a while ago, back in the early to mid 1990s, but he was in a bad way, and was the only grandparent I knew of, the rest of them died before I got to know them.
  13. Wyrdo


    Joined: 19 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,041

    Location: Darlington, UK

    My condolences to you and the family :(

    My Grandad died 5 years ago and I still miss him.
  14. agw_01


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,690

    Jesus mate, I really feel for ya. :( I can't begin to imagine what you're going through.

    Hang in there, cry as much as you want, don't hold it in. The pain will pass quicker and you can start to remember the good times.

    RIP :(
  15. Mattus


    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 10,903

    Location: London

    I'm sorry :(

    Grandparents have a unique place in your life, I think. They're close enough that you miss them terribly when they're gone, yet distanced enough that you perhaps don't discover what they're worth until they've gone. They're young enough to be there with you when you grow up and create an illusion of living forever, but old enough to be taken away just when you start to believe it.

    If you have grandparents left, respect them. Talk to them. They won't last forever, and they'll give you some of the best advice you'll ever have.
  16. Mr_L


    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,732

    Location: Worcester

    Sorry to hear about that mate, I lost both my Grandads nearly 10 years ago now. I'm sure there are plenty of people on here that can talk to you if you need too.

    Chin Up.
  17. singist


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Student Hell Headingley

    Condolences mate ....... go and try to support your Dad and as they say, remember all those good times.
  18. bingham67


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 6,374

    Location: Hertfordshire

    tough time i lost my grandad & grandmas 10 years ago now really is a sad time i feel for you :( :(
  19. MarkyMark


    Joined: 9 May 2003

    Posts: 3,062

    Location: Midlands

    Hey man........really sorry for your loss.

    I lost my nan in 1999 4 days before Christmas and it does take a lot of time to get over them. So many memories with them since birth. Its something that to this day I still never forget. Every year shes not there for Christmas dinner anymore. But believe me when I say this. Even though your feelings never change for them it, for some reason, does get easier as time goes on. I dont cry any more when thinking about her. Doesnt mean I love her any less but at least shes not in pain now or anything. Given the circumstances it was probably the best thing now looking back at it.

    Oh, and I dont think anyone minds you venting here. Afterall, we all need someone to talk to at time :)
  20. divine`


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    Location: Southampton University

    The loss of a grandparent is a terrible thing - I was crushed when I lost one of mine, was in tears for days :(

    Just remember - you have lost a grandparent and your dad (I assume since you said he was cut up about it) has lost his dad so try and be strong for your dad, he'll probably need someone to be there for him.
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