Monday, May 21, 2012

Saying goodbye to my mother-in-law (Verlaine Carter, 1922-2012)

Len and Verlaine Carter
 Steve and I got the call on Friday that his mother had died of a heart attack late that night. 

It was not totally unexpected, but  knowing something is on the horizon does not make it that much easier. 

We are back in Calgary, arranging things for the funeral, sorting through papers and photographs, and thinking of all the fabulous memories of a life well and truly lived.  She was truly a grand dame!


  1. Although I never met Verlaine, she was always one of the people that was on the fringes of the Pilling family conversation and I enjoyed hearing about her from both you Rebecca and Steve. I hope everything in Calgary goes well.

  2. Sorry for your loss. I was hoping to go to her funeral, but last night a terrible stomach flu has trapped me in my house. I am working on keeping fluids down but still no luck. Anyway, here I am telling you my sob stories, no manners. Hope everything is well with the family and the funeral preparations, I am sure it will be nice to reminisce about her long happy life. Cheers.


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