Sunday, December 16, 2007


It is with great sadness that I need to tell you all that a member of our family passed away this morning at 10am.

She was a lovely lady named Aleksandra - my husband's cousin's mother.
Distant relative, yet very, very close and the family is in mourning.

She was integral in sponsoring my husband's family when they fled Poland over 20 years ago and came to Australia as refugees with only the clothes on their backs, needing a place to stay and a guarantee that they would be looked after.

Aleksandra and her daughter, Kazia, guided them through their first months and weeks in a totally new and strange country and the family has been very close ever since.

Not a family event has not passed without the presence of Aleksandra and her devoted daughters.

This lovely lady was over 80, a ripe old age and her health failed badly at the end.
She had diabetes for over 15 years and her skin had become paper thin. A fall some months back forced her to leave her family home and seek care in an aged facility. Dementia set in at an incredible pace and her last days were spent in great pain with many infections that just could not be halted.

And so she left this world....for the next.

But it leaves her family in great sadness, that just before Christmas we must now endure her loss.

The funeral will probably be on Wednesday.

In her loving memory, please kiss and hug your loved ones and tell them that they light up your day.

I send my hugs and kisses to you all.


Kristy-Lee said...

I am really sorry to hear this Renata.
What a long life she led though.
I hope you are ok.

rainbowspirit said...

hugs to you and yours

Cyndy said...

I am sorry for you family's loss, Renata.

Love to you and yours xo

Lisa said...

thinking of you all- she sounds like a grand old crone xxx

Tesah said...

Thinking of you and your family. I must say, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the name "Aleksandra" there!

Jewell said...

very sorry to hear of your lose.

Love to you and your family, will be lighting a candle for her and others this Christmas eve

Hippy Witch said...

I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you

Kathleen said...

Thinking of you