I would like to thank you all for your messages of condolence and support and also Antonella and her family for the bereavement card they sent to us.
We have been told that, due to a large number of deaths, we will not even hear about a death certificate until this coming Friday but also they will not decide until about mid-week as to whether there will be a post-mortem or not. The hospital had not expected him to die, so this could well be a possibility.
Of course, there is also going to be a delay with any undertaker for the same reason that we cannot get a death certificate so it looks as if the burial will take place well into December. We can only hope it will all be done by Christmas.
So the pattern goes on. Our mother was buried on the 17th December and our father died on December 26th as well as my maternal Grandfather who also died in December and had a burial straight on top of Christmas.
So, we remain very much in the dark as to what is going to happen and when.
This should be such a happy time for us as, on this coming Sunday, 5th December, Mike and I celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary (40 years). Of course, this cannot be the same now. Nobody in the family feels like celebrating. We had intended to invite Geoff up for a few hours and he was looking forward to it.
I truly dislike Christmas now, it is full of nothing but sad memories.
Thank you all again for your love and support. All your messages have touched us deeply.
I will be back when I can but all this has made me feel very unwell and I cannot put my heart into anything. I find myself unable to read, concentrate on the television or listen to the radio. I still cannot really believe he is gone.