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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

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Rest in Peace
Robert "Bob" Michie
December 27, 1920 - October 5, 2010

Dad passed away peacefully with us by his side last night just after supper.  He was home with us, in his own bed, where he wanted to be.  

He has lived with us for eleven years (since my mother died) and it was a decision we made that we have never for one minute regretted.  He has been a pleasure to have with us and I'm so grateful that we were able to give him the home he wanted.

Thank you so very much to all of you who have been praying and sending your best wishes to us.  I'm sure it was because of those that his passing was so comfortable.  I could never begin to repay you all for your kindness but please know how much it has been appreciated by Jack, RJ, Shawn, myself and Dad.  Just knowing you were there gave us all great comfort.


  1. I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. It is a comfort to know he was at home with family as he wished.

  2. Mary Anne,

    My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. You gave your dad a wonderful home for 11 years. How comforting for him to be able to die in such peace and comfort with you and your family there with him.

    Big Hugs!

  3. Hi Mary Anne
    Being with your father when he passed was a gift of peace to you and to him. Knowing he was comfortable and with those he loved, will give you peace of mind in the future, believe me. A part of him will always remain with you in your home.
    Blessings to you and yours.

  4. What a blessing that you had your father with you during the past 11 years. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. No matter what the circumstances, you are never prepared for the effects of losing a loved one. Wishing you all the best in this next phase of your life where mourning is a different for each and every one of us. Fondly, Roberta

  6. At peace at last MA and with your Mum---stay strong.

  7. My thoughts are with you and your family, Mary Anne. I'm glad he was able to go in the way he wished and that is was peaceful. Hugs.

  8. Mary Anne,
    I hope you and your family can celebrate your dad's life and take comfort in knowing he passed so peacefully at home in his own bed. Hugs from across the Pacific
    from Christine in Sydney Australia.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. How lovely for your father though that he was at home with his family, just as he wanted. I wil be thinking of you all.

  10. God bless. I'll light a candle tonight for you and yours.

  11. I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing.
    Your Dad being with you where he wanted to be was such a gift for all of you.


  12. as i said, SIS..............(((((<3)))))

  13. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your father.It is wonderful that he got his wish to be at home with family surrounding him during this time.
    Gentle hugs dear friend.

  14. Anonymous4:38 PM

    I'm sorry to hear that but it's comforting to know that he is at rest and not suffering please know our thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs Linda

  15. I am so sorry to hear that your father passed, but having family around, being home---could any of us ask for more?
    Sorry for missing this; have been sick and off Blogger.
    Take care my friend.....many hugs!


  16. Oh Mary Anne
    Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your darling Dad.
    I'm so sorry I haven't been in touch but I've been limiting blog time lately and wasn't aware.
    Take care my dear
    I will be in touch soon.
    Thinking of you at this very sad time.
    Hugs and aroha from New Zealand.
    Shane oxox

  17. I'm sorry I've only just read this because I have been thinking about you.
    I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said but I think you did a very great service for your father and gave him a gentle and loving passage from this life.

  18. Sister Magpie,
    I am very sorry for your loss. You were there for him and that is so very important. You will have the memories of the time he shared in your home, such a special time. I am sure he appreciated having a home with you. After your mom passed, would have been a lonely time for him without you. I pray for you and your family, in your loss of a loved one.

    Love to you,

  19. I'm so sorry that your dad has passed away. But it's so nice to hear that you were able to share your lives together for his last 11 years.

  20. Dear MA, Jack & family:
    Deepest Sympathies to you all.
    I just read the news and so sorry to hear your Dad passed on.
    Glad he was able to go as he wished ... peacefully in his own bed. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Gentle Hugs ... Marie

  21. Sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that your family is comforted in peace.

  22. Thoughts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful thing to do...keep dad with you at your house. You are awesome!!

  23. Hi Mary Anne,

    No matter what, it is hard to lose a parent. I'm happy that your father's passage was calm and surrounded by love. Who could ask for more? You and your family will stay in my prayers while you are adjusting.


  24. It's wonderful that you were able to take care of your father right to the end of his time on earth.

    Much to be proud of, and now time for you perhaps to get a bit of rest and recover yourselves?

    Boud (Liz in rl)


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