Our campsite in Victoria!
After spending several lovely days in the Kelowna area, we decided it was time to be on the road to Victoria. Got up early and were on the road by 7:00 am and arrived at Vanguard Place at 5:00 pm. We were there in time to visit Mom at the hospital and have dinner with my sister and stepfather.
October was spent between the hospital to visit and help Mom, their house and short excursions around Victoria as needed. My sisters and I spent quality time with Mom and each other. A really tough and yet rewarding month. Mom, having been diagnosed with liver cancer at the end of September had chosen not to have treatment so our time with her was very special. She was a beautiful, strong lady. Always full of stories, fun and postive out looks even in the face of adversity. There are no words to describe what it felt like for me to say Good-bye to my mom. We did say "until we meet again, in this life or the next".
My sisters Gail and Rhonda were with her at the end and my love goes to them for their wonderful support. There were so many people that gave us their support and kindness and continue to do so. My step-father David now has to carry on alone and my heart and prayers are always with him. Thank the Lord, he has a wonderful family and friends in Victoria to help sustain him day to day. He was so good to Mom and through him, her life was exciting and new. I LOVE YOU MOM!!!