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Posted on 04/15/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT by Little Bill
My Mother, Josephine McGaughey Wilkins Albanese. was killed in an horrific car accident on April 13, 2011.
The vehicle was torn in half and according to the Medical Examiner a lot of trauma, I saw the the wreckage shortly after, it was not pretty.
My Mother was born in Prince Edward Island , Canada in 1921 and died on the eve of her 90th birth day on the way to her Bridge Club. It was a single car accident a stroke or heart attack is suspected.
She married for love, my Father was LDS, a scandle, and when he died young, 46, beat us until we excelled in school, she sent us all to private schools at great sacrifice.
She taught me to love the English Language and the literature it has produced by reading the Poets and the Bard as a nap time story.
She married again at 60 and he passed away two years ago. A vibrant and active woman passed from us.
I’m sure you will miss her.
My mom is 90, a tough old Swede/Scotch-Irish and until two years ago, mowed her yard with a riding mower. She is near the end now...
Condolences to you and your family. Glad you shared a little about her with us. Sorry she left in such violent manner.
I have some wonderful memories of a PEI visit when my Dad was alive and my daughter was very small.
May the Good Lord take her into his loving arms.
I’m so sorry for your loss Bill. My prayers are with you.
That fact that your mom was still driving and enjoying life at 90 says a lot about her.
Prayers for her.
I’ve spent some time on Prince Edward Island. A beautiful place.
Prayers up for strength to you and your family, Bill.
Condolences, LB. My Mom passed at 83 last August and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and Dad. No matter how old you are, it is traumatic becoming an orphan and realizing that the old generation is gone. I know that sounds silly, but it really is true. My Dad was a real strong guy and the only time I saw him cry was at his mother’s funeral...and she passed at 99.
Prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
My prayers for you, your mother and family. May she already be singing “Danny Boy” with old and new friends in Heaven, awaiting your reunion many years down the road.
Prayers for the family.
Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family, Little Bill.
You have my sincere sympathies, Little Bill. She sounds like a remarkable woman.
Every word you wrote describes my mother-in-law (died at age 92). Heaven forbid she would hear a curse word or see someone drinking alcohol. She could whittle the brashest person down to a speck with just a few "nice" words.
Condolences to you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss, dear Little Bill. You’ve written beautifully about your cherished Mom. Praise our Lord that she was on her way to her Bridge Club on the eve of her 90 birthday so she was happy when she went into our Lord’s loving arms!
May God bless and comfort you and your family.
Thank you. It was really, really bad, for a woman that never drove over 35 mph in her life. We are having her cremated, rather than a closed coffin, with a Memorial Mass before she is interred at St. Joes with the rest of her family.
Please accept my condolences. Lost my own Mom 11 years ago, and I miss her still. Prayers for your family, and a hug.
How wonderful it was for you to have had such a great spunky Mom for so many years. Prayers for you, your family and her friends who were expecting her for bridge. She will always be with you, just in another dimension. And do remember - Your Mom can now see everything you do.
I’m so sorry for your loss and at the same time so happy cause the world was a better place for having her.
My condolences to you and yours.
May her soul be bound in the bonds of eternity, and may G-d comfort you and yours at this time.
I am sorry. I’m glad she went quickly, doing something she enjoyed. But it is very hard on you. My prayers and thoughts are with you, your family and her friends.
My prayers are with you Bill.
May God bless.
Love and condolence to you dear LB. When our good mother goes, we feel quite alone but our breaking heart becomes quite enlarged to accomodate her company, in us, during this time of mourning. Thank God for your Irish mother and her final earthly Mass. Peace be with you.
Thank you, dear.
So sorry for your loss, my mother passed away unexpectedly last October and I miss her terribly.
I’m very sorry.
She was a remarkable woman.
Prayers for you & your family, Bill. So sorry.
I’m so sorry about your loss, Little Bill, but pleased you have happy memories to console you.
I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother, Little Bill.
Prayering for you and family.
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. May the
LORD comfort you with His peace. Your Mum sounds like a real character!
May her soulsand all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
I am sorry to hear about this. Mothers are SO precious to us. I will be praying for you and the rest of the family.
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May the Lord comfort those who remain here, and receive your mother into His presence.
What a wonderful and very strong mother you had, at a time when women weren’t supposed to be strong! Now, I can officially attribute your wordsmithery to her.
God Love your Irish Hard Assed Mother. May she rest in peace, and may you remember everything she taught you.
My condolences, Little Bill, on the passing of a remarkable woman...your mother.
I always think of Anne of Green Gables when I think of Prince Edward. As beautiful as her childhood home was, I’m sure she’s in even more gracious circumstances now. My prayers for her rest and her strength to you in these trying times.
Prayers up for you and your family.
She'll never really leave you.
May God hold her in His arms. prayers up.
Prayers for your mom (and your family).
Prayers up for the repose of her soul and for comfort for you.
We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mother was an “Angel”. She was like a mother to me. Annamarie & myself loved her very much. We have fond memories of her. She made the best bread pudding in the world. We will miss her dearly.
Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
>Prayers for God’s blessings on all.
Condolences to you, mom’s remaining family members and her friends. Thanks for the information about your mom. Part of her greatness lives on with a terrific son.
Lord Our God,
We pray that Thou restest the soul of Thy servant Josephine with the saints.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.