Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Service 18th April 2011

Seventy family and friends celebrated Trish’s life in the beautiful little chapel beside the park and lake.

A celebrant conducted a simple service.  Gerard Madden read the eulogy and Mary Kean provided a refection of her life.

Most people were able to stay in Wagga and enjoy a meal and drinks at the Hotel afterwards.

Tim and Bradley would like to thank everyone, those at the service and those who could not make it.

We did our very best to celebrate her life.

May she rest in peace.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Funeral Service 18/4/2011

The funeral service will be held on Monday the 18th of April at 11am at St Peter’s Chapel 109 Main St Lake Albert Wagga Wagga.

Alan Harris MacDonald of 10 Baylis St Wagga are the Funeral Directors.

We believe Trish would not want flowers.

A celebrant will conduct a simple service at the chapel followed by a gathering at the William Farrer Hotel crn Edward and Peter St Wagga Wagga.

At a later date Bradley and I will scatter her ashes along the Gilmore Creek at Batlow.

Monday, April 11, 2011

This afternoon at about 4pm Trish passed away.

We had a really delightful day on Saturday Trish, Brad and I at Wilks Park in North Wagga, just sitting around doing normal family stuff.

Saturday night Trish slept really well, according to her roommate and new friend Lynette.

On Sunday her breathing was more laboured and she spent the day in bed.

Monday 6am the overnight nurse rang me to say she had had a bad night and it would be good if I were to come in early to be with her.

She had gone down hill quickly and Brad came back from Batlow.  Brad and I spent the afternoon with her whilst she had a CT scan and was transferred from Rehab to ward 3 in the main hospital.  At this stage she was still bright and had a sparkle in her eye.

Not long after the transfer up to the ward, breathing became very difficult.  It became apparent that she just did not have the strength to continue.

The CT scan results came back a short time later showing her lung capacity was greatly reduced, she had lost the fight.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Home Visit

Whilst Trish has been in Wagga base I have been camping at Wilks Park just north of Wagga near the Murrumbidgee river.

Brad organised a day out for her and whilst Brad did some maintenance on the motor home Trish enjoyed the sun and not being in hospital.  It was a pleasant day.

Friday, April 8, 2011

On the up

The infection under control and she will be back at it on Monday.  We have arranged an outing for tomorrow (Saturday) some time in the sun and a picnic lunch away from the hospital.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Not this Friday

Trish is continuing to do whatever physio work she can but it looks like another boring weekend at ward 11 rehab.