Friday, August 27, 2010

granda and granny brown

granda & granny brown
Granda & Granny Brown (Leslie & Ellen) on their wedding day ~ 17th March, 1954

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Granda Brown died today. (My Mum's Dad)

He was 78 years old: 1932-2010.

He was involved in a car accident (not at fault) several weeks go - July 18th, and was left paralysed and in serious condition. He did have his full mental capacity though, which I'm sure made it hard for him, because of the helpless condition he was in.

The machines that were supporting him were turned off today.

I haven't known or seen my Granda Brown for about 20 years now. My Granny Brown died with cancer when she was 54. My Granda remarried a year or two after Granny died, and just a few short months later, he disowned his children and their families. Sadly, that was his new wife's wishes.

Today I feel very sad. Granda Brown didn't have much time for God or the Gospel. We can only pray that during those weeks that he lay in the hospital bed, he came to know Christ as his Saviour.

John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.


  1. I'm so sorry for your family's loss... both the loss y'all experienced this week and the two that occurred so long ago.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss Jill. two years ago....and today. I pray that you are right and that your Granda Brown did come to know our Saviour in his final days on this earth....we went through a very similar thing with my Grandpa a few years ago and it was very hard for my Mom and her siblings! So I pray for your Mom and your whole family.

  3. That's so sad Jill - very sorry for your loss!

  4. Our prayers are with you and your family!

  5. so sorry about your family loss. I am sure this is a difficult time for you all. You all have had to suffer two losses with your Granda Brown. I am sure that is tough to deal with.