On Tuesday, I got an email from my mom after lunch that I was completely unprepared for.
My Papa passed away earlier that morning.
You may remember me talking about my last visit with him here.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson's a few years ago but only recently developed dementia.
While we understood that death was inevitable, we still thought we had more time.
Time ran out.
At the age of 26, I've been fortunate to have all 4 of my Grandparents- until Tuesday.
Not many people even meet there Grandparents so I know how lucky I am.
I just wasn't ready for this one - at all.
My Papa was a great man.
He always had the best stories from the war and his life, which he loved to share.
He will be missed by so many.
After work I'm headed to Avon Park to spend some much needed family time.
My Mema is probably the strongest person I know, but nothing beats the support & love of family.
I'm in the process of putting together a slideshow that we be shown at the funeral on Saturday. Unfortunately, I don't have many of the photos on this computer, but here are some over the past few years.
R.I.P Donald Stuart Campbell MacIntyre JR
12/12/29 - 10/02/2012
You will always hold a special place in my heart.