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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Heavy Heart

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. 


  1. Im so sorry for your loss! I know how you feel. You are lucky. I lost my grandpa when I was just 15. He meant so much to me. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him. We called him Lelo. Short for Abuelo.

    Now you have an angel looking up at you! God bless you and your family. It must be very hard.

    If you nees anything, i'm here for you <333

    xoxo Yesi

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. I'm so sorry, honey. I just lost my grandma last week, so I can definitely sympathize with the pain and sadness you are dealing with.

  4. Oh, sweet girl. I'm so sorry. I can't imagine- I'm where you were. I'm 25 and still have all 4 grandparents living. I can't imagine how hard it will be when that isn't the case anymore. Sending good thoughts to you and your family.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss Steph. He was a handsome man! The photo with you girls in the dresses? I love it. He looks so happy in all of them. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. I'm sorry to read about your Papa. That's a really sad loss. :(