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Family dedicated light display to mother’s memory

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Dear Editor,

Last year in early December, my mom was taken to the hospital. After a few days, they transferred her to palliative care as they only gave her a couple of weeks to live. Family and friends gathered around her bed and sang hymns while she lay peacefully. She hadn’t spoken a word for a few days and we called her sister in B.C. to give her an update on mom’s condition.

She asked if we would hold the phone to mom’s ear so she could talk to her. At the end of the conversation, mom’s sister said, “I love you” and mom, from out of nowhere, said, “Love you too.”

There were many ups and downs, with mom asking for more pain medication and we would all surround her and pray. A couple of times when the nurse came in with the medication, there were moments when she was in so much pain and gasping for air trying to breathe but she never complained.

Mom used to love to drive around looking at Christmas lights. Last year, we took pictures with the iPad so mom could still see all the pretty lights; we called it “Christmas Lights by iPad.”

Mom took her last breath Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2012) and we have dedicated our Christmas light display to her memory. Drive by 28 Stage Coach Trail Rocky View County (in Sharp Hill) and check it out.

Kelly and Christine Jacobson,

Sharp Hill


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