Betty Wilkie 1921-2013

March 29, 2013  •  3 Comments

Mary and I just got back from a trip to Scotland. We originally planned visit my Mother during Spring break week, but since we were flying on frequent flier tickets we ended up arriving on the Thursday before. God works in mysterious ways. When we arrived we were advised to go to my Mother’s nursing home right away, where we we found her somewhere between asleep and unconscious. She passed quietly away 2 1/2 days later, on the morning of Sunday 10th April, Mother’s day in the UK. She was a few weeks short of her 92nd Birthday.

Mother was a wonderful lady with a ready smile and a can do attitude. She loved parties, people, kids, grandkids, great grandkids. She played golf till she was 84, flew to Texas by herself till she was 85, and was greatly offended that the insurance companies would not give her coverage to keep coming over when she felt just fine. 

In her last few years she had wonderful care from the staff at her assisted living apartment, Glen Place in Brodick, Montrose House Care Home, and finally at Cooriedoon Nursing Home, as well as the support of my brother Alistair and wonderful friends on Arran.

She has moved on to a better place, and is probably organising a party there right now!

 


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Jim and Diana George(non-registered)
May your mom rest in peace. She had a wonderful life.
Neal Neslusan(non-registered)
Hi Brian,

I saw your update on your Mom on LinkeIn. You're correct, it's not the normal type of thing to show on LinkedIn, but if you can't do this for your Mother on that forum then who can you do it for? Those are some great shots of your Mom and I love her smiling eyes. If those are grandkids or great-grandkids in the photo on the bottom then I think the lad in the top right has those same eyes.

After having married a girl of Greek extraction 22 years ago, I finally joined her church about 10 years ago or so. When someone passes in the Orthodox churches we do a chant during the funeral and on the anniversaries of their passing. It translates into English as "May her memory be eternal." For me this was always a wonderful wish because I thought it meant that those that were living should always hold the memory of the passed eternally in their hearts and minds. It actually is a wish that God eternally remember the passed. Either way it's a beautiful wish, so for your Mom, "May her memory be eternal!"

Sincerely, Neal Neslusan
Mike Kay(non-registered)
Sorry to hear about your Mum Brian - it is now time to celebrate her life. If we all have the same life span and enjoy family the way you have described she did, then we have lived life to the full!
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