My sweet uncle and my Mom’s youngest brother passed away suddenly yesterday – Lorne George. He really was the best. He loved his family fiercely and has been a big presence in my whole life. This loss is a hard one to process. So sudden and while Lorne wasn’t huge in stature, he was really huge in light and laughter. He brightened every room he entered. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t think he was awesome. So kind and generous and while his dad jokes were relentless, he always made everyone around him smile.
Lorne brought his own special something to the George family and over the years, the baby boy had become the glue that held his three brothers and one sister together in a way that only he could. The bond these five share is palpable. Last night, I dreamt about him and Nan George embracing as she welcomed him home. It was a beautiful image to wake up to and I was filled with thoughts of all who have gone before him meeting him on the other side. It brought me some comfort.
Our family is one of a kind and so filled with love and support. I know we will get through this together and honour Lorne’s legacy. But today I’m heartbroken and processing the anger I feel towards a medical system that failed this man. If his stress test hadn’t been cancelled two weeks ago, perhaps a 59 year old man would not of had a massive heart and died. A loss this entire community now has to bare. I won’t live in this anger forever but change needs to happen in overburdened system where there’s more focus on and resources for preventative health care for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a triage system and it is NOT working. I am pissed off.
I do believe in the power of prayer (or sending healing energy/good thoughts if the word ‘prayer’ doesn’t resonate with you) and would welcome some for the entire George family as we move through this time.
I never imagined our family bridge jump last August would be the last with Lorne physically with us but it was such a good one. I can hear him laughing in this photo and there are no words to describe his love for his two granddaughters. Princess Zaidee pictured here. 🥰💜