On September 10, 2016, my brother lost his wife, Syd to cancer after a courageous battle. My cousin Ginny was at the hospital and called me to tell me I needed to get there so I drove out and was with the family as she died.

Even in her final hour she was planning and worrying about others. Her final note wondered if she had fought hard enough. She pointed at her youngest son and then wrote “still needs me” shortly before she died. She is missed. Her funeral was well attended and all her children spoke on September 15, 2016. Her sister and I shared remembrances of her as well.

The drive to the viewing and home after the funeral reflected my gloomy mood.

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