Blanche Canter, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend, and neighbor, whose door was always open for anyone to share a cup of coffee, delicious meal, or sympathetic ear, has shut the door behind on this life and embarked on a journey one must take alone.
We are heartbroken, devastated, sad, grief-stricken, and lost. Please keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn her passing.
Oh….my deepest sympathy to you and your family, Renee. No matter our age (or theirs), losing a mother is just heartbreaking. Prayers for you and yours.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Very sorry for your loss.
So sorry, Renee. You and your family will be in my heart.
My dear dear Renee, you are most certainly in my thoughts. Prayers? Well, I will admit that when I run out of options I do ask the one I don’t believe in. To help me out. Just this once. Till the next time. Not for nothing is he called ‘Father’.
My own mother born in February 1933 I expected her a million times in the last few months to evaporate due to a rather odd affliction she suffered in September. I thought myself well prepared to either of my parents’ demise. Yeah, well. I am not.
Be happy for your mother’s sake, Renee, and scant comfort: Leaving a big fat hole by her absence what more could she have wished for?
Bear hug and more,
Renee, please accept my sympathy. God be with you and your family at this time.
What a beautiful woman! Renee, I am so sorry about her passing. We know we can’t keep them forever, but it is just never long enough. She obviously lived a long and full life and experienced a lot of joy and happiness. In the end, it’s what we all hope for. I hope your sorrow diminishes as you remember all the happy times and the love you shared with her.
My heart goes out to you, Renee. Am praying for you and family for peace and love. I know what it is like to lose a dear mom/grandmother. It is never easy. May the Lord comfort you at this time and always.
December has so often been the month of departure in our family. It’s like they’re trying to last out the year and Christmas with us. I still whimper “I want my Mommy” when I’m feeling down. My thoughts are with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time, Renee. We’re never ready to say goodbye to our mother.
God bless that sweet woman. My own Mom is 78.
Oh I am so sorry that she has passed and feel your pain because she looked so good. That makes me said too. 😦 I am so sorry
Renee, I am so sorry. No words can take away the pain of loss. What a beautiful photo and memory you have of her. I remember your telling us of this recent celebration. You will be in my thoughts. It’s an amazing thing to keep your parents with you after they leave. For me the emotion came in waves, and then it subsided. It came and went, until I could smile recognizing the things they left behind — a mannerism from another member of the family, a phrase, a tradition, the way they loved and went about their days translated by others. Yes, their spirit is always with us. Hugs.
Prayers ascending, Renee. Particularly in this evening Mass I’ll attending.
Holding you close in thoughts and prayer; I’m so very sorry, Renee.
I am so sorry, Renee. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending you my profound sympathies. One is never prepared to lose one’s mother, the one person who has known us our entire life. Allow yourself the time you need to grieve, and accept my kindest, caring thoughts for you during this sad time .
My you find comfort with others over the next few days, and in time, my the positive memories bring you many more smiles than tears.
Renee you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are surrounded with love.
You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Renee.
My deepest sympathies for your loss.
So very sorry to hear this. Prayers for comfort, peace and understanding for you and your family. What a lovely picture of her on such a happy occasion.
Holding you in my heart.
Of course, praying for you and your family right now Renee. So very sorry for your loss and the grief you are going through.
Renee, you and your family are in my prayers. May God sustain you through this very difficult time, my friend.
Bless your heart, I’m so sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a beautiful woman.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this sad time. (((hugs)))
You described her beautifully in one short paragraph, Renee. Thinking of you, and hoping you and the family are helping each other through.
How terribly sad, Renee. I hope you find solace in the joy of her life and the good times you were able to spend together. When you return to blogging, please know that I gave you an award this week for your many beautiful photographs, including this one. Sending you hugs, my dear.
Very sorry to hear about your loss, Renee. We lost my dad last February, just a couple of months after we moved back to the Midwest after being away for 15 years. So glad we had that time. One just never know how it feels to lose a parent until you lose one yourself. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We don’t know each other, but I empathize. Sorry for your loss. It’s a tough one.
Deepest condolences! May God give you courage to bear this loss.
So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers, Renee!!
Sorry for you loss…
Have strength cause wherever she is, she’s watching you..Make her proud