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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Song - Celine Dion and Josh Groban – A Tribute to My Mum

 

Betty Eileen Turner nee Finnis
April 24th 1926 - June 11th 2011

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April 24th 2011

As many of you already know my beloved Mum has been in a Nursing Home since the beginning of this year. When we were in the UK last week for a wedding she was in good form considering her mobility problems and happy in her environment. It was a blessing that we saw her so recently, including our eldest daughter over from Hong Kong, as yesterday afternoon she suffered a severe stroke and just a few hours later passed peacefully away.  A few days previously I had been chatting to her about the wedding and how our garden had grown in the few days we were away, she had lots of questions and seemed very happy.  I am so very grateful that both she and my Dad had been able to visit us in Italy, together in April 2005 before my Dad died and Mum again in September 2008 with my sister. 

This is my tribute to my wonderful Mum.

Tuscania April 2005

Montefiascone September 2008

Thanks Mum for being such a special lady.

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This second song is in English and Italian.

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No words, translations or biographies today, just the music from Celine Dion and Josh Groban and a video of recent weather over the lake taken not far from where I took the photo, Mum thought the Lago di Bolsena was a beautiful place and I think she would have loved this video and the music I have shared here, hopefully so will you.

36 HOURS TIMELAPSE OVER LAGO DI BOLSENA 06/08/2011 - 06/09/2011

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Thankyou for making this possible 5quinto5.

You may also enjoy the tribute I posted for my Dad this time last year. Sunday Song - Tribute to My Dad

More Sunday Songs can be found by visiting Sunday Song at 5 Minutes Just for Me and Sunday Session at Doireallywannablog

both Australian blogs.  The good news today is that Natasha over at 5 Minutes Just for Me has recently revived this feature.

Sunday Session

 

Buono Domenica Tutti

60 comments:

  1. Ciao Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear mum, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    xxx

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  2. So sorry to hear about your loss. My sincerest condolences.

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  3. My condolences to you and your family on the passing of Mum! Celebrate her life with all the beautiful memories you've of her! Blessings..

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  4. What lovely tribute to your mum as it is such a lovely record. Sorry to hear of her passing but how lovely that you saw and spoke to her so recently.With deepest sympathies to you and the family, love Jackie.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your mum Linda. It sounds like you have some lovely happy and treasured memories of your recent visit.
    take care,
    x

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  6. What a lovely tribute to your mum. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It's been a tough month for special ladies in our lives.

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  7. Condolences from Sue and Leon

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  8. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry for your loss!!!! What an absolutely beautiful tribute to your dear mother!!!!

    Hugs/blessings,
    Lana

    PS About the fuschia--I'm ignorant sometimes--I just used the word for the color facet/meaning of it and not as an actual flower's specific name and didn't mean to confuse anyone. Sorry!@

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  9. Lindy, your mother had such a kind expression and a beautiful smile. I'm sure she must have been a very special lady.

    The poet Tennyson said:" A thing of beauty is a joy forever" She will forever be with you.

    ANNA

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  10. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  11. Dear Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent at any age is sad. Thoughts and prayers your way for you and your family.

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  12. I am so very sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. It just is never easy no matter how much we think we are prepared. She's with her beloved husband now. And so much happier!

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  13. Dear Linda, this is such a lovely tribute to your dear mum, and wasn't it wonderful that you saw her just that short while ago, and that she heard all about the wedding and your beautiful garden. It is always so sad to lose one's mum, but she will always be with you. You wouldn't have wanted her to suffer after having that stroke. I am glad that she slipped away peacefully and, as Bouncin'Barb said, she is now at peace with your dad and in a much happier place. Lovely photos today with beautiful songs to go with the post. Hugs to you my friend.

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  14. Thinking of you, Linda. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  15. What a beautiful and positive post, Lindy.
    I am so sorry for your loss, but inspired by you to see how you take life with a light heart. How you can see the pretty side of life in a moment of sorrow. Those are the kind of thoughts I like to save to inspire me on my journey.
    Thank you for sharing it all. Hope you will find peace and love with your family and friends.
    take care.

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss, you will have to go on with all your sweet memories form her....

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  17. I'm so sorry for you and your family. This post was a very fitting and beautiful tribute to your Mum. My thoughts are with you. x

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  18. Dear Linda, I am so very sorry about your mother. It is the hardest thing to lose your mum. My thoughts and prayers are with you, God Bless you and your family. It was lovely of you to have a musical tribute to her. Be kind to yourself, love Linda x

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  19. Oh Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. {{Hugs}} to you, my friend.

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  20. what sad news Linda sending you and Julie love and hugs xx Carol Grayson

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss, my friend. The music is really choking me up today...it's so sad to lose a parent! What a blessing to pass peacefully away though. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm sending warm hugs to you and hoping you will feel some comfort knowing I care. With love, Diane ♥

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  22. I am so sorry to hear about your mom, Linda. She sounds lovely, and what a beautiful tribute post.

    Sending you lots of hugs.

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  23. I am sorry to hear the news of your Mum's passing. What a lovely tribute. Hope you are keeping your spirits up and celebrating all of the good times you had with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  24. Oh Linda, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts, heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Hugs and all my love xo

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  25. Thinking of you Linda - What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful Mother. xx

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  26. Oh you brought tears to my eyes this morning. I love The Prayer but hadn't heard of the other song. A lovely post, thank you for sharing. Charmaine

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  27. Time and music will soothe your loss. May your memories of your mother (and father) be joyous, humourous and loving.

    Ciao Bella

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  28. What wonderful memories of your mother!

    Blessings

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  29. Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mum with us.

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  30. My condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow. It was special reading your memories of her.

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  31. Oh my dearest Linda, I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you all at this very sad time. It must have been very special spending time with her recently. I am sure these memories will bring you so much comfort.

    You have certainly chosen some beautiful music to share for Sunday Song. This was a beautiful tribute to your mother.

    Take care.

    Hugs,
    Natasha.

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  32. I am so sorry Linda but I am so pleased you saw her very recently. I know what a shock it is when you do not expect it. My thoughts are with you. Take care. Diane xx

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  33. Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Words are not enough at a time like this. Your tribute to your mother is wonderful. Hugs!

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  34. You always feel like you are orphaned when you have lost both parents - however old you are yourself. Take time to grieve but I have found that by talking about my parents and sharing memories of them with my children and grandchildren keeps them close.

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  35. Cara Linda, my heart goes out to you in sympathy for the loss of your mother. We are never ready for that final "good-by." Your tribute to her is very touching. The celebration of her is the fact that she lives on in you!

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  36. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  37. Oh, I'm so sorry, LindyLouMac. Believe me, I know how you must be feeling and I wish I were nearer so I could give you a hug. this is a lovely tribute to your Mum. She must have been very proud of you, too. Lots of love from Sicily. xxxx

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  38. Dear Lindy - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
    You have posted a beautiful tribute to your Mum.
    I send my love.

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  39. Oh Linda, my heart aches for you today. I love these pictures you shared, so glad you were able to see her recently. Biggest of hugs to you and hopes for comfort and peace. XO

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  40. I shed tears reading this!!! I am so sorry for your loss!!! Your tribute to your mom is absolutely beautiful & always remember she is in your heart!!!! Hugs to you!!! Condolences to your family & you at a time like this.

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  41. So sorry to hear that sad news, sending you good thoughts. Your tribute is beautiful, many of us will identify with the feelings you express.

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  42. I am so very sad to hear of the loss of your dear mother. What beautiful photos and memories you have. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. xxx

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  43. Richard Glenn MathesonJune 15, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Sorry to hear about your Mother. Your tribute to your mother is wonderful. Enjoyed the memories you have time spent with her.

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  44. I am so sorry for your loss, Lindy. Keeping you in my prayers.

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  45. what a beautiful woman and such a beautiful post. Your mother sure is special! LOVE the song, The Prayer. Brings tears to my eyes each time I listen and I listen OFTEN :)

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  46. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum, my deepest sympathies.
    Life seems to be hard but it is life.

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  47. Oh, Lindy! I am so sorry to only now hear the news of your Mum's passing on the 11th. This is such a lovely tribute to her memory and it's abundantly clear that she cherished and loved by her family until the end. In a way, it was a great blessing that her death came about so suddenly. She would probably have hated being bedridden and I'm sure would not have wanted to be a burden to anyone. The pictures you have shared with us are so beautiful. I do hope the lifetime of shared memories sustains you as you deal with this next phase of your life.

    Sending you lots of hugs! xoxo

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  48. Oh, Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. However, what a lovely tribute this is, and I'm so glad that you recently spent such a happy time with her.

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  49. I am so sorry about your loss. I hope that the ache and heaviness in your heart eases gently each day. My sympathies go to your entire family as well.

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  50. Dear Lindy,
    I'm so very sorry that you've lost your dear Mother. Please, receive my hearty condolences.
    Tatiana

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  51. What a beautiful tribute to your mom..You know Lindy, we have little gifts in our lives and you had a gift..just being with your mom and chatting about things..what happy memories you are left with. Sending you my deepest sympathies..
    Celine D./Josh G are both my favorites..what a song and how beautiful they sing. Very moving.
    Have a happy rest of the week..xoxCarolyn

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  52. Linda,

    I am so sorry for your loss. The music is beautiful. I am so glad you had that visit with her.

    Carol

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  53. Oh, my dear Lindy . . . my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. What a wonderful post and tribute to your mother. I am so glad you had an opportunity to spend some time with her recently. May she be in peace. Sending you strength and love at this difficult time, Leanne

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  54. Wonderful photos of your family. I understand how difficult it is when your parents are at such an age, and are experiencing health problems. I've experienced that with my own relatives.

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  55. Linda I am so sorry to hear of your sad news, what a lovely tribute to a dear mum and beautiful music.

    I feel that it helps to know that our loved one's are not in pain now, it's just the ones who are left that are.

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  56. So sorry to hear of your loss, Linda. Your mum sounds like a lovely lady and I'm sure she'll be sorely missed. But how wonderful you saw her so recently and that she passed away quickly and peacefully. Truly God was favoring her and ushering her into heaven with speed and joy. Sending you a cyber hug ... Lynn

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  57. A lovely tribute to you mum Linda. You looks so much like her. I am so glad you were able to spend time with her recently. I am sure she is watching over you. I myself have aging parents, and realise what a gift it is to still have them around. Take care.

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  58. Dear Linda, Oh, I am so sorry to read this. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope you are comforted that your sweet Mum is at peace and that she went gently and with the love of many. And no doubt she would have loved this musical and visual tribute. hugs across the miles to you. xo – g

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  59. I am so sorry for your loss. This was a lovely tribute to your mom.

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