I cannot begin to tell you how much I miss you. As silly as it sounds, I thought you were going to live forever because you secretly seemed to be some sort of superman and were invincible. I guess someone up there had another plan in mind and knew that your place was to be with Grandma.
You left us all with so many wonderful memories and stories to tell our friends, and children as they grow, and there has never been a way to thank you enough for being the kind of grandfather you were. You were always rough on the inside but you had a heart of gold and were really just a big teddy bear. You always made sure we knew you loved us in your own special way, usually by greeting us with one of your famous whisker rubs. We knew that no matter what we did, we would never escape the torture to come following that devilish laugh of yours.
To choose one word to describe you is near impossible. Grandfather is too simple, and amazing just doesn't cut it. You were a provider, a taxi driver, a hunter, a chef, a dancer, a gardener, a joker, an observer, a leader. You were still so much more than this but I would take up far too much space to continue but you will always be a soldier, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, and the patriarch of our family and forever in our hearts.
Yesterday the sun was shining bright and there were loud claps of thunder that could e heard across Brantford. I stepped outside, looked up to the sky and smiled. I knew at that moment that you and Grandma were together once again, dancing in each other's arms for eternity, never to be separated again.
I love you and miss you terribly grandpa.
Until we meet again
All my love,