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    West Hill, ON
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Mrs. Frances Theresa Gillis (Coakley) 1925 - 2012

Mrs. Frances Theresa Gillis (Coakley)

January 7, 2014
To My Loving Mother Up In Heaven

Today(Jan.7)is Al's 62 Birthday & my 51 Birthday!It's hard to believe eh?Where did the time go? I just want to say this to you Mom..."I am truly grateful/thankful for everything that you have done for me & still continue to do for me.I miss you & love you so very,very much!! I know that you are watching down on me every single day & making sure that I'm okay! Thank-you for listening to my prayers every day & thank-you for everything that you are doing for me,even though you are in heaven with God". I'm keeping the "Faith" like you always did with your life and I'm trying to be strong.As long as I know that I did my best for you(when you were alive)I know that you are very,very proud of me!So are a lot of people too!! Please continue to watch over me and I know I will always be listening to you in my heart.Rest in peace Mom...until we meet again.
I love you Mom....
Love your daughter...Anne xoxoxoxoxoxo
January 3, 2014
It's hard for me to believe, that it's already a year that has gone by when you passed away.When your funeral was over,I ended up getting really sick and was sick right into the new year of 2013.Christmas of 2012,I spent most of the time in bed.I was too sick to go and visit Al,Steve & Lavinia.But when I was finally better(Jan.2013),I made a beautiful shrine(memorial)of you to keep in my home and to keep your spirit alive!There have been time's when I've been sleeping,all of a sudden I will wake up and I can hear your voice! It's as if,you are watching down on me and you just wanted to say hi to me!What a beautiful feeling that is!! I know Mom,you maybe gone physically...but you are hear with me spiritually in my home.I pray every day,meditate & talk to your picture!Some people may think that I am crazy,but I know in my heart...that you want to keep the conversations going with me! I am your baby girl and I know you care & love me so much and you are very worried about how my life will be?Well,I don't even know myself...but I'm just taking my life one day at a time(like I always have)and just doing the best I can with what I've got!Al,Don,Steve & Dad are making sure I still have a roof over my head & my bills are being paid.I'm so grateful for that! But I also knew,that this was in your "Will" that you wanted me to be looked after.Everyone is doing a great job of that and I'm keeping myself on a very tight budget.There have been time's,I've been going without a lot of things...but that's okay!As you always told me.."Buy the things you need & not the things you want"and there is a difference!Thank-you so much for everything that you have trained me on..Baking,cleaning,organizational skills,wise words & advice and most important to always help others that are less fortunate.Thank-you so much Mom for everything in my life!! I miss you & love you so very,very much!!I know you hear my prayers & thoughts and I know that you will NEVER stop watching over me as well as Al,Don,Steve,Lavinia,Dad & all the grandchildren.We miss you every single day,but we know "You are at peace with God & your family up in heaven". I love you Mom...

Love your daughter...Anne xoxoxoxoxoxo
December 8, 2013
Dear Mom,
I just wanted to let you know,that even though you have been gone for one year...I'm trying to do the best I can with what I've got and I'm making the best of it!I have good days & some bad ones too,but there isn't a day that doesn't go by when I'm not thinking of you.Thank-you Mom for always being their for me & even through out my life.Here is a nice verse from a card that your niece Barb sent to me...

At times,life's path seems filled with things that make the going rough.And we wish there were a smoother road,for we feel we've had enough.But, if we pause a moment and remember who's in charge.The hills that loom ahead of us no longer seem so large.And every rock before us, when we know we're not alone.Becomes, not just a stumbling block,but one more steppingstone.You've overcome so many things, and every time you've grown.Through sheer determination and the wisdom that you've shown.So, as you face this journey from the moment you begin.Know that God will guide you and you'll have the strength to win.

Well,I'm trying my best and that's all I can do! But from deep down in the pit of my heart,"I wish that I had one more day to spend it with you". I miss you & love you so very much Mom!!Thank-you for being the best Mom in the whole wide world!!

Love your daughter...Anne xoxoxoxoxoxo
November 22, 2013
My Mom is my "Guardian Angel in Heaven" and this is what I want to say to her.

There's a special angel in heaven, that is a part of me.It is not where I wanted her to be,but where God wanted her to be. She was here but just a moment like a night-time shooting star,and though she is in heaven,she isn't very far.She touched the hearts of many,like only an angel can do.I would've held her every minute,if the end I only knew.So I'm sending this special message to heaven up above,please take care of my angel God and send her ALL my love.

I miss you & love you so very much Mom!I'm doing my best to carry on with my life(which hasn't been easy)But I know that you are giving me FAITH,STRENGTH,HOPE & LOVE and watching over me from up above!I will ALWAYS keep your spirit alive Mom & you will ALWAYS remain in my heart.


Love your daughter...Anne & her dog
May 11, 2013
I'd like to dedicate this poem for my Mom that is up in heaven on my first "Mother's Day" without her.

My 1st Mother's Day without my Mom,is going to be really hard.
I wish my Mom was alive today,so I could give her a card.
The only thing that I can do,now that she's at rest.
Is tell her from deep down inside my heart,"I did my very best"!
I know that you're so proud of me, and I wish that you were here.
Enjoying a nice "hot cup of tea",as we sit down on our chair.
I love you and I miss you Mom,even though we are apart.
You will always be with me,remaining in my heart.

Love your daughter...Anne xoxo
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