October 15, 2011
One month has passed, though it feels like just yesterday, since I received that dreaded phone call from my nephew Michael, my brother John's beloved son, telling me that John had been felled by a massive heart attack.
The sorrow and heartache left in the wake of John's passing is relentless and ever present.
Making sense of John's passing is an exercise in futility for me. However, reflecting on how devastated John's passing has left his family and friends, I understand that this is the ultimate tribute to the great man my big brother was. He touched so many in such a positive way with his selfless support and good humour.
I regret that in this life, time spent with my brother has been cut short. But, I am forever grateful to have had John as my big brother.
John was a true gentleman, and a gentle man, who's memory will live in my heart forever.