It's been a shocker of a year and it's only just hit July. Yesterday Aaron's Pop passed away after being very sick from an infection he had for a week or so. Until a month ago he was quite well and living at home, but he recently moved into the same nursing home as Aaron's Nan. It's sad because they had been apart for a while as he waited to get a place in the home with her, but he lived a great life and would've been 96 next week.
Aaron was very close to his Nan and Pop as a child and teenager and we used to see them a lot more when the boys were younger, before they got too frail, and when it was easy to get Noah into their home. It got too hard to take Noah there as he got bigger as they didn't have good access and Aaron always wished he made the effort to visit them more.
Trudy has had a shocker of a year, as her Mum (also Aaron's Mum) actually passed away a couple of weeks after Aaron did. Aaron wasn't close to him Mum and they hadn't spoken for a number of years, but we kept in touch with cards and photos of the boys at Christmas time. I feel for Trudy who has gone through so much this year with first of all losing her brother, then her Mum and now her grandfather.