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He had just closed his eyes and died

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021334

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The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

This is Linda Denny's account of what happened on the day her husband's grandfather died. He had lived with them for three years, and had developed cancer of the oesophagus.

One night my husband - a musician - was working and another grandson was visiting him. I asked Granddad if he would like a cup of tea and he said, 'Yes please', so I went into the kitchen and put the kettle on. As I waited for it to boil, the phone rang and my husband said, 'Is Granddad all right?' so I said that yes, he was all right and I was just making him a cup of tea. He went on to say that he had been playing his guitar at work and a very strong feeling came over him that Granddad was there and he just had to get off the stage and phone 'me. I reassured, him that Granddad was definitely OK and put the phone down. I made the tea, and, just as I was about to take it in, my brother-in-law came out and said,, 'He's gone.' He had just closed his eyes and died.

 

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Musician other

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble