January 6, 2014

Heaven Has A New Angel...

  John Young
April 5, 1940 - December 18, 2013
Uncle Johnny circa 1940s
I have written more than once about my dear Uncle Johnny in England.
I am the eldest of his nieces (and nephews) and he always made me feel special.
He visited Wisconsin more than a few times, and was last in the U.S. two
years ago for Aunty Margaret and Uncle Dick's fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Brothers, Richard and John  circa 1990s
I learned that he was seriously ill about 18 months ago, and had spoken with
him via Skype (a true blessing), and letters in the past year. I enjoyed seeing his
 and Aunt Annette's faces as we had our chats, and regret that I hadn't phoned 
them more often. Who among us ever knows just how much time we have with
our loved ones? I'm glad that I was able to have the time with him that I did.
Uncle Johnny, Aunt Annette, Aunty Margaret and Uncle Dick 1990s
 Thankfully, Aunty Margaret and Uncle Dick spoke frequently with them, 
and I was able to have nearly daily updates. I knew he'd been hospitalized 
and had returned home. We prayed for healing for him every single day.

Sadly, that was not to be. My aunt called me on December 19th to let me
 know that Uncle John had passed overnight. I told her that I already knew.
I'd awakened overnight because I'd felt his passing.
Uncle Johnny 1990s at our home in Wisconsin
Uncle John's funeral was yesterday. His brother (my Uncle Dick) and
 Aunty Margaret flew to England during the awful weekend storms to be
 there to pay tribute to our loved one. I do know that his earthly remains
 were transported, like royalty, via horse-drawn carriage to the funeral chapel.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Annette;
his mother's (my Nanny's) sister, Aunty Margaret (Sr.);
his brother. Richard and sister-in-law. Margaret;
his children (Dawn and Denis), their spouses and children;
his stepchildren, who he loved and considered his own;
nieces and nephews in America and England;
and more family members in England. 

I mean no  disrespect by not naming them all. I just don't know the full extent of
his family. I do know that he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. 
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We will love you always, dear Uncle John.
Heaven has a new angel and Earth is poorer for it.
DonnaAcornSignature
PS. Tag will be back next week with more antics and adventures.

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Createology said...

Condolences Donna Dear. May your memories stay close and bring you comfort. Blessings...

Michelle Palmer said...

Such a beautiful remembrance~ So very sorry... love and prayers to you, Donna <3

flitters said...

Beautiful tribute for a beautiful man Donna. Everything that I have heard about Uncle John has been warm and loving. I pray that wonderful memories will give strength and peace to those he left behind.

Lesley UK said...

So sorry to hear your Uncle has passed. Blessings Lesley

Laurie said...

I'm sorry Donna, I know too well what it feels like to lose a loved one. They may be absent from our presence, but their memory is everlasting.

Rettabug said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Donna. You've provided a loving glimpse into your Uncle Johnny's life & his impact upon yours.
May he rest in Peace.

Hugs,
Rett

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Hugs for your heart.

Kris said...

Very sweet tribute to your Uncle John, Donna!! May you find peace knowing he is no longer sick and is with loved ones on the other side!!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Oh Donna, I am so sorry... I remember the stories you shared about him here on your blog ~ I can see in his smile he was a lovely soul, now a Heavenly Angel....
xox
Cheryl

Mandy said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Donna.
From your words about him, your Uncle John sounds to have been a very special person.

Mandy said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Donna.
From your words about him, your Uncle John sounds to have been a very special person.

Indigo Blue said...

I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. Very difficult when families live so far apart. A lovely post.
Take care.

Indigo Blue said...

I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. Very difficult when families live so far apart. A lovely post.
Take care.

Minimiss said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle, Donna. Hugs to you and your family.

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