- "Honey, till we meet again. My heart is heavy but I will forever hold dear our love and life together. For 27 years we were side by side." Yesterday my mom lost the love of her life, after 27 years together. Their story began over 60 years ago, one time engaged and then not, marrying others, yet finding each other again after raising families. Philip loved her dearly, not grand gestures, but in simple things, a kiss, holding her hand, and caring for her in times she couldnt. He was part of our lives and our families and will be forever. Papa loved us, loved our children, and even our pets. He will be forever in our hearts. He loved being in the fray of our family events, and sitting at the head of our table. and despite a sometimes tough exterior, his heart was soft and sentimental. You leave us with heavy hearts, but thank you so much for the love and caring you gave to our mother, to us, and our children.
The Hodgins, Jenkins-Bull, Shawley and Rodenbeck families.
Published on  April 14, 2018