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My uncle died today and it's hit me like a brick

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2ndSopranosRule Fri 13-May-16 12:44:35

My dad just called me at work to tell me his brother - my uncle - died today. Well, they can't be sure it was today: they found him this morning. He was 95 and in reasonable health. Logically, I know that 95 is a wonderful age, but it's hit me that this was my dad's brother. Dad's sister died two years ago: he's the only one left. He's 86 and again, I know that's old, and I know I have to face that, but this is bringing this all home to me.

Dad's devastated. They were very close. Had some horrible fallings out, and lived several hundred miles away from each other, but spoke every other day.

Goingtobeawesome Fri 13-May-16 14:10:59

I'm so sorry for your loss 💐.

How is your dad doing?

2ndSopranosRule Fri 13-May-16 14:18:52

Not good. DH phoned him at lunch and said he was very upset. I'm at work but I'm going to nip out in a bit and see how he's doing.

Goingtobeawesome Fri 13-May-16 14:20:38

can you take compassionate leave?

NoSpamPam Fri 13-May-16 14:23:23

It's understandable l sorry 4 dat

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