Unfortunately sad days do come, sometimes expected and sometimes unfairly too soon.
A few weeks ago we attended a funeral of the Patriarch from a family with whom has been loyal from our early beginnings. Over the 30 plus years they have entrusted us and we have shared those happy occasions and laughs. This family has referred us to countless friends and family - for that we are beyond grateful.
Although not one to make jewelry purchases in his later years we were kept up to date by his children and grandchildren of how he continued with his golf game and his overall well being. Knowing that he passed at the age of 99+ years of age was comforting in that he lived an amazing life. His funeral was truly a celebration of his life and on that day, although his physical being was no longer with us, his memory and his love for his wife of 57 years would always be remembered.
Well that day was just 3 weeks ago and now this evening we are once again saddened and yes shocked, by the news of the passing of the Matriarch to this wonderful family. She was an amazingly strong, beautiful woman who had such grace. She was very much loved and respected. Clearly she loved hard because her sudden passing is a testament to the love they shared and that of her broken heart.
Words can not be spoken of how sorry we are for this family, who were not just "clients" but friends.
Max and Shirley, thank you for believing in us, for sharing your family with us and for allowing us to help build the momentos of your celebrations. We are grateful to have had the years of knowing you.