A Letter to my Children

Kate, Claire and Henry,

I am writing you this letter today, November 20, 2008 because your great-grandfather went to be with the Lord this afternoon. You are all so young and I know you will have no memories of him but he loved you all and I wanted you to know. He came to visit each of you in the hospital when you were born. He held you all as babies and loved you. He would make you french fries and milkshakes when you came to see him. Henry, you never got to have those snacks but you would have loved them. Claire, a few times you choose to have English peas but most of the time, you had fries. :) You all came several times to visit Dadoo in the hospital in his last few weeks and you weren't bothered by the oxygen tubes or the hospital. I know he is with the Lord now and he is perfect and happy and I pray one day you will be in Heaven as well and will be able to meet him again.
Dadoo was a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, lived through the great-depression, fought in WWII, owned his own business, volunteered and was generous with him time and possessions.
His wife prayed for 27 years that the Lord would draw him to Himself and He did. Dadoo led his own father to the Lord. He was very interested and involved in his entire family and he loved us.
I know he would want you to know that he loved you.
I love you all too-


  1. Oh Peggy this sweet tribute to your grandfather, written for your children to see someday, brought tears to my eyes. What a great blessing to see faith from generation to generation. May your family be comforted as you mourn the loss on this earth of such a wonderful man. May you rejoice in knowing he is with Jesus, and that you will see him again.

  2. You said it all so well. Your children have a wonderful legacy.
    I love you and your family so much. I'm so thankful that we're related.

  3. Peggy- You are such an inspiration to me to capture lifes highs and lows. I am so sorry about the passing of your grandfather. He sounds like such a wonderful man. Your children will cherish your words. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. Mel