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Mom endured a lot of adversities in her life but she always managed to get through everything and still remained a very beautiful lady. I often wondered how she went through the really rough times and where she found the strength to keep going. She always did what she had to do, to take care of the things that were important to her. I've always admired my Mom and I'm very proud to be her son.
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My parents divorced in 1984. All of us kids helped out as much as we could, to keep her spirits up and keep Mom going. She got back up and carried on, as a result, and began living again.
In July, 2001, however, my younger brother Darin, died. This was a tremendous blow to my Mom, as well as the rest of us. It hit her pretty hard and she was never quite the same vibrant person we all knew and loved.
This was as painful an experience as I have ever known and it was completely unexpected.
My Mother, Vilma Harnamji, was the most important person in my life growing up. She helped shape the values and morals which I hold high. She provided inspiration and encouragement when I needed them. No one else could ever compare or take her place.
I Love You and miss You, Mom.
Her grandchildren, Jared and Madison, were born in early 2002 and 2004, respectively, and her spirits began to lift again. They gave her a reason to continue and something else to look forward to.
In mid 2004, Mom had a stroke which left her unable to eat or drink anything and she was fitted with a feeding tube. Over the next couple years, bouts with pneumonia and then congestive heart failure took her final breath on Christmas day, 2006.
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