People Who Have Died
It seems I'm hearing about the death of people more often. Let's see who I remember dying in my lifetime.
1. My grandmother
Over ten years ago already!
2. One of my great-aunts
A year or two ago. I had only met her a handful of times.
3. A great-aunt from another side of the family
Also someone I had only met a handful of times, only as a child.
4. My dad's best friend
Recently. He seemed like a cool guy.
5. A cousin (a great aunt's daughter)
Yesterday, at the time of writing this. We were absolutely not close but I feel sad for her son.
6. Some dude I met once at a NYE party in Lyon
I heard he died in a motorcycle accident with his girlfriend.
7. My great-grandmother
When I was 10.
8. A cousin's husband
I don't remember ever meeting him (perhaps briefly), but the story of his death was quite shocking.
9. Another one of my dad's close friends
A few years ago.
10. A 100-year-old distant cousin from Montreal
I was supposed to meet her when I visited Montreal when I was 16, but I was so disorganized I lost her address and didn't manage to reach out on time, so we never met. Would have been cool.