Seniors' Week 2018: reflections after death of grandparent

Carolyn Millet
April 13 2018 - 4:00am

As Seniors Week draws to a close, reporter Carolyn Millet shares a piece she wrote reflecting on her relationship with her own precious senior, her grandmother, after she died in late 2016. Edith and Max Millet lived in France and had two children: Carolyn’s father, who immigrated to Australia in the 1970s and started his family here; and a daughter, who moved to Canada and started her family there. Mémé Edith, as her granddaughters called her, chose to remain in France. Max died in the ’80s and Edith lived independently until the end of her life.

Adieu to beloved but faraway grandmother
Adieu to beloved but faraway grandmother

This week the 102-year era of my Mémé Edith came to an end, about three months short of her 103rd birthday.

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Carolyn Millet

Carolyn Millet

Senior journalist

Based at The Northern Daily Leader, Tamworth, and Namoi Valley Independent, Gunnedah. Covering general news and features on community, council, arts, business, health, education, entertainment and rural matters.

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