LIFE | OUR LOSS

Charlie & Scott
Charlie Krikawa | 1923-2012

i'm sorry to say that after a week in the hospital, scott's dad charlie passed away last weekend from congestive heart failure. people at the wake said he was never the same after helen passed away a few years ago and it does seem as though he died of a broken heart.

with no offense to our own parents, my brother and i considered charlie to be our favorite in many ways. he thought we were very talented and always encouraged us. my brother is great at taking things apart and putting them back together again and charlie loved to hear about his latest projects. he's the one who always said i should have a shop, although i'm sure he meant it in the traditional sense.

although he retired long ago, charlie had a furniture store in his neighborhood for many years and people remembered him. they would stop him on the street to tell him they still had pieces purchased in his store 25+ years ago. so many people, including the cutest gray-haired ladies, have been telling us what a wonderful guy he was and with heavy hearts we agree.

xo, cindy

22 comments:

painted fish studio said...

thinking of you.

chelsea said...

Sending a big hug. Thinking of you and your family. Thanks for sharing this journey.

Line Houde said...

I'm so sorry Cindy for you and Scott I really enjoy reading about about Charlie, I'll be miss I'm sure, I don't why but not hearing from you for a while, I thought that someting was wrong...Take care Cindy x x x

love Line

erin said...

sending lots of love. it's been such a joy to read along as you've chronicled your life with helen and charlie. and then with charlie alone. lives filled up with love, that's for sure.

tamara said...

lots of hugs to you & scott and the family.

Meg the Wild Child said...

Oh Cindy... I had to stare at this post for a while just to let this news absorb... I'm so very sorry my friend.

Thank you for sharing Sweet Charlie with us - I will surely miss him and his endearing ways :) and the lovable way you wrote about him. He was the best of men. You and Scott were so kind and attentive to him... the lovely relationship the three of you had was so touching to me.

Please accept my love and most heartfelt condolences. You and Scott are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

He will certainly be missed... but never forgotten.

With Love,
Meg xoxo

Pascale said...

Dear Cindy,
I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Take care,

Pascale

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

big, big hugs to you and the family. sending you love.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Cindy. I'm so so very sorry. I have grown quite fond of Charlie, too, through your stories and pictures. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful soul with us. He will be missed, near and far. Sending you and Scott bundles of hugs and love and blessings.

xoxo

Julia said...

Oh, sweetheart! I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a dear soul!

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man.

Asiye Ivedi said...

so sorry for your loss!
i loved hearing about charlie- he sounded like such an amazing man
sending you lots of love, thinking of you! xx

Joyce said...

Oh Cindy my heart goes out to you and Scott. I feel as if I lost a friend. I enjoyed the stories of Charlie. He probably didn't even know the fan club he had here. My dear friend I'm a keyboard away if you need anything. We are on our way back from the Tennessee mountains. Big hugs to you and Scott!!! xo

jane said...

i´m so sorry cindy. sending you love and hugs.
jane

Cindy said...

thinking of you both. xo

Elizabeth said...

Cindy, I loved all your posts on Charlie, and you can tell from them, that you loved him dearly. He seemed like someone that left a great impression on people.

I'm sure you all have amazing memories of this wonderful man.

Megan Coyle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Oh Cindy and Scott, I'm so so sorry for your loss. I know how deep the loss feels, whether inevitable or no. I hope you know how much richer Charlie's life was for having you both in it. If you need a little break and want to talk, let me know. Thinking of you both with love, deb

yasmine said...

i'm sorry cindy :(

my thoughts are with you and the family. hugs.

-yasmine

We Blog Artists said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss Cindy.
Charlie was much loved and I loved reading about his tender soul...
My heart goes out to you,your husband and all your family.
hugs
Char.x

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Cindy and Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. It was wonderful hearing all the stories about Charlie, and thank you for sharing his presence with all of us here. While this comment may be a bit late, I still want to send my deepest condolences to both of you and a big hug too.

Loria said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Surely, Charlie will be remembered as a very caring and kindhearted person. Just remember that, wherever he may be right now, he’s no longer in pain. Please extend my sympathy to his entire family, and may you find comfort in this very sad time.

-Loria Schleiff