The last two days have been so surreal.
I haven't really had a chance to process everything that has happened - and I'm not just talking about Gord dying, I'm talking about the last 4 1/2 years of my life. This morning I woke up with my whole body aching - my back & shoulder muscles hurting, my legs, my feet, my head, everything felt beat up. I said to my dad 'I feel like I ran a marathon.'.... "you have."
I'll write more (lots more) about this when I have had a chance to sit down & think clearly for a while.
Yesterday funeral arrangements started being made - for those of you who would like to attend:
visitation: Sunday, January 22 (Gord's 41st birthday) 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Service: Monday, January 23 11:00am.
Both at Cresmount funeral home on Fennell ave in Hamilton.
A reception will be held afterwards at the Cresmount location on Upper James. When my dad & I went to see the reception room & decide if it would be big enough, "Do you mind noise?" I asked... "We LOVE noise." - so, if you are inclined, feel free to bring your instrument of choice.
In lieu of flowers, some family will be setting up a care & education fund for Frankie. I'll pass along more information as it becomes available. At first I was like 'Nawwww...' but she's already kind of a genius, so I'm pretty sure she's going to at least graduate high school.
If you are on facebook, please feel free to join 'gordslist:Friends of Gord High' which, since it began yesterday has already proven to be an amazing community of people who just love the heck out of this guy. It's really wonderful to read everyone's stories & memories of him.