Badly Timed Bad News

Unfortunately, our unborn child has already experienced his first loss. His grandfather, Thomas Redfern Hartley, passed away this Tuesday, January 21st. It’s not a surprise, and not the worst news, as Tom hasn’t been well for years, and at least his struggle is finally at an end.

We’re pretty sad right now. I really thought that after surviving two different cancers, heart disease, several life-threatening surgeries, and sixty years of drinking and smoking, he would at least make it a few more months to see his first grandchild!

We had our problems, Dad, but I love you, and I’ll miss you…


Thomas Redfern Hartley, 1932-2014