The end of an era........

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts.' started by Ron Goldstein, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    I make no apologies for having written about my family on this forum simply because I have always considered that my very large family (eleven children) had certainly more than played their part in the perils of ww2.

    On this occasion I beg your indulgence while I once again talk of my lovely sister Gertie who sadly passed away last Wednesday at the wonderful age of one hundred and one.

    Gertie's husband Alf Denenberg was wounded on the D-Day landings of June 1944 and I once persuaded her to tell their story on the BBC People's War Archives: BBC - WW2 People's War - I'll never forget that day It still makes sobering reading .............

    With Gertie's passing I now find myself the last survivor of the Goldstein clan :(

    RIP Gertie.......

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  2. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Ron my sincere condolences

  3. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    My heartfelt condolences Ron. Take good care.

  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Condolences on the loss of your sister .
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    :poppy: RIP Gertie :poppy:

  6. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Sad for your loss Ron.
    Gertie Ale-ha Ha-sholom
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  7. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Likewise,although words will never be. Enough


    Ps " Kyle sorry to here about Rons sister please pass on my condolences.."...Jim (verrieres)
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Oh Ron. So sorry to hear about Gertie. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  9. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    My deepest sympathy Ron on your loss.

  10. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    Wet eyes reading Gertie story.
  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    So sorry, Ron. It must be a rotten time for you. I hope (and I'm sure) that you're receiving lots of support from those around you.
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ron sorry to hear of your loss
    Condolences to you and your family

  13. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Well done, Gertie :)
    You come from a wonderful family , Ron, and b"h the next generations will carry on your family name.
  14. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    Please accept my condolences, Ron.
  15. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    My sincere condolences, Ron, to you and your family.
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Not a lot I can say, Ron.
    Honest commiserations & all that, we all mean it even if we've not 'met' you in person.

    You like to remind us of the adage that you're never truly dead until nobody mentions your name any more; well plenty are reading your sister's name and part of her story here.
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  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Very many thanks to everyone for your very kind remarks which I have passed on to Gertie's family.

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  18. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    My condolences, Ron, to you and family.
  19. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Sorry to hear of your loss Ron.
    101 years,thats fantastic.Celebrate her life with all the fond memories you must have.
    Thinking of you at this very sad time.
    Keep on trucking mate.

    very best...........Graham.
  20. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Ron very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Gertie must have had rich and varied life leaving memories that you will cherrish.
    You and your loved ones are in my thoughts


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