Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Sweet Uncle Bill


My father is the youngest of four boys. Although I did not ever get to meet my Uncle Charlie and have only seen my Uncle John once, I did get the chance to spend many summers with my sweet Uncle Bill. We had lots of fun hanging with him. I remember driving in his Volkswagon van to his Raquet Club. My sisters and I would run around the place and play while he worked. What single guy do you know that would offer to keep his nieces during the summer! My Uncle Bill was a family man and he loved kids!! He couldn't wait to be a Dad! He eventually gave up Bachelorhood and married my beautiful Aunt Sharon. She is a driven, career-minded woman and I love that about her. She would take my sisters and I to Universal Studios when we would visit. Another fond memory.....



Aunt Sharon and Uncle Bill were soon blessed with 2 gorgeous daughters, Kira and Nicole. Being their father brought so much joy to my Uncle Bill.


Kira's graduation


My Uncle Bill and his girls....


My Uncle Bill stayed active even after he was diagnosed with Parkinsons. He is a Rombeau and he is a fighter. I can still hear my Nan's voice saying that about us Rombeaus. :)


The Rombeaus....I am so glad we were all able to have a reunion. It is always so good to be surrounded by family.


The Rombeau boys...Uncle John, Uncle Bill and my dad.



We got to visit my Aunt Sharon and Uncle Bill in Los Angeles.


I am thankful for all the times I had with my Uncle Bill. So many fond memories I will cherish forever. He was my Uncle and Godfather and I am blessed to have had him in my life. I am so grateful for my Aunt Sharon, the love of his life who took such good care of him until his very last breath. I pray for her and my cousins. The loss of a loved one is difficult but we will be reunited with him again one day. We love you Uncle Bill!! Rest in peace.

3 comments:

Megan Rombeau said...

Beautiful sister. We all loved Uncle Bill so much.

Jen S. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. May your sweet Uncle Bill rest in peace.
Sending hugs!

Along A Widowed Road said...

Amanda,
I'm sorry to read of the passing of your Uncle Bill. I'm glad you have beautiful memories of him.

Love ya, Aunt Vi