Bob Killey Obituary, Death – My much adored grandfather Bob Killey, who was my mother’s father’s father’s father’s father, passed away on Tuesday. In August, he lost his courageous battle with lung cancer just a few short months after receiving the news that he had the disease. He was one of the people who believed in me the most, and he was really pleased with everything I had achieved throughout the course of my life.
During the process of searching through his stuff, his family came across a hard drive that had copies of newspaper articles about my exploits and charitable activities as well as images from my journeys all over the world.
These are just a couple of the many beautiful times I spent with my grandfather, but they are some of my favorites.
When I was a young girl, my grandfather brought me to the dance floor at a family wedding and began to teach me how to waltz.
This is an experience I will never forget. Because I continued standing on his feet, I have a strong suspicion that he ended up with two swollen feet by the time we were done. He never made a complaint, and subsequently we did had a hearty laugh (along with a sizable glass of wine). In addition, I was afforded the honor of participating in three reunions at the International Maritime Organization, where he had formerly had a position. These are occasions that I will always fondly recall and value.
In 1996, when I was born, I turned him into a grandfather just five days before he became 52 years old. 27 years later, both of our families have expanded, and we now have a total of 12 grandchildren. He had a deep love for each and every one of us, and he was always there to lend his support and encouragement, as well as share one of the many anecdotes from his long and eventful life. My soul has been shattered. Grandad, I will always adore you and I shall miss you very much.