A Time of Deep Mourning

While many people were so happy to see the end of 2020, I’d gladly go back if it meant seeing my parents again. 2020 was not without pain for my family. My mother suffered from cancer. It was a time of worry and stress. But we had hope.

At the beginning of 2021, my parents were diagnosed with Covid. They were hospitalized mid-January. On February 13, 2021, my mother Diana L. Borus passed away. My father Raymond S. Borus passed away three days later on February 16, 2021.

It’s hard to find the words to describe the pain I feel right now. To lose both parents so close together is absolutely heartbreaking. My parents were the most loving, generous, kind-hearted people in the world. They were family-oriented and loved their kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren. They enjoyed traveling, and since my dad had just retired this past summer, they had many adventures planned once Covid was under control. In fact, they had a grand European vacation scheduled for summer 2021. They also bought an RV and planned to tour the U.S. They enjoyed attending Notre Dame games all over the country, and even in Irelend. My dad was a proud alumni of Notre Dame where he majored in electrical engineering and played in the marching band. My mom was an avid reader and former book club leader. She was very social and fun-loving.

To say my parents will be missed is an understatement. They were loved by everyone who met them.

My mom’s obituary: https://www.baue.com/obit/diana-lynn-borus/

My dad’s obituary: https://www.baue.com/obit/raymond-stephen-borus/

7 thoughts on “A Time of Deep Mourning

  1. Andrea Baker

    The loss of one parent can be crippling, to lose both within days doubles that pain, if that were possible.
    Take time for yourself and your family, time to grieve, smile at fond memories, and share the love that they instilled in you. They say that someone that is truly loved never really leaves us, and I hope that is true, and you find that those memories and characteristics that they blessed you with will bring you solace.
    Be kind to yourself Tricia, I know you have the love and support of your wonderful husband and children, but we can be our own worse enemies, and you don’t deserve that. This virus is crippling and cruel, and that is where any blame here lies.
    Gentle hugs, were they allowed, love to you all, and a shoulder/ear when needed are always here. I will never forget your support, and the kindness you showed me in the old Authonomy days, and the nightmare of Taylor Street. I will always be here if you need me. xxx

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  2. My heart continues to ache for you- both parents, so quickly and so close together, I can’t imagine. The only words that might comfort you down the road are that “they are no longer in any pain”. I continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You are a beautiful person and your pain is our pain. Please take the time you need to deal with this in the way that works best for you. Don’t let others interfere with your grieving process. Thank you for sharing this with us. You didn’t have to and it means a lot.

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