It was a true testament to their love, that even through dementia it persisted. Devoted and unwavering was my Opa to my Oma. As they neared the end of their sixty-two year marriage, 'Cees' would visit 'Nel' in her nursing home twice a day, every day. But on January 15, 2017, as Cees sat beside Nel’s bed, his his heart-wrenched and tears in his eyes, he held her hand in his and kissed her gently on the forehead.
Nel hadn't recognised Cees for sometime now. But moments later, she opened her eyes, looked at him and said 'I love you.' Cees replied, 'I love you, Nel. I'll see you in heaven. Nel then closed her eyes, and passed away. This short doc is by @emilyverdouw (Cees and Nel's granddaughter) for @HuffPostAU. You can watch through the link in our bio.