Ione MacGregor, RIP

This photo was taken around 1995 or 1996, when Megan was 6 or 7 years old. We were traveling with Rob’s parents in Minnesota, taking a ferry across one of the 10,000 lakes, and we can’t recall which lake it was. But I think this photos captures the MacGregor spirit – Megan standing behind the other two generations.

Today at 2:03 p.m., central time, Rob’s mom, Ione MacGregor, passed on.

For the last 13 or 14 months, Ione had been in an assisted living facility in Minneapolis, suffering from dementia, heart problems, and a host of other ailments. She would have been 92 on November 18, and for months had been telling Rob and his sister, Sandy, that she just wanted to die. Her husband, Don, Rob’s dad, died 20 years ago, in 1997, and over the years, Ione had several contacts with him that she told Rob about and that we’ve written about in various books.

I didn’t know Ione well. She was a Scorpio, the most secretive and psychic of all the sun signs, and whenever I was with her, I felt she knew and sensed things that were beyond my ability to see. I always enjoyed the times we visited her in Minneapolis. She had a wry sense of humor and she, like Rob’s dad, was a big reader, an avid fan of our books and of any other books we sent her. Until her late 80s, she was quite self-sufficient, living in the home where Rob had grown up. Then she began hearing and seeing things that weren’t there, and it got to the point where she started calling police about the voices in her basement.

Fortunately, after her husband passed, she wasn’t entirely alone. She met Sal, who had recently lost his wife, through a bereavement group, and they were together for several years. She was with Sal when he died from cancer.

As with most pivotal turning points – death being the biggie – there are some stunning synchronicities associated with Ione’s passing. She died 17 years to the day that my mother did, almost to the hour. My mother passed at around 5 PM June 15, 2000. Ione died around 2 pm EDT on June 15, 2017.

At the time Rob heard about his mom’s death, we were sitting out on the porch and he was talking to his sister. The two dogs, Noah and Nika, were outside by the pool and suddenly, a tremendous gust of wind blew through the yard. It whipped trees back and forth, lifted leaves that swirled through the air, the dogs freaked and hurried back onto the porch. Then the air returned to normal, just overcast and hot.

My God, I thought. Was that Rob ‘s mom? As soon as he hung up with his sister, he said the same thing. Ione had a cat that moved to the assisted living facility with her and when she got too sick to care for it, Rob’s sister took the cat in. Early this afternoon, the cat, Sandy said, went all quiet and still, “almost like she knew what was happening.”

So, thank you, Ione, for giving birth to your wonderful son, and may your afterlife journey be filled with all the happiness that these last few years lacked. And please, don’t rest in peace. I hope you and Don and Sal are rabble rousers over there!


We won’t be posting for several days. We’ll be in Minneapolis, helping Sandy and her partner move Ione’s things out of the assisted living facility. But if there are some synchros that point to spirit contact, as I suspect there will be, we’ll post about them.




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14 Responses to Ione MacGregor, RIP

  1. Sharon catley says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and peace to your family. I wrote a poem for my Mother while she was in Hospice. She asked to have it read at her funeral. please feel free to use it if you find it suitable.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Thanks, Sharon. Rob read an email from CJ, what she had picked up about Ione on the other side – how she was dancing, something she loved to do when she was younger.

  2. Darren says:

    Sad story, but I know with my own father’s passing after suffering with dementia and at times he telling me of his wish he would die that his passing in that state was more of a blessing and a release from his mental and confusing anguish.
    I hope when I pass that it is quick and that I’m in full mental health (although people who have read my blog might think I lost that years ago 😉 ) and that I never sleep one night in a bed of an aged “care” facility.
    My condolences to your family for your loss Rob, but as I’m finding out, deceased family members and friends are never truly lost to us, as the veil between worlds seems fairly thin at times.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Thanks, Daz! As for you having lost it long ago…then so have we! That veil seems to be thinning by the day.

  3. Caren Griffin says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news about Robs mom. I know she has not been well for some time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you now.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Thanks to you all for your condolences. We’re back now, the memorial service went well. And the weather was nice as well!

  4. Susan says:

    Greg and I send our deepest sympathy and we will keep you both in our hearts and prayers. Goodbyes are the most difficult of all our experiences here on earth, but her light shines all around you. Peace and blessings to you and your family.

  5. Always a sadness when someone moves on, but in some respects we should perhaps be happy for them. Interesting synchros and no doubt more to follow.

  6. Dale Dassel says:

    Rob, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences. Take heart knowing that she lived a long & fulfilling life, and raised a wonderful family whose legacy continues to enrich the world. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

    – Dale

  7. Dia Nunez says:

    I’m sorry, thank you for sharing, feel honored

  8. Priscilla says:

    Condolences Rob. Sometimes the passing is better than the staying as with my own mother and father. It’ s the delicious memories that make out lives full,

  9. That is an amazing syncho about the 2 moms leaving the planet on the same day same time. Perhaps they are chatting together discussing their wonderful children.

  10. DJan says:

    She sounds like a wonderful soul, and I too look forward to hearing about any synchro that comes up regarding her passing. Blessings to you and the rest of her family. Thank you for sharing your life with me through this blog. 🙂