This is an account of the passing of my wife at our home. I got home around 1 AM and found my wife slumped over onto the couch and she was dead. I called the EMS, and upon seeing her they called the JP which pronounced her time of death.
I noticed a very strong smell of flowers like you smell when in a funeral parlor. I commented to the people there that I knew then why they have flowers at funerals. Death smelled like flowers to me. None of the people commented back to me when I said that.
Several hours later when all the people left with the body of my wife I opened the windows to try airing out the flower smell. I do not recall there even being a breeze coming through the windows. As I sat there on the couch by myself in silence an encyclopedia dictionary that was quite large suddenly just fell over on the book shelf that was full of smaller books. My wife really enjoyed her encyclopedia book set. I remember saying I know and goodbye.
I called work around 8 AM, and said I would be coming in to hopefully get my paycheck early. It was around 9 AM when I got there. I still could smell the flower scent very strongly on my clothes even though I had changed my clothes before leaving the house. I commented to some about the smell of flowers, but again nobody responded. By the time I had gotten back home the smell of flowers was gone from the house and my clothes. I have not had anymore strange happenings so I guess she crossed over, and is at peace wherever she is.
To this day I don't like a strong smell of flowers.
I wonder if anyone else has experienced this at a time of death?
I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. Valkricry has once again has said what I would have. If you have not flipped through the encyclopedia dictionary yet please do so. She may have knocked it over because she may have left you a letter or message for you in one of the little books.
A few weeks after my father in-law died my mother in-law told my husband and I to take my father in-laws camera equipment as she had no use for it. We decided to look through all of the lens cases to make sure all of the lenses were in there. I think we got to the 3rd case and it was too light. We opened the case and found money rolled up in it. He would take any money from side jobs and hide the money he was paid there.
My mother in-law was so overwhelmed she asked me to count it. There was over $4,000 there. My father in-law was saving up for a trip to Alaska or Hawaii. My mother in-law gave us about $1,500 which of course we did not want to take but she called it a finders fee and told us to take it because we had 3 young children.
Again my condolences on the loss of your wife.