Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Rest in Peace Dad.......

Me, Dad and Mum.

My lovely Dad died today at 10.00am. In many ways he left us 2 and a half years ago when he had a brain haemorrhage and the dementia started. We've been through a tough time and I'm so grateful that he's now at peace and Mum can finally have some kind of closure. He epitomised the term 'family man'; he totally adored us all.....and that is what I will remember most about him.

My Dad..........

47 comments:

Lorraine said...

major hugs Linda..just remember the good times with him and as you say now he is at peace

Snap said...

Linda,

Wishing and your family well. Remember the good times! Peace....

In the Light of the Moon said...

I am so sorry for you loss.Warmest Regards,Cat

*jean* said...

may your sweet memories bring you comfort..my deepest sympathy to you and your family, linda...

Heather said...

Oh Linda - how sad - but what happy memories you and your Mum must have. My sympathy and thoughts are with you both.

pammyjo said...

I'm so glad you have good memories to treasure. So sorry for your families loss. Hug!

Lynn said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this time, especially having just gone through this a month ago.
Hopefully he will be himself again now and not have to suffer with dementia ever again.
Big, big hugs,
Lynn

LME said...

(((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Sorry for your loss.

Vicki said...

Big hugs to you hon. No advice to give, just lots of love and a big, warm, hug.

Love

Vicki xx

Vicki Holdwick said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so glad that you have great memories of your Dad.

xoxo

Jacky said...

So sad to hear of your dads passing Linda.
You and your family are in my thoughts and I send warm hugs to help you through this time.

Jacky xox

La Dolce Vita said...

It is what I remember best about my sweet Papa also. Sending you hugs and thoughts of love. cat

Annie said...

Really sorry for your loss Linda.
As everyone else has said, remember the good times.
(Hugs)

Manon said...

I am thinking of you in this very sad Time Linda! I feel very saddened for you. Sending you strenght and warmth. Love ManonXx

Diane said...

My thoughts are with you, Linda. We haven't known each other for very long, but I know just in this short time what a warm and generous person you are--remember the good times with your Dad!

Judy S. said...

So sorry, Linda, to hear this news. Know that lots of folks are thinking of you and your family. Big hugs.

Tess said...

Suxh sad news...Major hugs sent your way. May not only your dad but all of you find Peace at this time. I'll be thinking of you and yours.

Rein said...

So sorry Linda,
big hugs.

Rein

LME said...

Hope today is easier for you I remeber when my Mum died you had to face the loss again each morning((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))

Rosie said...

"I am waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well."

Henry Scott-Holland

With love always. Rosie

purplecat said...

Linda sending you a ((hug)) you are so right to focus on the good times and he will always be with you in your heart x

Jo said...

Gosh, Linda. Words always seem so very lame in situations like this. We went through a similar loss just before Christmas, and know that things must be exceedingly raw right now and you must be ricocheting though all sorts of emotions. So this is sent with big, big hugs and assurances that I will be holding you and your family so very tightly in my thoughts and prayers.
I know how faithfully you have supported your dear Father and your Mum over these past years. But it must be a comfort that he is now at peace and for you to have so many precious memories of him in better times to treasure.
xxx

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Linda. May good memories be with you. (HUGS)

Are you curious about me? said...

Linda it sounds as if you have been lucky enough to have had an amazing father, keep those memories safe and share them with your family.

When I lost someone very special to me this is the poem that always helps.

Julie


Remember
by Christina Rosetti


Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

Christina Rossetti

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oh my dear Linda

my heart goes out to you and your family

your Father has a beautiful Light about him ... one thing is certain Love Never Dies!

May sweet memories bring you Peace and Comfort

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~Kahlil Gibran
oxoo

Shashi Nayagam said...

Dear Linda,
Sending you lots of hugs and my deepest condolences to you and your family. Treasure those lovely memories of him and know that he is now in peace and is smiling down at you. Take care
hugs
Shashi

Kimmie said...

hugs to you Linda .... my deepest sympathies to you over the loss of your dad - both today and before this day - but it sounds like he will always have a very special place in your heart - never gone completely ....

Julie said...

So sorry, Linda, but glad that your Dad is no longer suffering and you can remember him with love. My condolences to you and your Mum.

Barbara said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, Linda. Hope you and your family are going okay. It sounds like you have many beautiful memories to hold in your heart. Take care. Big Hugs
Barb

Chriss Rollins said...

So sorry Linda to read your sad news.
Know that I am thinking about you and your family.
Big hugs to you all.

Lovely photos.
love Chriss x

magpie said...

I am thinking of you in this very sad Time Linda!
I feel very saddened for you. Sending you all my love.
My very warmest of wishes for your mum.....

I know we haven't spoken for a while but you have been on my mind take care.

Love Sharon xx

LazyKay said...

I'm sorry for your troubles Linda.

Nothing else I can usefully say.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

xxxxxxxxx

Mar said...

i am sorry for your dads passing, i am sure he is in peace and continues his watch over his family
may your mom come to peace quickly
as for you all

sending you a huge hug

BumbleVee said...

so sorry about your Dad ... it's wonderful that you have such great memories and had a great life with him.... my sympathies to you and to your Mum as well...

Emma said...

Thinking of you & your family & hoping you give yourself time to grieve & remember. Warm hugs

Dot said...

Oh Linda - I am so sorry to hear this. I know you adored your father (and have no doubt he adored you too).
And I know you have been through some very tough times in the last 12 months with his detoriating health. I send you and your mum lots of love.
You are always in my thoughts - and more so right now.
Big hug of comfort
Dot xx

Jaqi said...

Deepest Sympathy Dear Friend to you and your Family.

It is hard to experience times like this , but the comfort in knowing that your Dad isnt suffering anymore will hopefully help to ease your pain.

Take Care and I pray that time will ease your hurt , Jaqi xx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Linda
So sorry to hear of your loss , My Thoughts go to you and your Mum .
A very Sad time for you all . Looking at the lovely picture of him ,You look like him I must say .

He sounded like the perfect Dad , life has been hard for you all watching him so ill , his spirit is free now and happy .One day you will connect again .Our spirit has always existed and can never die , by the sounds of things he had a truly beautiful spirit .

Love and hugs from sesga xxxx

Heloise said...

Thinking of you and your family. Losing a parent is so very hard. I do believe that time will help to ease some of the pain that you must be feeling now.

debbiek said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories bring you much comfort. Hug one another as life is too short...

Terri said...

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I send you and your mum hugs of love.

Janny said...

So sorry for your Loss linda. Big Hug, I will be thinking of you x

Anne said...

Hi, Linda. I am truly sorry for your loss. It is so painful to lose someone we're so close to. You and yours will be in my thoughts, prayers, and heart.

Jackie said...

Oh Linda I missed this. I'm so sorry. As you say you are grateful he is at peace but I'm sure that doesn't make it any easier.
Lots of love
x

Laura Cameron said...

Sorry for your loss xo

Judy Scott said...

Linda Im so sorry to read about your Dad, sending a great big hug to you ~ Judy x