Thursday, 9 October 2014

My Dear Dad

Very suddenly my dear dad passed away on Tuesday morning (7th October, 2014).  Whilst he turned 88 on 21st September this year, he did very well for his age.  He still drove, went round the supermarket to get his shopping and pottered in his garden, which was the thing he loved most. 



This is a photo of dad in his Navy uniform.  He was one handsome young man.



My mum and dad on their wedding day 19th August, 1950.  They were married for just over of 63 years, before my mum passed away 31st October, 2013 after battling Dementia for over 7 years.  They are together again now.



 A photo taken earlier this year.



 I will miss you every day, but I have you always in my heart.




25 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous photos Sue, lovely keepsakes. Sorry to hear about your dad but he looks really happy in the last photo.
    Bye for now, Angela x

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  2. Sue, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a handsome fellow, in ALL of the pictures. Enjoyed seeing your parents, and my, did they look so happy. This is always such a difficult time, and one for which we are never prepared. It's good that you can realize he is now reunited with your Mom, they are both young, and while you will hurt for a long time, the pain will eventually ease just a bit, and you can remember the happiness & good memories. It does take a while though. In the meantime, a big comforting hug for you and also Polly. Who will be lonely too. It's amazing that animals can grieve as well. TFS your pictures with us.

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  3. On Sue I am so sorry to hear of you Dad's passing. What a lovely post about him, he was one very handsome man. Yes he'll always be with you in your heart, mine certainly is. Hugs BJ

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss! I know it's never easy, even knowing he's had a good life. You were incredibly lucky to have him in your life for so long!

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  5. Angela, MaryH, BJ and houndstooth, Thank you for your kind comments.

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  6. Sue, You and your Dad were very lucky to have each other and to enjoy each other all the years. The music that you paired with this post is beautiful! I'm very sorry for your loss, and am very glad that you shared with us the stories of his yard( with the dogs). (((HUGS))) to you and Polly!

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  7. Hazel, Yes my brother and I were lucky to have both mum and dad living into their 80s.

    The music is 10 tunes which will play over and over, so it would be chance that the particular track was fitting.

    Thanks for the hugs.

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  8. Sue,
    we've never met but I identified with your spirit from the first comment you made on my blog. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. It is the inevitable occurrence that we all must endure and is the price we are charged for the privilege of having our parents to guide us through life. Please accept a far away tear shed on your account and the recommendation to hold and seek comfort from your sweet 4 legged baby.

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  9. Sue, my heartfelt condolences go out to you. So hard to lose your parent. Please know I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  10. Gary, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Polly has been so loving. She keeps coming up and laying her head on my lap.

    Sue, Thank you for your kind comment.

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  11. Oh Sue, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know exactly how you are feeling. My dad died last December after being in residential care for 18 months with dementia and urinary tract infections that he couldn't seem to shift. He was 90 years old, but had still been driving at 89, although not functioning as well as the years passed.

    I know it sounds a bit trite, but it does get easier with time. I shall be thinking of you in the days to come.

    Thank you for your two lovely comments on my blog. I'm so glad you like my latest album page! Also, I am sorry to hear you are having such difficulties getting your blue badge. I don't know what the rule is here, but there was a discretionary section of the form to fill in if you weren't on higher rate mobility DLA, so presumably some people do still get it if they are not on DLA. Is there any chance of appeal? If you were entitled before, and your condition hasn't changed, why do they think you are suddenly not entitled? I do hate it when they move the goalposts.

    I don't like wood mounted stamps, and if I ever get any, the first thing I do is pull them off and remount them on EZ-Mount Foam!! Wood mounted stamps are expensive, they take up far too much room, and I find them a lot less controllable to use. Still, each to their own!! One thing I do like about them, though - once you've unmounted them, you have a nice supply of little wooden blocks that are useful for other things.

    Take care of yourself.
    Shoshi

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  12. Gosh Sue, your Dad was a very handsome chap even in the last photo! Great to see he was right up to date with his laptop there :) Hugs to you and Polly. I will miss your posts about his beautiful garden.

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  13. Soshi, Sorry to hear of your dad's passing.

    Not trite at all. It's coming up to the year since mum passed and it is easier. Think of her with lovely memories now.

    They actually told me they had changed the criteria to try and get the number down who could previously get the Blue Badge and Bus Pass. I won't appeal, as I definitely don't qualify now with the rule change.

    What! You pull the stamps off the wood....;) Good job we are all different. I agree about taking up more space, but I find them much easier to use. I actually got three wood mounted stamps made up for me recently by an eBay seller at what I thought was a good price.

    Greyhounds CAN Sit, Thanks Sue. Actually he got a windows 8.1 and couldn't get use to it, so I have it. The one in the photo had Windows 7 which he liked.

    Polly and I will miss not having the garden.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear about your day. Though we don't know each other personally, I feel that we know a lot about each other through our blogs. So my heart fell reading this. I am very sorry. It isn't easy to lose a parent regardless of age or timing. My thoughts are with you.

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  15. Trina, Thank you so much.

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  16. My long blog buddy Sue, I have just gotten round to ready of your Dad's passing last week. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you're in my thoughts at the moment and may he now RIP with your mum xxx hearts 'n; hugs xxx Mazz ;)

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  17. Marie, Hello. So nice to see you here.

    Thank you for your kind words.

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  18. Sue, so very sad to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing your dad with us. Love to you, especially now.

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  19. Mary, Thank you.

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  20. What a lovely post sorry about your dad's passing.

    Hugs Diane

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  21. Diane, Thank you.

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  22. What a handsome young chap in that uniform. Losing a parent is never easy. Hope you and Polly are doing ok.

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  23. gyeong, Thank you. We are doing ok.

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  24. Beautiful words Sue and your Dad looked so handsome in his Navy uniform.
    (((hugs)))

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