Dad's journey has ended.

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Taffy, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. jack29

    jack29 Registered User

    Mar 8, 2008
    71
    Taffy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, thinking of you.
     
  2. Mameeskye

    Mameeskye Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    1,669
    NZ
    Taffy

    I was so sorry to read of your Dad's final struggle. I hope that he is now at peace and that you and your family can find solace that he suffers no longer.

    Thoughts are with you

    Mameeskye
     
  3. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Dear Taffy,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad
    Barb & Ron
     
  4. Lotti

    Lotti Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    52
    Dear Taffy

    I too send my condolences. Thinking of you and wishing you peace.

    Lotti
     
  5. jackie1

    jackie1 Registered User

    Jun 6, 2007
    238
    Cheshire
    Love and sympathy to you and your family.

    Love
    Jackie
     
  6. nickyd

    nickyd Registered User

    Oct 20, 2007
    146
    warwickshire
    Dear Taffy,
    Am so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away..
    I understand how painful it was for you!
    You take care of yourself, now.
    Love & Hugs,
     
  7. paris07

    paris07 Registered User

    Jul 11, 2007
    74
    australia
    Dear Taffy,
    I wish you and your family peace, please accept my sincere condolences.
    Love,
    Paris07
     
  8. Kate P

    Kate P Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    565
    Merseyside
    Dear Taffy,

    I'm so sorry to hear of your dear dad's passing.

    Please take care of yourself and accept my condolences to you and your family.
     
  9. ROSEANN

    ROSEANN Registered User

    Oct 1, 2006
    909
    staffordshire
    Dear Taffy
    So sorry to hear about your dad
    My love and lots of hugs to you and your family
    Take care
    Roseann
     
  10. DeborahBlythe

    DeborahBlythe Registered User

    Dec 1, 2006
    9,222
    Dear Taffy, I'm very sorry to hear your sad news. Do take care of yourself. Love Deborah
     
  11. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    3,725
    North Derbyshire
    Dear Taffy

    So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. At least you were with him almost to the end. When my dad passed, we were phoned at 10 a.m. to be told he was shouting for my mum, but not to worry. We were due to visit at 2 p.m. which they knew. I had a feeling that 2 p.m. would be too late, so I picked my mum up at 10.30 and as she got into my car, we got the call to say dad had passed away. We will never know what he was shouting about. I am so sad about that. We never got to tell him we loved him, cos he wasn't expected to die so suddenly.

    Take comfort from the fact that you were with him almost to the end.

    Love

    Margaret
     
  12. silvergoblin

    silvergoblin Registered User

    Mar 31, 2008
    13
    Naples, Florida....USA
    Hi Taffy....I just found this site today....although I am new here I just want you to know that you have my condolences....that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and that I am sending you BIG HUGS from SW Florida....Please take care of yourself....
     
  13. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Sincere Thanks

    Thank you all so very much for your kind thoughts and messages of sympathy. Dad's funeral is on Thursday and arrangements were made easier because dad had told me prior of his wishes. Dad never changed much with the times and wanted a traditional funeral he didn't like the modern 'Celebration of Life' type funerals.

    Everything from the casket to the grave yard is yesteryear. Dad got his last wishes and I sincerely thank you all. Love Taffy.
     
  14. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,751
    Kent
    We will all be thinking of you on Thursday Taffy.
    Love xx
     
  15. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Dear Taffy, thank you for the update.

    I'm sure everything will be exactly as your dad wished. Must confess I'm a traditionalist myself -- at least when it comes to ritual.

    I'll be thinking of you and your family on Thursday, and will add my own prayer.

    Love,
     
  16. BettyL

    BettyL Registered User

    Jan 20, 2008
    60
    Essex
    My sincere sympathies Taffy for you and your family. God bless.

    Betty
     
  17. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    God bless, to you and your family
    Barb
     
  18. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    3,725
    North Derbyshire
    Taffy, May God shine his light on you and your family on Thursday.

    I am not particularly religious, but discovered the grave papers of the grave containing my mother's two sister and her mother, and there is space for mum, so I am burying her there when the time comes.

    It will be a Catholic burial for my mum, no idea about yours, but I will pray for you and your family.

    God is everywhere. He will be with you and your dad on Thursday.

    Sorry to be emotional. Love Margaret.
     
  19. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Dad was laid to rest on Thursday and everything went really lovely. When dad was taken from the car there was a Kookaburra singing in the gum tree and it never stopped until dad reached the alter.

    The priest gave his consent for a professional to video the service. This was really important to me as my only sister lives in the UK and owing to her poor health she can't get travel insurance nor Dr's approval to fly. I felt it would be closure for her to view the services and the lady ended up also coming and filming the burial.


    At the cemetery we were greeted by men from the Return Serviceman League (RSL) they had organised a Piper, dad was covered with the Australian flag. The men from my family carried dad to his final resting place lead by the Piper piping 'Amazing Grace'. The priest gave blessings and prayers then the RSL carried on with a small services and played 'The Last Post'. All return servicemen placed a poppy on dad's coffin.

    The piper lead those present out of the cemetery it was truly a fitting farewell. I was really taken back by the number of people who attended.

    Tomorrow dad would have turned 84 and we are going to place flowers and have a picnic (weather not looking good). The cemetery is by the ocean only separated by the sand and wind break. From the cemetery you can hear the waves breaking on the shore, it's very peaceful.


    I didn't have the heart to tell mum that dad died but I know she senses something she keeps asking to see him, she would ask only how he was before, never to see him. I told her that we can't see him anymore, that he can't come home again, he is, far far away and being looked after very well. I said he is happy and she said, that's good we wont go in case he gets upset and he wants to come home.:) Thank you all for your lovely messages. Love Taffy.
     
  20. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Taffy

    thanks so much for keeping us all informed.

    The service sounds a perfect one and your description is really moving.

    The way you have treated this with your Mum is fantastic - an example to us all.

    best wishes
     

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