Farewell to my Father

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Jude, May 30, 2007.

  1. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Friends,

    Just a short note to let you know that my father died peacefully on 18 April.

    I booked a 'medical emergency' flight from Oz to the UK but due to a 7 hour unshceduled stopoever in Sydney and a 36 hour flight, I arrived just a matter of minutes too late to be with him when he died.

    My father was in his 90th year and despite several of his friends and colleagues having passed away before, many family members and friends came to say goodbye. It was a quiet funeral and the weather was glorious.

    Thanks to all friends on Tp for your continuing support over the past years.

    Losing both of my parents to AD within 10 months is a pretty hard load to bear. They were married for almost 65 years and I am hopeful that they are now together again and have finally beaten Altzheimers.

    Best wishes,

    Jude
     
  2. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Dear Jude
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I send my deepest sympathy. You have certainly had your share of sadness with lossing both parents in such a short time.I hope that your mum and dad are now both together and in a better place. Take Care.
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hello Jude

    I was fortunate to meet your parents a few times and they were dear people.

    65 together years is a major triumph, something you played a major part in helping them achieve.

    My thoughts are with you now.
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,875
    Kent
    Dear Jude,

    I would like to offer my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences on the death of your father.

    Take care
     
  5. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    I'm so sorry for your loss Jude, and that you lost your father so soon after your mother. As you say, hopefully they will be together now and free from illness.

    Take care.
     
  6. RussellC

    RussellC Registered User

    Jul 6, 2006
    47
    Jude

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father.

    Please take care.

    Russell
     
  7. Claire

    Claire Registered User

    Mar 31, 2004
    88
    Coventry
    So sorry to hear your news Jude. You gave your parents the best of support, and now they are free of this horrible disease. You gave so many of us huge support, too, for which I say thank you.

    Yake care

    Claire
     
  8. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Dear Jude

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Coming so soon after your mother, you must be feeling absolutely flattened. As you say, they are now together and free from their illness. Keep remembering this in your grief.

    Be good to yourelf now, and keep in touch whenever you can.

    Love,
     
  9. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    sorry to read about your father passing away so soon after your mother
    I also echo those words ((hugs))) xx
     
  10. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    1,170
    Australia
    Dear Jude,
    From one Aussie to another - my sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. The distance factor is such a hard one, isn't it? I'm so sorry the delays prevented you from being there at the time he died, but I'm sure his spirit knows you were winging your way to him.

    May you find some peace and comfort in the knowledge he and your Mum are free from pain and together again. Take care of yourself now.
     
  11. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Dear Jude, so sorry to read your news. No one could have done more than you did for both mum and dad.

    Take care of yourself now. Thinking of you,
     
  12. Cate

    Cate Registered User

    Jul 2, 2006
    1,370
    Newport, Gwent
    Dear Jude

    So very sorry to hear of you loss, mum and dad are together again and free from this dreadful illness.

    Time to look after yourself now.

    Take Care

    Cate
     
  13. carol

    carol Registered User

    Jun 24, 2004
    196
    Surrey/Hampshire
    Dear Jude,

    So sorry to read your sad news. Thinking of you.

    Much love, Carolx
     
  14. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Thank you to all...

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you all so very much for your kind words and support. It means a great deal to me and your sentiments are appreciated beyond that which I can adequately express at present.

    I'll be back when I've got my head around things.....


    Jude xxx
     
  15. Tina

    Tina Registered User

    May 19, 2006
    420
    Sending sympathy and condolences to you and yours, Jude, at this sad time.

    Tina
     
  16. jan.

    jan. Registered User

    Apr 19, 2006
    405
    Cheshire, UK.
    Dear Jude,

    I`m so sorry to read about your sad news.

    Sending sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. Thinking of you.

    Love Jan. X
     
  17. Grandaughter 1

    Grandaughter 1 Registered User

    Jan 17, 2006
    141
    Hampshire
    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Louise x
     
  18. DeborahBlythe

    DeborahBlythe Registered User

    Dec 1, 2006
    9,222
    Dear Jude, I'm very sorry to read the news here about your dad, and your journey home. Even if there hadn't been that delay on the way at one point, there's no saying that the traffic in the UK would have obliged on the day either. You did your best which is all that anyone can do. What a fantastic score.. 65 years together. How wonderful to have lived a life with all that love, even if the end was sad. Please accept sincerest condolences and do look after yourself and come back soon, if you feel able. Love Deborah
     
  19. janetruth

    janetruth Registered User

    Mar 20, 2007
    563
    nuneaton
    Jude

    Time, was not on your side, if you believe in fate, then there was a reason.
    Your Mum and Dad are now together and at peace.

    Janetruth x
    I
     
  20. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,149
    Toronto, Canada
    Jude,
    I'm so sorry to hear your news. I hope you will be able to take a deep mental breath and take care of yourself.
    Joanne
     

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