My Dad passed away this morning.

Discussion in 'After dementia — dealing with loss' started by boxer, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. boxer

    boxer Registered User

    Jan 15, 2013
    33
    South-East London
    Since my Mum passed away 19 months ago it's been a roller-coaster of ups and downs, toing and froing, stress and heartache, illness and tensions with looking after my Dad, who has had Alzheimers for nearly 7 years. He was 86.

    Sadly he passed away this morning at 7.36am after being in hospital for 5 days with pneumonia. It was a release for him and he went peacefully with my sister at his side (my sister and me just missed him) but I'm in shell-shock tonight and can't believe my lovely Dad isn't here anymore.

    He was a very fit man and used to swim three times a day, walk for miles everywhere, played golf, darts, and from my username he used to be a boxer (in the army and then as a trainer in London) but Alzheimers is a terrible disease.

    Rest in peace Dad and say hello to Mummy.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,771
    Female
    Dundee
    So sorry to read your sad news. Sending my condolences.


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  3. Raggedrobin

    Raggedrobin Registered User

    Jan 20, 2014
    1,432
    i'm so sorry you are dealing with a second loss. Wishing you well.
     
  4. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
    I am so sorry for your loss, but glad for all your sakes that your father passed away peacefully.
    Wishing you comfort and peace.
     
  5. CeliaThePoet

    CeliaThePoet Registered User

    Dec 7, 2013
    614
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Sorry for your losses; peace to you.
     
  6. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    So sorry
    Please accept my condolences
     
  7. Roses40

    Roses40 Registered User

    Jan 25, 2015
    473
    manchester
    I am very sorry for the loss of your parents. I wish you peace of mind x
     
  8. seasong

    seasong Registered User

    Apr 13, 2014
    34
    South East England
    Very sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you as much peace of mind as possible moving forward.
     
  9. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,967
    Brixham Devon
    I'm so sorry to read about your sad news. Your Dad is now at peace and reunited with your Mum.

    I hope you find peace youself and strength to help you through the times ahead.

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     
  10. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    2,482
    Radcliffe on Trent
    So sorry to hear this news. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
     
  11. geum123

    geum123 Registered User

    May 20, 2009
    4,604
    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your Dad, Boxer.
    Please accept my condolences.
    Geum xxx
     
  12. Acco

    Acco Registered User

    Oct 3, 2011
    228
    Sorry to learn of your loss. May peace and strength be with you all in the coming days and weeks.
     
  13. boxer

    boxer Registered User

    Jan 15, 2013
    33
    South-East London
    Thank you all for your kind words. The days ahead will be very hard and I'm actually feeling quite shaky about the day of my Dad's funeral after losing my Mum not long ago. But having the support of my husband, who has been fantastic dealing with a lot of the financial side of my Dad's life over the past 19 months, and my two sisters and our families (Dad has 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren) I'm hoping it will be ok on the day.
     
  14. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,561
    North West
    I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. I hope that with the support of your family you'll get through the difficult times ahead and feel that you have given your dad a good send-off.
     
  15. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
    2,734
    South
    sending my condolences - I also lost my parents within two years of each other. Please be kind to yourself. x
     
  16. molly11

    molly11 Registered User

    Jan 24, 2011
    75
    Lancashire
    I'm so very sorry to read that xx


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  17. cheryl k

    cheryl k Registered User

    Sep 9, 2012
    116
    My Dad passed away this morning

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. My Dad died in December and now I know it is time to take care of yourself. Cheryl
     
  18. Kate and jack

    Kate and jack Registered User

    Hi boxer

    Hope your ok ,very sad news.xx
     
  19. MeganCat

    MeganCat Registered User

    Jan 29, 2013
    356
    South Wales
    So sorry for your loss boxer, but glad it was peaceful for him. X
     
  20. WIFE

    WIFE Registered User

    May 23, 2014
    857
    WEST SUSSEX
    My thoughts are with you boxer at this sad time for you and your family.
     

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