Peter Clarke (Craig Clarke's Dad) Funeral and Celebration

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by CraigC, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
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    #1 CraigC, Apr 15, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
    Peter Clarke
    (August 1933 to April 2012)


    Craig and his family would like to thank everyone on Talking Point and at the Alzhiemer's society who has given Peter and our family so much support, kindness and friendship over the years. Without out the support and shared knowledge on this forum we would not have been able to give dad the best care or keep things in perspective. I am sincerely grateful.

    Peter had a very full life before he became ill and this is something we all want to celebrate.

    Friday 20th April 2012

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  2. Contrary Mary

    Contrary Mary Registered User

    Jun 11, 2010
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    Greater London
    Sending sincere condolences at this sad time. I shall be thinking of you on Friday.

    Mary
     
  3. Mun

    Mun Registered User

    Mar 19, 2012
    295
    South Yorkshire
    CraigC,
    Beautiful photograph of you & your beloved dad. My thoughts are with you & your family xx

    Val
     
  4. maryw

    maryw Registered User

    Nov 16, 2008
    3,805
    Surrey
    Please accept my sincere condolences on your very sad loss. Wonderful photo.
     
  5. turbo

    turbo Registered User

    Aug 1, 2007
    3,851
    Hello Craig, I am sorry to read your sad news about your dad. My sincere condolences. It's a lovely photo of you and your dad.

    turbo
     
  6. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    Dear Craig,

    I am so sorry for your loss Craig. It was always so evident how much you loved and cared for your dad. I am sure you will be grateful that your dad is at peace but I am also sure that you will feel the loss very much. You are a wonderful son.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Love
     
  7. scarletpauline

    scarletpauline Registered User

    Jul 19, 2009
    5,080
    Leicestershire
    I am sorry to hear of your loss, the photo is wonderful, such a good memory. Love and hugs Pauline xxx
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Sending my sincere condolences.
     
  9. thatwoman

    thatwoman Registered User

    Mar 25, 2009
    1,050
    Merseyside
    Dear Craig,

    I'm sorry for your loss. I, too, agree that it's a lovely photo of you and your Dad. I'm glad that your Dad has found peace at last, but I know you will feel the loss greatly. I will be with you in spirit on Friday,

    Love from Sue xxx
     
  10. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    #10 Skye, Apr 15, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
    Craig, I'm so sorry to read your news.

    Your dad is at peace now, and I know there will be some consolation for you in that. He had a rough ride over the last few years,

    You have been a wonderful son, and have had the support of your own family. No-one could have done more.

    My sincere condolences to you all, and a hug for your lovely daughter Sophie.
     
  11. geum123

    geum123 Registered User

    May 20, 2009
    4,604
    Hello Craig,
    I am so sorry to read of the loss of your dear Dad.
    My condolences to you and your family.

    Love Geum.
    xxx
     
  12. susiesue

    susiesue Registered User

    Mar 15, 2007
    2,607
    Herts
    So sorry to read your sad news and sending condolences to you & your family. You are a son any father would have been proud of.

    Love
     
  13. Jancis

    Jancis Registered User

    Jun 30, 2010
    2,567
    Hampshire
    Dear Craig,
    Please accept my sincere condolences. Your father must have been a very lovely man. I hope the 20th is a peaceful and uplifting day for you all.
    xxxx Jancis
     
  14. milly123

    milly123 Registered User

    Mar 15, 2009
    896
    England
    sorry to hear your sad news will be thinking of you and your family in the coming weeks Milly
     
  15. florence43

    florence43 Registered User

    Jul 1, 2009
    1,484
    London
    Dear Craig,

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May your dear father rest in peace now.

    What a beautiful picture of a father and son who clearly, through your pictures and words, have spent their lives meaning so much to each other.

    I hope the celebration of his life is everything you hope it will be.

    Kindest thoughts,

    xxx
     
  16. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Dear Craig, first of all, of course, my sincere condolences to yourself and your family.

    I am amazed at your grace to thank people on TP at this time .... when in fact it is everyone who has ‘walked through this door’ owes that thanks to you for pioneering this forum so many years ago. Through your love and devotion to your father and your insight to create a very special online place to support people with dementia and their families and carers, you know your father’s legacy has already been embraced by so many in his own lifetime.

    I hope that legacy will be part of the celebration of his life and what he – and you – have achieved for so many thousands of others. May he rest in peace, blessed by the love of his devoted family and friends and the unspoken thanks from so many others whose lives he has touched, through you, indirectly.

    I hope the celebration of his life is exactly as you and he would wish. I am sure it will be. Take care of yourself.

    With much love and respect to you, Karen, x
     
  17. lupo

    lupo Registered User

    Jun 11, 2011
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    Sincere condolenses at this sad and difficult time x
     
  18. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hello Craig

    Condolences of course on your loss. I was privileged to meet your Dad once, and he was a lovely man.

    The care you have put into ensuring that his time with dementia was as good for him as such a hard time can be has been inspirational.

    As Karen has said, your bringing into being Talking Point, and your consistent helping of others, has been a major benefit to many thousands of people. I can't conceive of how I would have managed without it.

    Please give yourself and your family time now to adjust to the changed circumstances, and have some 'you' time.

    Rest in Peace, Peter.
     
  19. sussexsue

    sussexsue Registered User

    Jun 10, 2009
    1,528
    West Sussex
    That picture just says it all. Sorry for your loss.

    Sue xx
     
  20. Linda Mc

    Linda Mc Registered User

    Jul 3, 2005
    1,881
    Nr Mold
    So sorry Craig a sad time for you and the family. Your dear dad is at peace now.
     

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