Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sad, Sad day

It's amazing the difference a week makes. This time last week my sister took Dad to get a new pair of glasses. Wednesday he had a seizure and broke his wrist as he fell. He was rushed to hospital and put on all sorts of emergency equipment, his condition slowly deteriorated with him developing pneumonia. He passed away last night at 8.30pm. We were all by his side and hope now that he's peacefully resting beside Mum. He'd lived a good life and didn't suffer too long at the end, reaching the age of 89, I suppose that's all we can ask for, we'll still miss him dearly though.

80 comments:

Sharon Manning said...

Ro - so sorry to hear that - even though he was 89 I imagine it doesn't make it any easier. xxx

Lucy said...

Dear Ro,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sending big healing hugs your way
Love Lucy

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Ro I am so so sorry to hear this news! Your heart will be breaking! It can happen just like that to anyone at any age but more likely when they reach that ripe old age. My dad is 90 and today is facing the possibility of getting help to breathe for his asbestosis - possibly oxygen at home.
It so sad! My thoughts are with you at this time! and I am sure all your blogging friends will you in their hearts.
Hugs from Suzy

Clairity said...

Many, many blessings to all of you.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Dear Ro,

I am so truly and deeply sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you and sending big hugs.

Hashi said...

Dear Ro, it is never ever easy. Blessing on you. Much love, Hashi

Jen Crossley said...

Im so sorry Ro,thinking of you at this sad time
Jen xxx

Lynn said...

Dear Ro,
I am so so sorry for the loss of your dad. 89 is a good ripe old age; but still...are we ever ready for this time of parting? I think not. For his sake and that of his family I'm glad it was quick. Hugs to you and yours.

tina's space said...

So sorry for your loss.

Jan said...

Terribly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I'm glad he didn't suffer long and that you were able to enjoy each others company for so many years. You will undoubtedly miss him forever.

joemmama said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss..My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bless you all.

Ellie said...

So very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

jan said...

Very sorry to hear about your loss Ro x

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Truly a sad day to lose a Dad...blessings to you and your family.

kass hall said...

oh Ro, I am so sorry to read this. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

You're in my thoughts,

Kass

Carol said...

sending my condolences at this sad time to you and your family.

Remantics said...

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts from Brisbane,
Karen

stitchinglife2 said...

Thinking of you, Ro. Always such a difficult time. x

grrl + dog said...

That was a sad day -
and a surprise and shock for you.

Hoping you are taking care of you as well as all the million other things you my be doing right now.

Sweetpea said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Ro...

Karen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss
Sending love and hugs your way xoxo

ju-north said...

What a shock for you all. So sorry but know you will have lovely memories of him. x

Narrative jewelry said...

All my thoughts are for you and your sister dear Ro.
Love Veronique

Iz said...

So sorry for you - thinking of you.

Penny said...

Oh Ro so sorry, we have just been to the memorial service of a neighbour aged 88, he had a good life too, but has left a wife and family it is never easy.

Doreen G said...

Big warm heartfelt hugs coming your way Ro-No matter what he will always be with you.

lindacreates said...

Dear Ro, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Kit and Kaboodle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Ro. There's never a good time to take leave of a parent, so much love to you and your family at what I know is a difficult time.

Kate

Heloise said...

So very sorry to read of your loss. Your Father lived to a great age and I you will have so many wonderful memories to draw on . Thinking of you and your family.

Kim said...

Mayte.....

Maria Wiley said...

I am sorry for your loss Ro, Blessings, Maria x

Studio Sylvia said...

Dear Ro, such sad news. I am so sorry and am thinking of you.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, I'll be thinking of you x

sue said...

You are in my thoughts Ro - no matter how prepared we think we are,the death of someone we love is shocking and takes some time to come to terms with. Love to you and yours.
x
sue

Bren said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, may you be comforted in each others presence and your memories of the Dad you love.

Chrisy said...

Life is sad isn't it...so sorry you've had to go through this last week...take care of yourself dear girl...

Teresa said...

So sorry to hear your news Ro. I wish you and your family strength at this time.

Sarah said...

Ro I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father.. Your in my thoughts..xoxox

Heather said...

How sad Ro - my thoughts are with you and your family.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. No matter how old we get it is never easy. Glad you were all there with him. xox Corrine

Elizabeth said...

It is never easy to loose the ones we love!! So sorry to hear this but glad that you all had time to gather and be with him at the end. Big Hugs dear friend!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Dearest Ro, my heart is breaking for you. Take time to mourn and comfort in wonderful memories of your beloved Dad. Sending lots of hugs and love your way. Blessings, Terri xoxo

Lost Aussie said...

Im so sorry to hear of your loss. Love and big hugs.

aKuna Kumara said...

May he be blessed on the new journey he chooses............
May those who remain on physical recognize he is not gone just in this same space-time in a different form

Suztats said...

My condolences to you and your family A sad day indeed. Blessings

Carmen said...

thinking of you

Denni said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It's such a tremendous loss...my condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Jeannie said...

I am so sorry, Ro. I am so glad your father did not suffer, but it does not ease your pain. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. (((Hugs)))

JP said...

so sorry Ro

Julie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Ro. I lost a very special friend yesterday too, she was 99 years old and ready to go but we miss her very much. Such special people leave deep footprints in your heart. Take care of yourself and your family. x

Boxoftrix said...

(Hugs)It's never easy when they go, my Father was 87 and went in a similar way, I too was greatful that he was in my life as long as he was, but still miss him dearly 7 years on. Let the happy memories fill your mind to replace the sadness.

Amber L. said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

PaperPumpkin said...

I am so sorry. It's so hard to lose a Dad. Thoughts of comfort are being sent to you.

Emma said...

So sorry for you & your family's loss, thinking of you. x

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Dear Ro, My sincere and heartfelt sympathy on this loss. Saying goodbye to parents is one of the hardest things to do. Much love. Angelia

Seth said...

I am so, so sorry Ro to hear this news. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.

sammiam said...

oh Ro, what a horrible, sudden loss. im so sad for you.
sending you love
xoxo

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Dear Ro, I'm so sorry to hear your very sad news about your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult and sad time.
Love and hugs Angela

Judy Wise said...

Oh, my dear Ro, I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold you in my heart today. Much love.

Stephanie said...

I am so very sorry Ro...happy that you were all with him
x..x

artymess said...

so sorry to hear this ...I'm thinking of you ...x

Sandie said...

So sorry for your loss.

Hugs,

Sandie xx

Julia said...

Dearest Ro,
SO sorry to hear your Dad has passed on.
My heart goes out to you and your family.
Big HUs,....xxx.julia

Sharon said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending good thoughts your way knowing you will miss him forever.

Cindy said...

Loss is never easy no matter when it comes...my thoughts are with you

Cindy said...

Loss is never easy no matter when it comes...so sorry to hear about your Dad

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Ro. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care of yourself, dear girl! A big hug to you.

Laura

kim said...

So sorry. I join all the others who have gotten to know you through your lovely blog in sending condolences to you and to your family.

JessiVille said...

Ro, So sorry for your loss... Hugs, Jessi xox

I need orange said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

Robin Olsen said...

Such a sad thing--I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

cathsheard said...

No matter how long we have had them, and how much we accept a peaceful end, the loss of a parent still hurts so much. May your many good memories sustain you at this difficult time.

ArtPropelled said...

So sorry to read about your sad news, Ro. Thinking of you. xxx

Hoola Tallulah said...

I am so so sorry for your loss Ro, sending you lots of happy thoughts, big love, hugs and good wishes. There really are no words XxX

burntofferings said...

ro -- haven't been keeping up with blogs so i'm just catching up. so very sorry for your loss -- sending hugs.

Sherry said...

so sorry for your loss

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I'm sorry I am so late in seeing this Ro. I send you my prayers and thoughts.I am so sorry for your loss
Lee

Serena said...

My sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear Dad, Ro.

Serena xo

Lynda Howells said...

sending you some healing light to wrap round yourself..thinking of youxlynda

dieadjustormigrate said...

Ro,

I haven't been checking my fave blogs lately and just found your post about your Dad. My heart goes out to you. Big hugs.

Olwyn