Sunday, 21 March 2010

Very sad

Today is a very sad day.
The Sweetheart's Dad passed away
at 11 this morning.
He went into Epworth Hospital yesterday morning after a few little T.I.A.s but this was not at all expected.

This is when I wrote about him on ANZAC Day last year, at the bottom of that entry about the other soldiers in my family.

And this
is the quilt I made for him last year when he moved in to Happy Paddocks. He had it on his bed all the time, but hidden under the bedspread as he was so worried somebody might steal it. But he showed everyone so the whole world knew where it was anyway!

Here he is with The Sweetheart and my brother-in-law at his 88th birthday party in January.
The BIL is such a pest - here he is pulling Dad's whiskers...

This is the entry for Dad's birthday with a little bit about him.

My Dad died when I was 17, he had been ill for ten years before he died (Multiple Myeloma) which meant I was really very young when he was last a healthy fathering man.
I have so missed having a Dad in my life for most of it.
The Sweetheart's Dad was a bloke who certainly lived life to the full. (And then some!). Yep, he had a good innings...

I am going off to have a little think, and a cuppa tea, and then drive to Melbourne.


Wendy said...

So sorry for you and the family. He seemed well loved...Draw strength from the happy memories.

AnnieO said...

Very sad day indeed, Jasmine, for you and your man and his family. Glad he lived a long and full life and had many loved ones (and a quilt!)to comfort him in his old age.

esquiltingpassion said...

So sorry for you lose. It is always a sad day when you lose someone you love. Keep in mind all the times you spent with him and keep his memory alive.

Missie Krissie said...

What a sad loss. So sorry for you and your loved ones. Take care, Kris and family xxx

Kate said...

Oh Jas - so sorry to hear it. And my thoughts go to your Sweetheart as well. It looks from that photo as though Dad was a warm and generous man - not many Dads interact with their "kids" like that.

Sue said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much this lovely man meant to you.

Clare said...

Thinking of you. Lots

big hugs

Barb said...

I am truly sad for your loss....and I am at a loss for words.

quiltmom said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and yours at this difficult time.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,


A sad loss for you and your family and his family and loved ones. My thoughts are with you .
Thanks to the Brave Soldier for fighting for us. God will bless him!

Pokey said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your FIL's passing. I'm glad that you were able to show your love to him, I love my father in law as much as I ever did my own daddy. I hope you can draw comfort from your precious memories.