Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thanks for your support

It is with great sadness that I share the passing of my dearest Dad on Friday April 5th . Life will never be quite the same without his presence but he filled my life with so much love and wonderful memories that I feel he will always be by my side . It was a difficult couple of days from the time he entered the hospital , he struggled so much to breathe but once they gave him medication to ease him he slept more peacefully and although we no longer heard his wonderful voice we knew that he knew we were all there . The last two hours of his life he held my Mom's hand with a grip that she was unable to let go , the nurses at one point wanted to turn him which would mean letting go so I asked them to please just leave him as I felt his time was near and I am thankful they had that bond until the end. They shared 64 years together and he told a visiting minister he would give another 64 if it were possible. My Dad was very special , he in my humble opinion lived the way we all should , showing  love , kindness and understanding to both human and his beloved horses that he so adored . He loved his family foremost and gave us encouragement and never failed to ask how my sons were doing and so happy when we shared their successes . My oldest son Robbie as he always called him , drove 1000 miles and  did a reading at the funeral on Tuesday  that touched my heart and I am sure my Dad was pleased as well . I have two sisters and one brother and we were all by his side those last two days and at the moment of his passing which was as peaceful as it could possibly be so I feel blessed to have had that chance to share in his life and his passing . He did not fear death as his faith was strong , I think the only thing he may have feared is how my Mom would do without him there as they relied on each other so much , the void for my mom is going to be great . I will do my best to spend as much time with her as possible ,as will my siblings, she is a strong person but will need some help in the next while so please continue prayers for her . Thank you all for your support and prayers during this very difficult time , it really meant so much to me and my family . God Bless and give your family members a hug and be sure to tell them you love them .
hugs and with love .
Sheila

49 comments:

  1. A certeza de que seu pai estará agora ao lado de Deus e intercedendo junto por vocês.Foi assim que me alivio até hoje 27 anos depois da morte do meu pai.Orações será para sua família e sua mãe.Fique bem e pense ;TUDO POSSO NAQUELE QUE ME FORTALECE.Abraços.

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  2. Oh Sheila...I am so very sorry for your loss. They were together the same number of years as my in-laws were. It is sad to see them separated, but your Mom is lucky to have all of you with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take care

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  3. So sorry to hear your news about your dad - but so glad that you could all be there to support your mum. Thinking of you

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  4. Sheila,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

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  5. Sincerest condolences, gentle hugs, and soft prayers.

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  6. Sheila, I am so sorry to hear this...my thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family. Sounds like he was a very special person...take care...

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  7. Will be thinking of you, Sheila while your family grieves your loss. Having lost my father in February while my mom lost her partner of 60 years, I understand that you will gathering your family and memories to get you through this difficult time.

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  8. Sheila, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  9. Sheila, so sorry to hear your sad news.
    Sending love and blessings for you and your family.
    Thinking of you.

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  10. I'm so very sorry to read about your family's tremendous loss.
    My thoughts are with you.

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  11. My condolences for the passing of your dad, Sheila. Give your mom some extra hugs.

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  12. SO very sorry Sheila. My condolences and prayers to you,your family and especially your Mother. Hugs from this side of the globe!

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  13. Very sad to hear of the death of your father. Your story about him was lovely to read.

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  14. What sad news. I'm sending my condolences to you all and thinking of you.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear about your news Sheila. You have my deepest sympathy. Hugs,xx

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  16. So sorry to hear of your loss, Sheila. It is wonderful that you were able to share the last time with him , peacefully. My thoughts are with you.

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  17. Am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose a parent and I'm glad you were able to be there with him.

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  18. dear Sheila, my heart is breaking for you. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your Dad was a blessing to you all I am sure and his living legacy will love on his beautiful family.
    Take care and much love.

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  19. Sincere condolences to you and your family Sheila at this very sad time. Take care.

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  20. What a lovely tribute to a great man. Sending you hugs as you move through this very difficult time. Don't forget to take care of YOURSELF!

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  21. Dear Sheila, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your Dad. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Lots of hugs and prayers.

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  22. I'm so sorry to hear, Sheila. My heart goes out to all of you, but especially to your mom. She will miss him terribly.

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  23. oh Sheila my heart goes out to you and your family especially your mum, may your dad RIP and he looks such a gentle man,you will be in my thoughts and prayers,god bless you all.xx

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  24. Oh Sheila! I am so so saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet dad. I know this pain all too well. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know the days ahead are going to be tough, but please know that I will be praying for you as you grieve. And please grieve for as long as you need. Losing someone we love is very difficult.

    Hugs to you,
    Sue

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  25. Oh Sheila...what a beautiful tribute to your dear Dad! I am so sad for your mom and you all, but know that if he made peace with Our LORD then all will be well with his soul! God bless all of you, and I'm so glad you have such wonderful memories! ♥♥♥

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  26. It is so wonderful you all had so much time with such a wonderful man :) Take care of yourself, as much as you take care of each other. My thoughts are with you.

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  27. A beautiful tribute to your special father. You were truly blessed to have him in your life. I will be holding your family in prayer.

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  28. Oh Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your mum are in my thoughts and prayers, Wendy xx

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. So very sorry to read about the loss of your dear Dad....my thoughts are with you and your family..

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  31. So sorry Sheila, my deepest condolences.... It is a really hard thing to say good bye to a lovely parent and you will be worried aobut your mum as well as coping with your own grief.... lots of love and hugs from me.... I wish I was close enough to give you a real hug...
    Hugz

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  32. Very beautiful tribute Mom. He was an amazing man...I am so glad to have had him in my life. I was very happy to have made the trip down and be part of the wonderful service. He is such a part of you in so many ways...you carry on his attributes and his essence.
    I love you Mom.
    Robbie

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  33. so sorry to hear your sad news.
    He sounds like he was a real gentleman and well loved.
    /sending you a comfort hug.











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  34. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad,it sounds like he was a special Man

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  35. Sheila, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He sounds like a special man.

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  36. What a wonderful tribute to your Dad and all the members of your family.

    My thoughts and prayers continue for you all and especially for your Mom.

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  37. I came to thank you for commenting on my blog to find this news of your dad . So sorry and will say a prayer for you and your mom. Everyone grieves differently and you need to do things your way , take care of yourself and your mother. She is lucky to have you , and you - her. Your faith and time will help to dull the ache after awhile.
    God bless.

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  38. Sending hugs for your heart my friend. I'm so sorry.
    xx

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  39. I'm so sorry for your loss and as I read, I found it so much alike like my father's passing. I'm glad on a way that they were men that had made their peace long time ago and they never feared their end, witch in a way help us to lessen our grief to a certain degree. God bless your father, and I hope for your mother great strength. Hugs, Ruth

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  40. Oh Sheila, I had no idea .. so sorry and I am sending a big hug to you!! Thinking of you!! XXXD

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  41. Oh, Sheila, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad. He sounds like a grand guy who was loved by his family. Married for 64years? How neat is that to share so many years with the person that you love. Take care of yourself and I'll be praying for your family.

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  42. Oh Sheila, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He sounds like a great dad and grand-dad. I'm sending you my best wishes and a hug. Take care of yourself and your lovely mum.

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  43. I send a little hug for your heart. I miss my Daddy, too. We'll always be their little girls.

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  44. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, vickise at gmail dot com

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  45. Sheila, sorry to read about your loss. Hope and pray that God will give you strength to overcome this sad time

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  46. Sheila, I am so sorry to hear about your dad, I know how you and your family will miss him and your mom will be in my prayers to give her strength. Hugs!

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  47. I am sooooooooooooooooooooo very sorry about your dad. Truly sending you some hugs your way

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  48. Dear Sheila, I am so sad to read this post and I am so sorry I missed it earlier on. I'm so pleased that you were able to be there in his last days - I know what a difference those final farewells can make. I hope your Mum and you all are doing OK.

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