Saturday, 3 October 2009

Farewell Dad & Happy Times....

Yesterday was another extremely tough day for my family and I...we said our farewell to Dad and gave him the send off he more than deserved. The church in the village where we live is on a hill and they had to stop cars going up as the parking was full. The church was packed out...people were even stood outside as they couldn't get in. The vicar said he had never seen anything like it...my Dad was a very popular man and befriend people of all generations. He was born and lived all his life in the village...

Nothing feels real at the moment and its like its all happening to someone else, I am finding myself talking etc and it doesn't even feel like its me.
My Dad was such an amazing person and we are all going to miss him more than words can ever say. He was our rock and our hero....
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I have been sorting through lots of photo's and remembering happier times...we don't have loads as Dad spent most of the time behind the camera and not in front of it....he loved his photography.
Here's a couple at my 30th birthday party....
Dad and me having a good old boogie...


Dad having a beer with a few friends...


Emma
x

19 comments:

Lynsey said...

Hi Emma, I'm glad yesterday went ok, it sounds like your dad was very popular.
Thats a great photo of you and your dad.
Take care
Hugs Lynsey:)

jacque4u2c said...

I am so sorry - my thoughts are with you. He sounds like he was a wonderful man! {{hugs}}

Clare said...

Hi hun. Looks like a lovely village and I'm so glad your dad had lots of people to send him off. The pictures are lovely, a really nice way to remember him. Take care, thoughts are with you. Hugs Clare xx

Lorraine A said...

sending BIG HUGS Emma x x x The photo's are lovely I am sure he will be missed by everyone who knew him. you take card of yourself Emma and take time to grieve. I wish I was there to give you a big hug and a shoulder to cry on but I am sure Joanne will be there when you need a friend x x x
BIG HUGS re on their way and I am thinking of you all the time x x

Luv
Lorraine x x

Angel's Delight's said...

Hi Hunnie...

Ohhh Emma i feel for you, don't know what it is like to loose a parent, and could not even begin to think what you are going through right now.
REMEMBER the happy times, he looked and sounded a much loved,fantastic guy,
All my love to you and family..
Hugs Angel x x x

Ria said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{EMMA}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
here is a big cyberhug sweetie!! I can't imagine how much pain you are feeling!! Your dad was a great person!! That shows in the many people who came to say goodbye to him!

hugsss Ria

Donna said...

It must have been extrememly difficult for you to make this post Emma and to post the pictures of your Dad, thank you so much for sharing them with us. I hope that in time things will become a little easier for you all...my heart goes out to you and your family and although it feels a bit feeble I'm sending you a ton of hugs :) Donna x

Crafting Joanne said...

Beautiful photo's hun they will help you to cherish all the happy times and memories, thanks for sharing them with us.

Big Hugs

Joanne xx

Scrappymax said...

Oh Emma, my heart goes out to you. I wish I could be with you to give you a bit hug. I can imagine it does feel really strange and that it is happening to someone else but it is good that you are looking over old photos as this will help you to focus on the good times. You will have good days and bad but we are all out here for you if you need to talk because you are probably feeling that you cant talk to anyone as you have to be strong for your mum but you also need to grieve yourself.
I am thinking of you and your family and sending lots of prayers your way. Max x

Stephanie said...

He sounds like an exceptional & wonderful man & as much as this makes your loss all the greater - it also makes you very lucky to have had him as your father, thinking of you Emma

Love Steph x

Natalie said...

Your Dad looked like a really great guy Emma, I am so sorry for your loss. x

Loopylou!! said...

oh emma,it sounds as if your dad had the best farewell. i know it was a sad day hunny but how comforting mus it be for you all that he was so loved. Thinking of you hunny xxxxx

Sue said...

oh emma,i can't tell you how much i feel for you.You and your family have been in my thoughts each and every day since you told us this tragic and very sad news.It shows he was a great father,husband and friened to many and he will be sadly missed.Thank you for sharing these potos,that wasn't an easy thing to do darl.Sending love anh hugs to you.

Sue
xx

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Emma,I know how you feel, i lost my Dad almost a year ago and it still hurts but i find if i think of the good times and the love he gave it makes it bearable.The pics of your dad are something you will treasure.I have a similar pic of me and my dad dancing.
Take care
((hugs))
Trish (-:

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

My thoughts are with you Emma. What a wonderful picture of you and your dad. He will be in your heart forever, never far away.
Take care,
hugz
deb

Moni said...

Gorgeous pics hun!And so great that a lot of people came to the funural to say the last goodby to your Dad! Cherish your memories with your dad! Big hugs, Moni

treesawardincrafts said...

Oh Emma, reading this filled me up, your loss seems enormous, and it is clear that he was a rear character. You must be so pleased to have been part of him. I'm sure you will think of him every day of your life, and I'm sure they will always be fond memories.

Hang in there girl, it will get better.

Peggy said...

Hi Emma,

The foto's are lovely and you must remeber the good times.

It sound like he was a wonderful man.

Take care,

A big big hug,

Peggy xx

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Awe Emma, special hugs to you darling, so sorry to hear your sad news!! Please keep in mind he is alive in you! and he loves you from where ever he will be! Take care! Hugs always!