Sunday, 23 September 2012

Farewell Dad

Things have been a bit quiet here in the last couple of weeks, as on Thursday 13th September my Dad passed away at the age of 93.  It was very peaceful, after a short battle with cancer.

He had been well and active right until the end.  This photo was taken on VP Day, only a month before he died.  He was the last ex POW in our town.

081512pvjday5   Second world  veteran, Dick Johnson.

Dad was a keen spinner and the “Mr Fixit” for all the local spinning wheels.

Spinning Australia Day 2008

We all miss him.  It won’ be quite the same without him around.

16 comments:

Maria said...

You are in my thoughts at this sad time..
A true Aussie Gentleman...

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of hugs.......thanks a great photo of your dad on VP day....

Susan said...

Thinking of you. Looks like he really loved life. X

Fiona said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad... he looks such a kindly man and so well for being in his 90's.... big hugz...

loulee said...

Thinking of you. ((Hugs))

Joy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - he looks like a lovely man. Sending hugs to you.
Joy x

Maree: said...

I bet there were'nt many Male Spinners around how Unique...Lovely Photo's Janice and Wonderful Memories for You.
Take Care.

Tracy said...

Thinking of you Janice. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures of your Dad.
Hugs
Tracy

Ali Honey said...

I am sending you sympathy on the death of your Dad. What a great age he reached after some obviously hard times as a POW.
It's good to have such great photos of him to help you remember.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a blessing for you to have such a wonderful man for your father, Janice. I am sure you will miss him terribly. {{{{{hugs}}}}}
Jenny
xxx

Cardygirl said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear dad...but how wonderful to have had him as your father!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Your dad sounds like a wonderful man. Such lovely photos of him too. My thoughts are with you and your mum. Xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wonderful photos of your Dad Janice....my thoughts are with you...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that Janice but a nice peaceful end and how nice to have the lovely Fathers Day Photo too. Love to you all and thinking of you and your Mum xxx

Sandi said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, Janice. Lovely photos of him too.
Thinking of you....

Kate said...

Thinking of you during this sad time.