Thursday, August 27, 2009

In Memoriam - Dad C

R.L.C. - Dad C.
May 14th, 1936 - August 25th, 2009
He went peacefully, and likely felt very little pain. We missed him by a little over an hour. Mom C and my Beloved's sister were at the airport when we all arrived.
Some highlights from Dad's life:
  • married to his high school sweetheart for just shy of 52 years (their anniversary is on Monday)
  • father to four sons and one daughter, grandfather to 10 grandchildren (and two angel-grandbabies), great-grandfather to one great-grandson
  • as a young man he played semi-pro hockey for one season
  • he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame for all of his volunteer work (coaching, etc)
  • he loved curling, hockey, Canadian football, game shows, crossword puzzles, playing cards and he grew the best tomatoes I've ever eaten
  • he was king of the power nap, taking a nap after lunch and dinner every day

We will be celebrating his life on the Saturday of the long weekend, at the curling club where Dad worked for many years, making the ice. My Beloved and I came home yesterday. In total we were only gone 29 hours, but it feels like an eternity. Everyone else will be coming back tomorrow.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and warm thoughts over the last few days. They mean so much!

29 comments :

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a truly special man. ((hugs))

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  2. I'm sorry for your loss. Be there for one another... loosing a dad is a hard hard thing.

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  3. I'm so sorry, Honey, but I'm glad you had him around for a good, long time and that he went peacefully.

    There are still things to be thankful for. :o)

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  4. I am sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Honey, I'm so very sorry for your loss, and that you didn't make it in time to say goodbye. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Sorry for your loss. It sounds like he had a wonderful life and many memories you can cherish.

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  7. I'm so sorry to see that you and DH have lost a father. He sounds like quite a wonderful man, and I'm sure he knew you were thinking of him and loving him at the end, even if you didn't make it in time.
    If the strokes were as severe as you said, it's probably a blessing that he passed away without suffering. I hope I haven't offended with that comment - as a doc, I've seen some patients completely incapacitated by an extensive stroke, who then end up depressed, unable to live independently, and with such minimal quality of life. As terrible as your loss is, he didn't suffer for long, and had a great life up until that point.
    I hope your family and friends have a wonderful celebration of his life next weekend. And that your Mum survives their anniversary date with her family to support her - I'm sure it will be very difficult for her. 52 years is quite an achievement in this day and age!

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  8. What a lovely tribute! He sounds like a wonderful man.

    Sending love and prayers your way. Sorry for the hurt you, DH, and family are going through. ((((HUGS!!!))))

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  9. Mrs. G..I am so sorry..It sounds like he had such a great life..please know you & your family are weighing heavy on my heart tonight.

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like a wonderful person.

    ICLW

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  11. Dear Mrs. G.,
    The photo is so evocative. God be with you all, through the days ahead, and I pray that the celebration of your father-in-law's life is wonderful.

    God bless.
    ICLW

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  12. So very sorry for your loss.

    It sounds that you were all wonderfully blessed to have him in your lives...I know that he will be greatly missed. I hope , in time, that you'll be able to cherish the good memories you have and celebrate his life.

    You, DH and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. So sorry for your loss. He sounds like a very special man.

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  14. I am really, really sorry to hear of your sad news. Please accept my sincere condolences at this time - hugs!!

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  15. I am so so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and strength in the days ahead.

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  16. So sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your husband in my thoughts, and remembering your Dad C and his many life accomplishments today.

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  17. So sorry to hear this. Sounds like you had a very special father in law.

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  18. I am so sorry for your loss. {{HUGS}}

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  19. Oh no, I am so terribly sorry. :( Keeping you all in my prayers.

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  20. I'm truly sorry your dad is no longer here with you. I wish you and your family lots of peace during this difficult time.
    *HUGS*

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that knowing the wonderful man he was is a comfort to your family.

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  23. I am so so sorry....you know it's going to happen someday but you never want that day to come and when it does it's always to soo. Sending you and your husband gentle hugs and a shoulder to cry on. Much love, Fran

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  24. It looks like Dad C had a beautiful life...may he rest in peace with his two angel grandbabies!

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  25. Oh sweetie, I am so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a good man with a very special life. I hope your celebration of his life on Saturday went well and I'm here sending you back many hugs.

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