Sunday, August 14, 2011

Another Very Sad Loss

It is with great sadness that I share the news
of the passing of my dear 90 year old Dad
died of pneumonia after suffering a period of time with chronic heart failure.

It had been only 10 days after arriving home
from an interstate visit to say "our goodbyes" while
there was time to share some special moments sitting in the sunshine
and staring at the clouds.

At the time of hearing how quickly of his passing
I was working on my new journal
"Tattered Angels"

immediately felt him surrounded by their presence with him.

This project will now be put aside as we travel back to Adelaide for his funeral
during this week which means I will be absent from my blog
until approx. 22nd August
but I will have my Ipad with me to be in touch!

Farewell great and wonderful man who served his country
in the Royal Australian Air Force No. 3 Squadron in
the Middle East and other threatres of
World War II

(Dad is on the Left)

leaving behind my stepmother, siblings and grandchildren.

I sincerely hope his legacy of love, discipline and courage
continue to live on in me!

Thank you all so very much for your condolences that I have already received

to all the wonderful people who have enjoyed my creations enough to follow
even if you have no blog for me to comment back.

Love and all good wishes to you!

Suzy xxx


  1. Oh Suzy I am so sorry. I know how it feels to lose your father. It sounds like he had a wonderful life and what a dashing good looking man he was. Know that he will always be with you in spirit. You are in my thoughts. Sharon

  2. so sorry. such sad news. my thoughts are with you.

  3. My very sincere condolences.
    Big Hug,

  4. Olá, Susy!
    É uma perda muito sofrida esta. Meu pai faleceu em 2005 e até hoje dói meu coração!
    Aqui no Brasil amanhã, 2º domingo de agosto, é DIA DOS PAIS ... dia em que lembro mais ainda do meu, tão querido e bom!!!
    Peço que o seu pai esteja abençoado por todos os anjos... os do seu novo projeto são parte deles, com certeza!
    A luz que há em seu blog ilumine sua vida, na presença eterna de seu pai...que nunca morrerá realmente!
    Um carinhoso abraço a você que está tão longe de mim e a quem gostaria de abraçar verdadeiramente.

  5. Que notícia triste... sinto muito...

  6. Suzy I am so sad this evening to read of your news. My prayers are with you as you travel once more to see your wonderful dad off on his greatest journey. May God watch over you as you travel and may the angels bring back many happy memories of your dad to fill your heart!
    Tina xo

  7. So sorry for your loss Suzy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.


  8. Suzy, so sorry for your sad loss of a super Dad at the grand age of 90.
    He looked quite a character in both photos!

    Thinking of you and sending my warmest wishes in your time of need.

    Take care,

    Sandie xx

  9. So sorry for your loss Suzy, my thoughts are with you. Special hugs, Jackie

  10. Suzy.. I'm so sorry for your loss. Such wonderful photographic memories...your father looks like a wonderful man full of love and joy. Wishing you and your family peace during this very sad time...Best,

  11. I am certain you did feel his presence. What a comfort. Your dad was a hansome young solider. I am sorry for you loss.

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Suzy. Sending healing hugs to you.

  13. My father was a professional musician. As a child I would look at his hands, as he played the guitar. When I look at my hands, I see his. He is always near.

  14. Suzy, I am so sorry to read of your sad news, It is very hard to lose a parent, we tend to think of them being here forever, and they are in spirit.

    Will be thinking of you

  15. My thoughts are with you Suzy.Your Dad was a good lookin' fella, and a strong man to look up to.We'll see you at the funeral dearest one.
    Love Judy xx

  16. Thank you all so very much dear blogging friends for your heart warming and comforting comments.
    I feel I have the love and energy of angels around me
    too at present!
    Your comments are so appreciated!!!
    Love and hugs to you all,

  17. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories, photos and shared time together. Blessings to you...

  18. Dear Suzi, my deepest condolences.
    Love, Dianne

  19. sorry to hear it. all the best to you. And what a wonderful old photo to post. Lovely to see.

  20. Please accept my condolences; he had such a kind face, amusing smile and wise old eyes.

  21. So sorry for you loss Suzy.
    Sending lots of thought and hugs your way.
    xo Tina

  22. Such sad news Suzy. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

  23. My dearest friend,
    you know my heart is with you in theese dayes of loss and sorrow-
    Your father was a very hansome man both young and old,- and I know you will miss him, but also feel the love you shared and the last wonderful hours you had with him.
    You are in my thoughts, Suzy-
    Love you my dear-

  24. Suzy i am so sorry to hear of your loss's good you had some quality time with your Dad ..much love ....xx

  25. I was so sorry to hear your news. Sending comforting thoughts x

  26. I'm so sorry for your loss, thinking of you x

  27. So sorry to hear of his passing. You always wrote about him with such love and I knew you were close. He had smiling eyes your Dad, that says it all. Take care and I am glad the angels are bringing you comfort. xox Corrine

  28. Suzi, I am so sorry to hear of your loss...Your father sounds like a wonderful man, and he was a handsome devil...So special that you had time to say thoughts will be with you during this time of loss...much love, G.

  29. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a very handsome man. Sending wishes for peace and comfort. God Bless, Tammy

  30. So sorry to read about your loss.
    My thoughts and love are with you.

  31. So sorry to hear of your Father passing away. We share some coincidences, my Father passed away this year, aged 89, from pneumonia. He was in the RAF, the British Airforce. I have a similar photo of him as you have of your Dad. My thoughts are with you.

  32. So very sorry to read about the loss of your Father. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  33. Sweet Suzy, I am so sorry to read this post to find this news. The photo of him is wonderful to include.
    I send my thoughts of peace to you.


  34. Am so sorry to hear of your loss. Am sending hugs your way my friend.

  35. My deepest love to you and your family.

  36. I'm sorry about your Dad. I lost mine a couple of years ago at 95. Even though they both had long, good lives, it's hard to lose them.

  37. Dear Suzy!! I am so very sorry to hear of your wonderful Dad's passing!! What a great picture of such a handsome and loving man!! You are so lucky to have those memories and the knowledge that he will always be with you in your heart. I am so glad to know that you were able to spend some quality time with him!! Big Comforting hugs!! Safe journey, dear friend!!

  38. I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sending you prayers and hugs. Your Dad was a very handsome man. May you find comfort in knowing that you will see him again.

  39. It is terrible, my sincere condolences, I am of any heart with you in these sad days. Courage very dear Suzy!


  40. Oh Suzi I am so sorry to hear about the los of your father. I'm glad you just recently got to spend time with him and share those special moments. Sending prayers, thoughts and hugs your way.

  41. So very sorry to hear about your loss. On the pictures he looks like a man standing in middle of life. Happy!! So glad that your have some special time with him a short while ago.
    I think of you.
    Hugs Yvonne

  42. I am so sorry, Suzy, to learn of your Father's passing. May the love of family and friends carry you through the difficult days ahead. Blessings to you and your family.

  43. Hi Suzy,
    Such sad news. Thinking of you and hoping you have a safe trip.
    Creative, gentle hugs,

  44. Dear Suzy,
    I'm so sorry for your loss.I'm glad you had time to say good by.Sending hugs and love,

  45. Another Bright star will now shine brightly from the heavens...His beauty will continue on in you Suzy and your beautiful creations...May his memory be an ongoing inspiration to you ...Hugs

  46. dear Suzi, so sorry to read that. courage my sweet.

  47. Hello Suzi, so sorry to hear of your father's leaving. It is good that you got to spend some time with him before he left though. A wonderful photo, he looks so vibrant - I am sure he had a bit of a larrikin spirit in him.

  48. So sorry for your loss Suzy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

    xx Hilda

  49. Dear Suzy,
    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know that he will be with you in spirit. Take care.


  50. Blessings from angels are coming to you at this time of your father's passing. We just lost my husband's mother, who was 95, and she too had pneumonia and lasted about a week after going into a semi-coma state. She passed away on August 4th. She was a sweetie, a wonderful home maker and a very creative lady.
    We share in your grief at this time. My own dad passed away at age 68 from cancer, and I still feel his presence and it is a comfort to my heart.
    Hugs and comforting prayers,
    Teresa in California

  51. Dear Suzy
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this time.

    Father and daughter is a very special relationship and from your words I feel yours was a very loving one.

    You are remembering all the wonderful times you've spent together and you will treasure these memories forever.
    I'm sure these memories will be reflected in your art in some way in the future months.

    Thinking of you
    God's Blessings
    take care
    big warm hugs
    Shane x

  52. So sorry for your loss, he'll certainly live on in you; there's such light in his eyes in the recent photo & so glad you had that time with him.

  53. Suzy,
    I am so sorry to read this post. I am so happy you got to spend time together at the end. Certainly he is present in your art, I can see that! What a handsome man he was in his uniform & the later picture of him shows he must have been quite a fun character. We are never ready to say good-bye to our parents, I've lost all of mine too young. They tell me time heals, I'm still waiting. I miss them everyday. Thoughts & prayers to you sweet friend.

  54. Oh my Suzy...I'm so sorry to hear of your father passing. I know that he was an extraordinary man and will be missed by all who knew him and love you. God bless you and your family my sweets. I am here for you...I love you...and am praying for your strength. Lovey

  55. Visiting from Fabric Photo Memories....So sorry for your lost and heavens new gift of an angel. Take care, you are in our prayers.

    Paula in South Florida

  56. dearest suzy~
    oh how my heart grieves with yours at the passing of your dear father. i so wish i could be there to hold you and rock you my have been through much heartache of late. but i'm so glad you could go be with him those days before...perfect timing. i'm sure he received great comfort and joy by your presence. you are a light, and carry on the torch with a legacy of blessing and love.
    peace dearly beloved~

  57. Heartfelt condolences Suzy.xx

  58. Hello Suzy,

    I heard the news of your fathers passing through Lovey's post. I felt the need to reach out to you and offer my thoughts and prayers. God's blessing to you and your loved one.


  59. Dear Suzy, I am so sorry for your loss. When I am in my garden my father is with me and I know you will continue to feel his love with you always.
    With my condolences and love,

  60. I am so, so sorry for the loss of your father Suzy. It is so hard to say goodbye to a parent. I loved seeing the photos of him. Such a handsome man he was.
    Safe travels Suzy...and I am thinking of you and sending big hugs from here...

  61. Sending you a bouquet of love across the miles to you today sweet Suzy. May your heart be lighter knowing how much all of your friends love you.
    Sweet peace ~ Katie

  62. Losing a loved one is so difficult. Losing a parent is one of the toughest losses. It sounds like he lived a long, full life. We should all be so fortunate~

  63. I am so sorry for your loss, Suzy. Glad you had time to say good by.

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Hugs and Love,

  64. I remember how hard it hit me when my father passed away almost three years ago. My thoughts are with you. I am so very sorry for your loss.


  65. So sorry for your loss, his photo looks like he was a lovely man,and I am sure he was much loved. My sympathy to you.

  66. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your dad left quite a legacy of love behind. Peace.

  67. Your Dad looks like such a sweet soul - I'm sure you'll feel his presence with you throughout your life. It sounds like he left a lot of love in his wake. Blessings to you as you go through this difficult time.

  68. Suzy,
    I offer you condolences with the loss of your daddy!.
    Suzy, I know, with the heaviest stress in life is the loss of parents and immediate family, but remember that you're dead, and your daddy sees as suffering, and certainly wants you to be brave, you're his part, is very difficult, but it is possible.
    Suzy, I know this pain well, six years ago the mother died three years ago in January in a dream my brother died suddenly, and for four months Papa died the same year, I have in my home country already parents, brother, 20 years I live alone with my three children and grandson in the Netherlands, the nearest whole family, and emigration is not easy, my dad also was a soldier and a mother during the war, deported to Germany for heavy work, etc. ...
    Remember, I am / we are / with your pain,

  69. I am so indeed sorry to hear of your dad's passing...What a very brave and valiant man--and I am certain, a kind man too. My heart aches for you, my friend...This is such a terrible loss and I pray that you are comforted by fond memories of him that last a lifetime.

  70. Oh, Suzy, I am SO sorry to hear about the loss of your father. There is NOTHING like a dad. He looks like he was just a totally huggable man and will be much missed.
    Blessings and peace,

  71. Suzy I popped over to see what you've been up to.
    I am so so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad! I kniw how difficult it is. My heart goes out to you and your family!
    much Love and a BIG hug!

  72. hi Suzy ... i am so sorry for the loss of your dad. i would have come earlier but i wasn't in blogland for the pass few weeks. i hope all is settled with you and your family now, and that you are all in peaceful healing. your dad is never really gone ... he is immortal, in your hearts.
    BIG HUGS ...

  73. Dear Suzi, I am so sorry to hear this. Even though your father lived to a good old age, it is still so hard to let go! My heart goes out to you. Your post is so loving. A dear tribute to him.
    Hugs of love,

  74. What lovely photos . . . and how blessed you all were to have your father with you for so many years . . . I will keep your family in my prayers . . .

  75. Suzy - your Dad looks like a sweetheart - what a smile he had! I am genuinely sorry for your loss. Still today - after almost 7 years - I grieve for the loss of my Father - it is a heartache that you learn to live with. I will pray that you find peace with this loss~~



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