My dear Dad died on Monday - a blessed relief from a long and horrible illness.
I am trying to write the announcement for the local paper but have hit a wall. I want to say that he died peacefully but the next line should be something like "At peace now" or some acknowledgement that the suffering is over and he is in a better place but I can't think what would be right and "at peace" sounds wrong after the "peacefully" We are a Christian family so references to Jesus, Heaven etc would be appropriate. I would really appreciate some ideas please so if any of you have some you could share, I'd be really grateful
You could just say that he passed peacefully. I know this is a really hard time for you but those that knew him will "know" and understand, and those that didn't won't care much anyway. Don't overthink it - keep it simple. (I fully understand that you want to send him off appropriately)