My wonderful Dad has passed away...

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SOLOisMeredithGrey Wed 19-Aug-09 19:31:40

Today at 10:05am after a battle with lung cancer, my wonderful Dad passed away. He was 77 and had fought since October last year a battle we knew he wouldn't win.

Dad was so handsome in life, but looked thin and tired in his sick bed, but his handsome features returned after death. I wish I could share that face with you all.

I know I'm rambling now, so I'll leave it there until later on.

I am sad and upset, but the broken heartedness I have felt over the last few months has gone ~ at least for now.

Thanks for reading.

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foxinsocks Wed 19-Aug-09 19:32:28

I'm so sorry Solo x

LuluMaman Wed 19-Aug-09 19:35:22

I am very , very sorry to hear of your loss. How wonderful you last memory will be of him looking as handsome as he did before he was sick.

wishing you strength at this difficult time

TalkIsCheap Wed 19-Aug-09 19:36:21

I am so sorry for your loss sad

sybilfaulty Wed 19-Aug-09 19:37:13

I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family strength in the weeks to come

differentDM Wed 19-Aug-09 19:38:47

Solo, I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad that he doesn't have to stand the pain any more or that you see him in that pain.

I know what you mean about his face. My dad's was the same. The lines of pain smoothed away and just the expression of peace.

God bless x

dizzymare Wed 19-Aug-09 19:39:11

I'm so sorry to hear this Solo

Therevchasesducks Wed 19-Aug-09 19:40:33

so sorry for your loss.
I lost my Dad recently and it is so hard, sending you love

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 19-Aug-09 19:46:15

I am so sorry. sad

TrinityRhino Wed 19-Aug-09 19:46:46

so sorry to hear of your loss

he is no longer suffering

I wish you all the strength at this awful time


EachPeachPearMum Wed 19-Aug-09 19:49:21

So sorry for you loss Solo.

elkiedee Wed 19-Aug-09 20:48:20

Sorry Solo

Jumente Wed 19-Aug-09 21:12:47

oh darling I hoped this wouldn't be you sad

I'm so sorry he's gone, what a brave fight though.

Take care of yourself now won't you xxx

LedodgyDailyMailstinksofpoo Wed 19-Aug-09 21:13:23

So sorry. x

LilRedWG Wed 19-Aug-09 21:59:41

I am so sorry SOLO. Few words will help you, but please know that we are all here for you.


SOLOisMeredithGrey Wed 19-Aug-09 23:44:39

Thank you all for your kind words.

I have had 2 experiences this evening with 'smells' and after the first one, something brshed down my arm whilst I was driving.

I'm extremely tired now having been awake since 10am on Tuesday with just one hours sleep between 2 and 3:07 this morning...if I've made any sense at all here hmm

LilRed, how are you coping? I do think of you from time to time. I do hope you are well.

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cathcat Thu 20-Aug-09 00:36:42

I'm so sorry.

bellavita Thu 20-Aug-09 01:11:56

I am sorry for your loss sad

LilRedWG Thu 20-Aug-09 12:28:57

SOLO - when you feel ready, please feel free to come and chat on this thread here. Also, if you need to chat offboard you can email me at

I also had a couple of times when I could smell my Dad at the bottom of our staircase. It was wonderful and comforting.


SOLOisMeredithGrey Fri 21-Aug-09 00:49:58

Thank you

LilRed, I will ~ thank you.x

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DrNortherner Sun 23-Aug-09 18:05:57

Really sorry to hear this solo. My lovely dad died in April, there are many of us on mumsnet on this awful, relentless journey of grief.

Sending you lots of strength.

shabbapinkfrog Sun 23-Aug-09 18:14:42

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.

Remember even though he isin't physically here he will never leave you - he will always be helping you and looking after you xx

anastasia74 Sun 23-Aug-09 20:17:33

So sorry for your loss.
I lost my Dad recently and it is so hard.

It has helped me tremendously talking about my feelings and getting support on here.

It does help to know you are not alone.

Sending hugs.

SalVolatile Sun 23-Aug-09 21:58:36

Hi Solo, the loss is a terrible shock, even when you think that - rationally - you are expecting it. I am sooo glad your dad looked peaceful after death as that will be a great comfort to you, believe me. <<<hugs>>>>

GivePeasAChance Sun 23-Aug-09 22:05:29

Solo - sorry to hear what happened to your dad. Cancer really is a cruel and heartless disease.

My dad died from cancer just a month ago..........and it ravaged him too. I can remember him the way he was now though which is nice.

I guess you will have the funeral to contend with this week. I found the thought worse than the reality............I hope it goes OK.

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