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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sad News

My father passed away quietly in his sleep Sunday night. My brother phoned him every morning and when he didn't answer the call on Monday morning they knew something was wrong. He was 93 and still living independently. He always said that when his time came he wanted to go to bed some night and just not wake up in the morning. He got his wish. His worst fear was the hospital or assisted living. We are all thankful that he was spared that.
The funeral will be on Saturday so I will probably not be blogging until after that.
He was the best of Dads and Grandfathers and we will all miss him a lot.

47 comments:

dot said...

My prayers are out to you and your family.

Quilt Pixie said...

may you and your family find peace...

Kim West said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Hedgehog said...

So sorry to hear that. Glad that he died as he hoped to.

Laurie Ann said...

So sorry to hear the news. To go in my own bed, in my sleep at a ripe old age is exactly how I want to go. What a blessing for him and you.

Fiona said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Joyce.

anne bebbington said...

So sad for those of you left behind Joyce, but he got his wish - may we all go the same way (((Hugs)))

atet said...

Joyce, I'm so sorry for your loss, but there is some solace in knowing he lived as he wished. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Jane Ann said...

"He was the best of Dads and Grandfathers and we will all miss him a lot." There is no better tribute.

In the end I think all we can hope for is a good death. Sounds like he got that--which is also a blessing to you. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Shirley Goodwin said...

How wonderful that he still lived independently to such a good age, and slipped away peacefully. It's the best we can hope for. Thinking of you.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

My heart goes out to you. This will certainly be a difficult time for you and your family. How nice that he went peacefully in his sleep. It was the same with my grandmother.

Jodie said...

Joyce, I am sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Jodie

meggie said...

Thoughts are with you Joyce.
What a good thing your father got his wish. It would be everyone's choice, & hopefully makes it a little easier to remember he went the way he wanted.

tami said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so glad that your father got his wish. It makes us feel so much better when they didn't suffer.

Libby said...

So sad to hear of your loss. You and your family will be kept in my thoughts.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

My condolances to you and your family. You all are in my prayers.

Carole said...

Sorry to hear about your lost. I offer my deepest sympathy. Take care of yourself!

Screen Door said...

My heart goes out to you. No one ever wants to lose their Dad. I thankful he didn't suffer. He must have been an incredible man to be 93 and living on his own. I bet you come from good stock....

Dawn said...

Joyce, sorry to hear the news. But I"m so glad he went the way he wanted. What an amazing man to still be living alone at 93! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pam said...

I am so sorry Joyce to hear of your loss. It is so sad but yet so nice that he was 93 and had a long and good life and in the end he got to die the way he wished. You really can't get better than that. God Bless

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. I hope that this time is not too difficult for you and your family.

Lily said...

No matter how long they've lived and no matter how 'happy' they died, it's still sad for those who remain behind. I hope his funeral and afterwards are filled with warm and heart-felt memories Joyce.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Sorry to hear about your loss but that really is the most wonderful way to go, hugs, Tracey

Ali Honey said...

Dear Joyce, You and your family are in my thoughts. 93 is a wonderful age but you will all miss him.( that's as it should be ) I hope you get some comfort remembering all the good times that you shared with him.
Hugs from Alison.

Clare said...

Dear Joyce. He was obviously still fit in mind and body and died how he wanted to. Thoughts with you for the coming few days and especially Saturday. (((hugs)))

Chrissie said...

God bless you and your family, Joyce. You are in my prayers.

Diana said...

I'm so sorry, Joyce. Take care.

Suze said...

You will miss your father but how good to know that you had him with as long as you did.........

Please accept my sincere condolences.

Chookyblue said...

thinking of you Joyce.......take care

TJ said...

Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss...Thinking of you Toni

Morah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We will be here when you return and feel like visiting again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy said...

Please accept my sympathies. I'm so glad he passed peacefully. My prayers are with you and your family during the days and weeks to come.

Rose Marie said...

Oh dear, a sad time. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Take care and remember the good times you had with him.

keryn said...

So sorry you have lost your dad, but glad that he went the way he wanted. Not everyone has that. Take time to remember your times together.

Karen said...

Your dad died the way most of us wish we could when the time comes. How remarkable that he was 93 and still living at home on his own. You surely must come from strong stock!

Devorah said...

May all your memories be good ones. My sincerest condolences.

Anne Heidi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. And I guess it's a comfort to know he passed the way he wished. Take care. Hugs.

Norma said...

I am so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve.

Darlene said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers!

KCQuilter said...

Joyce, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You are in my thoughts.

ForestJane said...

So sorry to hear your news, but glad it was peaceful at the end. Take care.

Mary said...

Joyce, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose your father but I'm glad he went quietly without suffering. My dad was 59 when he lost his battle with lung cancer.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Joyce, I try to remind everyone, cuz' we forget sometimes...Memories last forever.

Hugs.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

He was lucky to go the way he wanted to, and managed to stay independent for so long. Sorry to hear your sad news.

Patti said...

Please accept my belated condolences on the loss of your father. I'm still trying to catch up on my blog reading. I'm so glad you have so many wonderful memories. What a wonderful eulogy.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Joyce, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart is with you and your family.
*hugs*
Tazzie

Judy said...

Oh Joyce....I'm so sorry to read about your Dad. I'm just now catching up on blog-reading, after my hectic schedule with my Mom and then my class.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your Dad was indeed lucky to pass the way he did - the way he wanted to!
Warm Hugs to you!!
Judy