Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Rest in Peace Granddad

(Amah and Granddad, March 2009)


Babes Granddad passed away yesterday, Wednesday 28th July 2009. He had a severe stroke 5 days earlier and quietly went to sleep in his hospital bed surrounded by Amah (his wife), Jean and Eileen (his daughters) and me.

He was 87 years old, he and Amah were in their 61st year of marriage. Granddad had served for England in World War 2, he was an English Mason, a member of the RSA and a talented wood turner. He loved his family, a whiskey on Saturday night and he had a wicked sense of humor.

Rest in Peace Granddad, we love you and will miss you so very much.

18 comments:

Amy said...

So sorry Rachael *hugs*

Kerryanne English said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Rachael.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Linda said...

Very sorry to learn of your loss.....heartfelt sympathies to you and your family...hugs, Linda

bluemuf said...

I'll be thinking of you with prayers and good thoughts.

Hugs Karen

Sugar Bear said...

Big hugs. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Karla

Natasha Burns said...

I'm so sorry Rachael, thinking of you and your family xox

Lori said...

i am so sorry for your loss...

Alison Gibbs said...

Rachael so sorry to hear of your loss. Wonderful that he was surrounded by those he loved as he passed away
Alison

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

So sorry for your loss.
(((((hugs)))))
~Becca~

Connie said...

Sorry to hear you lost your granddad, but I hope you are doing well......well, you AND the Princess, sugar!
xoxo,
Connie

Terry said...

Howdy Rachel
I am so sorry for your loss,but glad you have such wonderful memories of a beautiful life and His love to always hold onto in your heart.
I do hope you don't mind my leaving a comment.
Hugs to you and yours.
Happy Trails

Fete et Fleur said...

He sounds like he was an exceptional person. What a wonderful life he led and you are so blessed to have shared it with him. Sending you comforting thoughts and hug.

Nancy

shabbydreaming said...

So Sorry to hear that Rachael,
sending you blessings and remember he is now your angel looking after you all!
have a great week
mandii

Monica said...

So sorry to hear about your loss .
Hope you are well
Hugs
Monica

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Rachael, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your sweet family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Love you,
Amy

Great-Granny Grandma said...

So sorry, Rachel. And sorry I did not read this post before. (I'm way behind on my blogging). Praying that the Lord will comfort you and your family as only He can do.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Rachael. I hope everyone is doing well. You have my prayers.

(Louise/Beachy)