Rest in Peace Papa.

On Thursday the 12th of September, just 8 days short of his 79th birthday, my Grandfather (or 'Papa' as we grandchildren liked to call him) passed away after more than three years of having to battle cancer.  It was a sad day for everyone, especially my Nana, who had been married to Papa for almost 59 years.  My brother, Mitchell, was in the room with Papa when he died, and I am so proud of the way he handled the whole situation.  Unfortunately I was one day short of being there to say goodbye, however Mum firmly believes that Papa wouldn't have wanted me there to see him in that condition, and I honestly believe this to be true.

Throughout nearly his entire life my Papa was the healthiest, cheekiest and happiest man you could meet. Everyone thought that he would live to see one hundred, himself included, which is why it was such a shock when we found out that he was going to die from cancer.  It seemed to be happening so slowly (or at least that's how Pa described it) and then before we knew it, as if overnight, he was gone in the blink of eye.  It just goes to show that no matter how well you look after yourself, or how safe and cautious you are, there is no guarantee that you will live as long as you expect to.

As I didn't get the chance to say a proper goodbye, I decided to let my Papa know how much I loved him in the most fitting way that I could think of by volunteering to create the photographic tribute dvd to be played during his funeral service.  Papa was absolutely obsessed with computers, and every single time I visited him from as far back as I can remember, Papa was always trying to palm off the latest dvd that he'd created - so I guess you could say that this is my way of giving back.

By the time you're reading this his funeral service will already be over.

Papa, however, will live on in our hearts forever. :)


  1. My condolences to the family. In this time of grief, I pray family and friends comfort loved ones. No words can console a broken heart and so I pray family and friends find solace in these poems for the Loss Of A Loved One.

  2. Awww that was so beautiful. I feel for you and your family, especially your nana, I can't imagine how difficult it is to be with someone for 59 years and then to be suddenly not with them. But that's love, magical love.

    1. I know, I can't imagine it either. Thank you for your support. :)


  3. It's beautiful Felicity! <3 hope you are all well xo


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