Aug 17 2013

Today is my Dad’s Funeral

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My father passed away rather unexpectedly early Thursday morning, two days after turning 82.  It came as a great shock in some ways, but in other ways, I guess not.  It’s just we didn’t expect it quite then.  I guess no one ever does.  Some of you who have been longtime faithful readers here will recall the series of events he went through several years back involving a multitude of problems, mostly heart, kidney and colon related.   Although most of those problems were not able to be fixed, they were managed fairly well with meds.  His last two years have really been quite good.  He’d been exercising 3 times a week at the gym, had an informal “job”, and was busy on the computer Skyping and playing games with friends.  We actually consider the last 5 or so years to be total bonus years, considering his history. God is good and we are so thankful to have had him for so long.

 

 

Photo taken on his 82nd birthday, 2 days before he passed away.

We love you Dad and know you are now free of all your problems.

We’ll see you again someday.

Rest in peace.

91 responses so far

91 Responses to “Today is my Dad’s Funeral”

  1. Holly aka Toy says:

    Oh my dear Sharon! I am so saddened to hear this. My heart is with you as are my prayers. I remember well all the troubles he had. Take care of you, ok? Big hugs!!

  2. Jan D., Florida says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. No words can ease your pain. God Bless You.

  3. Pauline says:

    Sharon, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Take care,

  4. Dottie mcCraw says:

    Miss Sharon I am sorry hear to hear of your father’s death. You are in my heart and prayers.

  5. Luanne Ford says:

    Thinking of you today, and praying for those around you to comfort you with His love. I’m so sorry!

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. While we mourn here on earth, Heaven is rejoicing and welcoming your father with loving arms. Take care my dear friend and know you are in my thoughts.

  7. Barb E. says:

    Dear Sharon,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all of your wonderful memories help bring your peace during the difficult times.

  8. Dee in NH says:

    So sorry for your loss….sending hugs…

  9. Kelly W. says:

    Sharon,

    I’m so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you strength and inner peace on this most difficult day.

  10. Barbara C says:

    Dear Sharon,
    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. God bless you and your family.
    Barbara in South Carolina

  11. chrissie UK says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I am one of your ‘silent’ fans…don’t comment etc. but love your stuff….and have followed aspects of your family’s life for a while now. May God be with you and your family at this time. xx

  12. Linda N says:

    Hugs, thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  13. You must sad but so proud of your Dad who had such a fantastic fighting spirit. Sending hugs across the pond.
    Jennie x

  14. Gerri K says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  15. Marilyn says:

    I join the rest in extending my sympathy to you and your family. No matter the age, it is never easy to lose a parent.

  16. Sheri says:

    I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose the ones we love. I hope he is soaring on eagles wings today

  17. Sally Taitt says:

    So very sorry Sharon. Xx

  18. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon,
    You and your family are in my prayers today. He sure went through a lot over the years and I am so glad he had some good last years. As Jerri said, he is now at peace with our heavenly Father. Please know I care and send you hugs.
    Joan

  19. Tricia says:

    I’m thinking of you today, Sharon, and praying for you, too. May God bless you and your family with the peace that passes understanding.

    Tricia

  20. Darsie Bruno says:

    Sharon, my sweet friend, please know that I am praying for you and your family and I hope God’s mercy will allow you to remember all the precious moments of your life with your beloved father.

    Hugs, Darsie

  21. Marg says:

    So saddened by your loss. It is so hard to lose a parent and my thoughts immediately went out to you and your family. It sounds as though he was a very strong and active man and took full advantage of his last few years.
    Marg

  22. Kristine Vencel says:

    Sharon, so very sorry to hear that you’ve lost your dad. It’s never an easy thing to go through. I still have my elderly dad, & have had many close calls. I know our time is also borrowed. But like you, we’ve enjoyed every minute we have left.
    My deepest sympathy to you & your family.

  23. Joyce says:

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  24. Katherine says:

    I also lost my dad after a long life. It almost makes you feel like a lost child without daddy.
    Your pain is great, embrace it, be thankful for it. It means you were well loved. God Bless you and your family.

  25. Susan turner says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your father

  26. Vi lammertsma says:

    So very sorry for your loss Sharon. My heart goes out to you and yours all the way from Central desert australia (Alice springs) . God Is good – he gifted you your father and the wonderful life u were blessed to share in. Thinking of you all. May His comforting arms surround you as you weep- burrow deep and be at peace.

  27. Susan Bugalski says:

    Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father. So very sorry to hear this news.

  28. Carolyn Hokkanen-Hawkins says:

    You wrote a lovely tribute to your father…
    I am so happy you had him as long as you did, yes, indeed….God is truly Good!

    He was busy making wonderful memories for all of you!

    So sorry for your loss!!

  29. Carol P says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your dad. I’ve been following you for a long time and know the difficulties he went through. I think it is harder when he had been doing so well. My prayers are with you.

  30. jean w. says:

    Dear Sharon,
    So glad you had those extra years with your Dad, but also glad he is with Jesus! That somewhat softens the blow of his death. May our Father comfort with all the comfort that He does to those who mourn!
    Love and hugs!
    Jean

  31. Phillis says:

    So sorry for your lose. Made me think of my dad who is 94 and doing pretty good. We don’t know what tomorrow brings and when things like this happen, I agree, we are not prepared. Know that a prayer went your way when I read this and that your dad is walking those streets of gold.

  32. Sharron Glowaczx says:

    Dear Sharon,

    I am so saddened by this news. My prayers go out to you and your family. I understand what you are saying about knowing it is coming, but not expecting it when it does. Thankfully God provided you with those extra years. God Bless you in this time of grief.

    Hugs,

    Sharron

  33. CherylQuilts says:

    Sharon, you are in my prayers as you grieve the loss of your precious father. What a wonderful tribute to him, and he must have been a fabulous dad like mine was! But what joy to know that he is now with the Lord and no longer suffering. But, oh, you will miss him so! I know…I lost my dad and still miss him so! What a gift from God to have a loving and dear dad like him! May you cherish the precious memories!

  34. Mary Jo Stewart says:

    I am sorry for your loss, Sharon. Unexpected loss is always hard but how wonderful it is to know that pain and suffering is no longer present. Your father will always be with you in your thoughts and memories.

  35. Sharon, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  36. Linda E says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. The passing of a parent isn’t an easy time in life no matter the parent’s age. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. B. Gayle Sittaro says:

    May the Lord wrap His arms tightly about you and every member of your family, giving you the peace that He has promised to those who mourn.

  38. Lynda Hill says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s sudden passing. While we are never ready even though we know we have them on borrowed time, it is always a shock when it happens. Prayers and love are being sent on angels’ wings to you and your family for your loss. Keep his memories alive in your heart until you meet him again … he’ll be waiting! <3

  39. Darlene Groseclose says:

    Dear Sharon,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I do remember you sharing about your Dad several years ago and am glad God blessed him with so many wonderful years. I know your heart is breaking and you also know he is with our Father. Take care. You are in my prayers.
    Darlene

  40. Amy J says:

    So sorry for your loss….thoughts and prayers are going out to you!

  41. A big “hug” from a Texas reader

  42. So sorry for your loss. Even with poor health problems, he prevailed and lived a good quality of life it sounds like. But it’s so hard when it’s sudden. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. His memory lives on.

  43. L. Brown says:

    Sharon, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I bet he is having a grand reunion with family and friends. Knowing that, we still grieve. Praying for you and your family.

  44. McStamper says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. We are never ready. I am so glad his final years were good ones. You are in my prayers.

  45. lorrie smith says:

    Dear Sharon,
    So sorry to hear of your Dad passing on. He is rejoicing at this very moment at what he sees before him. God is so good to us. He has promised us a beautiful place called Paradise. I know God will comfort you and your family through this sad time. I will be praying for you and your family for God’s comfort and peace. That wonderful peace that passeth all understanding. Praise God!

  46. Marion says:

    May our Almighty God wrap you in His arms and cradle you in this time of sorrow.

  47. Nora says:

    I am saddened by your loss, Sharon. How fortunate for all that your father enjoyed two good years until the end of his life. May your faith and memories comfort you. Those of us who know your father’s story are sending love your way.

  48. Lorrie says:

    Sharon,
    I want to express my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your father. Take heart in knowing he is free from any physical illness and pain. May knowing many people have you in their thoughts and prayers give you comfort. And, as you said, celebrate all the good memories your family has made.

  49. LynneZ says:

    Sharon – My heart goes out to you and your family today. It is so hard to loose a parent, but know that he is with our heavenly father now with no more pain or suffering. You will always have your wonderful memories of him.

  50. Barb P. says:

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Sharon. Praying God’s comfort and the love of family and friends will help you and your family through this difficult time. Hugs.

  51. Mary Marsh says:

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family Sharon

  52. Barb Shelton says:

    Sharon, so sorry for your sudden loss of your dad. How thankful to know that you will see him again someday…that is comfort for you. May God continue to keep you and all your family in His hands, in your time of loss, healing you and giving you strength!

  53. Myra says:

    My hugs and blessings go out to you and your family, Sharon. Remember the old hymn “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”? My thoughts and prayers go with you and I know your faith will help you through this very difficult time.

  54. Janet says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sounds like he had a good life and a good attitude.
    May he rest in peace and may there be peace in the hearts of your family.
    God held out his hand and he took it.

  55. Rama says:

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. My prayers are with you and your family,

  56. Peg says:

    Thinking of you and praying for you and your family today. May God give you His peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. “Be Still My Soul”…in every change He faithful will remain.

  57. Vivian says:

    May God’s peace and steadfast presence comfort you, and may the memories you shared with your Dad sustain you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  58. Leigh says:

    My deepest sympathy Sharon.

  59. Juanita in OH says:

    Dear Sharon; I will be praying for all of you. For you comfort and strength during this difficult time. May your dad rest in peace. And, may you find peace in God’s LOVE.

    Juanita

  60. Helen F says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all t this very difficult time.

  61. Kim G says:

    Prayers to you and yours for the loss of your father. You mentioned that God has been good to your dad. Hopefully you can find comfort with that and know God is there for you and your family during your grieving.

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

  62. Jocelyn K says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family Sharon.

  63. Nita Hiler says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I know it is a cliché to say “time will heal” because at this moment in time it seems like it will never go away. The loss fades, but it never goes away. Memories of your father will keep him your hearts forever. God Bless you.

  64. Kelly Sas says:

    Haven’t been here in quite awhile but for some reason I came today – now I know why and who led me here. I am so sorry that your father has died but so happy that you have the peace and comfort of knowing where he is. God is good and all knowing. Your father is now with our heavenly Father. Praying for you as you go through these difficult days.

  65. Marisa says:

    Condolences again to you and your family, Sharon ((HUGS))!! Sounds like such a wonderful man from all you have posted about him over the past years. May God’s peace and strength surround you and your family and may memories fill your heart.

  66. Teresa D. says:

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy Sharon. May you be comforted by the sweet memories of your beloved father. Blessings and strength to you and your family.
    Teresa

  67. Gail S. says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I just lost my dad in March and he was almost 94. I do remember reading about your dad’s health problems as I’ve been a rather long time reader.

  68. Peachy W says:

    So sorry for your loss – it is so hard to lose a parent. He looks happy and content in this picture on his birthday – so that is a blessing. It is never easy – but he can be at peace now – I feel for you though. Take care.

  69. Estelle says:

    Sincere condolences, Sharon. No matter how old, or how ill, it remains so sad and such a loss but treasure all those wonderful memories. Best wishes to you and all the family.

  70. Chris Piette says:

    So very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. It is never easy to lose a parent. May your good memories of times past help you through this difficult time.

  71. Linda M says:

    Sharon

    I am one of those long termers reading your blog and remember all the issues your Dad had been facing. I am so sorry for your loss, but so glad that he had good years at the end of his life – quality of live is so important. And it sounds like he had some pretty amazing support as well….my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn his death but celebrate his life.

    Linda

  72. Lorraine Briel, South Africa says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of the passing of your Dad. I remember well when, as one of your followers, we prayed when his toe was amputated. What a wonderful blessing that he experienced quality time in the last while and that he got to spend time celebrating his 82nd birthday.

    I know your will grieve for him (I still miss my Mom after 13 years and sometimes want to phone her!), but my prayer for you is that you will rejoice in the knowledge that he is free from pain and sickness and in the presence of our Lord and Saviour. What a wonderful thought!

    Be blessed as you seek to deal with your loss and run to our Heavenly Father for the comfort that He has promised.

    Sympathy to the whole family,
    Lorraine Briel

  73. Debbie W. says:

    What a lovely tribute Sharon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely, Debbie W.

  74. Carla Suto says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father, Sharon. As a long time follower, I remember the health issues your Dad faced over the last few years. I am glad you had the extra time with him and that his quality of life during that intervening years was good. You shared a wonderful picture of him. Having just lost my Mom at the end of June, I know how difficult this time can be. Sending prayers and my most heartfelt sympathies.

  75. Linda Duke says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Sharon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You

  76. LindaS says:

    I am sorry for your loss. A fan of your page and shop.

  77. Mary McMillan says:

    Sharon, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May you find peace and soon may your memories be filled with joy.

  78. Kathy Martinsen says:

    So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your father. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have.

  79. Mitzi Luttrull says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

  80. Rebecca Ednie says:

    I’m so sorry to hear your dad passed. I hope your good memories bring you comfort in the next few days and weeks.

  81. Anne says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you! May he rest in peace!!

  82. Cindy says:

    I’m sooooo sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I’ve lost both my parents and I certainly understand what a loss it is. Know that a LOT of people are praying for you and care.

  83. Mary says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May he rest in peace. Just think of all the good memories you have of your dad, and it will get you through this time.

  84. Audrina Thorsen says:

    Dear Sharon,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort knowing that he is with the Lord. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Audrina

  85. Sharon,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family find comfort in friends and family during this time. Many prayers for you all.

    Deborah

  86. Pat Abel says:

    Sharon,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He is in GOD’s hands now. My prayers are with you and your
    family. May God Bless and Keep you.

    Pat

  87. Tina Michael-Dahlmann says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Prayers and comfort to you.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

  88. Betty Neville says:

    So sorry for your loss, Sharon. May you find peace and comfort. Hugs to you.

  89. Ruth Ann Smith says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I lost my Dad 5 years ago at the age of 92. I feel your pain and the void in your life. It is never easy no matter what age or health issue, those Dads are so very precious. Sending you big hugs and prayerful thoughts. It is so reassuring to know that you will some day be with him again. Praise God!!!!

  90. Kathy Ball says:

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your whole family. My your dad enjoy everlasting peace!

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