RIP My Dad Bruce

This is a hard one! :smiling_face_with_tear:

Losing anyone is hard but nothing can prepare you for losing a parent, even though it is sadly inevitable :frowning_face:

Yesterday my Dad, who had lived in Florida for the last 25 years, passed away peacefully at 82 after initially undiagnosed multiple organ failure and Bone Cancer. He lasted 2 weeks but thankfully didn’t suffer.

Cherish your family while you have them and condolences to anyone that has lost parents :hugs:


RIP Bruce. Yes it is very hard losing parents. Mine have both passed. :heart:

It’s always difficult to lose someone who has simply always been there in our lives. I remember feeling a sense of there being something missing in the world for several years after my Mum died.

I’m glad your Dad didn’t suffer - it’s all we can wish for in the end. Condolences to you and your family from both me and Rachel.

I’m sorry for your loss Geoff. I was 9 when my dad passed, 58 years ago, still haunted by that day. Best wishes to you and your family.

Thank you Paul, that’s really sad :frowning_face:

I am sorry @geoffb, that is terribly sad but I am pleased to hear that your Dad didn’t suffer at least.

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That’s a tough one mate. You have my deepest sympathy :heart:

That’s tough Geoff. My sincerest condolences. I lost my mum 2 months ago at 92, my dad 50 years ago, when I was 13 and he 42. That was tough. Fortunately your dad did not suffer.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. They leave a big hole that will stay with you but for me it’s the good memories I try to cherish.

Thank you all so much for your kind words. Writing about my Dad was quite therapeutic and I didn’t expect such lovely responses from you all. :hugs:


My sincerest condolences, to you and your family.
Hold onto the fact that you’ll always have your memories to cherish.
Take care.

A sad time for you geoff, but at least your dad didn’t suffer so I hope that helps somewhat with your pain. With luck as time goes on your grief will be replaced with fond memories.

Sorry to hear of your loss @geoffb

You have my sincere condolences for your loss.

I had the privilege of writing the eulogies and addressing the congregations at the individual funerals of, first, my father and then, some years later, my mother - I think I’m the “wordy” one of three boys - and speaking to a congregation through that throat tightening, eye burning, heart gripping grief is the hardest thing I think I’ve ever done, but I would not have missed those last opportunities or those last moments to say “farewell” for anything or anyone.

May your father’s final journey be peaceful, your grief be short and the memories warm and enduring.


Sorry for your loss, Geoff

Yes, sorry for your loss, Geoff. I have lost both of my parents, and I know what it’s like.

Sincere condolences for your loss.

My condolences Geoff, I bet he was a great man. My father in law passed away 3 weeks ago at 67. It’s not the same as losing your own father but I get a hint of it after knowing him for 21 years. If you have kids, nephews, nieces etc - take the time to give them some great memories like Bruce have you. It will mean a lot to them.