Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thank you so much.

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Thank you so much to all my sweet friends, for your lovely thoughts and best wishes.
You will never know how much it means to me, to have such wonderful support from you all.

My dear old Dad passed away last night at 9.05 pm, with us all around the bedside.
It is a blessing that he can now rest in peace, as the pernicious cancer, had taken a hold of his poor body, after only about three months and he was happy to say goodbye.

Even though we are older now, you are never ready for this.
My Dad lived a good long life, and loved to tend to his wonderful vegetable garden, fruit and macadamia nut trees.
We are lucky to have happy memories of my Dad who was highly respected and loved.
My Mother is remarkable and is very strong and resilient, as I know that after 56 years together
they really had such a beautiful love for each other.
We will miss him very much.

Many thanks again
Carolyn xo


  1. Carolyn amor, I am ever so sorry for your loss, my heart truly goes out to you and your loved ones, especially you and your mama. I am so happy though that you had those last special moments with him, much love to you, Rose

  2. Dearest Carolyn,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of your Dad's passing.

    I am so very sorry that I cannot do anything in your presence due to the miles that part us, but am thinking about you and your family. Especially your dear Mom.

    In the spirit I'm hugging you.
    May God comfort you and give you peace.

    Your blogging friend,
    d from homehaven in kansas

  3. I'm so sorry Carolyn. I lost my father three years ago, will always miss him. Isn't it wonderful to be lucky enough to have had such a great Dad. So many great memories. Best wishes, hugs. Trish

  4. Thank you sweet Rose, your kindness in helping me through these last few weeks, has been a great help.
    Those last special moments were just beautiful.
    Thoughts of your dear Dad too, as you never forget the special part they are in the Family.

    Dear Deanna,

    Thank you for your comforting words, they mean so much to me.

    Dear Trish,

    So sorry you lost your Father three years ago, and the memories that we hold dear are precious.
    thanks for visiting.


  5. Oh, Carolyn, BIG (((HUGS))) to you, my friend! I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. After all that cancer he is free from pain and at peace now. It must be so difficult to lose such a fabulous man. He sounds like a wonderful person. God Bless you and your Mother and all of your family!

    ~TattingChic ♥

  6. Oh My goodness - Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss of your dear Dad. I have tears in my eyes as I write this.
    My he now truly rest in peace. Praying for strength and courage for you all. xx

  7. Thank you TattingChic, and I am so happy that he will be at peace now.

    Dear Suzi,

    Thanks for your kindness and I think that I am going to need the strength and courage to get through this sad time in our lives.


  8. Oh, Carolyn. I am so very sorry. All this happened relatively quickly, and you are right, you are never ready. It's harder still, to see the people we love so dearly suffering. I am glad you could all be around him last night. I pray for your strength and healing and keep you all in my thoughts and in my heart.


  9. Dear Bella,

    Thanks so much.
    It is good to see that he is no longer suffering and he was happy to go.
    Your prayers and thoughts are very much appreciated.


  10. Carolyn,

    So sorry to hear about your father passing away.

    Thinking of you at this very sad time.

    Leeann x

  11. My very heartfelt sympathies to you and your family darling.

    I'm so very sorry ~ it was lovely that you all were around him at the time of passing.

    He sounds so lovely and will be at peace and without pain now.

    God Bless,
    Love and Hugs your friend DJ

  12. Dear, dear Carolyn...

    My sweet friend...my heart is whit your!!!

    ...think of me and I'll hug...

    KISSES a you and a your dear Mom.


  13. dearest Carolyn, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. may your precious Daddy rest in eternal peace.
    lots of love, Susan

  14. Dear Carolyn my heart feels for you my friend. It is so hard to say goodbye but he is at peace now in his garden forever free of pain and old age!). It will be a year on Sunday since Dad passed away so my memories of this sad time are still fresh and real. I give you all my love and strength and to all your family. Please give my regards to them all and a big hug for my Aunty davina! x o x

  15. Carolyn I was so sorry to read your post. Just last night as we sat around our dinner table, with my parents, we were joking together about what we would and wouldn't want at their funerals. But you are so right - you can never be prepared for losing your parents, and my thoughts are with you. Hugs to you today...

  16. Dearest Carolyn
    Loving thoughts to you & your family at this very difficult time. What a wonderful life, so well lived, your darling Dad had. And he has left so much of his kind, caring & gentle ways with you his beloved daughter. I know you will be such a strong support for your Mum as all say your goodbyes.

    I feel my dear Dad with me every day, in some many of the things I say & do. I was only 20 when he died, but his light is still as bright today as it was all those years ago.
    Love from your friend Millie xx

  17. Dear Carolyn,

    I am so sorry. You have a special angel watching over you.


  18. Dearest Carolyn I am sorry for this loss that your family is experiencing now. It is nice that you have so many wonderful memories of your father. It sounds like he was blessed in this life with a wonderful family. My thoughts are with you dear.

  19. It sounds like your father was a wonderful man. It makes sense that he will be missed. He left wonderful memories. I will be praying for you and your family especially your Mom. Many hugs to you Carolyn.

  20. I'm sorry for your loss Carolyn. I think it can never be easy to lose a parent, no matter how old you are. God Bless.

  21. Dear Carolyn,
    my thoughts and prayesr are with you in this very sad moment.
    Much love to you,

  22. Dear Carolyn~ A big hug to you and your family. Thinking of you! ~Mandy

  23. Oh Carolyn, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear father.

    I lost my dad just over two years ago at the young age of 64, one thing that offered me comfort and continues to, is knowing that he is the loving arms of God and that one day we will be together again. I hope in some way that this will too bring you comfort.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Much love and God bless!

  24. Dear Carolyn,
    I am sending you and your Mom prayers.
    I am so happy that he lived a good life and had such a loving wife and daughter...
    time passes so quickly.
    My Dad died suddenly, unexpectedly, but I was given a gift... an afternoon with him alone while my kids took there nap. I felt his love so much that day.
    I wish you all of your wonderful memories to be sent to you at the right time~
    with Kindness and Love,

  25. awww Carolyn.... I'm sorry to hear this...sending hugs from afar...

    I'm sure your Dad was ready to move on as much for all of you as for himself.... it is a tough thing to go through for all concerned. It was '98 that I lost my Mom after a full year of flying back and forth to Victoria to be there for weeks at a time..... a very sad year. It seems like yesterday as I write those words...

  26. Oh, Carolyn, my heart goes out to you. It's so hard to lose your father. As daughters we always have a special place in their hearts and enjoy special treatment. I'm keeping your family in my prayers. It makes the post I just wrote seem very trivial. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  27. Dear DJ,

    It is so wonderful to have friends like you, thank you so much for your very kind words.

    Dear Ni,

    Your kind words really touch me and you are a sweet friend, thank you.

    Dear Susan,

    It really helps to have lovely friends like you, many thanks.

    Dear Karen,

    Thank you my friend and sending love and hugs to you, as you say a year has passed since your dear Dad died, but it must be still hard for all your family.
    Yes, I will pass on your message to Mum, thanks.

    Thank you Amanda, yes, love and cherish your Parents while you have them. Time does seem to go so fast.

    Dearest Millie,

    Thank you my friend for your very kind words.
    So sorry you lost your Father when you were 20 and lovely that his presence is still with you today.
    A Father and daughter's love is special.

    Thank you dear Marsha, lovely to have you as my friend.

    Dear June,

    Many thanks, for your comforting and kind words, you are a beautiful person and I am glad to know you.

    thank you Jessica, yes, it is my Mum who is really going to miss my Dad. Your prayers will be much appreciated.

    Hi Sares,

    Nothing prepares you for the grief of loosing a Parent. thank you.

    Dear Monica,

    Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers, you are so kind.

    Dear Mandy,

    Your thoughts and hugs mean so much to me, thank you.

    Dear Karyn,

    So sorry you lost your Dad at the young age of 64 and as you say they are now in the loving arms of God and this helps to ease the pain a little. Thank you for your kind words.

    Dear Mary,

    How very sad to lose your Dad suddenly and unexpectedly but to have the gift of spending the afternoon alone with him must have been precious and having his love that day.

    Hi Vee,

    Thank you for the hugs.
    Sorry to hear about your dear Mum and yes, the sadness of her passing would seem like yesterday.
    Sending hugs to you.

    Diane, thank so much for your lovely words and yes, I think Father and daughters do share a special bond and love for each other. Many thanks for the prayers.


  28. So sorry for your family's loss. I am glad you are in the frame of mind that he is better. I wish your family a easy time as you deal with your loss.
    Hugs, Lisa

  29. Carolyn, So sorry to hear about your dad. Our hearts truly do go out to you. You have real hugs coming your way from all around the world. Thinking of you and your family. Karen xoxox

  30. Thank you so much Karen for your kindness and support.
    I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends all around the world.


  31. Dear Carolyn, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Hold on to the precious memories you have of your dear Dad. He sounds wonderful and I am sure his memory will live on through you.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Celestina Marie

  32. Dear Carolyn I am so sorry to hear about your dear dad. No matter what it is hard to lose someone that we love.

    I am so sorry.

    Love Renee xoxox

  33. Carolyn my heart just breaks for you! We just went thru this a few weeks ago, as my husband lost his dad to colon cancer. It doesn't matter how old we are, this is a loss that carries tremendous sadness. There is peace in knowing that your dear dad is at peace and not suffering anymore. You are in my prayers...


  34. Oh my dear Carolyn...I am so sorry. My heart is with you and your family...especially your Mom. It will quite an adjustment for her now...but with your love and support, she will be okay.
    Treasure the wonderful memories...of which there are many I am sure.

    All of best hugs are for you at this difficult time.
    Much love to you,

  35. Dear Celestina Marie,

    Many thanks for your very kind words and yes the precious memories we have
    of Dad will be with us and help us through these difficult times.

    Dear Renee,

    Thank you and it is so hard to lose someone we love.
    You have been very much in my thoughts and prayers and wishing strength and comfort for you at this time.

    Dear Tracey,

    So very sorry to hear about your Husband's Dad. Cancer is such a pernicious disease and hope that there will be a cure for this.
    Thanks very much for your prayers.

    Dear Nancy,

    Thanks so much and yes, there are some very precious memories that will always be with us.
    My Mother is very brave and strong and is good to see that Dad is now at rest and peace.


  36. My dear Carolyn,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family - especially your mom.
    My own father passed away when I was just 13 and so you had your dad for a much longer time. You are so very blessed to have many wonderful memories.

  37. Dear Dolores,

    Thank you so much for your kind words.
    I am so sorry that you had lost your Dad at such a young age, when you were 13, it must have been so very hard for you.


  38. Carolyn I am so saddened by this news. It's not easy losing someone we love so much.
    May God watch over you and help you through this time of loss.

  39. Thank you very much Sandi, for your words of comfort.


  40. Hello Carolyn, thank you so much for visiting me. I'm so sorry of your dear Dad's loss, you and your family are in my thoughts, a big hug xxx

  41. I'm so sorry for your loss Carolyn. My biggest fear has always been to lose my parents (they've both had operations and medical scares in the past... in fact, my dad has prostate problems as well, though thankfully not cancer). I'm glad he had such a good and happy life and most of all, that he passed away with his family surrounding him. I'm also glad that he is now free of suffering as you mentioned. Take care and I really hope your mom will be ok.

  42. Carolyn,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and your family in this time of sadness. I will pray for you all.



  43. Thank you so much Michela, that is so kind of you for visiting and thinking of my family.

    Haute Shopper, many thanks for your lovely note.
    I really hope that your Parents can be well after their medical scares.
    Always such a worry.

    Thank you Kim for your prayers, for my Family. I appreciate your love and kindness.


  44. My deepest sympathies are with you Carolyn. I am truly so very sorry. I can't even imagine the pain for you. I will pray for healing at this time for you and your family.

    ~Blessings and Prayers, ~Melissa

  45. Dearest Carolyn,

    I am SO SORRY for your loss. Your father seemed like such a lovely spirit and will be with you forever. It seems our time here is so short, we still have so much to learn and yes I also think we are and will NEVER be prepared for those goodbyes. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time.

    Tears and BIG HUGS go out to you my dear friend.

    ~Miss Kris~

  46. Many thanks Melissa, I really appreciate your kind words.

    Dear Kris,

    Thank you so much, the thoughts and prayers you have given my family will help us get through this difficult time.
    I appreciate all my wonderful friends, all around the world.


  47. Dear Carolyn, My heart aches for you I'm so sorry for your loss, having lost Mom on Sunday I know how raw this wound is.

    Even when we know it's coming death is never easy to accept, however with cancer in the end we wish is would come quick to ease the pain and suffering of our loved one.

    Though we live a million miles apart just know you have a friend who walks along side of you as you find your way through the darkness. Please if you need a hand to hold I'm just a click away.

    Take care of yourself I'm told this pain will soften as time passes hugs Deborah Land Of Nod Studio's

  48. Sending you and your family lots of love and prayers.

  49. Hi Carolyn, I am making my donation to the Terry Fox Run, for cancer research, in honour of your Dad and my friend Deb's mother who also passed away this week from Cancer. Thinking of you and your family. Karen xoxox

  50. Carolyn,
    So sorry to hear about your dad.
    You are in my thoughts!
    Thanks you so much for your well wishes for the new baby.
    Chat soon,

  51. Beautiful basket of flowers... sorry to hear of your loss... my heart goes out to you!

  52. Carolyn,
    we are on holiday in the U.S. and I just read Karen's blog (my niece, Ciderantiques). It is sooo hard to lose a parent and I know how your family is hurting, but I know you are all happy that he is at peace. My deepest sympathies to you all.



  53. Carolyn, my warmest sympathies your way.

    I pray that your angels will surround you...you and your family, during these hurtful times...


  54. Dear Deborah,

    Thank you so much for your very kind words.
    The love and support from all around the worlds means, so much to me at this sad time.
    My deepest sympathy for the sad loss of your dear Mother.
    You are in my prayers and may you find comfort and strength in the coming days.

    Many thanks, Slices of Beauty, your love and prayers are appreciated so much.

    thank you Karen, for your kind donation, that is wonderful and I really hope that there will one day be a cure for this pernicious disease. I have contacted Deborah and so sad, that her Mother was so young. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    Thank you Rosemary for your very kind words.

    Many thanks Fifi, it helps to have wonderful friends like you.

    Thanks Susie, so lovely to know you and have you as a friend.

    Hi Brenda,

    So lovely to know that my dear old Dad is at peace now and not suffering anymore.
    Thanks for your kind words.

    Many thanks Charity, your words mean so much to me at this time and gives me strength and comfort for the coming days.


  55. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. I pray God will comfort you during this time of mourning. I lost my dad a few years back. One of the hardest things that ever happened to me. My prayers are with you. Blessings, Martha

  56. Thank you very much Martha.
    Our Family is such an important part in our life and yes, it is so very hard.
    Sorry you lost your Father a few years ago.


  57. My dear friend,

    I`m so sorry for you!!!!

    Your text was so beautiful!!

    I`m happy, that you and your loving family had those last special moments with him.

    I lost my dear dad 9 years ago. Me and my sister and mother and my dad`s two sisters and one brother spent with him those last special moments, too. It made me feel so sad but same relief and it was so beautiful, too. I never forget it!
    It makes me happy, that I know he hasn´t any pain now and we will meet some day in heaven, so I believe.

    Now, I wish you and your loving family God´s blessing!!!

    BIG HUGS TO YOU, my dear friend!!!

  58. Dear Marge,

    So sorry to hear that your Dad passed away 9 years ago. Being together for the last special moment, is precious
    and one I will never forget.

    Thank you so much my dear friend for your very kind words of comfort ~ they mean so much to me.
    We need to hold onto the precious memories we shared, for our Fathers.


  59. Deepest sympathy, dear Carolyn, to you and your family. My heart goes out to you. Love, Lynda

  60. Many thanks Lynda, I appreciate your kindness.


  61. I just learned the news of your father's passing and my heart and deepest sympathy go out to you. How blessed you are to have had such a wonderful dad. What a gift his life was and all the light he brought lives on through you and your family. I have heard it said that the greatest gift a father can give his children is to love their mother. It sounds as if your father bestowed this gift upon you as well. May your faith, hope and the love of your family sustain you. ~Jermaine~

  62. Many thanks Jermaine.
    The love and support I have had from my friends here, has been such a great help in getting through these difficult days.


  63. Dearest Carolyn, I'm so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and all in your family. (((Hugs)))

  64. Dear Carol,

    Thank you very much for your kind words for me and my family.


  65. I'm so sorry for your loss Carolyn. There are no words of true comfort, but knowing that he is at peace is more than any words could express. My heart goes out to you and your family sweetie...you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending a blanket of hugs your way,
    everything vintage

  66. Thank you dear Jodie, it is lovely to know that he is at rest and peace and free from pain.
    I appreciate your words of comfort and hugs


  67. Ciao Carilyn,
    moltissino I like your blog, is rich of persolalità and biona intelligenz!!! you are good.
    A dear regard from Venice


  68. Dear Rosarita,

    Many thanks for visiting me and your very kind words.
    It is lovely of you to come to my blog and I look forward to coming to visit you.



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