Brown/Blue Spotty

16 April 2015

A Girl's First Hero

My Dad

William
17 September 1921 to 2 April 2015

Later today our family bids farewell to my first hero.

As a boy of 7 he contracted smallpox and was placed in a sanatorium, miles away from home, not allowed visitors ~ my Grandma could wave to him from outside when she was able to get there ~ and he wasn't expected to survive.  At 93 (and a half!) I guess he showed them!

A wonderfully devoted husband to our late Mum, Veda Ann, Dad  to us 11 siblings, Father in law to all our spouses, Granddad to 21 & Great Granddad to 12 ~ a lasting legacy.  We are truly blessed to have had such wonderful parents.








10 comments:

Gillie said...

A wonderful legacy indeed, Kate, and yes, he definitely showed them!

Clare - Aimetu said...

A loving tribute to your Dad - prayers and blessing to you Kate and all your family x x

Sally said...

So sorry Kate. Thinking of you and your family. Know just what you are going through. Hugs xx

Maggie said...

Sorry for your loss Kate, a hard day for you and your family.
Thinking of you today xx

Vickie said...

I am so very sorry Kate. Looks like a truly lovely family you have. Is that a poodle you are pushing?!

Terri said...

What a wonderful tribute! So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Kate, that's a lovely way to remember your Dad as, 'My first hero'

Julie said...

Lovely selection of photographs you have chosen for this very difficult post.
Love and {hugs} to you xxx

Carol said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kate--I lost my own father just six months ago, too. He lived a lovely long life, didn't he? I hope the memories of happy times shared carry you through the sadness...

Barb said...

Sorry this is a bit late in coming Kate, so very sorry to hear of your dad, you have such happy memories of your hero, and lots of comfort to be had from your siblings and their families ,he was certainly a good looking man .
Hugs to you.