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On Monday morning my father passed away.

He had been unwell for a long time, but he died suddenly, in hospital. The sister phoned my mother, we rushed to the hospital, but it was too late.

My father bought me my first proper camera when I was 16, a Zenith, and encouraged me to read the manual from cover to cover! I did, and havenít looked back since!

I havenít stopped taking pictures, and, much to my parentís amusement, wherever I went, I came back with hundreds of pictures!

Last year my father turned 80, and two years ago my parents celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary (V9). Both of which we are all very grateful we were able to share together.

I have put together just a small selection of pictures of my father as a tribute.

I will remember my father for a host of wonderful things, here are a few; those childhood golden two-week summer holidays in the 60ís and 70ís, when the sun always shone! His love of big band music, painting and gardening. His very British, sometimes dry, sometimes very silly sense of humour and his continuous repetition of familiar lines from Tony Hancock, Bob Newheart or the two Ronnies and Morecombe and Wise, but above all, his example to me, all the time, of how to do things properly!!!!

Like many men of his generation he didnít show his emotions easily, but he was a great father to me and my sister, and a loving grandfather to our children.

He will be hugely missed by us all.

Rest in peace Dad.

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Title:RIP Dad
Username:tony64 tony64
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jon gibbs
jon gibbs  11147 forum posts2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:12 AM

My condolences Tony

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photophantom
26 May 2010 - 11:20 AM

Grand tribute Tony, my deep sympathy.....
Dennis

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Si_Hurst
Si_Hurst  4 Wales
26 May 2010 - 11:20 AM

Sorry for your loss. Very nice tribute.
Si.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

My deepest sympathies, Tony. I'm shocked at the news, you must be devastated. This is a fine tribute.
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1068 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:27 AM

A life in pictures, what a beautiful tribute. Strange to think that out of all the millennia that mankind has been around it's only the last few generations who have been able to keep our personal memories alive like this. V8 is particularly moving.
My deepest sympathy, to you and the family.
Moira

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:39 AM

A tribute to a beautiful and loving life well lived. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:40 AM

Thanks for sharing your memories and condolences on your loss.

Keith

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

I am sure that his memory will be with you for ever as one of the two people who did most to shape your life. A lovely set of images and a fine tribute to what must have been a wonderful man. Andy

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kaybee
kaybee  103911 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 12:00 PM

A good gallery full of memories that will always be with you.

I will not 'click' .......... I do not think that is what you are looking for.

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t_downes
t_downes e2 Member 6262 forum postst_downes vcard United Kingdom
26 May 2010 - 12:11 PM

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.......

Tony

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 12:57 PM

My thoughts are with you at this time of your sad loss.
Regards, Ronnie.

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
26 May 2010 - 12:59 PM

Deepest sympathies to you and your family
Ange

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 1:43 PM

So sad Tony,but a fine tribute set here.
My father died 25 years ago,and it was only then we realised we had hardly any pics of him. Treasure these ones !!
Mick.

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blackgreyhound
26 May 2010 - 1:54 PM

the memorys never die.deepest sympathies, andy

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 2:26 PM

What a wonderful set of images as tribute to your father Tony. They and your lovely words brought a tear to my eye. Nick and I send our love to the whole family, you are in our thoughts. Take care.
Barbara x

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 4:37 PM

An excellent tribute.

Robert

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 6:02 PM

A very moving tribute Tony.
Chris

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 6:09 PM

A wonderful tribute to upload these Tony.

John.

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 7:08 PM

Im going to take loads of my Dad now , this weekend Tony , its rare he pops over.

A brave set mate , couldn't have been easy.

Sincere condolences Tony.

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Geraint
Geraint  8715 forum posts Wales34 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 8:03 PM

My condolences.
Geraint

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 8:20 PM

a fine tribute

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2010 - 11:26 PM

A fitting tribute Tony, our condolances. Ron and Maggie.

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jennialexander
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27 May 2010 - 6:42 AM

Deepest sympathy. a lovely tribute
Jenni

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 7:39 AM

Just checked in this morning to all these very kind words, thank you all so much.

Tony

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BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 9:58 AM

Best wishes, Tony.
This is a fine tribute - hopefully the happy memories you must have had in creating this will ease the sorrow somewhat.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 3:45 PM

Tony, what a wonderful tribute to your father, special memories! My thoughts for you and your family.

Sarah x

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29 May 2010 - 10:21 AM

Hi Tony, this is a fitting tribute to a lovely man, who I also loved dearly.
bel

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imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2010 - 12:41 PM

Fine tribute and condolences for your sad loss..

Bernie

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