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By tony64  
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.

Tags: Portraits and people

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jon gibbs 14 147 2
26 May 2010 11:12AM
My condolences Tony

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photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
26 May 2010 11:20AM
Grand tribute Tony, my deep sympathy.....
Si_Hurst 8 10 Wales
26 May 2010 11:20AM
Sorry for your loss. Very nice tribute.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 11:26AM
My deepest sympathies, Tony. I'm shocked at the news, you must be devastated. This is a fine tribute.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 11:27AM
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.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
26 May 2010 11:39AM
A tribute to a beautiful and loving life well lived. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 11:40AM
Thanks for sharing your memories and condolences on your loss.

DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
26 May 2010 11:48AM
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
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
26 May 2010 12:00PM
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.
t_downes 9 279 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 12:11PM
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.......

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 May 2010 12:57PM
My thoughts are with you at this time of your sad loss.
Regards, Ronnie.
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 12:59PM
Deepest sympathies to you and your family
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 May 2010 1:43PM
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 !!
26 May 2010 1:54PM
the memorys never die.deepest sympathies, andy
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 2:26PM
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
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
26 May 2010 4:37PM
An excellent tribute.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 May 2010 6:02PM
A very moving tribute Tony.
26 May 2010 6:09PM
A wonderful tribute to upload these Tony.

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 7:08PM
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.
Geraint 11 715 34 Wales
26 May 2010 8:03PM
My condolences.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
26 May 2010 8:20PM
a fine tribute
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
26 May 2010 11:26PM
A fitting tribute Tony, our condolances. Ron and Maggie.
27 May 2010 6:42AM
Deepest sympathy. a lovely tribute
tony64 14 204 9 England
27 May 2010 7:39AM
Just checked in this morning to all these very kind words, thank you all so much.

BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
27 May 2010 9:58AM
Best wishes, Tony.
This is a fine tribute - hopefully the happy memories you must have had in creating this will ease the sorrow somewhat.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
27 May 2010 3:45PM
Tony, what a wonderful tribute to your father, special memories! My thoughts for you and your family.

Sarah x
bel64 9
29 May 2010 10:21AM
Hi Tony, this is a fitting tribute to a lovely man, who I also loved dearly.
imagio 11 12 1 England
30 May 2010 12:41PM
Fine tribute and condolences for your sad loss..


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