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RIP Dad

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

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photophantom 7 108 3 Philippines
26 May 2010 11:20AM
Grand tribute Tony, my deep sympathy.....
Dennis
Si_Hurst 6 10 Wales
26 May 2010 11:20AM
Sorry for your loss. Very nice tribute.
Si.
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 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.
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 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.
Moira
Joline Plus
9 27 52 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 9 310 18 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 11:40AM
Thanks for sharing your memories and condolences on your loss.

Keith
DOGSBODY 7 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 11 4.6k 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.
26 May 2010 12:11PM
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.......

Tony
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
26 May 2010 12:57PM
My thoughts are with you at this time of your sad loss.
Regards, Ronnie.
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 12:59PM
Deepest sympathies to you and your family
Ange
mikbee 8 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 !!
Mick.
26 May 2010 1:54PM
the memorys never die.deepest sympathies, andy
baclark 6 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 8 66 9 Wales
26 May 2010 4:37PM
An excellent tribute.

Robert
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
26 May 2010 6:02PM
A very moving tribute Tony.
Chris
26 May 2010 6:09PM
A wonderful tribute to upload these Tony.

John.
Eviscera Plus
9 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 9 715 34 Wales
26 May 2010 8:03PM
My condolences.
Geraint
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
26 May 2010 8:20PM
a fine tribute
rontear Plus
12 8 7 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
Jenni
tony64 12 204 9 England
27 May 2010 7:39AM
Just checked in this morning to all these very kind words, thank you all so much.

Tony
BarryC123 7 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 Plus
11 617 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 7
29 May 2010 10:21AM
Hi Tony, this is a fitting tribute to a lovely man, who I also loved dearly.
bel
imagio 9 12 1 England
30 May 2010 12:41PM
Fine tribute and condolences for your sad loss..

Bernie

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