Goodbye.........

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Billybob Dylan » 08 Oct 2008, 16:35

I'm terribly sorry too, Matt. Take care.
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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Wally Bingbang » 08 Oct 2008, 16:37

Sorry to hear it, Matt. Take 'er easy, eh.
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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Six String » 08 Oct 2008, 16:53

Bless you and your family in these sad times. It sounds like he lived a good full life.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 08 Oct 2008, 17:02

so sorry to hear this, matt.

stay strong, and God bless you and your family.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby hookfinger » 08 Oct 2008, 17:03

Although you don't know me i wish to express my condolences as well. The loss of a loved one is a terrible thing to have to bear. Hopefully you will not have to face it alone. It looks as though you have solid support here. Stay postive and celebrate your father's life. I'll bet he would have wanted it that way. I'm sorry.
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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Underwater » 08 Oct 2008, 17:09

That's awful, Matt. Our thoughts are with you.
At least he isn't suffering any more.
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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Quaco » 08 Oct 2008, 17:24

So sorry to hear this, man. Focus on all the great things about him and repeat them often -- it's the least we can do for those who gave us so much. Take care, Matt.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Geoff » 08 Oct 2008, 17:32

Sorry for your loss, Matt.
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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby sensi » 08 Oct 2008, 17:38

I'm sorry Matt xx

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby the masked man » 08 Oct 2008, 18:06

Condolences to you and your family, Matt. I can only imagine how hard this is for you.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Cosmic American Girl » 08 Oct 2008, 18:09

So sorry about your loss, Matt.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Hugh » 08 Oct 2008, 18:13

So sorry to hear this Matt. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby The Modernist » 08 Oct 2008, 18:49

I'm so sorry Matt. I hope you can take some comfort from your love of him and the good times that you shared.
Take it easy mate and all the best for the tough times ahead.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Prez! » 08 Oct 2008, 20:56

Thanks for all the kind words & pm's guys. I've been trying to keep busy today, taking the kids to the park, going round the shops etc.
I've been trying to keep their routine as normal as possible. Trying to keep myself busy. I guess that'll be the pattern of the next few days. But inside I've been quivering.

Dad was 76, Diabetic, Ashmatic and had had several minor heart/angina attacks. His health had been failing for several years, after his last heart attack, in February, he had expressed a desire not to be recusitated in the event of a future attack. We've kind of expected this for six months, I'm not sure it makes it easier to deal with.
My Mother was diagnosed with sever depression, for which she was hospitalised. He brought me up singlehandedly until he remarried in 1974. He was a star. I could write a book. One day I might.

It hasn't been helped by the fact that our nearest NHS Cardiac unit is 15 miles away, thankyou Mr Blair. A thirty mile round trip every day has placed a strain on all of us, not least my 70 year old step mum.

I've got my Dad to thank for my love of football (following him round every season. In 1952-'53 season he was on the books at Derby County, a knee injury never saw him take it up further). I've got him to thank for my love of music, my first musical memory is listening to the first Beatles album with him.
Meeting up with Beebsy & co on Saturday was a great distraction, thanks.
Sorry to ramble, but this is kind of cathartic, thanks guys.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 08 Oct 2008, 21:08

Prezzzzz! wrote:I've got my Dad to thank for my love of football (following him round every season. In 1952-'53 season he was on the books at Derby County, a knee injury never saw him take it up further). I've got him to thank for my love of music, my first musical memory is listening to the first Beatles album with him.


sounds like a great guy, matt.

sorry for your lost.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby The Fish » 08 Oct 2008, 21:17

Nothing to add,as everything's been said, but thoughts are with you Matt.
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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby kath » 08 Oct 2008, 21:18

i send my most sincere sympathies.

my dad's birthday was two days ago, october 6th, and whenever that day rolls around, i spend all my time telling stories about my dad to everyone within earshot. like yers, mine turned me onto so much cool music, sniff. he also taught me how to fish, shoot poll, and tell gawdawful pun jokes.

i was lucky to have him.

i wish you peaceful thoughts and happy memories celebrated.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Magilla » 08 Oct 2008, 21:20

My sympathy to yourself and your family, Matt.
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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Beebsy » 08 Oct 2008, 21:21

Ramble away, Matt. That is what we're here for.

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Re: Goodbye.........

Postby Clippernolan » 08 Oct 2008, 21:22

My condolences and thoughts, Matt.
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