When I knew he was about to die I called Penny and my brothers, Peter and John, and we held his hands and loved him. He died so very peacefully, we hardly knew he’d gone. When Mum came in, her face was filled with joy, and such peace. She had said to us yesterday, “It’s hard to let go someone you’ve loved for seventy years.” But this morning all she felt was exceeding joy. She held his hand and said, “We send you off with our love, and we know we’ll see you again soon.” And so ends a wonderful life here on earth. He was the best father any girl could have. A faithful man; constant in his love to his family and his God. And so begins an eternity of rejoicing and everlasting joy. Thank you again for your prayers and all your messages of love. These past five days have been some of the most precious I have ever lived through.
The funeral service is at 1.30 pm Sunday 29 September 2013 at Crossroads Community Church, 10 Mill Rd, Whangarei.
“How blessed is the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in His commandments.” Psalm 112