Final Goodbye – Blog 62

Dad in his prime...
His favourite photo & how he wants us to remember him

Thank you everyone for all your continued love, support and kind words.

Whilst this is not the blog I ever wanted to have to write, the day has finally come. My Dad passed away this morning at 7:25am Spanish time.

He was not alone and died peacefully when the time came. He is no longer in pain and no longer suffering. He battled courageously for 21 months and despite the initial prognosis giving him just 6 months to live, we were blessed to have been given so much more time, thanks largely to just how strong and resilient he was.

We have so many happy memories and it’s those I want you all to remember and celebrate. With this in mind, it is our intention for Dad to be cremated at a service held in the Tanatorio at Xativa. This will be held on March 1st at 12pm. For those that can attend then we look forward to welcoming you in celebrating Dad’s life. For those that are understandably unable to make the trip over we are planning to have a secondary memorial to be held in England.

I do not have a confirmed date for the English side of things at present. It is our intention to hold it at the Church in Awsworth (TBC) with a gathering at a local venue shortly after. As and when these details are known I will look to share accordingly.

By no means do we feel defeated by today’s events. Whilst Cancer may have claimed Dad’s life, his spirit will live on in all of us. The strength he showed in his darkest days will stay with me forever. My Dad was a proud, happy, loving man and always will be. His jokes were questionable at the best of times but we will always love him for them.

Sleep well Dad, we love you so much and always will xxx

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4 thoughts on “Final Goodbye – Blog 62

  1. Was so sad to hear about your dad,
    he was such a fun guy always had time to help me out when I live in Spain. and I loved his jokes..
    He will be sadly missed …..thinking off you all
    Take care xx

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    1. Goodbye dear friend you will never be forgotten, you touched the hearts of everyone you met.
      All of our family in Yorkshire will be raising a glass to you tonight.
      Simply the bravest, most helpful, most honest man you could hope to meet.
      As Colin said in the final blog, the pain is no more for Robert, but his memory will linger with us all as will the ‘unique’ jokes he so loved.
      RIP my friend you are an inspiration to us all.
      Our condolences go out Shirley and all the family.

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