Dad Dies

Charlotte4My dad died last Sunday after 92 long and full years. I’ll be taking his funeral after Easter and reading John 14, the passage he asked to have read which was given to him by his mum when he was baptised as a 15 year old just before the outbreak of war.

He worked so hard as a solicitor for the Metropolitan Police, advising on which cases should be brought before the courts, long days, sacrificing  much, so his three boys could have the best possible start in life. He loved all sports, especially football, tennis, fishing, and in later years representing his county in bowls.

He left two indelible marks on my life – the way every Sunday after lunch we would all get on a bus to visit his parents and help them  keep their huge garden under control. Every Sunday, honouring his parents.


The second impression was the way for 66 years he honoured his wedding ring. He had made a decision not just to get married but to stay married, until death. And he did. Thanks Dad.

I pray it will be ‘like father, like son’.

5 thoughts on “Dad Dies

  1. normawitley says:

    Sorry to hear about your father. Praying you will all know Gods comfort and peace at this very difficult and challenging time. God bless you all    Norma xxxx


  2. Pauline Etim-Ubah says:

    Hi Pastor Les, How are you? I’m am with you at this time. I’ll do my best to hold you and Ann in prayer in Jesus name. You made your dad on earth very proud, this is only eclipsed by the fact that you make your dad in heaven even more proud. Like Father like son indeed.

    lots of love Pauline

    Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:06:23 +0000 To:

  3. Chi obi says:

    Sorry to hear of your father’s death. He was a great father and you an excellent son. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  4. Eugenia Nweje says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time as you mourn the death of your father my his gentle soul rest in peace Xx

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