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RIP my dad-in-law, Bert.
This morning my dear father-in-law Bert passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. He was 86, but a young 86.

He was a farmer, a WW2 veteran, sports teacher, respected community member, husband of nearly 60 years to Mary, father of 14, granddad of countless children, and great granddad of many more. 

We are sad that he's gone, but thankful that he died the way we'd all hope to die, I think....No terrible disease, no lingering twilight, in his own home after going to sleep at the end of an ordinary day.

Rest in peace, Bert.



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frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 4th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for your kind words, Mews. Much appreciated.
bellewood From: bellewood Date: September 4th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm SO sorry!! It's a blessing he went the way he did..exactly the way any of us would want to go, but you'll still miss him no matter how peaceful the end.

A very fitting epitaph.. take care my friend. I'll be thinking of you all!! *Big Hugs*
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 5th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for keeping us in your thoughts, Belle.
melyanna_65 From: melyanna_65 Date: September 4th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry for your loss, dear!!!

But yes, I suppose you're right, he passed away in a very peaceful way during his sleep (it's hard to say that, but probably the best kind of death).

*lots of tight hugs for you and your family*
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 5th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for your kind comments, Melyanna. And thanks for the hugs!
I appreciate your beautiful, sad Frodo icon too.
mole_caz From: mole_caz Date: September 4th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely way to go. My mother-in-law died in exactly the same way only she was 94. It was what we had wished and it came to pass. Thankyou for posting a picture. He looks a good, kind man. *hugs* xx
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 5th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Caz.
How wonderful that your mum-in-law got to 94 before passing quietly in her sleep. Yes that's definitely the way to go!

Yes, Bert was a good, kind man, as you noticed from the photo. :-)
claudia603 From: claudia603 Date: September 4th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad he went peacefully. *hugs*
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 5th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Claudia. Yes, it is a blessing that he went the way he did.
_celebrian From: _celebrian Date: September 4th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am very sorry for your loss. But, I am glad that he went peacefully. That is also what I wish for myself and my family members when our times come.

*hugs*
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 5th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you Celebrian.
It certainly is a comfort to know that he passed away in his sleep. Yes, it is what we'd wish for ourselves and our families in when those days arrive.
i_o_r_h_a_e_l From: i_o_r_h_a_e_l Date: September 5th, 2007 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
My condolences, Frodos.

*hugs*
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 5th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for your condolences and hugs, Iorhael.
mechtild From: mechtild Date: September 6th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Frodo's mum, what a lovely photo of your father in law. He died in his sleep at home? That's how my own mum would ideally like to go (she's 84, too, and thinks about it a lot). He sounds as thought he was a lovely person. My hugs on his passing, and my, dare I say, felicitations, that he died in such a good way.
mechtild From: mechtild Date: September 6th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
DUH! No, your father in law was 86! My mum would like all the more to die like that at 86, since she's not in a hurry. :)
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 9th, 2007 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)

My Father-in-law

Thanks for your kind words and hugs, Mechtild.
Yes, we are thankful that Bert went so peacefully. I hope that your mum gets to pass away as peacefully as Bert did, when her time comes...especially if it's on her mind a lot.
nannerss From: nannerss Date: September 7th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
May he rest in peace.

*hugs*
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 9th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)

My Father-in-law

Thanks for your kind comment and hugs, Nanny. :-)
frolijah_fan_54 From: frolijah_fan_54 Date: September 9th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry for your loss - and sorry I'm so late in commenting. He sounds like a wonderful man who had a very peaceful death - and I hope that brings you some comfort. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. *BIG HUGS*
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 9th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for your kind words.
I really appreciate them. :-) Bert certainly was a wonderful man and we are comforted in the knowledge that his death was so peaceful.
siany71 From: siany71 Date: September 9th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Your FIL

Im sorry to hear your sad news, Anne :( Thinking of you and your family xxx
frodos_mum From: frodos_mum Date: September 9th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your FIL

Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts, Sian.
Bert's funeral service is on Tuesday. Jim has been very busy organising almost everything for the past week, so I guess that Tuesday night is when it all will sink in for him. :-/
auntyjan From: auntyjan Date: October 9th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)

RIP Bert

So sorry for your loss, Anne. It's a lovely pic of Bert. Sympathy to Jim and the whole family too. xxx
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