Saturday, August 26, 2006

MY DAD


John William Evans, 1927-2006
"Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight, sweet Prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." - Horatio, in "Hamlet" (William Shakespeare)

My dad passed away Thursday afternoon. It had been a long, hard slog for him the past year and a half. He seemed to go peacefully, and apparently was not in pain. Thanks to all of you for your thoughts, prayers and support. My mom is doing well so far, and so are the rest of us. It is a difficult time, but thus far we are weathering it well. I am relieved that his suffering is done, but I miss him like crazy. Here is the obit that I wrote for the local paper, as posted on the local funeral home website:

http://www.webfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=95178&fh_id=10282

15 Comments:

Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Snave,
My thoughts are with you and your family. I have not lost a parent, but I hear it leaves a hole in your heart that is never filled. I am so, so, sorry, and I am glad he passed peacefully.

Peace, my friend.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Thanks, Pursey, for your kind thoughts and welcome to my humble blog. I found your weblog, by the way, and it is simply wonderful. I went ahead and linked it here at my site. Thanks again!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Christopher I said...

My condolences on the passing of your father.

He sounds as if he was a remarkable man who lived a full, rewarding, and long life.

I hope this, and your memories of him, will make more bearable the sadness you and your family are undergoing.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

My thoughts are with you and your family during this very tough time. I know your pain, but it will get better with time. May you find peace and comfort during this time.

7:04 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Sorry for your loss, Snave. Your dad was quite a guy.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Sorry to hear about your father. He sounds like a great person -- lots of achievements, interesting hobbies; a full life.

I know this is a difficult period for you. My thoughts are with you and your family.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Having lost both parents, I know the difficulty, the loss, and the sadness that will continue. Many times I've wished my father were still around, when my children were born, or when I needed someone to talk to who was honest with me. Your dad sounds like he was a terrific and interesting guy.

10:06 AM  
Blogger GTX said...

My sentiments to you, Snave, and all your family.
I’ve not much more words for such lost.
Father Time maybe twists our minds but not our memories.
Wish I was there to comfort you all.
A huge hug to your dad that was a real Man.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

My heart, thoughts and prayers are going out to you buddy, thankyou for keeping us up to date, I guess this is the post everyone has braced themselves for. Again my thoughts are with you.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Paul G. said...

Well...
What is there to say?
Shortly after my Father passed as I walked my mother from the room I said to her "Now we do something different".

I didn't realise at the time that is wasn't something, it was everything - nothing is the same ever again.
It's only been since October for us and it's much newer for you...
My prayers are for your Mother and your whole family at this time and in all the days to come.

It's in times like these we fully grasp what a difference just one person can make.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Snave. As someone who has lost both parents, I feel for you.

It sounds like he had a wonderful life. I hope you can take solace in that. You are a good son.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

Hey Snave, sorry for being late, but please accept my condolences on the loss of your father.

He sounds like quite a man.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Howard Davis said...

sorry for your loss.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Sorry Snave. I feel like responding to this by email. Many Hugs!

That email seemed to go out faster than normal. I hope it went out right.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

My condolensces, Snave. That is terribly sad news. I love the pictures you put up, he appears to be a man with a strong personality. I like that.

6:41 AM  

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