Dad had been very sick with COPD and heart failure and as he had been suffering for quite some time, it was a blessing that he was able to pass away peacefully at home, where he loved to be. We were all very saddened and upset and it's felt quite a tough few weeks. We had a lovely celebration of his life at his funeral and the weather was beautiful. It couldn't have been a more bright, sunny and crisp November day after all the bleak fog, wind and rain we had been having.
My sister wrote a short poem for my dad, which my brother read out at his funeral. It sums him up completely:
My dad will always be loved and cherished by us all. Rest in peace now my lovely dad, you can breathe easy now.