View Full Version : My Father died today.

08-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Yesterday I visited him in the nursing home after a nice afternoon at the range. He was tired, but otherwise fine and we chatted and I helped him get ready for bed.

2:30 in the morning the home called and told me they had to transport him to the hospital. Pneumonia for the 3rd time in 2 months. This time was bad. Really bad. When I got there they had him on a ventilator. Talked to the doc, talked to my Pop through hand signals and head nods and then made the toughest call I've ever had to make. I don't wish it on any one of you.

Tough old bird still took all day to pass.

WWII Navy vet, loving and devoted husband for 64 years, Father to 3 sons and a daughter, Grandfather to 1 granddaughter. A humble man, admired by all and without an enemy in the world after 86 years.

Tonight he is reunited with my Mom in the loving embrace of Jesus.

I love you Pop. Until we meet again.

08-07-2014, 12:38 AM
So sorry to read this. Lost my Dad this spring, and it's a little better now that some time has passed. Not okay, but better than it was.
My condolences to you and your family. Saying a prayer for comfort...

smoked turkey
08-07-2014, 12:42 AM
Wow. This is a tough one. My dad passed at 86 years also. That was in 1996 and I still recall it very vividly. I miss my dad still. That is a good thing and the way it should be. My dad was a WWII vet just like yours and he was a good man, husband, father and grandfather also. I know you will miss your dad. I have prayed for the good Lord to give you peace at this time. It is very comforting to know that he is now at peace and rest and in a much better place. You have the assurance of seeing him again someday. What a day that will be!

08-07-2014, 12:55 AM
sorry to hear , dad made it to 90 , and we lost him in 1999 . Ma is 86 , yep a bunch a years younger , but still hanging in there , and fortunately , no nursing home for her

08-07-2014, 12:57 AM
We celebrate that our loved ones are welcomed into the Kingdom by such a loving God, yet the celebration is always tempered by our sense of loss. Will be praying that your family will have the peace that surpasses all understanding and the Mighty Counselor will comfort your heart.

08-07-2014, 01:08 AM
We'll be praying for you and yours on this end. Sorry for your loss.


08-07-2014, 02:20 AM
Thoughts and prayers out to you.

08-07-2014, 05:41 AM
I'm sorry for your loss. Remember your father in his life rather than death, remember the great times you had with him growing up. My condolences go out to you and your family.

08-07-2014, 06:02 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Dale, I'll keep you family in my prayers.

08-07-2014, 06:09 AM
Sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Prayers to you and your family.

08-07-2014, 06:28 AM
My thoughts and prays to you and your family.

08-07-2014, 06:34 AM
My prayers are with you and your family.


08-07-2014, 06:51 AM
It's always rough to lose a loved one, but something we must all go through. God is merciful and knows our pain. He will comfort you and strengthen you. I lost my dad 4 yrs ago, he was 88, and still think about him, especially when I'm using one of his tools.

08-07-2014, 06:55 AM
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I've been there, two years ago for me. Still think about him every day. It'll get better but is doesn't go away. You have my sympathy and best wishes.


08-07-2014, 07:01 AM
Sorry for your loss.

08-07-2014, 07:02 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. It is good you could be there in his final hours, you won't regret it.


08-07-2014, 07:11 AM
I too am sorry for your loss! But it sounds like he was loved and appreciated while he was here. He believed in our creator. An has now gone to be with his beloved wife and to sit with Our Maker. Kevin

08-07-2014, 07:41 AM
I lost dad last week. So sorry for your loss and what you had to witness. God willing, we will all be reunited with our loved ones in God's time.

08-07-2014, 07:52 AM
I my heart felt sympathy to you and your family....lost my Dad in 2002 and still miss him.....I do tell people that if you listen you can still hear him.....He raised your brothers and sister as best as he could and it sounds like he did a good job....live through him and pass on what he taught!

08-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Praying for GOD to give you and your family peace, and comfort you during this tough time.
In Jesus' name....

white eagle
08-07-2014, 08:09 AM
loosing a parent is tough so very sorry to hear of your loss
god bless

Wis. Tom
08-07-2014, 08:22 AM
God's blessings over you, in this time. You have lost your dad down here, but with him knowing the Lord, there is rejoicing in heaven.

08-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Praying for you.

08-07-2014, 08:31 AM
my prayers are with you, I know what you mean about making that call as I had to do make the call for my eldest son years ago, trust me healing does come.

08-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Oh God that had to be a hard call but by the way it sounds, you both made the decision together. As hard as it was, i'm sure he would have done it for you. God bless you both. It's been six years since I lost my father and i would give a year of my life to spend another with him.

08-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Sorry for your loss. Touched my heart. Had to make the decision about 6 years ago. Tough to do, but he would't have wanted it any other way. Mine was WW II, Korea and Cold War.

Prayers for you and the rest of your family.

08-07-2014, 09:10 PM
You have my deepest condolences.

08-07-2014, 09:11 PM
My heartfelt condolences.

Uncle R.
08-07-2014, 09:32 PM
May the Lord grant you peace and comfort. You have loved your father well and he you. You'll be together again eventually - live so as to make him proud of you until that time comes.
Uncle R.

08-07-2014, 10:36 PM
Sorry for your loss my dad passed eight years ago and I still miss him every day. He got me into guns and reloading

08-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Condolences,and prayers my friend,its really hard losing a parent,his spirit lives through you...

08-08-2014, 02:44 AM
My brother, I am my wife are both praying for peace and understanding for you and your family. I to went through what you did in having to make that tough decision to remove the ventilator, and as your father did, my lasted the better part of 24 hours before going home to be with our Lord and Savior. What a wonderful reunion you will have when meeting again on the streets of Heaven!

All our best to you and yours.

Scott and Pat

08-08-2014, 06:34 AM
my prayers are with you, I know what you mean about making that call as I had to do make the call for my eldest son years ago, trust me healing does come.

Your child!? Oh I cannot fathom how much more difficult that must be. My Father had lived a fine life and was ready. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Thank you everyone for the kind words, thoughts and prayers.

08-08-2014, 06:49 AM
I'm sorry for your loss.

My dad passed in 2003 and I still miss him and his love for guns and reloading. He got me interested in guns and reloading. What I don't miss is the fact it took him over a week in agony before he passed and the call I made for them to give him morphene.

Do not dwell on anything negative or anything you may have not had a chance to tell or say to him. He is in a better place now and I firmly believe he has to be very proud of you and the rest of your family.

08-08-2014, 06:53 AM
My hope is that you will find peace and comfort knowing that he is with the Lord and you will see him again. What a wonderful legacy to say that you did not have an enemy in the world and was loved and remembered. God Bless you and your family during this painful time.

08-08-2014, 11:27 AM
My condolences.

08-08-2014, 11:27 AM
My dad passed in 1991 and I still miss him and I think all of us that lose a loved one will always miss them. It does get easier and it seems to me that the very best times are what you remember most.

May you all find peace.


08-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Bless you Sir.... Prayers sent... You will be re-united, but it doesn't make things easy.... I will add you to my daily prayers....


08-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Sorry for your loss
God be praised that He allows us to be adopted by Him
Will be in prayer for the family
Both my Mom and Dad are gone.