Monday, May 14, 2012


A final posting on this blog to let all those who knew and loved my dad that he finally lost his brave fight against cancer last Friday afternoon. It took a long time to beat him but there was no escape in the end. I am so proud of his bravery and selflessness throughout. He was a very special man and as the hole he has left behind begins to open up, we will all have to try our hardest over time not to fall in too deep.

If you want to join us to celebrate his life, the funeral has been arranged for Friday 18 May at Linn Crematorium, going on to Cowglen golf club afterwards.

Thanks, Phyl xx

(Maybe I should add three commas at the end - just to make this posting feel more authentic? ,,,)


Alistair said...

I met him only twice but shared many a laugh via skype and comments and his terrible email jokes. An absolutely unforgettable character clearly dedicated to Ann and you his family and also clearly utterly determined to fight to the end. He was taken far too soon.

My thoughts are with you all.

Best love

I will try to arrange work so I can come to pay my respects on the day if at all possible.

Alistair said...

I posted a blog about his passing yesterday and I have programmed this poem to be posted on Sunday dedicated to him. I hope you approve.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


By William Ernest Henley