Today Dad would have turned 74 ... however, he passed away on the 8th February this year.
I've been looking back through some old photos and have selected a few to share with you ...
|Dad with his Mum & Dad (who was killed in WWII)|
|Mum and Dad on their wedding day|
|Dad loved his cars - this one was a bright orange Hemi Pacer!|
Dad with his three girls
|Dad with me (eldest)|
|Dad with Naomi (middle)|
|Dad with Rachel (youngest)|
Poppa just being a Poppa
|Poppa with Rhys (now 20) and Hayley (now 17)|
|Poppa with Samantha (now 19)|
|Poppa with Jayden, the youngest grandchild who's turning 3 very soon|
Some of Dad's other loves included -
|Cooking - Dad loved to BBQ but he was just as happy in the kitchen too!|
|There was always a wine at hand and would never stop at just one ...|
|Dad loved to sip a cool beer on a warm day :-) (with Mum)|
|Mum and Dad both love to travel|
|This was taken about a year ago by one of the people who ran the Day Programme Dad was attending at the time.|
Dementia picks who it wants, when it wants and it chose my Dad.
Although it took from Dad the ability to think clearly and communicate articulately it did not take his kind, considerate nature which stayed with him until the very end.
Dad - you are in my thoughts every day.