Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Hi Henri, hope you're doing well. Hoping you don't go wherever he's gone too soon, though in universal time everything is soon ...
One thing I didn't expect was how many challenges follow a father's death (in the generation when men were always breadwinners); you think that after the funeral it will all settle down but there's a lot of organising and admin and general tedious stuff.
It's great that your father could die with dignity and surrounded by family. Best possible way to go. My Dad's death wasn't nearly as nice - in a hospital ward after a gruelling lead up with medical staff doing interventions to get his heart back on track.
Take care and big hugs from the top of the world (world maps are always upside down)
Thanks Grea, your messages were of great help, it's nice to know you're not alone during these difficult moments.
I'm planning to live until I'm 127 years old... after that age you become an as*******... and it's better to go before you reach that stage, so you'll have to put up with me until then... :)
Yes, there's still lots to do now, I will go back in December to help my Sister to deal with all the "tedious stuff".
Agreed, going away with dignity is the best way to go, and unlike your Father, my Dad was fortunate enough to die peacefully among the people he loved.
Here's a (recent) picture of my Dad before the cancer took him away from us...