Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sad times ........

My apologies for the hiatus in the Blog, I'm currently in the UK as my father passed away a couple of weeks ago. He had been ill for some time so it was sort of expected but nonetheless his sudden decline came as a shock. I'll be over here for some time arranging for my mother's care.
I've an armful of commissions to fill up any quiet moments.

22 comments:

Niall O loughlin said...

So sorry to hear that Tel, he looked like a real gent!

Paul McCall said...

Terry, you have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. As I write this I'm taking a break from getting ready for a visit from my Dad. Your loss will make me appreciate my time with my father even more.
Looking at your Dad's photos you can certainly see the family resemblance.

Matt Ryder said...

So sorry Terry. Thoughts are with you and your family. All the best.

john said...

Sorry to hear the news Tel.

Emily Anthony said...

My condolences, Tel....

Lash LeRoux said...

I am so utterly sorry to hear that, Tel. You certainly have my prayers and condolences. Losing someone so close is never easy, regardless of how expected it may be. There’s just no way to truly prepare for it. I wish you all the best and hope you’ll find a speedy road to peace. My thoughts are with you and your family.

By the way, that is a very well-designed and elegant collage of photos.

Tony said...

So sorry for your loss Tel, I wish you well Sir and take care mate

Tel said...

Many thanks for the kind words I really appreciate all the great friends out there in the world of caricature.
I've got a handle on all the paperwork that has to be done - and there's a lot. Mum has been great considering.
I am though a little apprehensive of the eulogy I'm to give in the packed village church for the funeral next week - not the content but the ability to deliver. A lot of things I should have said while he was here - one of the drawbacks of being English I guess !!

Ric said...

Sorry to hear your news Tel. Prayers for you and your family. You'll do great next week.
Take care, Ric.

Nori Tominaga said...

Sorry to hear about it.Hope you're holding up!

Vincenzo said...

My condolences Mate...One of the hardest things life deals us is the loss of a loved one...hang in there my friend!!!

Tony Mac said...

Tel I feel your pain never forget the hurt I felt when my dad passed away - much love to you and yours !

Paul Moyse said...

Hey Tel, so sorry to hear that, my deepest condolences! You can always call for a chat whilst you're in the UK. My number is 01843 607 308.

Tel said...

Many thanks guys - gets easier each day. I'll just be glad when we get the funeral day done and get Mum settled. She's a tough one though !

Cheers Paul I'll give you a ring mate.

Andrés Spata said...

Lo siento mucho Tel, mi padre fallecio hace 3 meses y se lo que se siente, es un dolor muy grande.

Un abrazo y mucha fuerza!

Steve Roberts said...

I can only echo what has already been said Tel, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Tel said...

Many thanks Andres and Steve - we had the funeral on Wednesday and I got through the eulogy with only a few pauses toward the end. Wonderful turnout and many tears but Mum was a rock. She's a tough one at 86 - we had a big hug when it was all over.
I've managed to find her a place in a care home - Woodbridge Alms houses in Suffolk and we'll have her there by the time I leave. Nice motel style accommodation with 24 hour care - Mum's legally blind so she can no longer stay in the house. Selling that is another issue !!
Though my sister and I live in Australia she doesn't want to leave England. With a sister in law and a couple of old school friends in the same home it looks an ideal solution.
I thank you all for your thoughts and best wishes.

Kelly Gannon said...

My condolances to you Buddy....he's in a much better place now Terry.

Tel said...

Thanks Kelly .... cheers mate

luckydipdesign said...

My condolances Tel... I've been lurking around your blog for a while and I'm sorry to hear about your sad news.

Tel said...

Many thanks 'Luckydip'

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