Monday, June 22, 2009

The Whisperer Is Back...

First of all, my family and I wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to friends, relatives and my blogging brothers and sisters for their support and kind words during our period of grievance over the loss of our beloved father/husband/grandpa.
Dad led a simple and selfless life. He was always more concern about others. That should more or less explained the sacrifices he generously made towards his family and those around him. All these were visible during the wake. People from all walks regardless of race whose life my dad once touched came grieving and shared our loss openly. He was like a father figure to all of them and a grandfather to all the children around the neighborhood.
During the last few months of Dad's life, he was always surrounded by his children, grandchildren and well-wishers. Our love and care for him never cease till his very last breathe. This is probably the very fact that made me come to terms with his passing. What he was and what he lived for lives on in us forever. A legacy that is going to continue with our children in the future..
Rest In Peace, Dad and Thank You For The Memories.
Dad passed on peacefully and painlessly on 14th June 2009 after a short battle with lung cancer. One week short of Father's Day and on my 3rd sister's and wife's birthday. He was 75.

6 comments:

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

I'm glad you did the post.

Chin up!

:)
Yin

Jude said...

My condolences to you and the family. May your dad rest in peace. Thanks for putting up the post. Peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

Your Dad is immortal, forever present in your memories, for the right reasons.

Chin up Duke and his legacy will continue, through you and your good work.

Peace Admiral Tojo

Fair said...

Deepest condolence to you and your family for the great loss.

arnie_nymous said...

Condolences to you and your family in your bereavement. All life is temporary and transient, so grieve not. Remembering him with love and gratitude, you connect to the more real part of him. For his body was but a garment worn for an earthly sojourn; his inner reality transcends body, and lives on.

Farida Ibrahim said...

Hi Brother,
Please accept my condolences. The measure of a man is the number of lives he touched in positive ways while walking on this Earth. From reading what you have written, I know he did.God bless and take care.

Regards, Farida