His Love Goes On

Royal Norfolks Cap Badge (photo: Dormskirk)

11th January I posted that my father had tested positive for Covid. At 100+ year he might be expected to succumb to that, so you can imagine our delight when he recovered. But yesterday he took a tumble and bashed his head; we don’t know yet how severe that knock. The paramedics took him to the hospital for observation.

Around 1:30 this morning he “brightened”, smiled, slumped, and died.

Apart from fathering we three sibs (and a pretty good job he’s made of that) his most lasting contribution has been his many accounts of the Massacre of La Paradis, May 1940. For those interested in the story, his account, along with his artwork, can be found here.

Also included on that site (right at the end, keep scrolling) is the most recent photo on his 100th birthday proudly displaying his Birthday Telegram from the Queen.

My father would not want us to grieve. He was the epitome of love. He never preached; he always walked his talk. His love goes on.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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27 Responses to His Love Goes On

  1. Sadje says:

    I’m sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers for you

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  2. Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear this 😟

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  3. Deborah says:

    You were so blessed to have him! Much Love, Deborah ❤

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  4. Judy says:

    When I first saw your title, that’s where my thoughts went. Then I read and thought oh observation, then the real news that your Dad died. When my Dad was at his end he just said ” I had a good life” and I know he loved his life. Sounds like your father very much did as well and wants his loved ones to love the memories not hate the loss. I am still so sorry to hear the news as I know how much you loved him and also what Covid protocols took away in denying family members access to their loved ones. Dang it can happen fast right when all seems copacetic.

    Lots of love your way, wishes for peace and joy in remembrance, and perhaps you’ll regale us with many stories and anecdotes too of your life together. I love all my Dad’s stories of his youth and things that happened when we were children. Have I ever told you the gunpowder story?

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  5. Sorry for your loss, my friend.

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  6. My heart breaks at your loss, Crispina, but as you say, his love goes on. Thinking of you, my friend.

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  7. Sincere sympathies. It’s precious that he left you with a smile. 🙂

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  8. Dale says:

    Dearest Crispina,

    Such a lovely message to share of your father’s passing. Yes, he lived a long and wonderful life (I’m saving your link to read tomorrow when my eyes are no longer drooping!)

    I know he was ready and you are all good with everything but sending some love your way anyway (there’s never too much of that)

    xoxo

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