Saturday, October 27, 2007

Unforseen circumstances

I am Fran, youngest daughter and am writing this on behalf of my father. As you all know he has been in and out of hospital for a while, recently he collapsed and was taken back into hospital, and sadly to say he will no longer be able to write on this blog again as he wont be coming home. He hasnt got long left and is going downhill and fading fast. He has asked me to write this notice as he cannot get in touch with people personally.
If he does leave the hospital he will be going to a hospice to see out what very little time he has left.... he doesn't want you feeling sorry for him, but to celebrate his good and sometimes over-indulgent lifestyle and have a few drinks for him and to toast and remember him.
He brought me his last present today, a new dog for me to love and be loved, as my old family dog i have had for 10 years had to be put to sleep earlier this week due to illness and severe pain..... he wished it was as quick and easy for him to end the pain he is in now....
if i get the chance i will keep updating his blog on his behalf and keep you all up-to-date on how he is..... But being honest and knowing my dad as i do ..... he wont be suffering for long, and will go with the dignity he wants and deserves....



Anonymous said...

John has enjoyed a full and eventful life. I regret that circumstances were such that I never was able to meet your father.
I send him my best wishes and wish his family well.

Anonymous said...


Please pass on to John my regards and I appreciate now why he was unable to answer my emails.

John Lang

Martin lang said...

Same from me and my brother.

Anonymous said...

Fran I am so sorry and upset to hear about your dad, I wondered why he was so quiet lately, and I feel so bad because I didn't get up to the house, I have been so busy and preoccupied lately.
I am going to pop into the hospital tomorrow to see him.
Love and best wishes to all the family.
Jill xxx

corriher said...

Farewell Griff. I'll look you up when my time is over. You will be missed.