My father passed away on Wednesday, 12th July at 1.50 p.m…
…and was laid to rest at the Nirvana Memorial Park here yesterday morning, the 14th of July…
…after the funeral mass at St Mary’s of Divine Mercy here…
– one of his final wishes, that is to have the service at the church where he would go for masses and services with my mum on Sundays and other days when both of them were fit and well.
Regular readers of my blog would probably be able to recall those occasions when we would take him some place to eat and he sure enjoyed those outings and as a matter of fact, when my girl was home for the mid-year school holidays, he wanted to ask her out for another round of the same the following day but that morning, when we dropped by the house, he said to her that he was sorry he could not make it as he was not physically up to it…
…and since then, over these two months, he had not been well…and I did hint in my previous posts that I was “caught up with things at home” so I did not have the time for much else at that point in time…and last week, he came down with a fever on Thursday and on Friday, it got worse…and eventually, he was admitted into the Sibu General Hospital but things did not look too good so we were prepared for the worst, be it sooner or later.
My brother from New Zealand made it home in time on Tuesday and though it was not easy, we took our bed-ridden mum to the hospital to see him that same evening before he was called to our Lord in Heaven the following afternoon…
…and I was thankful I was right there by his side at the hospital when he breathed his last. The grandchildren from Auckland were still in transit at KL then – they did not make it in time to see him one last time.
Born in the Year of the Ox on the 28th day of the 4th month, he always celebrated his birthdays every year following the Chinese lunar calendar. He was 93 at the time of his passing.
Eternal rest grant unto my father, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace…
18 thoughts on “My father…”
Dear Uncle Art, my sincere condolences and I am praying for healing and peace in the hearts of everyone that had loved him so much. I am glad to hear that you were with him till the very end and here’s a *HUGS* from me and lots of blessings your way
Thank you so much. He was over 90 so we can’t say we did not see it coming. He was well-prepared and we followed his last wishes as best we could, all that he wanted.
Sorry to hear the loss of your beloved father. May he rest in eternal peace.
Amen. Thank you.
Deep and sincere condolences to you and your family, Arthur. May he rest in eternal peace.
Amen. Thanks, Jessie.
I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Dear Arthur, I am so sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to you and your family. The flowers are beautiful!
Thanks, Linda. The flowers were from the wreaths we received even though it was my father’s last wish that he did not want anybody to give those and would rather they all channelled the money to charity or to the church…but still, a few people did send via the florists so it was not possible to send them back and we had no choice but to accept them.
am so sorry to read about your loss. take care as you take this time to mourn and grieve and spend time with your family remembering his life, in the hope that you’ll all be reunited again someday.
Thank you, Sean. Thankful he wasn’t actually terribly sick for a long time, did not have to suffer much.
This is so sad but an inevitable part of life. Take comfort that your father was long lived; 93 is quite a feat. Again, my sympathies on your loss.
Yes, he sure lived up till a ripe old age. It was a struggle in his younger days when he ventured into the business line but he was very successful and did rather well and I would say his life was good then up till when he retired and after that, he spent his days travelling, relaxing and all.
Deepest condolences from us to you and your family. Take care Arthur!
Thanks. We’re fine, wasn’t exactly unexpected. Glad that my mum seems to take it rather well.
My deepest condolences go to you and your family.
Thank you, Yan.
May your father rest in peace and stay by the side of Almighty.
Condolences to your family.
Thanks. He’s in a better place now.
Deepest condolences to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace.
Thank you, Azura. Your mum might know him – they all called him Akai, well-known speedboat racer in the 50’s and early 60’s, his speedboat was named Typhoon. The house was at Simpang Tiga – the meeting point of Kpg Hilir and Kpg Nangka, lots of rambutan trees.
Deepest condolences to you and your family…
Please accept our deepest condolences to you and family at this time of grief. 93 years is quite a feat. Glad to know you were by your dad’s side till he took his last breathe. May he rest in eternal peace.
Sorry Arthur, I have missed this post somehow and only managed to come here after reading your current post. I only got to know about your father’s demise in your Facebook… Please accept my condolences here… My own father and mother passed on at the age of 80.. as the Bible has written, any years over 70 is considered a blessing and a bonus… May they rest in peace and we will meet them again some day…
Thank you. My dad was 93 and yes, he did have a good life. Thankful he did not have to suffer long, just around 2 months.