Monday, 27 July 2015

At Peace

This morning Tom passed away peacefully in hospital with Mark holding his hand.

Mark was called to go to the home early Saturday morning and when he arrived was advised to phone relatives which he did. 

From then on Tom had a lovely weekend surrounded by all his family. He watched Brassed Off, listened to music, travelled down memory lane, chatted, had a few laughs, drank some Boddingtons bitter and had a dabble at a whisky and coke. 

This morning he was transferred to hospital where within a few minutes of arriving he passed away.

He was 84 years old and I was thinking before that I've known him only 2 years less than I knew my Dad. 

He will leave a massive gap in our lives not only emotionally but physically as we've spent so much time with him over the last year.

Tomorrow we will start the funeral process but today has just been about talking, remembering, tears and laughter. 



  1. Sending you a proper hug.
    Thank you for sharing this part of your lives with us, it was really, really precious.
    It was fantastic what you did for Tom; I hope I'm as lucky when it comes to the end of my days. X x x

  2. I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. It sounds like he had a very pleasant ending with friends and relatives around. You were so good to him and there will be a big gap in your lives for a while as you spent so much time with him.

  3. Thank God.
    What a lovely way to go. He is happy, painfree and at rest now. Now go and have a decent cup of tea and make the plans you have to make. Do what you need to and never be afraid of the tears that will come (sometimes over the silliest things)
    And if you need us to listen again, we are here. Sharing the past few months of what must have been a hard, difficult time for you has been a privilege. You've done well, my child, now go and cosset yourself.

  4. AwwTom. I was thinking about you yesterday wondering how things were. Sending you love xxx

  5. Sorry to hear your news, but glad to hear it was such a peaceful ending for Tom. So nice that he was able to have such a lovely time with family & was so well looked after at the home, you have done so much for him, what a fortunate man he was with his family. Thankyou for sharing with us, sending big virtual hugs, Vee xx

  6. oh I'm so sorry for you and your family.
    would have been here sooner, but am away this week with rubbish internet connection.
    Thinking of you. xx

  7. So so sorry to read your news about Tom. A very difficult time for all of you. Take care.

  8. What a good end Tom had thanks to your family's care. Sending you best thoughts and a big hug.

  9. Thanks Tess. It's taken a while but finally the funeral will take place on Wednesday. xx