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    Old man gone

    Well my dad passed away on Friday.
    He wasn't in to shooting but by god he loved his fishing, gardening and his grandchildren.
    Taught me to fish at the age of 6 when I caught my first brown trout on a 10' split cane rod that I could barely lift and dad had to cast for me.

    The year his fruit trees produce the biggest harvest for ages and he wasn't able to enjoy it

    I'm going to miss the "wee toe rag" as the nurses nicknamed him since he wouldn't always take his medication but he always had a smile for them.

    Wish me luck for the funeral on Thursday as I'm going to be a wreck

    Sleep easy dad - you earned your rest.


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    So sorry for your loss mate , I can't begin to imagine how hard it must be , good luck for the funeral .
    he sounds like a great fella and some fantastic memories you have there
    ​Atb Jim
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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    Sorry for your loss Ed. remember,

    "To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die."

    Chin up, Buck.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"

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    Sorry for your loss Ed.


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    A sad loss to yourself and those around you, sounds like a, "man who has lived his life".

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    Thanks guys
    He was truely original.
    Sometimes really irksome but considering he was taken from home at the age of 16 and forced to work in labour camps in Germany then that could be forgiven.
    As for his gardening Percy Thrower didn't have a look in.
    He once stuck a clipped branch (upside down) into the ground to mark the end of a row of peas - by the time the peas finished the branch had sprouted. I can't even get seeds to sprout.

    Best time fishing was when I was ten - we caught 10 flounders, 6 eels and 2 sea trout got back home at 11:30 and mum was livid but those smoked eels were the best.

    He also couldn't do enough for either my sister's two boys or my two girls.


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    Sad day mate ....good memories live for ever condolences to you & your family ..

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    Sorry for your loss Eddie, condolences to you and your family.


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    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Father and my thoughts will be with you on Thursday. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories of the times you spent with your father, cherish them and a part of him will always be with you!

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    Rest in peace Eddie's Dad
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

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