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🐿🥜..... 😭💔SquirrelsHolt, broken hearted and so sad at the loss of her Father🐿 yesterday afternoon.

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I will say a thousand apologies now for not having replied to lots of great topics of conversation over the last 2/3weeks but my gorgeous father was becoming more and more frail as days passed by. I knew his time was limited and to reach 96 or 97(i forget) is too long a time on the planet. That's what Dad would say to me! Now he is united with his wife once again and not reduced to any humiliation regarding toilet troubles, mobility issues, brain fog and no ability to eat solid food as he could no longer swallow.

I've not spoken so openly about my loss to anybody(my son, obviously excluded)so this is a huge thing for me to do. I always find this Community the greatest group of member's, .....so iI may take a couple of weeks off whilst I come to terms with my loss.

Thank you for reading this and Merry Christmas to you all 🎄.


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My dear nutty friend,i am saddened at your loss though i do know that you have anticpated this for sometime,rest assured that he is now with his beloved wife,your mum and that you know in your heart he will be happy again to be with her and that they will both continue to watch over you and make you happy again too in the future.Sincere condolences and sympathy.

Ski's and Scruff's

😊😻 x

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I am so very sorry to hear your sad news, my thoughts are with you and your family. R.I.P. to your wonderful dad and God bless him. You take all the time you need. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, and look after yourseves. Take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 y

My sincere condolences at the loss of your dear dad SH xx

Sending heartfelt sympathies to you dear SH on the loss of your wonderful father. No matter what age he was he’ll be sadly missed by you and family. He’s at peace now and reunited with his wife. Lots of love to you dear friend. Xx💜❤️💜

So sorry SH as you said he is free from indignity and suffering now and you can take comfort in that ,but still his passing will be hard for you to bare for a time. Sending love and sympathy 💐 xxx

I am so sorry to hear your very sad news. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you. He now has his dignity back and is with his loving wife a warm thought that you must hold in your heart. 💐 Xxx

So sorry to hear your sad news, my sincere condolences, sending you lots of virtual hugs 🤗🤗🤗🤗 xx

So sad for you. My mum dies aged 93 2 years ago. She’d had been struggling for a while, Will Pm you later x

So very sorry to hear your news. Thank you for posting as these things are hard to express and it is generous of you to do so.Your picture of him is very real.

I am sure that you did everything you could to make his life as safe and comfortable as you could.

Love and hugs, dear SH

Kate xxxx

Little squirrel nutty person. 💜I am so very genuinely sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you and if you need anything shout ❤

Oh dear SH I am so so sorry. You had spoken about him often and I had realised that I had quite a lot in common with him. He had reached a great age so this wouldn't have come as a great shock for you, but that doesn't help much with the pain. Big huggs from Don with the black cat. xxx

Bless your dear father SH and may he rest in peace with your mum. Thinking of you with love and hugs 🤗 ❤

So sorry for your loss xx

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Your father sounds to have been a wonderful man who you will greatly miss x

I am so sorry SH. This must be an extremely sad time for you. My deepest sympathy as I know the pain of losing a parent. Sending you a gentle hug and much love.

Cas xx 🌹

I am so sorry for your loss 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

Sad news indeed. Hope you have love and support around you from your nearest and dearest what a hole this has left for you even though you know it would come. It’s nice if you have someone to chat to re the happy memories of your dad. Gentle hugs Cx

To dear Squirrel 🐿 I’m really sorry and sad to hear of your great loss! 96 or97 is such a grand age and how amazing for your father to have lived through so much change within his time.

It sounds like he was a great gentleman. Keep hold of your memories close to your heart ♥️

Much love, Dee x

Sending you gentle hugs and love both now and in the weeks ahead.Your dodgy lung buddies are always here to listen , and support whenever you need us x

My sincere condolences to you and the family xx

So sorry.

Sending you love and hugs,you must be devasted. As you say,he is in a better place. Please try and look after yourself, not easy!💕Xx

My Condolences on the loss of your Beloved Dad. He is now at peace and reunited with his wife. Sending hugs xxSheila 💔🙏💕🐿

I’m so sorry to hear your sad news and send my deepest condolences. Losing a parent is very hard but, as you so rightly say, he is at peace now and reunited with his wife. Look after yourself over the next few weeks and take all the time you need. 💜🌷xx

Aww so sorry for your loss x

I am not familiar with your history but so sad to read especially at this time.Hard to appreciate right now but how lucky you were to have such a special person in your life & in the days to come hopefully the happier memories will serve to remind you. Big hugs! 💕

Oh dear Squirrel. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's lovely to be so close to a parent and all the sadder when we lose them. Thinking of you over what must be a very sad Christmas period and hoping that time will gradually bring healing. Condolences and love, Chris xxx

may your god help you through your family loss.x

I am so sorry for you SH Do remember the memories you have of a wonderful man.

Thinking of you SH at this very sad time. Sending you a comforting hug and wishing you a peaceful Christmas. Jax🐶x

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Dad, it’s not easy for this to happen at this time of year. Remembering the happy times you had together will soften the blow. Best wishes to you.

Do not apologise squirrelsholt Grieving needs to take place We will be thinking of you in your absence. Even an expected death will cause pain. I’m sure your mum and dad will be looking down on you and be very proud of their daughter. Take care 🤗🤗🤗x

So sorry for your loss. Sending love & hugs x

So very sorry for your sad loss. Please do talk to us any time you're down or just want a chat. Go at your own pace we are all here for you whenever you need us. Sending you gentle hugs John 🤗🤗🤗

Very sorry for the loss of your dear Dad. My condolences to you and your family. He was obviously well loved and he I'm sure he knew that and his love will live on in your heart. Look after yourself.

So sorry to read your sad news SH. Its hard to lose a parent that was close. My condolences to you and your family x

I’m sorry to hear your news and can relate to your sadness.Stay strong and stay safe, Thoughts are with you. We all care on this site , lots of lovely friends.

Dear SH I send my sincerest condolences over the loss of your father. Its hard losing a parent as they have been part of your life since your existence and to many degrees shape who we are.May you find comfort in warm memories also knowing he is free from his burdens and may rise in glory

So sorry for your loss. As your father said, living to extreme old age is not an easy thing but it doesn’t make his loss any easier for you.

So sorry to read this. Please accept our sincere condolences.Take care and a merry Christmas to you and your family.


I am so sorry to hear about your dad, but he is at peace now. Remember the happy times, not the sad.

So sorry for your sad loss. It’s a long time to have a father and you must feel bereft, however, he is no longer suffering. ( I lost my dear dad in March ).

Sending you a virtual hug 🤗.

I sometimes smile when I read of the elderly living to a "ripe old age". Some of us endure great hardship, and "ripe" would hardly be appropriate. Your father gave you great love throughout his life, and you have returned that in equal measure. In my world that equates to a great treasure, for love itself never ends.I wish you peace in your mind and peace in your heart.♥️

So sorry to hear your sad news thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Try and enjoy Christmas as best you can x

So sorry to hear of your sad news SH. I send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take care xxx❤️❤️❤️

So very sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. Sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.

So sad for u.thinking of you xxx

So Sorry for you & age is irrelevant when losing someone you love Much love to you xx

I am so sorry that you are feeling so sad. Losing your father is an enormous trauma and I am glad that you are taking the time for yourself. My very best wishes, take care.


I'm so sorry to hear your very sad news. I send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. RIP Sir ❤️ xx

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve been where you have with both my Mother and Father. We tend to think we can go on for ever until you lose a loved one. My Father was about three four weeks off ninety six. Luckily he never forgot any of us Children but he was very forgetful. We are very lucky to have had in our lives such wonderful people.

Take care and look after yourself.

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Many wonderful memories 🐞🐞🐞

I’m So Sorry To Read About Your Fathers Death At Such A Big Age .. He Is Now At Peace With Not Worrying Over Mobility Needs Eating And Drinking RIP .. My Thoughts Are With U Take Care Keep Safe 🖤🖤

So sorry to read of your great loss of your lovely Father. It doesn't matter that it was expected: the person you loved has gone, and now it's time to remember and grieve. Big virtual ((((hugs))))

I am so sorry for your loss. 🕊

So sorry to hear of your close loss so near to Christmas. Your father is at peace now in the arms of your mum. understand what you are saying about humiliation, it is not nice at the end for you to suffer your relative suffering. My son in law died in similar circumstances a bit younger last Christmas it takes time to come to terms even when you know its for the best. Take care and my thoughts will be with you at this sad time. xxx

Hope the pain is easing for you SH, it will never go away so get back to us as soon as you feel able. Coming back won't get any easier. Much love, Don and Puss xx.

Thank you Mr.D and Puss. Very kind words and so true. So true. The cremation is on the 22nd so I'm wondering if I'll be feeling less "lost" by then. I truely appreciate your message although I'd like to stay off air so to speak until Christmas. I'm not looking forward to it but I trust you will be busy with family and eat & drink copious amounts. Enjoy. Enjoy and we'll chat very soon. 🐿🥜🎄xxx

Just wanted to remind you that you are still in our thoughts. x

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