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A Wonderful Father

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 16 June 2012 in People & Portrait.

I wanted to share with my Aminus3 friends that my father passed away yesterday. He was 97. He was a great father, mentor, and friend. I will miss him very much. He had a wonderful, full life.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

The sufferings of life remains in your heart, and I wish you lots of courage for the coming days and for those where you will feel his absence. Guard the good in y

16 Jun 2012 6:01am

@Tataze: Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Elaine - many of us have been where you are now. Just remember that he is in a better place without pain or anguish, you will never forget him - he will always be part of you. This is a lovely tribute. Condolences to you and your family.

16 Jun 2012 6:07am

@Nigel: Thank you so much Nigel. What you said meant a lot to me. Elaine

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

My own father died long, long ago but he is with me still in all I do. I share your sorrow but I know, day-by-day, so it will be the same for you.

16 Jun 2012 8:02am

@Ronnie 2¢: Hi Ronnie, Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. Elaine

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Je suis de tout coeur avec toi!! Mon père est parti il y a déjà longtemps et il est tous les jours avec moi!!!

16 Jun 2012 10:09am

@Martine: Merci Martine.

Universe from Tehran, Iran

E X C E L L E N T. Good luck !!!

16 Jun 2012 11:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très bel image et ocmpo c'est beua la famille sueprbe.
Belle soirée

16 Jun 2012 3:38pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

This fine portrait of the two makes your announcement more significant as we can see this wonderful father. My deepest sympathies at your loss.

16 Jun 2012 5:45pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you very much Don.

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Please accept our deepest sympathies. I lost my dad a few years back so I know how it feels. He is still missed and I included him in my Fathers Day picture tomorrow.

16 Jun 2012 7:48pm

@Bruce: Thank you Bruce. I look forward to seeing your picture tomorrow.

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Condolence to you and to your family...sure you had great moments with him! A beautiful tribute to him.

16 Jun 2012 9:39pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you!

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

I am so sorry Elaine, my deepest condolences to you & your family. It's the most difficult thing to go through, losing a loved one.... may your father's love & guidance through the years help you to get through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you. ((hugs))

16 Jun 2012 11:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Thank you so much Carol.

17 Jun 2012 12:37am

alex centrella from California, United States

My father died some years back, and he was the one who influienced my photography, now i take care of my mom who has alzhiemers, its been a hard long road and a shine of light at the end, take care..

17 Jun 2012 1:43am

@alex centrella: Hi Alex, Thank you for your kind words. My mother had alzheimers. It is a terrible disease. My dad took care of her until she died. I can emphathize about how hard it must be.

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

17 Jun 2012 8:38am

@Jules: Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

I am so sorry to hear that, Elaine.
My deepest sympathy !

17 Jun 2012 2:17pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you Mariana. I really appreciate it.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

So very sorry, Elaine. I have enjoyed the stories you have shared with me about him. This is a wonderful picture with two loving souls..one to teach and one to carry on..I wish you my deepest sympathies... Thinking of you, Elaine.

17 Jun 2012 7:39pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

So sad to learn this Elaine, only your beliefs, inner strength, and great memories can carry you through the grief. Best wishes.

18 Jun 2012 2:21pm

@Curly: Hi Curly, I appreciate your kind and encouraging words. Elaine

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

Keep them alive, you can not be long enough to enjoy your father.

18 Jun 2012 3:34pm

@Goldenpleasure: Thank you so much.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Sad to hear of your father's passing; you have presented such a lovely man here through your photos (thanks for sharing). My thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

18 Jun 2012 4:16pm

@RBL: Hi Ruthie, Thank you so much. I appreciate the kind words.