I wrote a little speech for him, which was sent over to Scotland and this was going to be read at his funeral, but I was told that my speech was never read out, as they simply forgot !, this speech was from my heart and it took me days to find the right words – I was so deeply upset and so sad when I heard this, and I am still in shock – you will find my little speech to the right.
It’s still so hard to think that he has left us and I can not phone him and tell him about my day, he loved to hear my wee stories and I always tried to make him laugh – I really do miss these phone calls, and I really ,really do miss him – I know everybody says they have or had the best Father in the world, but my Dad was certainly up there with the best.
My Dad, became the Australian Judo champion, when we moved to Australia for 2 years and he also won 2 silver medals in the World powerlifting championships and he also features in the Guinness book of records.
I worked with him on the railway line & I was also his milk boy when he was a milkman
When I moved to Sweden, I always kept in touch with him, tried to phone him as much as I could, and he did get over to Sweden around 4 times, he just loved coming over here and spending time with my Swedish family and eating all the different food.
I always tried my best to get back over to Scotland to visit him as much as I could, and I wish I could have got over before he passed away, but it was impossible with the Corona, and not able to get into the country.
But I was so glad I was able to spend so much time with him on my last visit, we had so many laughs and memories to cherish ! and if I knew that this would be the last time I saw him, then I wouldn’t have let go of him, when we cuddled and said goodbye.
My Dad learned me everything, but he forgot to learn me, how to live without him !
We take it for granted that we will have our Mother & Father for ever, but the time we have with them is so limited, as time goes by us so fast, so that is why it is so important to tell them and your family, you love them- as one day they will disappear from our lives.
My Dad is in the middle
I am so grateful to have had this special man in my life and be able to call him Dad, I will miss him every single minute of the day- but a part of him is still in my heart and that will never ever go away – so until I meet you again Dad, I will keep on loving you and I will keep on making you proud.