Monday, 22 September 2008

The End and the Beginning.

Dad's funeral was today. A simple affair, as he would have wanted.

Yes, I did get back before he died Although he was unconscious when I arrived, he had been conscious when I reached Sydney so he knew I was in the country. From when I got the message in Ecuador, it took 57 hours to get home. (My suitcase took 79 hrs.)

It was lung cancer that got him in the end; a most unpleasant way to go.

My thanks to the Cuban Embassy in Quito who released our passports (they were there for visas) out of hours, "just this once".

Once is enough.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

  2. I'm glad you made it home and that he knew you were there. I was the only one not with my dad when he died and it remains my biggest regret.

    Take care and be well... thinking of you.

  3. I am glad for both you and your dad that he knew you were in the country before he died. Glad too, that you had a chance to bid him farewell. Thinking of you...

  4. Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It's nice that he was able to know that you were on the way; too bad he wasn't aware that you made it.

    Best of luck dealing with it all.

  5. So glad he knew.
    I was so priveledged to be able to be with my mother, as she went.


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