Monday, May 18, 2009

Vale Alan Roberts 11.1.25 - 18.5.09

I was going to do a post on the best way to cook a roast spud in a bonfire but that all seems a bit irrelevant, not to say irreverent, as my Uncle Alan passed away about half an hour ago.

He had been in ill health after a series of heart attacks and strokes, and had been in a nursing home for the last several months.

He was a nuggety little Aussie bloke, a bit cheeky, an ex- navy man
AND [ thanks to that naval service ] a beautiful knitter. I remember many years ago seeing an unfinished lacy baby layette of great intricacy that he had made. I wonder if my aunt still has it at the back of the linen press ? I hope so.

anyway he had a very long life, it was well lived and he leaves a lot of people behind with good memories ... can't ask for more than that

Normal posting WILL resume soon.

15 comments:

Jane said...

Hugs my friend.

Jack said...

I am sorry to hear that. It has been that sort of week here too.

Marcie said...

Sorry to hear that, honey. Is he the one who encouraged your move to the country?

marcy said...

Will be keeping you in prayer that God's comfort surrounds you and any other family members.

blessings always,

marcy

catsmum said...

Marcie - no [that's Uncle Ross ]

Warty Mammal said...

You have my condolences!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

((hugs)) I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories be sweet ~

Bernie said...

I am sorry for your loss, you are in my heart and prayers....Bernie

Rose Red said...

Sorry to hear this Susan, hope you and your aunt are doing ok.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Sorry to hear about your Uncle, our thoughts are with you.
Chris and Marian

Lynne said...

Oh, Susan, I'm so sorry.

lisette said...

he sounds like a greta bloke - and sadly missed by the sounds of it.

hugs to you all and your aunt
xxxx

lisette said...

sorry - of course i meant 'a great bloke'

Sheepish Annie said...

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. To have someone like that in your life is a gift and to have him for so long is a treasure. He will be missed. ::hugs::

Sarah said...

So sorry for your loss. I hope she has the lace too. We've had the same sort of week.