Monday, 15 February 2010

A Sad day

I got a heartbreaking phone call about two hours ago from my Dad to tell me that Popsie ( Dalmaine) had passed away at 9am this morning.

Popsie(his nickname that we all know him by) was Gaye’s and my step-uncle and was my dad’s *right hand man* so to speak. For the last couple of years until lately they shared my dad’s house together, living out of each others pockets and we knew that both were taking care of the other as well as being company for each another. One cooked, the other washed dishes, one bought take- away’s the other paid for a drink on Friday nights etc etc. Both had lost their wives to cancer and had a great relationship that went down deep.

Popsie fell ill a few month’s ago and had moved in with his daughter – it left my dad lost and we all missed his humour and antics when visiting my dad.

He landed up in hospital on Thursday and this morning got up out of bed, went to the nurses station to have a chat and just passed on right there chatting to the nurses. (which made me smile through my tears- he was such a lady’s man, and it almost seemed appropriate somehow.)

I feel a little lost today to say the least as Wayne is also away and so I’m just using my blog and you to ease some of the *tightness* sitting in my chest ;-)

Will miss you Pops! Give Ma a huge hug and kiss from me when you see her!

pops

Thanks for reading guys

Hugs and Loves

33 comments:

Melberry said...

Oh, Kim...I'm so very sorry to hear of your family's loss. And you were right...if he passed away doing something he enjoyed doing, like flirting with the ladies, at least you know he left with a smile on his face. It sounds as if his passing will leave a gaping hole in your Dad's life in particular. Rest assured you are in my prayers and thoughts as you cope and endure.
loving hugs,
Melanie

Kristine said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry you lost Popsie....

Sending great big huge hag hugs your way....

{{{{Kim}}}}

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Sweety!!!!!!!!!
HUGE GIANT HUGS & TEARS with YOU!!!!!!!!!!
As always I hate this time of the year as on Fri will be 9 years since I lost my LOVE!!!!!!!
I did have a little sparkle yesterday as Kayla stopped by[Daddy of course bringing her] & got a BEAUTIFUL rose from her!!!!!
YOU & your FAMILY are in MY PRAYERS along with HUGE GIANT HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Dezign said...

Hugs Kimmie. Mail on it's way.

pkdoll said...

Kim I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy in your life. He is finally reunited with his love and that you can be happy for. I am sending prayers your way to help you and your dad and the whole family cope with this sudden loss. Sounds like he was one of a kind in a very good way! Love ya!

Jenni said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, he sounds like he was such a great man, I am glad you can think of him with a smile through your tears, huge hugs my friend xxx

geezee said...

Sending prayers your way. Lots of love,

Shel said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sending love your way!

Christine Smith said...

sorry to hear about your loss. {{HUGS}}

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Oh Kim..I am soo sorry to hear of your loss.I know how you must be feeling.It's so difficult to imagine our lives without the ones we love in them as they were before.(lost my Dad nine years ago this Aug.9th)I know things won't be the same for you..but I can tell you that eventually you will remember all the great times you had and be forever grateful for them.
Huge hugs and my prayers are with you!
Valinda

txbubbles said...

Aw, Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man, and that he went out happy.
Big hugs,
Vicki

Tammy and Shelby said...

Oh Kim-
Shelby and I are so sad to hear about your loss - I am glad you will have fond memories of him and hope those memories will help you and your dad.

We are sending many hugs from the states to you and your family.

Hugs!
Tammy & Shelby
KC, MO, USA

Deatles said...

Such sad news, Kim. I'm so sorry for your family's loss - especially your Dad. Lifelong friends are so rare, and it certainly sounds as though your Dad and Pops had a special relationship. The Lord must have needed a special angel to sit as his side.
Prayers are with you all.
Hugz
Deatles

Dinphy said...

Oh that's such sad news... He sounds like a great guy, just by reading you talk about him. What a great companion him and your dad must have been for each other. My heart goes out to all of you that miss him now.

Big {{Hugs}} girl,
Thinking about you.

Bonnie said...

oh Kim...I am so sorry...we are all here for you. Just talk and blog as much as you need to! I am so sorry you have this to deal with...sending you huge virtual hugs my friend!!

grammyscraps said...

Love, hugs and prayers for you and your family, Kim. I am so sorry for your loss.

Di @ Legacy4Life said...

You are in my heart and prayers Kim.

Love Di

BrittneyFerguson said...

I am soo sorry for your loss. I know this is a difficult time in your life, but just know that you have people praying for you and your family (his family as well)I also have to say that picture is awesome:) Treasure all the moments ya'll had:)

Snowsmoon said...

OH, Miss Kim...I am so sorry to hear about your lose. I wanted you to know that I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers. BIG CYBER HUGS!

Love Ya
Dawn aka Snowsmoon

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear of the loss of your family friend. The photo you posted gives us a feeling of his energy and spirit. I hope that brings you and yours some peace in the difficult days ahead.

~Jen

Marion said...

I am so sorry for your loss Kim. I will be thinking of you and your family.

Charlie said...

Oh Kim I am so so very sorry for your loss and especially for your father ((hugs))

Lynn said...

Aaaw, big hugs to you and your family. I hope that your dad gets on okay without him. He sounded like a very special friend.

Breeoxd said...

oh kim, so sad for you. thats even harder to hear when your hunny isnt home to help ease the pain. Know I am thinking of you and yours. :O)

canpeg said...

Sorry to read of your loss, Kim. Thinking of you. Hugs,
Deb.

DeliciousScraps said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Hugs,

~Anna

Caryn said...

Aw, Kimbo, I'm SO sorry! Sounds like you have some wonderful memories! Thinking of you all...

Much love,
Caz

juno said...

Hi Kim
Just catching up with you today - My heartfelt sympathy to you and your Dad. Email and Card en route...
juno
xx

Happy Scrap Girl said...

Kim,
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'll be thinking of you and your family. {{Hugs sweetie}}

xoxo,
HSG

makeyesup said...

sorry Kim, know how it hurts when you lose special people in your life. Glad that Nathan was home today so that you had someone to be with. Take care, prayers are with you. And I'll take some of your sunshine. Tired of cloudy, cold and snowy days in the USA.

Anonymous said...

Reading your blog about the loss of Popsie touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I used to call my dad "Popsie" too. I hope wonderful memories fill your heart and those of your family when you remember Popsie. God bless you. Diane

Amanda Rockwell said...

I'm so sorry hun! I came here to get in contact with you again (computer issues and email change with move) and see this :( How very sad. What a huge loss to your family. ((((HUGS)))) from me to you!
It's so hard to lose people we love. Seems unbearable to go on with life knowing they won't be in it. Carry him in your heart and keep those memories in a safe place for days you miss him too much.

Email me if you need to talk
amanda(at)amandarockwell(dot)com

(((HUGS))) again

JamWest1007 said...

Oh, Kim. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your fun and love filled memories of Popsie bring you peace and joy in the coming months. I will hold you and your family in my thoughts.

Warmly,
Jammie