Friday, June 27, 2008

Goodbye Earl/Dad in Law

All ten of us together

Dad and Courtney his 'Smiley'


Cliff, his Dad and Cameron

The original family together.

Dad and his Sweet Caroline.

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This morning at 10:35 am Cliff's Dad passed away peacefully.

Thank you Dad for all that you did for our family, the love you gave us all, the help, the support and your awesome Dad-ness. You are missed so much already.
You will never be forgotten, and I promised you yesterday I will keep your memory alive with words, photos and stories. We have empty hearts today and forever.
Cliff has big boots to fill.

19 comments:

Mrs. Merriman said...

Oh hon. I am so sad for you all. It is so hard to lose a parent. Sending lots of love and hugs xoxoxo

Laura said...

So sorry to hear that Cathy. I'll be thinking of you and your family and praying you get through this okay.

AmberP said...

We love you Empey family! Our hearts and prayers are going to you all. Lots of hugs and love to you!

Shawna said...

Beautiful photos - you truly have much to celebrate...as well to mourn.

I pray that all of the celebrations are in the fore front of your hearts and minds during this time.

I pray that time will heal the emptiness you feel.

Love, Shawna

Kerry said...

Those are beautiful pictures...

Sorry to hear about your sad loss.

Andrea said...

My heart aches for you and your family during this sad time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
those are wonderful pictures to remember him.
xo
Andrea

Yvonne said...

((Hugs)) to you Cathy and your family. I hope and pray that you have peace with the passing of your FIL. It is hard road ahead and I wish you all the strength you need!

Thinking of you, Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Cathy and Cliff,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your father and fil.

He sounds like such a wonderful man.

I am glad you have those nice photos and tons of memories to remember him by.

Please take care of yourselves, thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

Haley from Aldergrove.

Irma said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you the strength to deal with this loss in your family. Be sure to hang on to all those precious memories that you have made over the years! Take care, Irma

LauraC said...

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

xoxo Laura

Kelly said...

Cathy, my heart breaks for your loss. I will keep you, Cliff and your family in my prayers.

Love and hugs,
Kelly

Susanna said...

My deepest of sympathies to you, Cliff, and the kids. I continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Cliff's Dad has passed away. I will pray for all in the family especially Cliff's Mum whose heart must be so sad right now. I wish I could help with the children ( if you knew me better that is) So very sorry ...

The Hoegler Family said...

I am so sorry to hear that your father in-law passed away. Even though I didn't know him it brings tears to my eyes. It must be so hard for you. At least he doesn't have pain anymore. And you got to say good bye and take these lovely photos. He will always be in your heart and mind.

You have my deepest condolences.
Hege

ticblog said...

Betcha my Gramma already showed him where they hide the GOOD cookies.

May you find peace and joy in remembering,

~H.

miasmom said...

i'm so sorry cathy. sending your family all my love

The Gilberts said...

SO sorry to hear about your father in law Cathy.
I sure am thinking about you guys!
xo

Denn said...

Hugs to you! Good thing you have all those great pictures to go with your memories! May God bless you in this time with presence.

d.Allison said...

I am slow to catch up, but I was sad to hear of your FILs passing. I am very sorry for your family's loss. May you all find peace with each passing day.

You have some beautiful photos to cherish.

debbie