Ciao ciao

I’ve not written for a while, it’s been hard to find the words, so I’ll keep it simple and short. My very beloved dad, Papà to me, died on 24th February while on holiday with my mum in Spain. Born in Italy,  lived in England,  and died in Spain. A true European if ever there was one.

He was a wonderful man, a loving husband to my mum for over 53 years, a fantastic dad and a great son-in-law to my grandparents who shared a home with my parents for most of my parents’ married life. We had a service and a celebration of his life in Bexhill and shared laughter and memories with so many friends and family whose lives he had touched.  A wonderful tribute to him.



1935 –  2017

Now it’s time to think about the future, not with regret or fear but with some sadness, of course, a smile and many thanks for the person he was and the person he helped me to become.

I’ll be back soon…







47 thoughts on “Ciao ciao

  1. You’ve said so many nice things about your dad in the past, that I wish I could have met him. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  2. Sorry to hear about your Dad. My mother also died on 24th Feb this year. A sad time for us both.

  3. I am so sorry about your dad. Just by looking at his picture, I can tell, he was a wonderful man and passes on his love of cooking and travel on to you. God bless.p

  4. My deepest condolences. I can relate to your pain and sorrow. I recently lost my dad and I never thought this day would happen. I think of him every single moment of the day. Cherish the great memories and allow yourself to mourn. It’s a magnanimous loss….Stay strong! ❤😭

  5. So sorry for you – having had a year of loss last year we know how it feels but remembering the good times helps!

    1. Thank you Roger. We’ll be passing your way next Tuesday. We’d had to postpone aa long overdue trip to Spain but will now head over next week so we’ll wave as we pass through Niort!

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your Father, le mie più sentite condoglianze a te e a tutta la tua famiglia, He will live forever in your Heart , Big Love to You my darling xxx

  7. So sorry to read this, Tanya. I thought you’d been quiet but assumed you were busy with the house, and I’ve been coming and going a fair bit this year. Sounds like a terrible shock. Impossible to replace a Dad and he sounds like a lovely man. Hugs, darlin!

  8. My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May you and your family have comfort at this time. He sounds like he was a wonderful man and enjoyed life right up to the end.

  9. I am so sorry to read about the loss of your dad and for your family’s loss. So very hard to lose a parent. He sounds like a great man who enjoyed his life and shared that joy with others.

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