Friday, 18 May 2007

Encore, un autre jour triste. Another sad day.


Aujourd'hui a été un autre jour triste dans notre famille.
Le père de Madame est mort ce matin.

It's a very sad day, today; Madame's Father passed away this morning.
Trevor was born in 1930 having a French Grandmother and Australian Parents.
He had four beautiful daughters, seven grand children and one great grandson.

Rest in Peace, Trevor.

26 comments:

Eric said...

Gee, what a bad period you two are going through.

Madame Benaut, please accept my condolences.

Monica said...

I´m so sorry to know that. Send Mme.Benaut my condolences, I´m very sorry for her loss.

Rob said...

Our deepest and heart felt condolences to you both on the occasion of yet another very sad time for you in recent times.

The love and thoughts of your friends, local and overseas, are with you both.

R&P

Kate Isis said...

Much hugs madame,my thoughts are with you xoxox

Kate Isis said...

Much hugs madame,my thoughts are with you xoxox

alice said...

I'm very sad for you, you are like in a storm these last weeks...Take care, Madame Benaut, je vous embrasse si vous le permettez.

Jilly said...

You are having a very sad and bad time. I'm so sorry. Please accept condolences and hope that this is the last of your bad times.

Sally said...

I add my sincere thoughts to you both. Such a hard time these departures of our dearest ones.

lynn said...

Mme. I'm deeply sorry. How dreadful this time has been for you both. Mme this is a wonderful photograph of your dear Papa; he looks so handsome! You must miss him dreadfully and i am here if you want to chat, email, whatever. I am so sorry, my condolences Mme, i'm thinking of you. love, Lynn xxx

lynn said...

Little something for you at Cheltenham.

RamblingRound said...

It is always difficult to lose our parents, and you all have had double the sorrow. My sympathy and prayers are with you..

isabella said...

Please accept my condolences on your loss, Madame. My thoughts are with you both.

Pont Girl said...

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."

I am very sorry to hear of your loss, Madame. My condolences to you and your family.

Mme Benaut said...

Thank you everyone for your very kind, thoughtful messages.
Dad was a very complex, dominant and hard task master who took no prisoners. There are some whose paths he crossed who won't miss him but there are others who will.
Personally, I believe that he has been spared an uncomfortable old age, as he had been blind for the last thirty years and was quite deaf. Divorced for 40 years, his independent spirit meant that he would not have well endured anyone else caring for him. So, in that sense, it is better that he died suddenly.
Dad was not a religious man so his final farewell will be simple, next Monday. Today I meet with my three sisters to make the arrangements. You can see my sisters on the post a few days' back.
Again, thank you everyone. My sisters and I appreciate your comments very much.

Olivier said...

Bonjour Tristesse. Il y a des jours où le ciel est triste et lourd. de tout coeur avec vous


Hello Sadness. Days ago when the sky is sad and heavy. of any heart with you

Michael said...

Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. Whatever the relationship we have with our parents, they are parts of us and our history. May you find comfort in knowing that so many people around the world have you in their thoughts.

Dina said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Z said...

Condolences to your and your family on the death of your dad.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

My sincere condolences to you both. I would like also to wish you that things will turn in better in next future.

Terroni said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I left a brief note for Madame on my blog.

Mme Benaut said...

Olivier, Michael, Z, Dina, Fabrizio and Terroni - thank you all so much. I have been touched and comforted by the loving messages from our blogging friends; thank you Terroni for the beautiful orchids on your blog and Michael, the seeds of our history has a particular resonance with me. Thank you again, everyone.

Dear Prudence said...

My love and thoughts are with you MME. For what ever peace you may have with his passing a Piece of you is now missing. XXOO

clo said...

Dear Madame Benaut. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure you will always have fond memories of a father whom you describe as "complex." Your descriptuon reminded me of my own father and so pictures and emotions flood the self.

You and Monsieur Benaut have had a tough couple of months this year.

Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you and Monsieur.

Mme Benaut said...

Dear Prudence and Clovis. Thank you so much. I appreciate your visit and your warm thoughts. I shall visit you Dear P in the next day or so.

Nathalie said...

Sorry that I'm arriving late and my deepest sympathy gets to you after the funeral.

What a very handsome man (natural, with a French grandmother!). I hope he had a peaceful death.
Thinking of you.

M.Benaut said...

Hier, j'ai assisté au service funèbre de mon beau-père, avec Mme. Il a eu une crise cardiaque le jeudi passé, et il est mort soudainement.
Oui, vous êtes correct.
Je vous remercie de vos pensées gentilles et je suis sûr que Mme. est reconnaissante également.