Long time bereavement

I lost my dad 20 years ago and still miss him.


Hello @Frank1,

I’m part of the Online Community team and I can see that you are new to the community - I’d like to thank you for bravely starting this thread and sharing how you are feeling, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Most community members have sadly experienced the death of a loved one and so will understand some of what you are going through.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that might be helpful.

I really hope you find the community helpful and a good source of support and I also hope you feel you can access more support should you need it.

Thank you again for sharing – please keep reaching out and know that you are not alone.

Take care,

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@Frank1 I totally understand that and truly sympathise
My father died in 1957, sixty six years ago; I was seven, my mother remained a widow the rest of her life, forty three years. It now seems, as if he hardly ever existed, a shadowy figure, yet I miss him too.
However, I feel that his loss was greater than mine, he so wanted a son, then never lived to see him grow up, have a successful life, marry, have children and grandchildren too.
He was a working man, a coal miner, loyal, trustworthy and highly principled, I’ve lived my life and hope that he’d have been proud of me.
What else can we do?

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