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Monday, 22 July 2013

Our last goodbye....



Twenty-one months ago my beloved Dad, Joseph Henry Dawson, passed away.   We couldn't have a funeral because he had bequeathed his remains to the University for medical research.  We did have a party a month after his passing,  on what would have been his 87th birthday, and then in March, this year, the University held a Thanksgiving Service for all those people who had bequeathed their remains in the previous 12 months or so.

On Friday, 26th July, we finally get to put my beloved Dad to rest, he has served his purpose and contributed to the learning of medical students, a legacy of which I am very proud.   The university have arranged his cremation, which all my family will attend, and we will say goodbye to my beloved Dad for the last time.

I love you Dad and I miss you so much. xxxx

20 comments:

Daryl said...

what a generous thing to do ... and now its time to say goodbye .. what a great thing he did ... hugs to you

Ron said...

Yes, as Daryl shared, what a generous and beautiful thing your Dad did.

Sending you a HUGE hug and lots of love, m'dear....

((((((((((((( You )))))))))))))

X

I will be thinking of you on Friday.

Banker Chick said...

How wonderful and proud you must be of your dad. What a selfless thing he did and how sensitively the university has handled his bequest.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

it's beautiful, what he did.


big hugs, bee
xxoxo

MorningAJ said...

My dad carried a donor card and they harvested skin to help a burns patient
I was proud of that.
I'm glad you'll finally have his send off.
Hugs. X

mrsnesbitt said...

Bless xxxxxx Hugs Pearl xxx

Winifred said...

What a generous man. It must help to know that he has helped medical research. A lovely thing for the University to do as a thank you.

I carry an NHS donor card so just hope when the time comes I have enough useful bits & pieces left for someone to benefit from.

Valerie said...

Your dad was a hero, Pearl, and I am really impressed at the way the University handled everything.

Flowerpot said...

Oh, here's to your Dad xx

Beach Bum said...

Your dad was an awesome man!

Sandi McBride said...

what a lovely tribute to your father, and what a lovely man he is. I know he will be there in spirit for his grand sendoff!
hugs
Sandi

Jenny Woolf said...

It is such a good thing to donate your body for research. A great final deed. Your dad will live forever in your heart.

Secret Agent Woman said...

It takes a generous spirit to do what your father did. Impressive.

politelyinsulting said...

What an absolutely selfless thing to do. Sounds like your Dad was an amazing man.

CrystalChick said...

Wonderful thing your dad did, to bequeath his remains for research. Of course, it'll be good for you and your family to have the time to say goodbye too. It's really great that the university can give you that.
{{hug}}

nitebyrd said...

What a wonderful, selfless thing your father did! How proud you must be.

My sympathies for your loss but he'll never leave your heart or memories. He's a beautiful man.

Travis Cody said...

Such a wonderful bequest.

Maggie May said...

That was a wonderful thing that he did and I'm glad now that he can finally be laid to rest.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Mimi Lenox said...

Your Dad was selfless and beautiful. What a generous soul. Rest in peace and many hugs to you.

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Your Dad was a generous man and you are a wonderful tribute to him.