5 condolences: Dads

With Father’s Day approaching, I decided to take a moment to share some of the things I like best about my dad: he is one of the funniest people I know; he can tell when things aren’t right in my world & he does something about it; he is an amazing chef who never complained about cooking all our meals when I was a kid; he comforts and cares for others during difficult times; he loves his grandkids more than anything and he works hard to teach them important life lessons (for example, that chocolate cake is a perfectly good substitute for breakfast cereal).  I feel very fortunate to have the dad that I do.

This week, we share 5 condolence messages about dads:

  1. You were the greatest papa I could’ve ever asked for. I’ll never forget all the family vacations we went on and all the silly songs you would sing. I’ll never forget at my 8th grade graduation how I was the first student to get their diploma and the entire Church was silent and you screamed YAY! and made everyone laugh and I remember I had the biggest smile on my face when you did that. [Published in Chicago Sun-Times]
  2. Thank you for comforting me when I was the one taking care of you. Thank you for telling me how much you appreciated me. Thank you for telling me you were proud of me for going back to school. Thank you for all the hugs when I got frustrated. Thank you for being the best dad in the world. I love you and miss you so much. RIP Dad, and give Mom our love. [Published in Panama City News Herald] 
  3. Dad,I will miss you so much.You were not only my Dad but my best friend.You taught me respect,compassion and so much more. You will be in my heart forever,I Love You Dad, Your son Grahame. [Published in The Greenville News]
  4. You were such an important part of my life. To me you were the kindest, bravest, toughest, most giving, unselfish, smartest, most loving man I have ever known. I chose a husband that is like you. You were everything that a real man should be. I am so proud that you were my dad and I will never, ever forget you. Not a day will go by that I do not think of you. [Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News]
  5. I miss you Dad. You will always remain here with me in my heart. You were a wonderful father in your short time here with us. It seems like yesterday you were taking me to Disney World. That was a short 30 years ago. I wish time could’ve been slowed down but you kept on me to make me the man I am today so I would be ok when you left. Just to let you know, I will be ok & hopefully I can prepare your grandchildren as well as you’ve prepared me for the adult world. I will always cherrish the memories I have of you & will take them with me to my grave. You weren’t just my father, you were my Daddy. [Published in Roanoke Times]

Legacy.com reviews one million condolence messages each month. Each week, we highlight 5 condolences with a common theme.

About Katie

I joined Legacy.com in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at Legacy.com is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie, and playing with our hound dogs, Mugsy and Bo Jangles.
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