So last week I talked about the piece of music we used for mums funeral, this week I have decided to talk about Dad’s funeral.
My father died suddenly in November 2000 from an industrial accident. Due to injuries he occurred in the accident he had to be kept in a medical come (sedated and paralyzed) for 3 weeks before he turned septic just as the doctors thought he was improving. Over those three weeks, my mum stayed at the hospital and I visited him everyday (MadDad and I came back from Berkshire when mum rang the morning after his accident). I read to him, we played songs to him and most of all we talked to him and I told him everyday how much I loved him. As a family we made the decision to remove any life support on November 6 2000 and within a minute he was pronounced dead. He was 54 years old.
We knew that my dad wanted to be cremated, but we were not sure of the type of service he would have wanted, but do know that he would have made his own coffin if he had realised how much they cost!
He was a great man, loved my many, respected by more and in the end we decided to play his favorite song at the end of his funeral which was by M People,
It is only when I look back on it now, that I realise just how inappropriate it was, oh yes, he really was moving on up!
Tracks of my years, is a something I do to let my children have an insight in to me and my musical history and why certain songs mean so much to me. I would love to see you join in. All you need do is link any music post you might have done over the last week.
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