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Offline TykeMan

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FiL passed away this morning
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:01:01 PM »
This morning at 9:30am I took the call we knew would happen at some point. My sister in law called to say that my father-in-law had passed away in his sleep in Vermont at the age of 90. A WW2 veteran, he used to love to tell his stories of being stationed in over here in Portsmouth during the war.
It was difficult to know what to do as DW was at work and had taken the car. She works 23 miles away and it's not an easy drive at the best of times and I didn't what to phone her and then have her driving home upset. I then remembered my sister and her husband were going on holiday today to Northumberland, so called and thankfully they had not set off so they could drive me to my wifes place of work so I could drive her home, and I then called my wife.
We are awaiting news of when the funeral will be so we can make arrangements to go over (most likely to NJ where he spent almost his entire life).
An added complication is that my passport expired today, what with the trips we'd made I couldn't get it renewed earlier, but I have managed to get an appointment in the passport office in Liverpool for Thursday for an expedited service (costs an addition £40) which is available 4 hours from submitting the documents.
I'm grateful that it was quick and peaceful - I had envisaged that it might be an illness when we wouldn't know when or whether to go over, so I think it's for the best this way.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2013, 04:10:03 PM by TykeMan »
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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 04:06:11 PM »
Sorry to hear this news, mate.  Take care x

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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 04:08:41 PM »
I'm sorry to hear this, Tykeman. I'm glad to hear it was peaceful, still it must be a shock for your wife at the same time for him to go just like that without an illness or something. My condolences to you & your Mrs & her family.

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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 04:12:11 PM »
Very sorry for the loss x
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 04:19:57 PM »
Very sorry to hear your news, Tykeman.
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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 04:21:05 PM »
Hugs TykeMan & Mrs TykeMan!   [smiley=hug.gif]
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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 05:19:26 PM »
My condolences to you and your wife, Mr.TykeMan.  :(
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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 06:19:00 PM »
I'm so sorry for your family's loss, TykeMan.  It is a comfort that he went peacefully.  Hope all goes smoothly with your passport appointment. Safe travels.
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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 06:35:39 PM »
Oh, TykeMan.  I'm so sorry for your loss.

I live within a short walk of the Liverpool Passport Office, and although I've only been here a few months I may be able to offer advice about your trip here.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to PM me.
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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 07:32:52 PM »
So sorry to hear, Tykeman.  I can sympathise about being the person to take that call and have to let your spouse know while they were at work.  My MIL passed away and I got the call from my BIL while hubby was at work.  Not a good place to be in.   :-\\\\

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 10:34:08 PM »
I'm so sorry x

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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 03:16:53 PM »
I'm sorry for your loss. Safe travels.  :(

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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 05:28:04 PM »
I'm very sorry to hear this and I hope everything is easily organised.

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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 10:02:03 PM »
Sorry to hear about your loss.  :( 

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Re: FiL passed away this morning
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2013, 02:32:19 AM »
Sorry to hear about your family's loss. Safe travels back to the US for the service. xx