Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ubba sadly passed Friday morning...



following a bone marrow transplant (used from his own stem cells) which unfortunatley failed, and due to complications Ubba spent his last month in intensive care. Aged just 62, taken from us too soon.

Ubba, my dad. A gentle soul. A caring, kind-hearted and generous family man.

Ubba, married to mummy for 35 years. They met in Israel and enjoyed several years there before settling down here in England. Mummy meant the world to him and from the day he met her, he put her on a giant pedestal. He was always putting her before himself and made sure she was safe and well before looking after himself.

Ubba was always there, a phonecall away. He was the person I would call if something went wrong, or if I needed help quickly, or if I didn't know what to do in a situation. He was my personal 999 call.


As a child, he would bath and tuck me and my sister into bed. As a teenager, he was my personal taxi driver. My tweenties, he took me under the choopah. My thirties, just not long enough. A Sandek to both my boys.



His pride and joy were his grandchildren, two from my sister and two of whom are the Bubela and the Nosh. I hope the Bubela can share his personal memories of Sabba (grandfather) with the Nosh one day. The Bubela was fortunate enough to share many family holidays, family occassions and sleep overs at Saba and Nanas. His Saba was an extremely talented carpenter whom he would help and shadow with his play tool box and help Saba "fix" things. The Nosh he taught to wave and he taught to dance. He loved them both.

Ubba. There is not a bad word to say about you. You always found the good in everybody, no matter how bad they were you would pick out their good.


I will miss your presence. Your strong opinions... and you ARE always right. I'll always remember your colourful stories and I'll share them with Nathan and Adam.

You are at peace now, but you will be truly missed.

I love you.
x

26 comments:

margaret said...

I am so sorry. Your father looks a lovely man. I will pray for you and your family.

Serenknitity said...

So sorry for your loss. I teared up when I read your lovely farewell. Your Dad lives on in your heart.

Shannon said...

I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Your feelings come through in your post so vividly, your love is strong and your family will surly miss him.

Melinda said...

Oh mama, I'm so sorry for your loss.

iSeL said...

Sending a big hug and lots of love your way. Your dad lives on in your heart and memories, and in the legacy of love he left behind.

Shanidy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your children will know your father's goodness..because it lives in you. You are all in my prayers.

Virtuous said...

There tears in my eyes as I type this comment. I am so sorry Sweetpea about your father I know he wasn't doing to well. But like you said at least he is now at peace. Many prayers to you to always be able to bask in the joyful memories of Ubba!

Bianca said...

Oh Sweetpea, this is so sad! I feel so sorry for you.

A lot of things you wrote are similar to my my relationship to my daddy. I wished so much for you and your family, that this would not happened.

I send you a big hug and my deep sympathy.

Agnes said...

I am really sorry for your loss. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweatpea,
I am so sorry to read about your loss. My deepest sympathy to your mother and to all your family. You and all your boys are in my thoughts and prayers.
Chris x

Canuckknits said...

What wonderful words, I have been thru the same, I think you WILL find your father thru your boys when you look at them - traits don't go too far. Wishing you all the best. Kirsty in Canada X

Anonymous said...

Prayers for you and your family on the loss of your father.

KellyD said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. They are always too young. Prayers and Hugs.

savannahchik said...

oh estee, i am so, so sorry to hear about your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

PurlyQueen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss

Cerella said...

He sounded like an incredible guy. My prayers are with you and your family.

goodkarma said...

Oh, dear. I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. Your father sounded like the best kind of person and so good to those he loved. xoxo.

Anonymous said...

Words can never truly express the loss of a parent...I am so glad for you that you had so many good times and memories with your Ubba. He will live on thru these memories. I will be praying for you and your family. God Bless.

Knitting Mummy said...

Just a couple of words to say I am thinking of you at his sad time. God bless to all your family.
Amanda.

Michelle said...

Estee, I am so sorry about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Mary said...

orry to hear about your father. Wonderful men are to be treasured. Wishing you and your family much peace and love.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your Family in my thoughts and prayers,
Peg

Anonymous said...

My Darling Cousin,
I have tears in my eyes reading your beautiful post about your Ubba, my Uncle Jacky. A lovely kind gentle man who was such an argumentative sweetheart!

Once the pain has weakened and your head is in the right space, why not give me a knitting lesson? After being away for so long, it would be lovely to spend some time with you doing something we both love.

Love
Fionaxxx

xxxxxx

Sharon said...

I wish I had magical words to make it easier to cope with. I am so sorry. Know that you're in my thoughts.

Heather said...

there are no words during a time like this. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

noblinknits said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My love goes out to you and your family.