Rest In Peace, Dad (Updated)

I just got word that my father has died.  He was a wonderful man, and I’ll really miss him. I love you Dad!

Ernest Begun (1915-2008)

Update: Thanks so much to everyone who posted and emailed such kind comments on my father’s passing.  I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Here’s the somewhat unorthodox eulogy I read at my father’s funeral:

My father, who was very into politics, always enjoyed my political limericks.  I’d like to think he’d  also enjoy this limerick about him:

My dad, known as Ernest Begun
Will be missed by his wife and his son,
And his daughter, of course,
Cause our dad was the source
Of much joy and support and, yes, fun.

19 Responses to “Rest In Peace, Dad (Updated)”

  1. paisley says:

    oh mad,,, i am so sorry for your loss… please know my thoughts are with you….

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    My deepest sympathies, Mad. Call me if you want to talk.

  3. UL says:

    Condolences to you, MK…so sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you.

  4. Tumblewords says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry! My thoughts are with you.

  5. Sian says:

    I am sorry for your loss.

  6. julia says:

    I’ve come to your blog for the first time, and you’ve gotten such hard news. My prayers go to you and your family.

  7. I wanted to stop by and say I am sorry for your loss, Mad Kane. My thoughts are with you and your family during this hard time.

  8. sister AE says:

    I send my condolences and I hope you have people you like around you at this time.

  9. Marie says:

    Hope you are doing well, and hope to see you back soon!

  10. LittleWing says:

    it is a hard thing to do… 2 say goodbye … i pray your sorrow to be brief and the celebration of your father eternal… btw, this gives me the opportunity to tell you how much i appreciated your comment on a post of mine after the passing of a dear friend last week … amen

  11. LittleWing says:

    mad…w/regards to my previous post..i feel like a goof…it was someone else…my apologies…

  12. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words via both comments and email. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  13. JHS says:

    Beautiful. I bet he was smiling down on you as you read it.

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  14. Three years on the memories will still be your guide.
    An excellent tribute.

  15. Linda Jacobs says:

    Joy, support, fun! He sounds like a perfect dad.

  16. brenda w says:

    This is beautiful! A wonderful tribute to your father.

  17. Reflections says:

    Fabulous tribute… I’m sure he loved it then and is probably once again looking down smiling.

  18. Gloria says:

    Sounds like the perfect tribute from his daughter. Lovely..

  19. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words!