Our Lovely Reggie

It has been a very sad time for us these last few days, for on Thursday 24th October my Mum’s partner of 23 years, Reggie, died of Pneumonia. He was one of life’s lovely people, he never had a bad word to say about anyone, he was gentle and kind and had a brilliant sense of humour…and we all loved him so dearly…

 My children always thought of him as their Granddad, as he treated them, Freddy and I, as his own family and we would often go on holidays together when the kids were young to Norfolk and Devon and all had a jolly good time……And although at the beginning of their relationship, I was a little jealous, I soon accepted him into my heart, because he was such a kind and loving man…it was easy to love him as a father…you see my own Father died when I was 21 and at the time I thought no-one could fill his shoes, but Reggie, being Reggie, was so easy to love, as he took care of my Mum and worshiped the ground she walked on and that was good enough for me…

As you can imagine, we are all heartbroken…the pain is so bad…We have lots of lovely memories of him…meals out (he loved to go out to a restaurant) trips to see the shows in London, Holidays, family get together’s etc etc…but oh how we wish that God did not take him from us so soon!

He had a good life, he went on lots of holidays with my Mum, they visited Australia, Hawaii, Las Vegas, they went on cruises around Europe and I am sure they have visited most of Britain too!I have been staying with my Mum, keeping her company and the day before Reggie died, one of his dying wishes were that me and Mum get on better together…well needless to say, this has bonded us no end and everytime we have a little disagreement, we soon get over it and tell each other what Reg said to us…Bless him xReggie’s Funeral is on Tuesday and I know it will be a big turn out, as so many people have been ringing and sending cards and they are all telling us what a lovely Gentle – Man he was and how they would like to come and pay their respect.Please all pray for Our Family and Friends, to help them all get through this sad sad day…Thankyou x
To our lovely Reggie…Until we meet again my lovely – you will forever be in our hearts xxx
1924 – 2013

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    {Bellamere Cottage}
    16th November 2013 / 2:08 am

    What a sweet tribute to your Reggie… He, indeed, sounds like a great man… worthy of your love and respect. I pray God's peace and comfort for you and your Mum as you continue on without him.Blessings,Spencer

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    Alison - Number Fifteen
    15th November 2013 / 3:47 pm

    Aahhh I'm so sorry for your loss.He sounds like a wonderful, wonderful gentleman.Sending you loveAlisonx

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    Anonymous
    8th November 2013 / 8:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss,thinking of you and your family,greetings Musje.

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    Delia Ryder
    8th November 2013 / 12:21 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Reggie sounds like a wonderful man and the wonderful memories will always stay with you. Big hugs to you all, dee x

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    agravette
    7th November 2013 / 9:57 pm

    I'm so sorry…I know a huge hole is in your hearts and lives…praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time

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    YaYaNayNay
    6th November 2013 / 4:33 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you love from across "the pond" ~~ Andrea, Iowa, USA

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    Marlynne
    6th November 2013 / 3:37 am

    Sad Times I Know! I ask for peace and strength for you and yours! Marlynne

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    kerrie of sea cottage
    5th November 2013 / 9:48 pm

    Sending you sympathy. It is hardest for those whom are left missing the one whom has gone ahead. He looks like the kindest of men. Thankful he lived a long life and didn't suffer in the end. Bless your hearts.

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    Sairer
    5th November 2013 / 9:18 pm

    Aww Happs, that's so sad, Reg sounded like a lovely chap. I'll be thinking of you lovely lady xx

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    Nancy
    5th November 2013 / 4:06 pm

    I am so so sorry to hear this sweet Happy..Please know that you are lucky to have had time with him before he passed..In my family we all go so fast and unexpectedly..no time for goodbys..I do hope that you and your Mum continue to stop and think of his kind words to both of you..Life is indeed to short for the fussing and fighting..accept each other as the individuals you are and love each other while you can..Hugs to all of you!

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    Sandi
    5th November 2013 / 2:48 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

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    Susan C.
    5th November 2013 / 1:43 am

    My dad went at the beginning of this year, we didn't always see eye to eye, but we got time to prepare and it was a blessing. It sounds like Reggie has given you this gift too. As we get older and possibly wiser, we do mend bridges , be gentle with each other, you will both grieve in your own way. Big hugs.

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    Trish
    5th November 2013 / 12:57 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Happy. Thanks for sharing lovely photos and memories. Big hugs, Trish xx

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    Erica of Golden Egg Vintage
    5th November 2013 / 12:20 am

    Aww It seems that your Reggie was a honey! He looks so sweet. I'm sorry that the time came to say Goodbye. Thinking of you and your family-Erica

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    Victoria Eales
    4th November 2013 / 11:02 pm

    Sorry to hear such sad news and sending lots of love and hugs to you and your family.Victoria FlorenceandMary.com

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    Diane Mars
    4th November 2013 / 10:36 pm

    So sorry for your families loss Big Hug sending your way~

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    sky-blu-pink
    4th November 2013 / 9:44 pm

    So sorry to hear about Reggie, treasure your beautiful memories, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Laura McHugh
    4th November 2013 / 9:40 pm

    sounds like Reggie he was such a wonderful man…..I am so so sorry for your loss…it is so difficult to lose such a special individual……hoping that all the great memories will get you thru such a difficult time…sending prayers to you and your family during this trying time…….xoxox

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    Sherri
    4th November 2013 / 9:16 pm

    So sorry to hear of you loss. What a special person…he was very lucky to have you all too.

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    Kate
    4th November 2013 / 4:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Reggie sounds like a lovely man.

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    Anu
    4th November 2013 / 3:34 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    vivian
    4th November 2013 / 10:40 am

    so sorry for your family's loss. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxovivian

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