Topic: Ronald John Strachan - Goodbye Dad
It is with the greatest sadness that I say that my dad's journey ended this morning at 12.30am on the 10th. His final hours were very peaceful and he slept the entire day and into the night.
Mum and I were called to the hospice at 8.30 yesterday morning and spent all day by his bedside. We were joined by my aunt in the afternoon and for some of the evening. Dad took his last breaths with me by his side holding him and with his nurse also with him.
Dad fought a brave fight and we are glad that his final hours were peaceful. His hospice nurses were amazing and took the utmost care to ensure that dad was comfortable and could spent his final hours with the dignity that he lived his whole life with. They also took the best possible care of Mum and I and for that, I am also so grateful. Shona, dad's Macmillan nurse was also with us and spent some time with mum on her own. I know dad would appreciate that and everything else she did for us all.
Dad, it was a great honour to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this fight and to see it through to the end with you. And all the time being with you by your side. You took a lot of knocks along the road, but you always came back swinging and fought this with great bravery, pride and honour.
You will never ever be forgotten and are loved by us all dearly.