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The Funeral .... Goodbye Mick

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Today is the funeral of my father in law, Michael ( Mick ) Morgan. My husbands father. After a year or so of various health issues he passed away just over a week ago. The funeral is today and we have been doing all we can to abide by his last wishes.

One of his last wishes was to go out in the blue hearse which we own. So the blue hearse we lovingly call Morgana has health issues herself. A wheel bearing that is on point of collapse anbd we have been trying to get sorted out. However, as the parts have never been disassembled in 50 years noone could undo what was necessary to replace the wheel bearing for the day.

Upshot of this is, we are going to risk it.

I will be driving the hearse with my father in laws coffin in the back from funeral parlour to the chapel at the cemetary.

I see this as an honour.

This man took me as his daughter from the moment he met me and a day did not go by that he didnt tell me he loved me. He was the best father in law a girl could have.

 

We have a back up plan in case things go pear shaped.

A friend has a hearse. He is going to ride shotgun behind the funeral procession so if anything tragic does go wrong........like a major breakdown....then we have his hearse to continue the journey.

So here we will be............our 1959 Cadillac hearse leading,,,,and at the back another hearse following. What a sight that will be

 

1959hearse.jpg my hearse

 

 

 

and Adams

adam.jpg

 

 

and thanks to RIP off BBC forum we will have white doves released at the funeral in his honour.

 

 

 

PITY there will be noone to take pictures :)

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Good luck with your hearse and I hope all goes well, my thoughts are with you all :)

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You and Ken are in my thoughts as this time.

 

I know everyone believes different things, but for me, I believe that those who are great people go to a better place. May he rest in peace.

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all will be fine i can feel it :)

and if not well he got two beautiful hearses to go out in

that's a special treat in its self

 

im sure if he was a man of honer which it sure sounds like

then he will be returned with respect and dignity and grace

by the people he loved the most

my love is with you on this day :laughter:

leeia :)

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thoughts go out to you all

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Morgana made the trip in style. Karen did look rather cool driving up to the chapel. The service was beautiful and the dove release when great. It was a beautiful send off for a beautiful man.

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Fingers crossed Morgana pulls through for you both. I hope you will have a lovely ceremony and honor the memory of "Dad".

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Morgana made the trip in style. Karen did look rather cool driving up to the chapel. The service was beautiful and the dove release when great. It was a beautiful send off for a beautiful man.

 

thats fantastic im so glad to hear it was all well i knew they could do it both kaz and morgana

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Well, the day is done and we did him proud. Morgana did the trip in style. The turn out was huge.................so many people. The ceremony was beautiful. Everything went perfectly well. I was so proud of Ken who stood and said his words of respect for his father..he did a great job and didnt falter once. RIP looked great and had her beautiful birds on display and made a special additional touch for the final part of the ceremony when two white birds were released by Ken and his sister. Many thanks to RIP and also to Adam for his back up hearse which we thankfully didnt need to use, but made the funeral cortege looks so impressive.

A really big day but a really great day :D

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My sympathies for your loss and great relief that the event went as planned and you could honor his wishes.

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Huge hugs to you and your family Karen.

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I so very pleased all went well Kaz and it would of looked really special with 2 beautiful old hearses driving along the road. It really sounds like a very special send out you both would of made him proud :D

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What fantastic news that everything went so beautifully! :D

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Hi Kaz,

 

I was thinking of you yesterday. I am happy to hear how well it went. I would have loved to have taken some photos for you. I have been asked a couple of times to take funeral photos. The first time I was mortified, but on the day I understood the request and felt honoured to do so.

 

*hugz* to you and Ken

 

Aly

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Hello Feathers haven't seen you around for ages :D

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Sorry Kaz for going off your post but I couldn't help myself when I saw Feathers reply :(

How are you and Ken today?

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Sorry Kaz for going off your post but I couldn't help myself when I saw Feathers reply :(

How are you and Ken today?

We are both feeling a bit flat :( But we have decided to do some more work on the new flights.

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Yes that's my answer to everything keep busy and it sometimes work. :(

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UPDATE...............

 

I have just returned briefly from a few days away. My own father was hospitalised ( some 300 miles away where he lives ) Sunday night. We were told he would not live till morning. My sister and I drove throught the night with no sleep to get there and arrived 6am next morning on the Monday. He passed away Tuesday morning at 9:30 am. I am now preparing to return with my husband for the funeral which will be Saturday. We have now lost Kens father and now mine just days apart.

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Kaz.....don't quite know what to say....except I'm very sorry, and condolences to your family during this very hard time......

I can't imagine what you all are going through....((hugs))

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Kaz.....don't quite know what to say....except I'm very sorry, and condolences to your family during this very hard time......

I can't imagine what you all are going through....((hugs))

 

 

Thanks Anne.... :)

 

Feeling shattered.

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Kaz.....don't quite know what to say....except I'm very sorry, and condolences to your family during this very hard time......

I can't imagine what you all are going through....((hugs))

 

 

Thanks Anne.... :)

 

Feeling shattered.

 

im sure you do my dear friend words can not express my sympathy toward you both in this time

know im here for you 24/7 only a call away

although in your time you probably rather silent about now

i have two ears if one is needed

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Hi Kaz and Ken so sorry to hear that you lost your father aswell so soon after Ken's mine and John thoughts are with you if you and Ken need a break from things after everything you are welcome to come and stay down south

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Sorry to hear that luv, you are having a tough run...keep your chin up.

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