Helping him get onto the Illawong flying fox on his last visit to Illawong in December 2008.
Dad passed away late this morning. He didn't quite get his wish to depart his house in a box, but he did die peacefully after 3 weeks in hospital, rather than months or years in a nursing home. The proximate cause of his passing was Hodgkin's lymphoma but there were other medical issues in addition to the general difficulty of treating an 88-year-old man. The decision to switch to purely palliative care was made on Wednesday afternoon. As with Mum, the journey from that point onwards was short.