Saturday Snapshots #134

MyFather © J Horak-Druiff 2013


My father – December 2009

Yesterday afternoon Dr Johan Horak, father, grandfather, radiologist, car fanatic, airforce veteran, Edith Piaf fan, photographer, planespotter, swimmer, cravat-wearer, DIY enthusiast, golfer, vegetable avoider & incorrigible lover of chocolate passed away after a short stay in hospital. He made me what I am in more ways that I can count. I will miss you dad, always. xx

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  1. says

    Oh Jeanne, so much character in your dad’s face, and he sounds like he was a wonderfully accomplished person (and no doubt, to have fathered a daughter like you.) Sending love and good thoughts for you and your family at this difficult time.

  2. says

    What a beautiful study of the man…..a great man! RIP Dr Horak… have left a wonderful legacy behind you sir. Sending you warm hugs and lots of love and prayers at this time Jeanne…for you and your lovely hubby and your boet and his family too. Chat soon xx

  3. says

    Darling Jeanne sometimes the greater the life equates to the greater the loss! It sounds like your dear father was an incomparable soul and that he’ll be greatly missed on this earth. Strength and courage to you at this time xxx

  4. Barbara says

    What a beautiful photo of your treasured Dad. I am so glad you had the opportunity of a recent holiday in his company. Remember and treasure those special memories, they will help to get you through this sad time. Hugs from afar X

  5. says

    Hello Jeanne – we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Keep the memory alive through your amazing cooking. Love Marc, Jacque, Maurice and Georgina

  6. says

    What a truly beautiful, expressive photograph, one that so obviously captures the man that he was. And your list of who he was, his passions, says so much about the way you see him. You will always have that. Life is indeed fleeting and we hold on to what we can. May he rest in peace and enjoy his time up there. I am with you, sister. xoxo

  7. says

    Jeanne, reading your words and seeing the photo gives me a sense of who he was – a great and talented man who fathered a great and talented daughter. i think you were both lucky to have each other. sending you peace and comfort my friend (((hugs)))

  8. Maryon Simpson says

    Oh Jeanne, I am so sorry and my thoughts are with you at a time like this. I hope you got to spend time with him on your recent trip back home.Your photos are inspirational and this one no exception.

  9. Claudine F-M says

    So sorry for your loss but take solace in the fact that you have had him for so many good years. My father died when I was age 4 – so think how lucky you have been and rejoice in all the good memories. The pain will slowly fade away but your memories will last forever. Wishing you courage in these difficult times, Claudine

  10. says

    Jeanne, your father must have been an extraordinary man. To lose a parent is always a life altering happening, no matter how small or grown-up you are. I wish you and your family only peace and comfort, and hope that you will always remember him with a smile on your face. xx

  11. says

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. May the memories of your Dad always fill a beautiful part of your heart. Sending you lots of love and strength.

  12. says

    My deepest sympathy. What a face…he reminds me of a well traveled, inteligent, weather worn man…
    He reminds me of mine. I miss him so…

  13. says

    Oh no! I am so very, very sorry, Jeanne. How you managed to write such a touching tribute to your father at this very sad time is remarkable.
    As I have lost both my mother and father in recent years, I can absolutely understand the grief you are experiencing. There is nothing more heart wrenching than the thought that he is gone. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Just know that we all truly do care. If I could give you a hug, I surely would.
    Also know that the memories will be more precious than ever and so very comforting just when you need them most.

  14. says

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss – sending warm wishes to you and your family. Glad you got to visit so recently and have a wonderful time with him.