Saturday Snapshots #134

by Jeanne on March 19, 2011

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots

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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

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister – previously featured  photographs can be viewed on the Saturday Snapshots archive pages.  Photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store, or even as gorgeous A3-size 2011 CookSister calendars for foodies, for London-lovers, Italophiles or beach lovers

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Kalynskitchen March 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm

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.


Colleen March 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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


Nanette March 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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


Su-Lin March 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Oh Jeanne, I’m so sorry for your loss. Take care.


Barbara March 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm

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


Celia March 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Dear Jeanne, I am really sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family.


Joan Nova March 20, 2011 at 1:13 am

My condolences to you and your family. It’s a wonderful photo of an obviously interesting man.


Mike Palmer March 20, 2011 at 1:53 am

Jeanne, I’m so sorry. My thoughts are with you.


Sally - My Custard Pie March 20, 2011 at 3:32 am

Sincere condolences Jeanne.


Gillian March 20, 2011 at 4:23 am

so sorry for your loss.


Herschelian March 20, 2011 at 6:43 am

Dear Jeanne – I’m so sorry, my thoughts are with you and all your family. He will live on in your memories.


Marc Bovim March 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

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


Mandy - The Complete Cook Book March 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

Wishing you strength in this difficult time. :-) Mandy


Jamie March 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

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


Samantha March 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

wishing you strength


Kit March 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm

A beautiful portrait of him, Jeanne. Both the words and the photo. Thinking of you and sending love to you frequently.


keiko March 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Jeanne, this is such a beautiful portrait of him – thinking of you and your family. xxx


SMITH BITES March 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm

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)))


Sue Mills March 21, 2011 at 6:38 am

Jeanne & Nick – I’m so sorry to read your words, but your photo is a true testament. Sending sympathies to you both and your family.


Maryon Simpson March 21, 2011 at 8:22 am

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.


Claudine F-M March 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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


Hospitable Scots Bachelor March 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm

May God rest your Dad. He has a kind, strong face, full of character


Simone March 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I am so sorry about your loss!! Wishing you all the strength.. Your dad has a beautiful and kind face. Hugs Simone


Marietjie en Jaco March 22, 2011 at 1:11 am

Ons innige simpatie met jou groot verlies Jeanne – baie sterkte vir jou en ons bid dat die Here jou hierdeur sal dra

Reply March 22, 2011 at 5:34 am

This is a wonderful portrait of the man you loved, Jeanne. Thinking of you during this heartbreaking time. Sam x


Firefly March 22, 2011 at 6:26 am

Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time. I love the way you remember him, as he was.


The Food Fox - Ilse van der Merwe March 22, 2011 at 7:07 am

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


marika March 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

Ai Jeanne, sterkte!


Georgia March 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm
Crystal March 23, 2011 at 8:10 pm

A beautiful photo of a clearly beautiful man. I am so sorry for your loss.


Caron Mitchell March 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time Jeanne.


Jean March 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

Wonderful tribute to your dad Jeannie.. treasure your precious memories.. keep them alive..x Jean from Brisbane Au – – sympathy and thoughts for strength for today x j


Pretty_pretty March 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

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.


norma March 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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…


Nic March 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Deepest sympathies Jean. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.


CherylK March 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

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.


JohannaGGG March 31, 2011 at 3:05 am

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.


Kitchen Butterfly April 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Dearest Jeanne, my best wishes. I know how you feel and I wish you a time of recovery and peace, good memories and rest. Stay well


kadirecipes April 9, 2011 at 10:46 am

Oh Dear I am so sorry , all I can do is to send you warm wishes.
take care Dear.
Your Father seems to be a wonderful person.


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