Earlier this week I posted a request for memories of Mr. Anthony ‘Tony’ Hackett, who was unwell; his Granddaughter Tara was keen to gather reminiscences of Tony, particularly in his occupation as local school caretaker, to help him remember good times.
It’s my sad duty to report that Tony passed away on Thursday evening, 14th April 2016. Tara is so very grateful for the memories readers shared, which her grandfather appreciated and enjoyed very much.
Tara sent me the following message:
Bob and readers of the blog,
Thanks so much.
I’d just like to say a massive thank you to all who answered your appeal for stories. They brought laughter and smiles to my Grandad, for that I will always be greatful. Sadly my Grandad passed away last night, 14th April in hospital. He is now at rest with my beautiful nan and my amazing dad who we sadly lost in February.
Could you please let your followers know the news of his sad passing.
If possible, once the funeral has been arranged I would like to let your followers know in case there is anyone who would like to pay their respects.
Thanks so much for all your help. It has helped make these last few days a little more managable.
Thanks, Tara – I’d like to express my sincerest condolences, and those of the readers, with you and your family at this sad and very difficult time.
Frequently, readers of the blog – this small community we have here – surprise me; the warm and generous reaction to the appeal has made me very proud indeed ad I’m grateful and pleased that our contributions cheered Tony and helped him remember good times.
I’m so very sorry for your loss, and if there’s anything I or the blog can do to help, please drop me a line.