My Dad died today

Sep 11th, 2023

My Dad died today

RIP John Francis Ellis 1930 – 2023. The picture above is of him with his mother and siblings in the late 1990s. All his brothers and sisters lived into their nineties, and he was the last to go at 93.

He died in hospital today. He had a long and full life, and was a good and kind man – albeit not always easy to live with.

Dad as a young man in Carlisle

With the next door neighbour’s cat when we were living in Whitehaven

On holiday in Spain – the larger red haired child is me aged about five

Dad and I the morning I married R

I will miss him and I think my Mum will be very lonely without him after 60 years together.