Life has its up's and down's but most of the time I am very happy with it . surrounded by my growing family and wonderful friends whats not to like .

Friday, August 27, 2010

taking a moment to remember a very good man

It has been a difficult time in this family lately , My oh so wonderful grandfather passed away on the 18th July , the day after my 36th birthday  - I feel like an incredibly lucky girl to have had my grandfather as a part of my life for so long but at the same time so incredibly sad that I will never again see his smile or make him proud . 

Sidney Graham Beaton
1929 -2010

He was a man who met his wife in his early teens and stayed with her for the rest of his life ,they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just last year , he finally managed to buy his wife a diamond ring which made him very proud .

 He was the man who signed a piece of paper to say that the first ever concordes electric systems were safe and had a passion for concord that lasted all of his life.

He never lost his temper and I only recal him ever rasing his voice once and that was out of fear for my safety .He was a devoted father and Grandfather and would do anything for those he loved.

He was the kindest, gentlest and most honest man I have ever met and I feel very honoured to have been loved by him and to have loved him back , He was the man who taught me what a good man should be but I fear the mould was broken after he was made

RIP Sidney Beaton  - we will always love you

1 comment:

  1. what a wonderful man to have known you were truly blessed with a great person for a Grandfather!! I had a brother who passed away when he was 21 and someone put this on a card they sent me GONE FROM OUR HOME BUT NOT FROM OUR HEARTS God Bless X