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Viki
02-16-2006, 08:46 PM
Hi, friends, listen, I don't want this to be a downer, but I did want to share with you all that my Dad just passed away this evening. He was a smart, funny guy, who was the living epitome of Frank Sinatra's power ballad, "I Did it My Way." He left a bit of wreckage as a result of that "tude," but by and large I think we all could profit from sharing his courage. If you're the praying sort, I sure would appreciate the prayers.

momrek06
02-16-2006, 09:02 PM
SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR DAD, VIKI. HE IS IN ALL MY FAM's PRAYERS! May he rest in peace. :(

OrlandoMike
02-16-2006, 09:17 PM
Viki.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I'm glad to hear your dad did it "his way" and in the next few days and months it will be important to remember that.

I'm sure the next few days and weeks will be rough on you, logistically and emotionally, just remember when times get tough, you have all of us behind you, spiritually, emotionally, and in a Disney kind of way, as a family.

Take it one moment at a time!

When the time is right, make a double dirty, put on Frank real loud, and let it go! Your dad must be so proud of all you have accomplished with your life, and now he is at home!

If there is anything I can do let me know.

Mike

Valentine
02-16-2006, 09:26 PM
So sorry to hear about your dad! I just lost mine.. well not JUST... it was 2 years ago.. but it feels like yesterday.. but in a good way... I can think of him now with a smile and a laugh... I wish you strength and peace in this emotionally charged time.

Kathy

beckmrk04
02-16-2006, 09:35 PM
I wish you peace and you will be in my prayers.

True North
02-16-2006, 09:45 PM
Viki,

While it has been a while since I "talked with God" I promise you, your father, and your family will be in my prayers tonight. Despite never knowing him I am sure he must have done some truly wonderful things in his life to have such a wonderful, kind-hearted daughter. I wish you and your family all the strengh and courage during this difficult time. If you need to talk, vent, cry or laugh, you know where to find us.

:grouphug: Noah

Chuck S
02-16-2006, 09:46 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Viki.

Viki
02-16-2006, 10:13 PM
You guys are simply the best and I want you to know that in the moment you guys are providing me enormous comfort.

DSDopey48
02-16-2006, 11:21 PM
So Sorry to hear of your Loss, you will be in my prayers.

mickeyfan1
02-17-2006, 07:44 AM
Aww Viki, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that having such good and fond memories will fill your heart and ease your pain. :grouphug:

PennyW
02-17-2006, 07:46 AM
Viki - I am so saddened by your loss. Even though we only met the one time at WDW, I feel like I've gained a good friend through our conversation on these boards. You are a good, kind person, which reflects glowingly on how you were raised. I lost my dad 13 years ago, and as time went by, I was able to look back and smile remembering the good times. As said earlier, just take it one day at a time, and know your DIS family is here for you. You and Gwen are in our thoughts and prayers.

Penny

Saxton
02-17-2006, 08:29 AM
Viki - I am so sorry for your loss. Your father sounds like a wonderful person and I hope that in time your memories will provide comfort. Your dad, you, Gwen and the kids will all be in my thoughts and prayers. When you need some support you know that we are all here for you - I know it's not the same as talking to someone in person but maybe our group can offer an escape for you when you need it. Please take care of yourself during this time.

RickinNYC
02-17-2006, 08:53 AM
Aw Vik, I'm so sorry. Your Dad sounds like a great, albeit tough, guy! We must have been raised by the same man!

Sending you many, many, many thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

disallday!
02-17-2006, 09:15 AM
I pray for strength, love, and warmth thru your hard times... Remember "Footprints in the sand"

http://www.geocities.com/Nell_46/Footprints.html

God bless you... through your memories your father will always be around! :hug:

ChrizJen
02-17-2006, 09:42 AM
Viki,
I'm so sorry for your loss. :( You and your family will definitely be in my prayers. Continue to be strong, and KEEP that wonderful, beautiful memory alive of how he lived his life. He sounds like the kind of person I would LOVE to have known. The kind of free spirit I think we would all like to posess! Please keep your chin up, and know that you have a lot of people hugging you right now... :grouphug:
-Christal

T&KHayes
02-17-2006, 10:24 AM
Viki I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I am a HUGE believer in the power of prayer and positive energy though. So I am sending you lots of prayer & peace. You have a lot of people thinking about you and sending prayers your way, and you deserve every ounce. Take care of yourself, remember to eat and rest, and ask for what you need. :hug:

Mama Twinkles
02-17-2006, 10:48 AM
So sorry to hear about your loss, Viki. Am sending you mental chicken soup (with rice AND noodles).

Tony-NJ
02-17-2006, 11:25 AM
Viki - I'm so sorry! You are in my thoughts

nordkin
02-17-2006, 02:49 PM
So sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds a lot like mine was. You and your family are definitely in our prayers.

joanjett1976
02-17-2006, 03:32 PM
Best wishes in this difficult time. You seem like you have a wonderful family to see you through this loss.

glass slipper girl
02-17-2006, 03:48 PM
I am so sorry, Viki. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Viki
02-17-2006, 07:58 PM
Really, honestly, you guys are just the very best. You have made me cry, smile, and laugh. I can't wait to get together with all of you in our favorite place over the many years I hope we all have yet to enjoy. You really have become friends and you are all a comfort and a delight.

SunFloridaDisney
02-17-2006, 08:47 PM
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I'm praying for you right now. :sunny:

Azure
02-17-2006, 08:47 PM
I am so sorry Viki. I know I don't know you but i'm very sorry.

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

disneynutt1225
02-17-2006, 09:17 PM
Viki, so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. :grouphug:

nwdisgal
02-18-2006, 01:29 AM
I am so sorry about the loss of your dad, Viki. :( Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. :hug:

OrlandoMike
02-18-2006, 08:10 AM
Viki,

Just checking in, things should be pretty hecktic for you right about now....

Hope all is well!

Mike

Viki
02-18-2006, 09:21 AM
Viki,

Just checking in, things should be pretty hecktic for you right about now....

Hope all is well!

Mike

Thanks, Mike, and everyone, it is very hectic and I'm about to drive to CT, but I'll be in internet contact throughout the week.

Love you all.

Saxton
02-18-2006, 09:27 AM
Viki - have a safe trip. I'll keep you in my thoughts. :hug:

True North
02-18-2006, 12:44 PM
Viki,

All the best in your travels. I was wondering, is there anything you would like us to do? I know for "in life" friends people tend to send flowers, but I don't know exactly what online friends should do. I would be honoured to give a donation to a favourite charity of his, or do some sort of act of kindness in his honour. Anything you can think of, just let me know. You'll be in my heart during this difficult week.

:grouphug:

Noah

pumba
02-18-2006, 12:54 PM
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.......it is nice to know that so many people (we dont even know) are with us in thoughts and prayers from all over the world.......hugs to you

femmegirl
02-18-2006, 01:15 PM
I am so sorry about your dad. I know when I lost my dad, it was the hardest thing I had been through in my life. Your family is in my thoughts. Take care

luvmydogs
02-18-2006, 03:58 PM
Oh, Viki, from the bottom of my heart you have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. May God hold you and your family close to Him and give you strength during what must be a very difficult time.

All my good thoughts and prayers are with you. :hug:

T&KHayes
02-19-2006, 11:03 AM
Viki,

All the best in your travels. I was wondering, is there anything you would like us to do? I know for "in life" friends people tend to send flowers, but I don't know exactly what online friends should do. I would be honoured to give a donation to a favourite charity of his, or do some sort of act of kindness in his honour. Anything you can think of, just let me know. You'll be in my heart during this difficult week.

:grouphug:

Noah

Good thinking Noah! Yes Viki, let us know. I was wondering the same thing, but felt silly asking since we have actually never met. Hope you are ok Viki.

WebmasterPete
02-19-2006, 11:05 AM
My deepest condolances, Viki. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Pete

mickeymousemom
02-19-2006, 12:55 PM
You are in my thoughts and prayers. ...So sorry to hear of your loss :hug:

icebrat001
02-19-2006, 02:37 PM
I am sorry to hear of your loss.

lisaviolet
02-19-2006, 06:20 PM
So sorry for your loss Viki.

StormTigger
02-21-2006, 09:44 PM
Viki,

:grouphug:

Well wishes and positive thoughts to you and yours. :hug:

mickeem
02-28-2006, 06:10 AM
Viki,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. (Sorry this is so late, I have not been on the baords lately.)
But we wanted to send our condolences, and hope that you and the family are doing well.
Take Care!!


Brenda & Traci

bubie2.5
02-28-2006, 06:13 AM
:hug:

Regina
02-28-2006, 07:52 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this news. You have my sympathy.

Regina

airhead
03-03-2006, 02:31 PM
I'm not on these boards much anymore,but I popped in to see whats up and read about your loss. Hope your family is doing ok. You take care.

CJ

Viki
03-03-2006, 02:40 PM
Thank you again, friends. It's all good. And what everyone says is true - it's the days after the funeral that are the hardest. Still, family, friends, parishioners, cards, prayers, and you all certainly make the mourning less lonely. I think my biggest regret is the lost opportunities, times that we might have spent together but we were all too busy or it was just bad timing.


Friends, you all are gold for me, but tomorrow I'm going to move this thread over the "in memory board."

Peace,
Viki