Today we should be celebrating your 81st birthday together. I wish we could have just had one more special moment together. I would have liked to show you Botswana, because there is so much to show you that I know you would have loved.
Watching sport, I know at half time or after the match my phone won’t ring and it never will again. I can’t even phone you as you left no forwarding number. We no longer can share our “expert” views and oh how much I have to say about that idiot Morne’ Steyn.
This evening when the sun begins to set and the sky changes from its brilliant blue into oranges, pinks and reds I will have a drink not only to celebrate the day of your birth, but your life.
Dad I miss you badly – have a great birthday were ever you are. Love from Sue, Cailin, Tristan and of course me. I am sure this is echoed by all family and friends as well.
You were a Great man, great father and great friend