Wallace Robert George Hawes

Born on 31 August 1928
Passed away in Clacton-on-Sea on 12 September 2017
Aged 89 years
October 2016 trip to UK from Australia
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A year has past and it seems to have gone so quickly, Mum seems to be coping Ok, think she tries to shut out contacts that may remind her of you so that she doesn't get upset. I took flowers to her and to nan and grandads grave as that is the place I try to remember you until you have your own headstone. I've started our family tree and am using the information that you collected which has been really helpful. I hope your watching us and keeping up with all we're doing! I miss you so much, all those little quirks and funny things and your strong opinions. Most of all I miss hearing your voice, I see to find that more difficult. I'm glad your at peace and I hope you are seeing all the old family, friends and pets xxx Lots of hugs and kisses Julie xxx
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It’s a year tomorrow grandad since you was taken! I still always think about you and what you would think looking down on me. I hope you’re looking after everyone up there. I did take Nan out for lunch a few weeks ago but sorry I thought you was embarrassing with your comments but I’m not sure who's worse. It breaks my heart every time I go to see Nan knowing you’re not there moaning about sports. I miss you a lot. I’ll see you again one day. Sleep tight.
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The last few weeks have been difficult remembering those last weeks of your life and tonight I have felt so sad. I miss you so much and try to fill my heart with all the wonderful memories, but it is still so hard to think about what you went through and how I wish I could have made it less painful for you, I hope you are with you Mum, Dad and brothers and of course Ben and maybe Brandy. Thoughts of Ben definitely gave us all something to focus on at bad times. Mum is trying her best at keeping the garden good but with all the sun a lot of the plants have scorched in the heat. We have sprayed the weeds with weed killer, but I don't think your lawn will ever be back to how you kept it. Love you lots and I'm sending a kiss up to you along with a big hug/ Julie xxx
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Dearest Dad....it's not been a year yet since you passed away and every day I think about you, usually when I'm making the bed or changing the sheets (those quiet times I suppose). You have always been a strong courageous man and your will to live proved this, your mind would have carried on for many more years if it wasn't for your body failing. Those last few months had many more lows than highs but we were lucky to be able to have the chance to speak freely to each other and hear and understand your wishes. It really was a learning curve for us all when we found out the lack of information and help. I don't think anyone would choose to have their children carry out their care but Stephen and I knew that your dignity was important to you and it's strange how it really wasn't any issue in the end. I only wish we could have helped you more and had a bit of training. Explaining to you when you said you knew you couldn't get out of bed but you couldn't remember how you'd got like it was really hard and I really don't know how I got through telling you. There were a few times you made us laugh....even if it was a our expense and it's these moments that have allowed Stephen and I to get though some really awful times. So I not only thank you for giving us a bit of a smile in your darkest hours but also for all the funny things you did to make us all laugh. All the love and strength you gave to me, the advice and reassurance throughout my life even when my decisions weren't what you hoped. You have always stood by me and I'm sure your still watching over us all now. Happy Fathers Day for tomorrow Dad...love you as much as ever...Julie xxxx
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Happy Anniversary Dad, I'm taking Mum away for a couple of days as a treat for her. I know you liked to buy her jewellery for special occasions, but you know she ha, s been gifting it all away, Stuart wears his ring and is really happy with it and his watch fob. Watched a lovely video of you last night with the kids , it made us all laugh you being your usual nutty self! Love you loads Julie xxx
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Hoping that you are at peace and now not in any pain, still think all the time about what you went through and wish that Stephen and I were given more help to be able to help you more. Hope that you felt we were a help to you in your last weeks. We did try our best, especially when we and Mum had no one to turn to.
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Has been a difficult few days building up to Christmas and knowing you won't be with us to make us laugh, we are looking after mum for you so hope that is making you smile. Lots of love this Christmas dad xxxx
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