Friday, February 19, 2010

Keith Pitcher --- 9 November 1918 - 19 February 2010

Just thought I would let you all know that my dear old Dad passed away today at 3.00pm. After 91 wonderful, eventful, mostly happy years and 3 plus months of winding down his life he left us very peacefully. I had the honour of sitting with him holding his hand as he took his last breathes. I think he had made up his mind not to let his cherished granddaughter (Rachel) see him pass, as he went just as her car pulled up at the front of my house. My Dad was a true gentle man and also a true gentleman. Right up until he was no longer mobile be would walk on the road side of the footpath as the gentlemen would do in the old days. He would also never say a harsh word about anyone. If Mum and I were having a whinge about someone, he would just say “she means well though”. Years ago I was sitting with Mum and Dad and asked them a few of their favourite things when they were young. I asked Dad what his favourite toy was and he said he never really had many toys but he did have live toys, his greyhound dogs who he loved. I then asked him his favourite book. He made me laugh with his answer! His favourite book was his “Bank Book”. One really cool thing he did was when he was in primary school, his view out of the window was Moonee Valley horse racing track. One day he was looking out the window watching “Pharlap” race. For all the non Aussies out there “Pharlap” was by far the most famous racing horse every born in Australia. His passing has naturally made me extremely sad, I just feel empty inside, but I know he had a wonderful life. One beautiful memory I will have for the rest of my life will be his last words to me:


My Davine Time today was definitely sharing this time with Dad.


  1. I am grieving with you, I just lost my Mother and it is so hard. The last thing my Mother said to me was "you are so beautiful" Take care, I care.

  2. Davine, please accept my condolenscences. There really are not any words for now. Just know you are blessed and are loved. Linda

  3. So very sorry Davine. My thoughts are sincerely with You & your family.

    Take great care! A Big Hug!

  4. So sorry for your loss, ty for sharing this wonderful man with us. and wow cool would that sight have been. Your dad sounds wonderful


    A'isha & Cimo

  5. Hugs sent your way Davine. May your dear Dad rest in peace.

    Three words to cherish forever, these words I am sure will stay with you til the end of time. The last words I shared with my mother were the same three words, 7 1/2 years later I can still hear her when I listen close enough.

  6. Take care, Davine. My thoughts are with you.You Dad was ready to go.

  7. Oh Davine, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent can be heartbreaking and hard to come to terms with.

    I wish for you that you will be able to think of the good times you had with your Dad and not feel to sad. May you be able to find brighness in each day as you walk along the road of life.
    Deepest sympathy to you and yours.

  8. So very sorry for your loss. I was with my dad when he passed away too!! Take care of yourself!

  9. Hello davine - well i have the tears now for you and your dad - I haven't visited yr blog for a bit and just stopped in now to take a peek - I'm thinking now how special it is to have parents - yours were obviously adorable and I'm lucky to be seeing mine tomorrrow! Take care,
    Love Jenny


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