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It was a beautiful day


Ullswater, Cumbria

Last weekend, my sisters, brother and their partners joined Bill and me to lay my parents to rest. My father, Eric Fowler had been at sea all his working life and had spent many happy hours with my mother Patricia up in the Lake District. They spent long summers in this part of the country and had a sailing boat on this very lake. My parents ashes were combined and we took them on one of the lake steamers, lowered them in to the middle of the lake and then drank champagne Рthe sun shone and the scenery looked simply wonderful. After we landed, we  danced to their favourite music on the wooden jetty and then out to dinner for the evening. A lovely ending!

Date posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Comments (6)

What a perfect end – my eyes are full of tears! J

Comment by jane herbert on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Have been there many times. A beautiful place and very fitting for your parents. Monica L

Comment by Monica Langstaff on Thursday, June 17, 2010

What a perfect closure. Well done, all of you.
Take care of each other.
Love and best wishes,

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Friday, June 18, 2010

The area is close to my heart and its so lovely what you did – brought tears to my eyes

Comment by Fiona on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I knew an Eric Fowler in Dover who said his daughter was a cross-stitch designer. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

Comment by CarolR on Monday, June 28, 2010

What a wonderful way to say goodbye to obviously very loving and caring parents.

Comment by Maureen London on Monday, July 5, 2010

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