Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dale Spencer Kinnick, 1950-2009

It's over. Dad passed away at noon on Wednesday, January 7th. We are strangely okay. Grieving, but okay. Relieved that Dad is no longer suffering, a little shocked at how quickly it went. It has been a surreal experience, nothing like I ever imagined it would be - not that I have spent much time imagining deathbed vigils.

I'll compose my own obituary soon. The funeral will be at Draper Mortuary in Ontario, on Saturday January 17th at 10:00 am. Anybody that's ever known my Dad is welcome.

9 comments:

Ken said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Knowing that the suffering is over is a great blessing, and I think, eases the mind.
You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Kathryn said...

Oh I wish I could be there to hug you! You sound just like Clark and his family did when his mom passed away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers right now.

Lora and Carl said...

wow--we are thinking about you all. We will do our best to at least get Carl there.

love-
The Westphals

Casey said...

So sorry for your loss. It can't be easy. What a blessing to know that he is happy and you will see him again someday. Isn't it wonderful to have the gospel in our lives at times like these. We will be thinking of you.

Stephanie said...

I'm going to try to make it so I can give you and your family huge hugs. I'm so sorry.

liannallama said...

So so sad to hear your news! My heart is with you and I will be thinking of you. (((HUGS)))

Robb, Rhonda and girls said...

I'm so sorry Colleen. I'm sending you a big Texas size hug! And I'll pray the spirit helps your family through the grieving process as quickly and smoothly as possible. We'll be in Ca the beginning of Feb. for Kaylah's baptism, so maybe we can see you guys then.

Love Rhonda

Happily Ever After said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Losing a loved one, especially a parent, just plain stinks. Big hug.
Debra

Anonymous said...

Colleen, I was a friend of your fathers. I use to go to the shop almost every Saturday to say hello and watch him cut hair when living in Chino. We met in 1976. He cut my entire families hair. One day in 2007 or 2008 I stopped by to say hello. Tonight I decided to do the same. I was shocked to hear of his passing. The last thing he said to me was "I am proud of you". He was a very dear friend. I will miss him greatly. He was always there when I needed a honest friend. Best wishes to your entire family. Marsha Buchanan