Thanks so much everyone that has prayed for me and my family in this time.
My father has had Alzheimer's for 13 years now and he has been bed ridden for the last 4 years.
He has suffered a lot over this time and I am glad that the suffering is over for him.
Around this time last year, he got very sick and was put on palliative care. We thought he was going to die then. He turned around though and started eating again.
Because of this, I always thought that death would be a slow process for him and that we would have time to gather as a family at his bedside. God obviously had other plans though.
Next Monday we will have a Requiem Mass said for dad and then lay him to rest.
I am very grateful for my dad and the example he was in living the faith. He was always a faithful Catholic and very committed to bringing us up with Catholic values. I hope I can be the same example to our children.