On January 29, 2011 my father Bob Brady, Lung Cancer fighter, loving father, gentlemen, a father to two daughters, and a grandfather to three, husband for 46 years, Vietnam Veteran with the United States Air Force Ret., and along with a second retirement from the Department of Defense. He spent his entire life serving our country in one capacity or another. He served as a self funded Volunteer Missionary throughout the US with the Southern Baptist Convention for 15 years doing disaster relief and helping to re-build churches after natural disasters.
October 8, 1940 – January 29, 2011
Colon Cancer Survivor
NED almost Nine Months!
I love you poppy and will miss your forever, but I know that you are now with your mommy and that gives me such peace…Know that we were so blessed to be with you as you took your final breath and we will be OK. It does not mean we will not have days that are going to be tougher than others, but I know you will be watching over us protecting us until we come and join you in heaven.
So sorry to hear this news. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these tough times.
I am sending prayers to you and your family at this very difficult and sad time. Now your dad is at rest and no longer is sick. Rest in Peace Bob Brady
I’m so sorry about the loss of your father. May your memories be a comfort to you in this difficult time.
God Bless you and your family.
So sorry to hear your news and my deepest condolences to you, your family and your fathers friends. It sounds like he was a fantastic man that will be sorely missed by you and many others. Be happy that he is now resting peacefully and is at peace. Stay strong through these rough times and know that all of you friends here in BFAC land are here for you when as and as you need us.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, always remember that their are No Goodbyes just Good Memories and tthose memories will comfort you for the rest of your life.
My Dad passed away back in 1999, I wrote a poem that really helped me, I hope it comforts you at this time, as it has for me through the years.
Forever in my Heart
Dad you are my father
And words cannot describe,
the feelings that I have for you,
those feelings deep inside.
And Dad I know you love me
unconditional is your love,
to have, to hold, to know you,
I thank the Lord above.
Oh dad you’ve always been there
I’ve needed you so much,
strength, tenderness and kindness,
you have that loving touch.
Yes Dad, you are my hero
And I your biggest fan,
I will always love you dad,
You are the best of man.
Now Dad I’d like to thank you
For everything you’ve done,
You made my life so special Dad,
You are the special one.
And Dad I’ll always love you,
because you were so grand.
The greatest father ever,
to live upon this land.
Dad one day up in heaven
Together we will be,
You will always be my daddy,
for all eternity.
Yes Dad I’ve always loved you
right from the very start,
I’ll always keep you close to me
Forever in my heart.
Sorry to hear about your loss. I just wanted to let you know that he is in a better place. What was so wild is I just posted an update on my mom. He name is Linda Brady and she also has stage four Lung, liver and lymphnoma cancer and when I saw her post and then yours my heart jumped…good luck…Hoping that I won’t be in your shoes anytime soon.
I am so sorry for you and your family in this time of sadness. I’m sending hugs and lots of sustaining prayers. Your father was blessed to have such a loving daughter.
I’m so very sorry to hear that your father has passed away. He was obviously a wonderful person who was very loved and will be greatly missed. I send my condolences to you and your family. May God bless you all.
I am so sorry for your grief and pain in the loss of your Dad. Hold on to the happy memories…and then let yourself grieve. I will hold you in my heart and pray for your family…I know your Dad is in a better place with loved ones he has missed.
I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds as if it is Heaven’s gain. My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear.
I am so sorry about your loss. It sounds like you will have great memories. Take care, Rachel
My prayers are with you and your family. Remember your dad is in a perfect body now with perfect lungs. He fights cancer no more.
I am so sorry to hear about your father but what a beautiful post. I can feel the love you to share for each other. My prayers are with you and your family sweetie. Big hug, Jill
Dear Melinda…you are right, it will be hard for you some days. My mother died of a massive heart attack 31 years ago and I still miss her. But I know she is at peace. You are blessed to have been with him at the end. All of us here will hold you in our hearts and wish you peace….love,
I’m so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. You were all so very fortunate to have each other for so long, to be close and to share each day. I pray that God will comfort you and your mom until you can all be together again.
Melinda, my prayers for you and yours. Seems you Dad was exactly 16 years older than me, I was born Oct. 8, 1956. I too served my country in the Navy for 10 years and then 22 years in civil service. He sounds like he was a good kind loving and giving man. I am sorry for your loss.
My condolences to you Melinda and your family. May God be with you and your family. I’m sorry for this loss but I know he is with God now and feeling well and looking down at you~
What a beautiful tribute to your Dad, Melinda. He truly was a hero.
Melinda, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad and a fellow veteran. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love
You’re a fighter, just like your dad, and you’re right…he will be watching over you and helping you through your own battle.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Melinda – I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He sounds like a wonderful father, husband, man and American. I know that you, your mother and friends will miss him terribly, but that your faith will help you through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love – Cherie
Melinda: Losing a loved one is hard enough for any person in good health, so I can only imagine the sorrow his passing has been to you. My prayers go out to both of you.
I’m so sorry, Mel…losing a parent is awful. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad…losing a parent is a huge loss. I pray that God will bring you and your family peace and understanding and that you will find comfort in knowing others care and are thinking of you at this time.
Thank you everyone! I will post more later as I can, just know that my family and I are doing ok.
Dear Melinda, coming late to the news of your dad’s passing and knowing from your posts just how much you love him and will miss him – I send you love and prayers for peace and healing and to your mother too – and father on his journey. with love,janet
I am so sorry for your loss. What an accomplished man he was, and I’m sure he was so very proud of you. Thinking of you and your family, wishing you comfort and peace,
I am so deeply and profoundly sorry for your loss. May you find strenght and comfort in the beautiful memories that you will carry with you forever. Hugs.
Oh boy I am so sorry you lost your Dad..What a wonderful man he sounds like. You had him for as long as you needed him and now God has him..he can do more in heaven I know! Please know my prayers are with your family. blessings, Lori
Melinda, I am so sorry and I think I may know exactly what you are feeling now. Cancer is a evil that takes love from our lives. I lost someone I love just yesterday. Praying for you and your entire family tonight for peace. Strong hugs…
I know this was written months ago, but I have just read it and want to send you a hug. Even though your dad passed ten months ago, I am sure he is with you every day in spirit. :O