Jan 13 2019

A Wonderful Father

A family photo as it should have been. ❤

A wonderful father gone to rest,
For each of us he did his best,
A better father no-one could find.
God took his hand and made us part,
He closed his eyes and broke our hearts.

Sadly missed and loved always.

Feb 2 2018


With the office move, I’ve scanned some more of the old newspaper memoriam notices from the Sunraysia Daily over the years.  Today I’ve added another 9 years worth.

Jan 13 2018

Love You Dad

Our thoughts have been with you all day dad, on this day that we lost you 38 long years ago.  xxx

Jan 13 2017


Today marks 37 long years since you passed Dad, since we last saw that smile.  We think of you often and try to bring you into our children’s lives as much as we can.  Love you always.   xxx

For the first time in 37 years, I haven’t put a memoriam notice in the Sunraysia Daily for today.  I’ve decided not to do it any more and just post our memories here.

Dad with his mighty Datsun Bluebird

Jan 5 2017

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes Dad.  xxx

Jan 13 2016

Thoughts Of You Dad

Thinking of you and all we lost this day Dad.  All our love always, Sharon, Michael and families.  xxx

Jan 13 2015


Only the memories are left,
Of the happiness we knew,
But the love that kindled memory’s torch.
Will feed it our whole life through.

Jan 13 2014

Missing You

Another year passes and we miss you even more dad.   xx

Jan 13 2013

33 Years Today

So play it sweet in heaven,
‘Cause that’s right where you wanna be,
I’m not crying ’cause I feel so sorry for you,
I’m crying for me…..

Jan 13 2012

Longing For One More Day

When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still.  What moves through us is a silence… a quiet sadness… A longing for one more day… one more word… one more touch… We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived.  And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.  We will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting.  A place where there are no words that mean good-bye. (Author Unknown)

Love and miss you dad.  xxx

Jun 19 2011

RIP Sam Dichiera

Our thoughts and sympathies are with Aunty Pam, Tim, Brad, Julian, Narelle and their families at this very sad time.  Dad’s older brother & our uncle Sam Dichiera passed away overnight.  Uncle Sam your vibrance lifted the hearts of everyone that knew you.  Riposa in pace.

“No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.”

Salvatore Dichiera 30th April, 1942 – 18th June, 2011.

Jan 13 2011

Thinking Of You

You are very much in our thoughts today – 31 years of missing you.  Love you dad.

Jan 13 2010

Thirty Years

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30 years since we last saw you or heard your voice. There is so much we would love to share with you now, new family in our lives we would love you to have met and for them to have known you.

We love you dad with all our hearts, always.

Nov 13 2009

Teresa Piscioneri – passed away 12/11/2009

Condolences to Tony and family on the passing of Aunty. Another of our grand relatives will be laid to rest. Thank you Aunty.

Our thoughts are with you.

Sep 13 2009

Cosimo Dichiera – passed away 12/9/2009

Condolences to Aunty Marianna, Sam, Vivienne and family on the passing of Uncle. Truly a grand spirited man has left us all.

Our thoughts are with you.