Loss of a Father
Tributes to Fathers

Have your recently experienced the loss of a father? You have come to the right place. While I am sorry for your loss and often wish death wasn’t a part of life, here you will find tributes written by others who have experienced the loss of a father.

Everyone deals with grief a bit differently. Some find it helpful to make memory books to keep the memories and stories alive. This is helpful both for your own healing and also for the younger generation learn about their roots. If you are creating a memory book, you can use the tribute form below to ask friends and family to contribute stories for the book. Simply create your own tribute. Then email the link or post it to Facebook asking people to post stories in the comments form. Then you will have a lot of stories in one place to start your memory book.

You can also join Memory-Of.com, the worlds largest community of online memorials to create a comprehensive online memorial. They will allow you to post video, music and many photos and stories. By far the most wonderful feature of "Memory Of" is the ability to easily turn the memorial site into a memory book.

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Others find they have a multitude of grief emotions to deal with. Our grief over a loved ones death is as varied as our relationships with our living relatives and friends. If you are struggling to understand your grief, you may find information on the Stages of Grief page or the Trauma Awareness and Healing page.

Loss of Father Tributes:

Below is a form for you to use to create a tribute to the memory of your father. Or read other readers tributes and add comments to those with which you resonate.

Looking for Ideas for Tributes for Fathers?

  • Read the tributes of others.
  • Think about the best times you had with your dad.
  • Reflect on some of the things your dad taught you as a child
  • Tell about the example your dad set for you in adult life
  • Write what your learned from your dad about relating to people and family
  • Write a letter to your dad about the things you would love to say to him if he were still here with you

One of the best tributes I have listened to was written by my uncle at the death of his dad, my grandfather. My grandfather was a farmer and my uncle used the working of the soil, planting, harvesting, and feeding of livestock as metaphors for how my grandfather related to people in life. Metaphors create beautiful pictures with words and help people understand something in a deeper way. So consider using a metaphor as part of your tribute to your father.

Write a tribute for your father.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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For My Dad 
My Dad was born to a very poor family in Wales. Dad wanted to leave his much loved Wales before he had to go work in the mines, which he did and went to …

Dad I didn't know 
Only one attempt was made to contact me and no message was left! You were in hospital 11 hours before you passed. ELEVEN HOURS! I receive a call at 3:00am-you …

ENGR. PHILIPS MOLES MANGAR 
if only you could see the tears in the world you left behind. if only you could heal our heart just one more time. even when we closed our eyes, there …

Stanley Zlotkowski 1930-2011 
Dad, your in my thoughts daily if not hourly. I miss you dearly. Even writing this brings tears to my eyes. You were my rock. You were everything to me. …

To My Lovely and Caring Dad 
It was like a dream when u left but to have realised, you've gone forever. Miss you dad, R.I.P DAD.

Richard Elliot "Dick" Davis : Born October 3, 1946 - Died April 17, 2011 
Richard Elliot "Dick" Davis passed away after a heroic fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Dick was the son of Robert and Roberta Davis. He is survived …

Anibal Velez - Papi 
I don't know where to begin, all I keep thinking is how I wish I had that "one more" opportunity to see Papi, to hear his voice, see him smile or even …

Hon. Isaac Olanrewaju Makinwa J.P 
Dear Daddy....My heart bleeds each time i remember that you have gone but your loving and caring fatherly role will continue, lingering in my heart forever...Daddy …

my hero 
dad u were more than a dad,though u are gone,ur memories will ever be there.i miss u so much,u are an honourable man.i love u forever even at death,i love …

STANLEY CLARK HICKOK~~1919 -1980 
here lies the greatest father on this earth. he left behind his only one child...a daughter...juliana clark hickok. he is missed tremendously. he also …

Neville William Parsons 27-02-1949 to 12-12-1994 
Dear Dad, This is just a short tribute to say how much i miss you and i can't believe it has been 15years.... I miss you more and more each …

My Caring Father 
"Since you have gone DAD no one has filled your position in my heart each time i remember you i know that i have lost a GEM. My Dad, My Mentor, My Companion, …

To my hero, my Dad.......... 
My dad, Herbert Grant was and still is in memory, a strong, intelligent, dedicated and honest man. He sacrificed his years doing good for his family, without …

60 years 
To a man whose been a light in so many lives. To a man who spent his 60 years in this life being whatever anyone needed at any time. A man who was 1/2 …

my dearest dad(E.T Oginni) gone too soon 
Dad u were more than a dad,though u are gone,ur memories will ever be there.i miss u so much,u are an honourable man.i love u forever even at death,i love …

I Miss My Dad. 
10th day of May, 2013 is a day I’ll always remember as long as I am here on this earth. It’s the day the Lord decided he needed my Dad by his side. It …

Im going to miss you my sweet Daddy George Richard Jones 
Daddy as a young man you taught me determination . I thank you for that so much . You taught me about you growing up so poor with tattered cloths , worn …

Miss you daddy love your princess 
To my dad, It's been twenty years today since u left me and charlotte behind and to this day I still hurt..alot. I can't understand why u left us the …

TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED DADDY COMRADE CHIEF KALU OLUGU KALU (K.O.K) 
ImageMY DAD WAS A GEM Love leaves a memory no one can steal, but Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. I don't know where to begin, all …

MY DAD WAS A GEM 
Love leaves a memory no one can steal, but Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. I don't know where to begin, all I keep thinking is how I wish …

Tribute to my Dad, Rev. Prof. Young P. Onoeyo (De Young Bros) 1938-2012 
It is unreal to be so real that you are no more in the flesh, but I know and believe that you life on. You were my greatest teacher, your philosophy in …

My father. 
My father was sick. My father was not my father. My father was still, in theory, my father. Today is your birthday, my father, and so I'll write …

pa Alabi Ezekiel Adeyemi 
Just like dat,unbelivable it just like dream,we will never forget your present when alive,may your soul continue rest in perfet peace,Pa Alabi adeyemi,RIP …

Late Thomas Ugboko Onyebuenyi (Egbema Nigeria) 
Tribute to a Lovely Father. Mr. Thomas Ugboko Onyebuenyi. Understanding Papa, Alias Amadianaeze . My Bible tells me in book Ecclesiastes 3 vs 2,4,19, …

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Walter Henson Williams 2-20-20 - 12-3-11 
My Dear Poppa...words can not describe the loss I feel...I am so glad I was able to be there to care for you...you have always been the most important …

Dr. Sylvester Ikheloa Okoror 
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED FATHER “God give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, wisdom to change the ones I can, and knowledge to know …

albert rankin  
Dear dad I never got to say goodbye and to be honest it is not that I didnt think of you. did you ever ask for your family when you knew that your health …

my dad  
dad im so sorry if you think i have let you down but since you passed away i know i have tried to distance myself from the rest of the family as i feel …

Warrant Officer Tinus Gouws 
To our friend, father and son: Tinus was a co-pilot on a South African Police chopper that crashed in a freak accident on 23 July 2010 - taking 6 other …

Tribute to our Beloved Jose " Papa Joe" Aro 
Dearest Ate Mil and family, God had His own plan and now Papa Joe is in better place where there is no pain. Will just cherish the sweet memories …

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