Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Next Sunday will be Fathers' Day, but this year there will be no card to send. It will be different this year, instead, I will be remembering my Dad for the great father he was to me and my sisters. Last Saturday morning we lost Dad, he passed away just hours after I arrived in British Columbia to see him for the last time. I am dedicating this little poem to Dad. 
Ron Tapp, my Dad
June 18, 1930-June 9, 2012

The Broken Chain
I little knew that morning. God was going to call your name, 
In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same. 
It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone, 
for part of me went with you, the day God called you home. 
You left me beautiful memories your love is still my guide, 
and though we cannot see you, you're always at my side. 
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, 
but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. 

Author  Ron Tranmer


  1. Oh Dear Janet. My heart is sad. Brings back memories of my dear Father in law who passed last Easter. He was a huge part of our lives. The pain slowly leaves and the good memories come. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. The poem you chose to honor your dad is beautiful.

    Hugs to you my friend~Becky

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. The poem is a testament to how much you love him and respect him.--Jan

  3. Janet I as so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May God comfort you in the days ahead. Lovely poem, it's one we use here at the office too.


  4. janet, sending my hugs my friend! It is never easy... OLM

  5. oh Janet..I am so sorry for your loss..I love the poem..and I will keep you in my prayers for comfort and healing..:)

  6. Janet, My heart & prayers are with you in the loss of your Dad. I love the poem you dedicated to him. Losing your Dad is very hard, but the pain does lessen over time.

  7. Janet,
    I am so sorry for your loss, such a lovely dedication, I'll be thinking of him this Father's day.


  8. I am so sorry to read about your dad's passing. hugs to you Janet, Helen VL

  9. So sorry Janet, I love that poem, I have never seen it before. It's very true and comforting. I will remember you in prayer.

  10. Oh Sweet Janet - I am so very sorry to read this. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my father very young - too young - and there isn't a day I don't miss him. Wishing you comfort and healing in his memories..... Hugs ~ Robin

  11. I'm so saddened by our loss Janet. Hope you are doing a little better. It will be one year since I lost my dad on June 18. Beautiful, beautiful poem. My heart is with you, Dawn

  12. Hi Janet:
    I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. Hold on to the lovely memories you have of him, for they will help you through the bad times.

  13. So sorry for your loss...and what a beautiful poem to dedicate to your dad. He will be missed.


  14. I know how difficult is it, Janet and the emotions you are experiencing. What a wonderful tribute to your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. I feel for you this weekend. I lost my dad in the fall of 2010. Your father was a very handsome man. I know he lives on in your heart! Peace be with you ~*~Lisa

  16. Janet, I am so sorry, please accept my heartfelt condolence. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Julie.

  17. Janet, at this painful time I ask God you conformity you need. I firmly believe that we turn to find. Accompany you in your feelings.
    You know, yesterday we celebrated the birthday of my son, the same day as your father was born. From Venezuela Blessings.