Dad you will be missed.
We took some time yesterday to indulge in some memories we shared with you:
We will always remember your very first trip to South Africa - when you asked if there were any "Giraffes or Zebras around" - we laughed at you and said 'No - you have to go to the game farms to see these" and then around the corner we drove past a fence where a number of zebras where standing. The local farmer had converted his beef cattle farm into a wildlife farm. It was so funny. I remember your excitement at seeing a chameleon, your love of the African wildlife and the hours you and Mom spent in the warm sunshine.
The three trips you made to see us in Australia. The very long flights and yet the joy we had for you to spend some time with your Australian grandchildren, getting to know them. We had the chance to take you to see all the Australian wildlife and some of the amazing places we have in this country.
Ivan and I however, agree that the highlight of your travels to spend time with us, was your and Mom's visit to America, when we lived there. Walking you along the north rim of the Grand Canyon, watching the sunset over the red rocks of Bryce Canyon and perhaps most special of all your visit to Zion in Southern Utah. Special places shared together.
Little things like introducing Elizabeth to a morning cup of coffee, made with lots of sugar and coffee creamer. Walks in the neighbourhood and just spending time with the children.
All of these memories are your legacy. Your laughter shared with us all, your love of nature and your hugs and cuddles.
Dad we will miss you and wish you peace on your journey. We will meet again one day and I know you will be waiting to hear all about our next adventures.
Desmond Adair 19 August 1938 - 19 April 2013.