ForeverMissed

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Rodney Joseph Smith - "Joe", whose story is told throughout this memorial... Rodney Joseph Smith was born on the 30th of October 1938  & passed away on the 1st of Feb 2007. "Joe" as he was affectionately known, Will Always Be Remembered & Will Be Forever In Our Hearts.

 DAD ~ The Many Wonderful Memories We have And The Endless Love You Gave Will Be With Us Always.

My Dad Was My Hero, Without His Unconditional Love and Support I would not be here today....... This Poem Is Dedicated To Him......

 

 THE LOVE OF A GOOD FATHER

The Love of a Good Father is not something that all children have. Someone to love and to be loved by. Someone who is Strong and Dependable, Someone who Loves you no matter what you do or say. A Father is Someone who knows the answers to all your hard questions. A Dad is Always There..

No Words can ever Express the Depth of my love for you My Darling Father and If I sometimes took you for granted, Im So Very Sorry. For it is only when we are grown do we realize - That A Fathers Love is the One True Love that never lets you down or breaks your heart and that a Fathers Love you can Always count on to Love you Unconditionally, no matter what!

A Father Is the One And Only Man who Holds Your Heart Forever

 

Posted by Debbie Smith on February 3, 2017
Dad 10 yrs I cant believe it.. Seems like yesterday. I miss you so much Dad. No words can ever describe my love for you. I see you in my dreams. I talk to you there and see your smile. Yes gone too soon
Posted by Debra Smith on February 1, 2013
Darling Dad, I cant believe 6 yrs has passed. I miss you so much. Every day something reminds me of you, I miss our talks and your sweet smile...Until we meet again I will always be your loving daughter...xxxxxxx
Posted by Debra Smith on October 31, 2012
Darling Dad, How I miss your sweet face. You would have been 74 & I would have bought you your bottle of brandy!. Dad I really hope you are right about there being a heaven, because then one I will get to see you again...I love you dear Dad & your always in my thoughts & in my heart..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Posted by Debra Smith on February 1, 2012
Dad, 5 yrs today u left us & I miss u now more than eva. I long to see ur smiling face & feel ur arms around me. Im so lucky to have had you as My Father, but without you I feel empty. Always thinkin of you Daddy, I love you. Till we are together once more....
Posted by Debra Smith on October 31, 2011
Darling Dad, how I miss you, your sweet smile and your funny little ways. I feel like a child, so alone without the one person who has for my entire life been right there by my side. I hope you know how much your missed & love & I try to be the person I know you want me to be. But its not the same without you. Keep a possy warm for me Dad we will be together again one day. Love U so much X
Posted by Debra Smith on April 13, 2011
Dad, theres not a day that passes that I dont think of you. I miss you terribly. I long to see your smile and touch your face. Life is not the same. I will always love you Dad & hope one day we will be together again.
Posted by April Byron on June 26, 2010
Sleep tight with the angels, god bless xxxx

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Posted by Debbie Smith on February 3, 2017
Dad 10 yrs I cant believe it.. Seems like yesterday. I miss you so much Dad. No words can ever describe my love for you. I see you in my dreams. I talk to you there and see your smile. Yes gone too soon
Posted by Debra Smith on February 1, 2013
Darling Dad, I cant believe 6 yrs has passed. I miss you so much. Every day something reminds me of you, I miss our talks and your sweet smile...Until we meet again I will always be your loving daughter...xxxxxxx
Posted by Debra Smith on October 31, 2012
Darling Dad, How I miss your sweet face. You would have been 74 & I would have bought you your bottle of brandy!. Dad I really hope you are right about there being a heaven, because then one I will get to see you again...I love you dear Dad & your always in my thoughts & in my heart..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Shared by Debra Smith on June 25, 2010

Apart from the many many family holidays, adventures & fun times we shared while I was growing up, my Dad was generally a Great Human Being. He was always there for me & for any one that needed him.  Dad drove a 1966 White Ford Falcon, it was his cherished possession because it had belonged to his dear Father. That Ford drove all over Australia, it took our family on many holidays & in later years took Dad & his other prized possession's- His 2 Granddaughters; on many camping trips up the Mighty River Murray! Dad always had time for kids, he would have all the neighbor's kids knocking on our door asking if he could fix their bikes. He never said no & always made the time for them.  If any of the kids didn't have a bike, Dad would make one up from second hand parts just so they could have a bike to call their own. Dad loved playing eight ball & regularly played in the Hotels Association Competitions. Dad was a good player & one heaps of trophy's & competitions.

My Dad was my confidant & my best friend. We got up to some antics over the years. I always remember his cheeky smile & wink he would give me on the sly, when we shared some joke or prank. In my teenage years I got mixed up with drugs & put my Dad through hell, but he never turned his back on me. He got me out of so many situations, both physically & financially. He stuck by me, encouraging me to find my way & with his determination & strength, I finally made it. In the last few years before Dad died, I spoke to him about my days on the drugs and cried with shame & guilt for all that I had put him through. The thousands of dollars that I owed him, I worried I'd never repay. Dads reply to me was - "You have re payed me by getting your life together & staying away from drugs. That is all I ever cared about, money is nothing compared to my child's life"

My Dads love for me was something that words cannot really express but his actions, his words, his hugs, his smile & devotion said it all. I can never tell him now, how special he was to me or how much he meant to me. I only hope that his belief that there is a heaven is correct. Because if there is a heaven, My Dad will be there. Dad was right about most things in my life, so I kinda have a hunch, he's there, just patiently waiting for me!. His unselfish nature & big heart made him the special man that he was. Dad was loved not only by me but by so many people. I know my dear Mum & sister miss him terribly. He is thought of & missed with every single day that passes.

So if you have a special person in your life, Tell them how much they mean to you. Tell them how much you love them. Spend time with them because you never know tomorrow might just snatch them away from you..... Take the time to smell the roses & hug that special someone!