Timothy (Ted) John Cronin
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 24, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    Ystradgynlais, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Nov 22, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Let the memory of Timothy (Ted) be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Timothy (Ted) Cronin, 74, born on April 24, 1941. This was made by his grand-daughter Jo. He was such an exceptional surrogate father to her for 23 years and he sadly passed away on November 22, 2015 after a short illness in Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol. We will remember him forever.

"There are many things I can use to describe Grandad at happier times which I would prefer to remember him by.

* He would hang on to his holey socks - a bit like me!
* Whenever we went out anywhere he would stop outside a cake shop and look through the window.
* When I was about 5 or 6 I would go out into the garden and help him chop down trees.
* He used to take us on car picnics.
* He would take Nan, Adam and I for meals out - like to the Yeoman, Toby Carvery and the Black Castle.
* He helped me with choosing my first car (Renault Clio) and then my second car (Honda Jazz)
* As a family we had such fantastic times abroad - to Turkey, Spain and France. Whilst in Turkey and  Spain we would go for a dip in the sea together - on one occasion I remember him losing his attachable teeth in the water!
* He would take us to Clarks Village in Street (near Wells) for shopping trips and sometimes he would treat us! He once bought me a pretty necklace from Debenhams in Bristol.
* He and Nan would buy us all something from where they've been on holiday. I am almost always wearing one of the necklaces they bought from Dubrovnik from their last cruise together.
* He liked any pudding with custard - apple/rhubarb crumble, turnover, jam roly poly, etc.
* During the summer months he would wear socks with sandals.
* He enjoyed going out on his bike and when I was younger I would go on my bike and join him. We would cycle down to where Lulsgate Airport used to be or we would take the car down to Keynsham and use the cycle path that stretched up to Saltford and Bath.
* If my Nan/Mum were cooking he would sometimes pick the food!

I was on holiday in Weymouth when Grandad was in hospital. I was aware that he was admitted to have fluid drained from his lungs but that was as much as I knew. I thought he would be out within the following week.
When I came back off holiday he was still in hospital but because of my work shifts and being on standby for one client I was unable to spend time to see him.
Eventually I had all of Friday (20th November) morning and afternoon to see him and when I saw him he was up out of bed, standing by his room's door waiting for us to come. He was really happy to see me and I didn't recognise him at first because he looked so well.
We stayed with him until the consultant came to speak to us. I had to make an early exit because I had a prescription to pick up but he gave me a big bear hug before I left.
I was in complete shock to discover he passed away in his sleep 2 days after I saw him since he was his usual self - laughing, joking and in generally good spirits.

The good things I can take away from this are that - he did not suffer and secondly he got the chance to see all 3 of his girls - myself, Mum and Nan before  he passed.

Thank you ever so much for being a big part of my life and for all that you've done not just for me but for Adam and the rest of the family. Rest in peace and sleep tight up there.

You will not be forgotten.

Jo and the rest of the family xxxxxxxxxxx"

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Jo Cronin


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