Very sorry to hear this Bunny. You have my sincerest sympathies and condolences. You have the memories of some great days - like Wembley - and a great bloke, that's all that matters. My dad passed away in March, the day before Crouch scored "that goal" - so it's always bitter-sweet to see it again. I guess seeing Fulham on the fixture list will stir things going forward, but like me you have another generation to go to games with and be their memory maker.
Hi Bunny I passed the sad news on to my Dad, he spoke very highly of Peter and sends his deepest sympathies.
I had forgotten your Dad worked on the Michelin too, in the offices I think and then left to do traffic control if I remember right.
Peter would always rib my Dad on the way back from the match for not wearing a coat as he was always in just a shirt rain or shine!
The day Peter was arrested was at QPR he thinks, another of the lads went missing in the ground after he went to the toilets at half time, his wife was going hairless when he never returned not knowing he had been arrested too!!
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, he was a gentleman!!
Our thoughts are with you and your family, God Bless!!
QPR was the start of the end for dad. An absolute travesty and even though charges were dropped, I will never ever forget or forgive what happened that day by the authorities. Luckily your old man was one of many who stood up for my old man, told it like it was and me and my family will never, ever forget that.
There are two sorts of people in this life: gose who do the right thing and those that don't. Your old man has a heart of gold and you should be proud of him. I sat with my brother and mum ealier and talked through the posts on here - must admit, yours had the waterworks flowing mate.
Post by stayingupfor GermanStokie on Nov 26, 2012 1:01:25 GMT
Bunny, all the best from my own family here and across the water!
Just remember that he'll never leave you as apparently all our best bits are passed onto our kids... So he is inside you as well as watching over you :-)you will always make him proud, he's your dad :-)
From a fellow Red and White Striper.... Just offering a heartfelt arm around the shoulder!
Bunny, I am staggered to hear this - I worked with your Dad as you know at the Mitch, and we would talk about the Potters all the time. You must know how proud he was of you and Phil, you with your cricket and Phil with his Cap. I am currently in Germany and thought I'd have a quick scan of the Oatcake for something to do - I am absolutely shocked at this news. One of the best people it was ever my privilege to meet. The World is definitely a sadder place. Regards Garry
Unlike many on here bunny I know neither you or your dad but the relationship you had with your old man sounds so familiar.
I'm lucky to still have my dad and he is solely the reason that Stoke City are such a big part of my life. Indeed, I talk to him about nothing else and remain busy trying to forge the same relationship with my boys.
Your story, whilst undoubtedly sad, is also a wonderful human story and illustrates perfectly what Stoke City football club means to so many of us.
Your dad sounds like someone we could all quite happily share a pint with on matchday which is, in itself, a great tribute to the man.
Many thanks- my family have read this thread and are stunned at the love from friends and strangers alike.
Today has been a positive day. My head and heart are way less muddled and torn. Massive thanks to Stoke City - me and my brother up from the south went down today as I want to sit in my dad's seat on Wednesday night with my uncle Terry, my dad's mate on whose shoulder he silently passed away on.
Josh Whittaker the ticket office manager was superb, first rate, and sorted it with no fuss, mither and his own condolences.
It doesn't matter that Stoke win on Wednesday for my dad. Heaven knows when you want a result they often let us down anyway.
No, Wednesday is about me sitting with Terry in my dad's seat and thanking 26000 people, and my dad's football club, for the wonderful times he had watching Stoke City. Hopefully the weather will allow us a beer in Fenton bowling club first.
I wrote an article in the Oatcake last Xmas about dad's and how ace they are - I repeat how I finished it, you go out and buy your dad the present he wants this year even if it breaks the bank, and then give him the love I gave mine as I saw him for the last time at the mortuary yesterday.
Once again, your messages, PM's and emails have made such a massive difference to my family over the last few days and will never be forgotten by The Bunn's.
If I get the time I will respond to you all personally, but we have a busy and testing couple of weeks now, and I also want my family to have the Xmas they deserve if I can. You know what I and my family think of you. Thank you.
What a wonderful tribute. Your dad was typical of a passionate Stoke fan, and although I never met him, I feel I knew him. Condolences mate and as your dad will undoubtedly know ..."We'll be with you every step along the way"
I lost my step dad (he was much more like my dad than my real dad is/was) on the eve of the Villa game (the one where TP lost his mum) a couple of years ago so know what you are going through.
It's tough. Really tough and football makes it both better and worse.
I have never ventured into my old man's seat in the Boothen End and couldn't do it but make no mistake, tomorrows result will probably matter more than ever.
In my poignant game, Huth scored the last minute winner and it felt as though his influence came to bear and do you know what, in that split second, for the first time that evening, I forgot that he had passed away. I was lost in the mental and as soon as I was back down to earth, he was back right at the front of my mind.
I hope that makes sense and I hope Wednesday's game gives you all the comfort you need at this time.
I go to the cemetary before every match for a quick chat and I miss him more than ever, over two years on.
All the best Bunny and I hope that the match and future matches mean that you will be close to your dad forever.