My dear father, Revd. Ronald Eric Manley, died this afternoon at 2.20 pm in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital after a series of mini-strokes, and many years of poor health. That he lived to the age of 81 is a tribute to a vast number of different health professionals.
Gifted musician, modern languages teacher and United Reformed Church minister, he led a full and active life and touched the lives of many.
This morning - knowing I was likely to hear the worst today - the words of the Nunc Dimittis came to mind - "Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace." And he has. The struggle is over.