Fathers Remembered

Father and son, Image via stock.xchng, intrepid95Remembering Dear Old Dads
Legacy.com remembers fathers – those who are no longer here and those who are grieving the death of a child. If your dad has died, or if you are a father who's lost a child, LegacyConnect has resources to help on Father's Day and throughout the year.


Connect with Others:

• Find a grief support group and talk with others about losing a parent, remembering dad or coping with the loss of a child


Get Advice from Experts:

• Reaching out on Father's Day

• What to Do During Difficult Times

Helping Your Grieving Parent

• Facing Father's Day as a Widow

• The Impact of Your Loss on Others

Family Reorganization After a Loss

• Significant Events without Your Loved One

• Why Don't I Remember the Conversations?

• After the Death of Both Your Parents

Father and child, Image via Flickr Creative Commons, dickdotcom


• How Can We Respond to the Grief of Children?

Helping Children Through Grief

Helping a Child Deal with Loss

Children and Funerals

The Grieving Teen

Writing a Condolence Note to a Grieving Child or Teen

When an Infant Dies

• Miscarriage: Words of Support for the Grieving

Youth Suicide: How You Can Help the Survivors

The Grief of Grandparents


Take our Famous Fathers Father's Day Quiz (Getty Images, Michael Ochs Archives)


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Comment by Florence Joy Gardner on June 15, 2013 at 6:56pm

I want to remember my maternal Grandfather Matthew W. Estilow you adopted me after my Mother (his daughter) who died several days after giving me life, he loved me so much & I miss him. I also want to remember my birth Father who never raised me but always kept in touch & I know he loved me, he did what he knew was best for me at the time. I also want to remember my late husband Jake Gardner who was a wonderful Father to our three children. I thank God for all these good men in my life.

Comment by Ashley Giddens on May 1, 2013 at 4:09am

I'm glad I found this website as it is very useful when one is going through grief. The fact that you can create a memorial website for a loved one is very thoughtful. Take care and God Bless everyone.

Also, here's some more poems for fathers


Comment by Harriett Hill on June 13, 2012 at 9:36am

Hello!  I just joined today.  I was looking for a way to remember my Dad on the first Father's Day since his passing March 17, 2012 and found this website.  I plan on coming back and looking at everything.  All of us in the family have had instances of knowing Dad is with us still, in his own way.  Have a great day everyone!

Comment by Pamela Kennedy on December 10, 2011 at 2:36am

I lost my dad November 8, 2011 due to lung cancer.  I barely remember the last month because two days later my brother committed suicide.  My dad's tragedy was sad enough but on 11/11/11, I attended my dad's funeral and came home and found my brother killed himself.  I am making memory books on www.legacy.com and found quite a few poems that are so comforting.  I wanted to share them with you all who have lost their father (or loved one).  

http://www.abundantfun.com/poems/poemn70.html I am spending Christmas with Jesus this year.


Awesome little video or book to help you understand YOUR grief process.

http://www.funeralprogram-site.com/dad-father-grandfather-poems/dad... Daddy Loves You!

http://www.funeralprogram-site.com/dad-father-grandfather-poems/gon... Gone But Not Forgotten

These poems have helped me tremendously and I hope they help you too!

Comment by becky marie on November 22, 2011 at 5:18pm

I lost my dad 3 years ago, when i was about 5 he had a metal heart, and i remember hugging him and hearing it ting, then he went to play tennis with his friends and we got a phone call and :(. Everything has changed, my mum has had to cope all on her own and worry with money and stuff. It has been hard i miss him so much not having him around with his sence of humour. And the thing i miss is the family holidays which have stopped because of this. It has made me and my mum stronger tho. Dad i will never forget you. x

Comment by Angela Vurnetta Carroll on June 14, 2011 at 8:36am
 On September 27th ,1994 @ 1:00pm I lost my bother{ Ricardo Carroll  SR] in  a car accident . I could'nt believe it because I had only knew him for 16 yrs, when i figured it suppose to be for a life time . I adored him , he was unique with his own sense of style , that he aquired over years. A blazer with patches on the elbows , with a pure white t-shirt , blue jeans an moskins an a pair of shades with no lense . A clean cut , kinda guy . He [ Ricardo ] was a father an a dern good one , he put his family before himself . I can remember , when I use to stay in trouble ,how he was always there . Someone  to talk to ,the guidance he gave me. The sister an brother talks , he was always a phone call away . The day of the funeral I still could'nt believe , he was really gone . A few days past an I found myself calling him , I had forgotten then reality set in . Well 16 yrs have past since then an I still miss him like it was yesterday. Gone but never forgotten.
Comment by Jasmine Taylor on December 19, 2010 at 1:50pm

I definitely agree with the previous comment. The first Father's Day after the loss of your dad is definitely the hardest. I can remember crying, getting angry, and etc. But I had I not cried, gotten angry, or etc, I'd probably still be miserable thinking about his death.

Comment by Dignity Memorial NC on July 14, 2010 at 9:57am
After you lose your father, Father's Days can be tough to get through. The best way to deal with your emotions is to confront them head-on -- not to avoid them. Maybe visit his grave and leave something special (flowers, etc.) that reminds you of him. Celebrate his life on this special day.

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