It is not usual for me to add an entry of this type, but I am very sad to say that a very important family member has passed away... Mr Fish. On our return home from our holiday we were informed by our neighbour that our beloved Mr Fish has gone to the great fish God in the sky.
We are unsure of the circumstances, he says it was old age, we think otherwise. Be rest assured the forensic services will be called in to investigate.
He has touched all of our hearts in his own special way; Bought to us by close friends Flora & Dan in a dustbin as a Secret Santa, along with his brother also know affectionately as Fishy, sadly Fishy didn't live long but his brother almost 8 years. Memories include TJ almost killing him at the Christmas party by breaking his glass with a metal spatular, Carl saving his life, rising him from the flames like Icarus. He was very fond of his baby sitters, my parents, Guy and Nicky but has a soft spot for Kate, maybe a crush, who knows. He loved swimming in circles and his dried food was a daily highlight.
He was much loved by his parents Hannah & Brendan and his sunny disposition will be missed. There is an empty space in the kitchen by the window where he once was.
Messages from mourners
Mr Hackett of Melton Mowbray "I will wear black for the rest of the month! gutted at the sad loss! x"
Mrs Read-Baldrey of Peckham "I agree, the curtains are closed and the veil is on x"
Mr Luker or Crystal Palace "They say cats have nine lives...Mr Fish certainly had his fair share of near misses (some of which I can bear witness to). I wonder if he just couldn't face watching England go out in the group stage and decided to call it a day! Anyway, he's off to the great fish bowl in the sky. Bon voyage, Mr Fish.
p.s. Becca would normally be upset at being left off the email, but she understands you're grieving and these things happen ;)"
Mrs Read-Baldrey of Peckham "Leaving her off the email was unintentional, however as she did kill my last gold fish perhaps it was fated! x"
Mrs Luker of Crystal Palace: Er shared responsibility with mr hackett might I add and my note of condolence was extremely heartfelt. Poor mr fish...I thought he would last forever :( xx
Mr Read of Camberwell: "Why is it that pets always die when you're on holiday?"
Mrs Colchester of Sussex: "Poor Mr Fish, poor you! Will there be a memorial service? Xxx"
Mrs Healey of Sussex: "Poor old Mr Fish!"
Mr Read Senior,of Camberwell: "The plug of the aquarium of life has sadly been pulled, but Im sure it will lead to a better plaice."