I regret to announce the passing of my father’s elder brother Osvaldo (Aldo) Lachin “Scazzotta”, restaurateur and pater familias, born in Santa Lucia di Budoia on the 30th of July 1924.
My uncle had been in frail health for a while and passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Ledbury, Herefordshire on the 15th of January 2008, aged 83. He leaves a widow Barbara and a daughter Gloria. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
“Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.”
Christina Rossetti (1830–1894)