Monday, March 4, 2019

Anne Batley Burton Mourns Passing Of Her Father In Emotional Tribute!

We are sad to report that Anne Batley Burton has confirmed that her father has passed away at the age of 97. The Real Housewives of Auckland star shared the sad news with her followers via her Instagram page.

"My darling dad “ Dampy” passed away in the night in hospital after 10 days of struggling. At 97 years old he was no ordinary man having been brought up in the depression, worked so hard and battled all the way right to the end," she wrote.

In the post, Anne paid tribute to her late father as she called him the "the best father in the world."

"In fact he was “The Best Father in The World” He was a wonderful Son, a wonderful family man who always put others first and a man of standards and ethics , respected and admired by his employees and business associates."

Anne also share a brief history of her father's successful working background. "He built up an extremely successful printing and packaging business as well as being the first in NZ to produce credit cards. He was always generous to those in need. His love and kindness to animals has of course been passed onto me and Don for which I am so thankful. Dad was always looking to the future with new and innovative ideas and it was only in the last two years after a stroke 4 years ago that he began to lose heart and interest in the future."

She continued: "He wrote so many fascinating books about growing up in the depression as well as others and was a most remarkable and very special man. Best of all, after our parents divorce, single handedly , he brought my brother Don and myself up to be decent , caring people with the same philosophy as himself. He was up@at the crack of dawn baking his famous “ “ Bert Batley’s Beautiful Bran Bickies” , freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit, fresh flounder or scrambled eggs with a slow cooking casserole in the over for dinner. How he did it all I have no idea but he did!"

She added: "I am so proud and thankful to be his daughter. R.I.P darling “ Dampy” you will live on in me and always be by my side."




My darling dad “ Dampy” passed away in the night in hospital after 10 days of struggling. At 97 years old he was no ordinary man having been brought up in the depression , worked so hard and battled all the way right to the end. In fact he was “ The Best Father in The World” He was a wonderful Son, a wonderful family man who always put others first and a man of standards and ethics , respected and admired by his employees and business associates . He built up an extremely successful printing and packaging business as well as being the first in NZ to produce credit cards. He was always generous to those in need. His love and kindness to animals has of course been passed onto me and Don for which I am so thankful. Dad was always looking to the future with new and innovative ideas and it was only in the last two years after a stroke 4 years ago that he began to lose heart and interest in the future. He wrote so many fascinating books about growing up in the depression as well as others and was a most remarkable and very special man. Best of all, after our parents divorce, single handedly , he brought my brother Don and myself up to be decent , caring people with the same philosophy as himself. He was up@at the crack of dawn baking his famous “ “ Bert Batley’s Beautiful Bran Bickies” , freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit, fresh flounder or scrambled eggs with a slow cooking casserole in the over for dinner. How he did it all I have no idea but he did! I am so proud and thankful to be his daughter. R.I.P darling “ Dampy” you will live on in me and always be by my side.
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Anne later thanked her friends for their "love and kindness" for honoring her father with flowers. "Thank you so much dear friends for all your love and kindness. Some lovely flowers at the door in tribute to my darling Dampy! R.I.P," she wrote.


A week prior, Anne, who is known as the Champagne Lady gave a health update on her late father. "Darling dad 97 years was admitted to Waitakere Hospital last Thursday and is now under palliative care," she shared on February 24. "It’s been a very tough and sad few days with more to come. It’s so distressing and hard losing such a wonderful dad who gave so much to his family and others. But we want his suffering to end."


Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and her family during this difficult time.

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