memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Sad Announcement

Dear all,

My name is William and I am Tom’s youngest son (23 years old).

I am writing on behalf of my father, who unfortunately passed away on the 6th of August of the present year around 6:30 PM peacefully in his room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was a rather beautiful afternoon, as the sun was just finding its way through the clouds, glazing the room with a stunning orange colour. The two of us had the privilege of spending his last moments together, and I stood with him until the last breath. It was a very dignified and serene moment, which he truly deserved after 16 years struggling against his illness.

The funeral was held on the morning of the 8th of August at Cortegaça’s church where family and friends were present, as well as the people who so dearly took care of him at the Home during the past few years. It was a beautiful ceremony and both me and my uncle Gam (his eldest brother) agreed that he would be pleased with it. He was buried at Cortegaça’s cemetery. I will leave the address of the cemetery at the end of the post as well as a picture of the church.

I am sorry to write this post so late, but I guess that only now I found the peace of mind to do so. Life since then has been rather frantic for me and my brother James, as we go through all of his belongings (mainly books, paintings and old documents).

On behalf of the family, I would sincerely like to thank everyone who has supported him over the years with his blog, which he was so dear and proud of. He frequently and enthusiastically updated me about its status and development, so it was indeed part of his therapy and a reason to stick around. The blog will remain open.

If there is anything else that you might want to know, you are welcome to get in touch with me at

I wish you all the best.

Kind regards,
William Milner

The address of the Church of Cortegaça:
Rua Padre Manuel Pereira 324, 3885-321 Cortegaça

The address of the Cemetery of Cortegaça:
Rua da Seara 3885-256 Cortegaça


The Church of Cortegaça

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