It breaks my heart to have to write this.
On Friday 16th May, Norman Parrington passed away suddenly at his home in Ripon with his son by his side. He was one of the healthiest and active men I have ever known, even at the age of 85. Although we did not know the full extent of his illness, Norman had a very aggressive cancer in him that his body was unable to fight any longer.
The last time I saw Norman was when I took some photographs of him and he seemed in perfect health, he was making a shed when we arrived!!
You never know what is going to happen tomorrow, just like my Grandad, Norman would tell anyone to live life to the fullest and to enjoy everything that you do.
I’m so sorry that Norman will never be able to see his photographs in our exhibition. I know he was so excited to be a part of it. Speaking to Norman’s son, I discovered that he had not taken any photographs of his Dad all year and he was so pleased to learn of the project I had created with him. All the images of Norman will be given to his loving family to who I send my deepest condolences.
Photography is not just an everyday luxury that anybody can use to document something. It captures important and incredible moments that freeze a perfect moment in time for you to save forever. It creates ever lasting memories.
I am so proud to of known and spent so much time with Norman Parrington.