As my father wrote on the sad occasion of the death of his father so I repeat the words here:
Hal: My father is gone into his grave,
For in his tomb lie my affections;
And with his spirits sadly I survive,
To mock the expectation of the world,
To frustrate prophecies, ...
King Henry IV, Part 2, Act 5, Scene 2
It is with regret that I inform you of the recent death of my father John Avery. He was taken ill suddenly on the 18th of March, and died peacefully and painlessly on the 23rd. I have been trying to find the right words in which to pass this information on to you our loyal and may I say loving customers.