Brian's Dad, Tom Heffernan died last week on Monday morning. He had been struggling with Parkinson's Disease for many years and we know his soul is free and at peace now.
Tom was a farmer - his grandfather Antone Borchard was also a farmer and kindled in Tom a love of the soil and the hard working spirit of a farmer. I know Tom was proud to know his eldest son also went back to the soil and is proud to call himself a farmer now too, I know I'm proud of him!
Here is a little video tribute to Tom, my farmer father-in-law. This speech always reminded me of him, it's the Paul Harvey speech from the 1978 FFA convention called "So God Made a Farmer."
We miss you Opa. Rest in peace.