Amy Huberman has opened up about the death of her father.
The actress tragically lost her dad last year, in May, after the 84-year-old had been battling Parkinson’s disease for some time.
“I lost my Dad last year and it was like this one major thing in life, one of the only certainties (along with those taxes) and came as a massive surprise and shock to me. Perhaps that’s self-preservation for humans; why would we want to pre-empt or begin to understand that grief? Even though I knew it was coming, it was a goodbye I was never going to be ready for,” she told the Irish Examiner.
The actress also shared how her father influenced her “glass-half full” perspective on life.
Explaining that while she is “committed and serious about things that demand” it, she also loves finding the “silly joy” of life, which is a trait she shared with her dad.
“I always said about my Dad that he took the big commitments in life seriously, but he saw the fun in the every day, and I do think I’m like him in that way,” she said.
Amy previously paid tribute to her father on Instagram.
“My wonderful wonderful Dad,” she said.
“Kind and generous, clever and curious, brave and bold, creative and talented, ambitious and tenacious, dapper and unique, a gentleman through and through, adventurous and free spirited, welcoming to everyone, encouraging and inspiring, always looking forward with positivity. And ever ever so witty.”
Reminiscing she said; “He took the big commitments in life seriously but always managed to find the fun in the small things of the everyday. In the face of doubt or adversity, he would always try, he would always go for it. Thank you for all the love Dad, for all the inspiration, for all the laughter,” she wrote.
Sharing how much losing her father, was impacting her, the actress continued; “Heartbroken to say goodbye, a goodbye I was never going to be ready for.
“Will love and miss you always, but so grateful that we were yours, and that you were ours.
“Rest In Peace Pops. Will treasure the memories and see you shine in the things, places and people you loved. Here’s to wonderful you xxx.
“Shalom she iye lecha shalom abba”