Amy Huberman emotionally remembered her father a month after his death with a beautiful post on social media.
Her father, Harold, passed away in May after living with Parkinson’s disease for several years.
Heartbreakingly, he died just days after celebrating his 84th birthday.
Remembering her father, the actress shared a picture of the pair of them on the red carpet along with shots of Harold when he was a child and an excerpt of a piece she wrote about him for The Irish Times.
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The piece explains how Harold was born in England as the son of a Polish immigrant, adding he spent his youth away from his parents as he was evacuated from London during World War II. He spent seven months in the countryside away from his family at just four-years-old.
“The spirit of that little boy in the photos has never left my Dad. I can still see that glint in his eye, that cheeky grin, the curiosity. My dad has always been a joke teller. He always has and still does, communicate in jokes. So if I was ever to get a telling off from my Dad, I knew it was serious,” Amy wrote.
“After leaving school early and later going back and putting himself through college, he went on to become a successful fashion designer running his own company. I’ve always valued his tenacity, his conviction and commitment, his bravery, his decisiveness, his spirit of adventure and his belief in, at the very least, simply trying.
“He has lived with Parkinson’s for the last 6 years which has come with a barrage of limiting challenges. He has always loved art and expressing his creativity and I admire his courage and willing to still paint, despite the shake in his hand, despite the fact that he can no longer write, despite everything else. I am lucky to know him. I am lucky to call him Dad.”
Victoria Smurfit wrote, “There are no words that help. None. It’s brutal. Instead pls imagine I am doing an interpretative dance for you, in Latin with tassels. Love you friend x.”
Laura Whitmore added, “Thinking of you.”
Harold had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011, and passed peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross.