WHEN you’ve lost a loved one, birthdays, Christmas and other special events can be a difficult time.

Next Sunday, June 16 is Father's Day – the day we thank all the important male figures in our lives, whether it’s dads, grandads, uncles or family friends.

But what about those fathers who have passed away?

How will we remember them and pay tribute to them this Father's Day.

If your dad is no longer with us, we’d like you to share a photo and a message telling us why he was so important to you and we’ll include them in a special feature this Father's Day.