- 87 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 24, 1929
- Date of passing: Sep 29, 2016
|Remembering Alan Ball with love and affection|
"Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together.
Henry Scott Holland"
"Alan and I have been friends since childhood living next door to each other in Norris Green. My fondest memories are the joy we both shared
in our motorcycling days He will be sadly missed.
My deepest sympathy to Allison and Christina."
"Alan (Bally) was loyal workmate for 23 years,and a very dear friend and golfing partner thereafter.Always there for me."
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