- 74 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 6, 1937
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Jan 2, 2012
- Place of passing:
|Let the memories of a beloved husband, dad, grandad, and great grandad be with us forever ..|
"For my father, my friend,
This to me you have always been.
Through the good times and the bad,
Your understanding I have had.
A gentle man at heart,
This sets you apart,
From the others I've seen,
You mean so much to me.
The laughter we have shared,
Cannot be compared.
The tears I have shed,
As you lovingly nodded your head.
You have always been there,
With a smile and a hug,
A precious gift from our God up above.
The times that I have been down and sad,
Your silly ways could always make me glad.
You gave me strength to carry on,
Even when all hope seemed to be gone.
The lessons in life that I have learned,
Are from your genuine love and concern.
With deep appreciation for all you have done.
Are my number one.
With all my love, Your Daughter wendy, Your Friend."
"He never looks for praises
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams were seldom spoken
His wants were very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He was there.... A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend i could turn to
When times were good or bad
One of my greatest blessings,
The man that i call Dad ..."
"Your face frozen in blissful eternal sleep now,
As I kissed you goodbye on your cold brow,
A last tearful glance as you're taken away,
There was nothing anyone could do or say,
My pleas and tears won't bring you back to me,
Comforting friends could not help me to see,
No words could explain to my grieving heart,
Why cruel death had to tear my world apart.
Sometimes I'd find treasured mementos you kept,
Or reread the cherished cards from you as I wept;
Fond memories return from photos of smiling faces,
Or suddenly come to mind in the strangest places;
Although I sometimes sadly long for all the yesterdays,
And sorely miss our chats and your understanding ways,
Your gifts helped me relive the good times we shared,
And reminded me that you loved me and truly cared.
Even though your death is a most painful memory,
The memories in recesses of my mind's treasury,
Have helped save me from grief's dark lonely decree,
That your death meant only painful sorrow for me;
For the loving bonds remain and will never depart,
Ensuring that you are with me as a part of my heart,
To comfort and sustain me until I see you once more,
When I'm called to come join you on an eternal shore.
I wonder if your spirit lingered a while on that fateful day,
And witnessed grief's sorrow as your body was taken away;
Did you see me gently kiss you goodbye on your cold brow,
And hear me ask how I was to continue without you now?
Did you hear the sobs and see the tears flowing from me,
Before you answered calls from across a vast eternal sea?
For I'd want you to know, before your spirit had to depart,
That you had left love's precious gifts for a grieving heart."
"light a candle,
see it glow,
watch it dance,
when you feel low,
think of me,
think of light,
I'll always be here,
day or night,
a candle flickers,
out of sight,
but in your heart,
I still burn bright,
think not of sadness,
that I'm not near,
think of gladness,
and joyous cheer,
I have not left,
I am not gone,
I'm here to stay
my little one,
so when you light a candle
and you see it glow
and you watch it dance
in your heart you'll know
that I would never leave you
even when you feel so blue
I'm sitting up here with the Lord
and now watching over you"
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