Gone but not forgotten.
Ray Cox: Died 1988
Richard (Rick) Baker: Dec 23, 1942 - Aug 27, 1998
Keith Sivertsen: Jul 14, 1942 - Mar 24, 2008
Sue Cross, RAF: 1952-2009
Bob West: Dec 18, 1947 - Dec 14, 2010
Greg (Yoz) Yozzo: Sep 17, 1948 - Feb 24, 2012
All Is Well
Death is nothing at all -
I have only slipped away into the next room -
I am I and you are you -
Whatever we were to each other,
That we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way 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 effort,
Without the ghost of a shadow in it.
Life means all that it ever meant -
It is the same as it ever was;
There is absolutely unbroken continuity - what is death but a negligible accident?
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 round the corner.
All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as before.
After an original by Henry Scott Holland (1847 -1918)
Canon of St. Pauls and Professor of Divinity at Oxford