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Remembering Tom Sawyerr

remembering Tom Sawyerr

Remembering Tom,

Yesterday, 3rd April 22, the sun was shining but as usual with spring that ushers in the first shoots of green, the weather was still deceptively chilly – we did get some snow flurries on Friday past. I had the privilege of a ride from Amanda Amerley Star* I went to church for a memorial service, a one-year remembrance service for my elder brother who passed away last year.

So I thanked all those who joined us……

A year has gone by; perhaps too short a year for those of us that you left behind.

We are still in mourning, mourning your physical presence as it dawns on us daily that you are no longer with us.

We miss that intimacy that personal touch and your own unique way of doing things as a person of habit.

I will miss the long rambling chats about anything and everything, that became less frequent and have now totally stopped.

But as people of faith, we know that your life continues in the Lord and that you are in a better place.

We know that you are out there with the saints and that you will constantly watch over us and interceding for us in our lives as we seek to get closer to the Lord too.

And now take this opportunity to thank all those who during your demise and your burial played their special parts to assist.

I thank all those who are assembled here to remember you.

As mere mortals that is all that we can do in our own way to commend your spirit to the lord

Rest well in the Lord, my dear brother – you will forever be in our hearts.

Till we meet again

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