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We little knew that morning that god was going to call your name

  1. 1. We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone.For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.You can shed tears that he is gone,Or you can smile because he lived,You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.Your heart can be empty because you cant see himOr you can be full of the love that you shared,You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.You can remember him and only that he is goneOr you can cherish his memory and let it live on,You can cry and close your mind be empty andturn your back,Or you can do what he would want:smile, open your eyes, love and go on.~ David HarkinsSpeech PreviewWe are here today to bid farewell to a wonderful woman, my Mother,(Deceased). There is so much I would like to say, so many memories, somany good times, so many wise words, so **** ******** **** ** *** ***** ** ******* ****** **** **** ********* ** ****** *** ***** *** **** **** ************** ********** **** *** **** ******* **** ** **** ** *** ************* *** *** * ******* ***** ********* ******************** *** **** ********** ***** *** *** *** *******When mum spoke about her childhood which was rare because she wasalways far more interested ** **** *** *** ** **** **** *** ***** ** ** **** *********** ** *** **** *** ***** **** ***** ************ *********** ** **** ** ****************** **** **** ***** ****** *** ****** ********* ********* ** ** ******** *** ****** ************ ** *** ** *** ****** *** *** **** ****** *********** ** *** ***** *** *********** ** **** ****** *** ********** *********** ***** ***** ********* *** *** *************** ** ************** *** ** ******** ** *********** *** ********* ************My mother chose not to work outside of the home when we were little,
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  3. 3. *** ****** **** **** ****** ***** ****** ******* ****** ** ****** *** ********* ***** **** *** ** *** *************** ** *** *** ********* *** ****** ** ******* ******* *** ******** ******** ********** *** *** ***** ** ****** ******* *** ******** *** *********** ********** ***** *** ** **** *** ******** ** ** ** ******* *** **** *** ******** **** *** ***** **** ************* *** **** *** ****** ******* **** ** *** **** ******* *******Rest in peace our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend.May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind be always at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face;the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,may God hold you in the palm of His hand.Life history – this is a short summary of someone’s life. These speeches are often fascinating as reveal a side to thedeceased that was not always known.Tribute – this brings out some of the highlights or achievements in somebody’s life. This is the form adopted in manyobituaries in the newspaper.Shared memories – This is a personal insight not into the life of the deceased, but of memories that you shared withthem. These are often very touching and are one of the easiest to do.Poem or reading – there are plenty of examples of these on the Funeral Section of the Presentation Magazinewebsite.Legacy – this focuses on their achievements and what they have left after them – children, changed lives, completedprojects. The best example is on Christomer Wren tomb in St Paul’s Cathedral “reader if you require a monument,look around you”Jot down your thoughts and mull it through in your own mind before you put pen to paper or start typing intoMicrosoft Word.

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