Life is not certain But Death always is. So Life must be cherished And each day lived As if it were our last. Harsh words must be few And love used instead. Real meaning and deeds Must be shared instead. Life is a crossroad A time between Worlds. When Death takes your Hand This life complete, Smile instead, as he leads you on And cherish the moments, The laughter, The Love. Those will always live on In the eyes of those left behind. Your name will be legend As you take his hand and move on. The next world awaits As do those on the other side. A blissful reunion, A sad departure, But you can always visit Within dreams, soft voices, and prompts. You will always be here Within the hearts of many. So really, even though you left, You’re not really gone. Your legacy remains here With family, friends, And those you inspire. So thank you for giving us The honour to know you. Your generosity, your heart And you will never be forgotten. So Death has taken your hand And placed it into the hand of Your loving Wife. Dearly departed, Dearly loved, To begin a new life.
- Shari Irwin, April 12, 2021