Hans-Jurgen SCHMITZ

In Memory
Hans-Jurgen Schmitz
September 3, 1929 - November 17, 2011
A Thousand Winds
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
Missed by your beloved wife of 57 years Edeltraut and 4 children, Eva, Edel, Hans J Jr. and Eckhart and 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Our family wishes to thank everyone who came or sent condolences within the last year.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 17, 2012