Upon this day sadness in our hearts...
In the silence, no voice do we hear,
No sounds of laughter, emptiness' feared,
No smile is found, no song in our hearts,
A loss in the family, one has embarked,
A journey for soul one special man,
Jim gave to others, a helping hand,
A gentle man, whose hearts desired,
Jim reached new heights, in others she inspired,
We all knew it, we know he cared,
The love in his heart is something he shared.
Those who marvelled, life that he earned,
What time he shared, lessons we learned
A leader and coach, head scout and friend,
Inquisitive and insightful, to the very end,
With confidence comes victory, strength comes will,
Patience's comes virtue, in time comes skill,
Though cold and snow wind and rain,
The rite of passage he never complained,
Memories and faces old places he'd been,
Photographs now cherished something to be seen,
For family and friends, all who gathered near,
Remember his spirit it still lingers here.
Chris & Lisa Goddard