It was a long time ago, 1980... How many times did we stand alongside the canal together catching coins, photographing the ships and chatting for hours..? How many people did we know through the years..? How many people counted you among their best friends...? Today I was at the canal and felt utterly empty knowing that we'd never stand together there again.. We were at your house this evening and it was completely wrong that you were not there.. We stopped alongside the lake not far from your place as the sun set and wondered if you could see us looking up.. You were taken too soon my friend, you had so much life left to live, so many places still to see, so many trips still to take.. You enriched every person you met and helped anyone who asked.. Your legacy and kindness will live on in the memories of all who knew you. For the rest of my days I'll hope that we will one day stand along the canal together again and laugh as we so did so often.. From all of us, David, Brian, Chris, Laura and I rest well my friend, rest peacefully..