At Cairns Base Hospital, at 11:33 in the morning, surrounded by friends Lynn and Stephen. Surviving him are his mother, Mildred, his brother Norman and his wife Shirley and their children, in Saskatoon, Canada; his brother Tom and his partner Ewa, in Sydney, Australia; his long time friend Paul, in Toronto, Canada; his friend and former co-worker in Africa (1968-1970) Ros, in the United Kingdom; his friends Lynn, Stephen , in Cairns, Australia; his friend Alan, in Kin Kora, Queensland, Australia; his friend Ashley, in Waipu, New-Zealand. Also Ian, Wendy, Mahamati and Neville, in Cairns, Australia.
|Do not stand at my grave
I did not die,
I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there.
I did not die.