Friday, 26 July 2013

.. she was ...

Say not in grief "she is no more" but live in thankfulness that she was ... 

Beryl Roome
1924 - 2013

If Roses Grow in Heaven

Don't think of her as gone away,
Her journey's just begun.
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears.
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.

~ Kirsten Preus 

Some of her much loved roses.

The view from her home as the sun sets. Farewell.

Uncle George with Aunty Beryl
Together again

After Glow
I’d like the memory of me
 to be a happy one.
 I’d like to leave an afterglow
 of smiles when day is done. 
 I’d like to leave an echo
 whispering softly down the ways,
 of happy times, and laughing times
 and bright and sunny days. 
 I’d like the tears of those who grieve
 to dry before the sun
 of happy memories I leave
behind ~ when day is done.

Helen Lowrie Marshall


  1. I'm so sorry for her passing, am sending condolences, the boys are sending purrs. It's a loss doubled, really, since I know she had dementia and so you lost who she was long before her body gave up.


    Peace and Blessings.

  2. I am truly sorry to learn this news. I know the sadness as do we all in our own lives when a dearly loved one moves beyond our sight. But never from our hearts. They will always be there. xoxox

  3. My sincere condolences.
    Hugs and purrs, Trish xx

  4. What a beautiful and touching tribute to your Aunty Beryl. We are so sorry for your loss, and send your purrs and prayers of comfort.

  5. What a wonderful tribute to a much loved lady.Hugs X

  6. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Keeping you in our purrs and prayers.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs....

  8. What a lovely tribute. We are so sorry for your loss.

  9. I'm sorry for your loss but your tribute is lovely.

  10. Oh Helen,

    I am sorry to hear your sad news. What a lovely tribute to your dear aunty.

    Sending you big purry hugs! Love Brenda

  11. What a wonderful post for your beloved Aunt and what precious memories she has left you to treasure.

  12. I'm so sorry for your loss!!! But, as you say, she will never be forgotten!!! Many hugs and purrs!!!

  13. What a beautiful tribute to your Aunty Beryl <3
    Sending lot of (((purrs))) and my mom-person send huggies

  14. Such a beautiful tribute to your beloved Aunt. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  15. So sorry for your loss. We're thinking of you in this sad time.

  16. Ahhhh you have made tears fall from my eyes this morning ....what wonderful memories you surely have ...I hope she had a life well lived...glad she is back in the arms of Uncle George too
    Bestest Daisy x

  17. I am so sorry to be this late with letting you know how sorry I am to her of her passing.

    May your memories be only of the good times.

    The two poems you selected are so nice.


  18. Dear Helen, so very sorry to read this sad post. Heartfelt condolences. Lizzie x

  19. We know we're a bit late stopping by to read this, but we're sorry for the loss of your aunt.


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