FUNERAL READINGS

Father

He was ours
In his belonging
A man and a boy
With a huge heart
Loving and strong
Full of understanding
Offspring grew
And he was proud
Sometimes patient
And sometimes not
At the centre of us all
He showed true affection
Unexpected sweetness
And sometimes anger
Now his smile is captive
In our memories
His humour shared
He gave so much of himself
And kept so much to himself
We honour his lasting love
His legacy of strength
That will be carried
By his loving offspring
Blessed is the head of the house
The partner and father
Who cared for so many
Who laughed with us all
Mixing fondness with wisdom
And blessed are they
That knew and loved him