As many of you know, Kenny had been diagnosed with dementia nearly five years ago and since then each moment with him has been precious and a treasure in its own way. His moments of clarity were truly considered gifts. The deepest comfort during our long journey of sorrow throughout Kenny's illness has been the expressions of sympathy conveyed to us in many ways. We greatly appreciate all the kind gestures and visitors throughout his final days.
Death brings a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves a memory that no one can steal. Losing Kenny has brought a lot of emotional pain since not only did we have to grieve him while he was still with us, but now we have to grieve him for a second time around since he is truly gone.
Our family has been asked by many if there is anything that they can do to help us during this difficult time. Unfortunately, while we all knew the end for our father would come, we were not prepared for the financial impact the services would bring. Any contribution to help with his cremation and service to bid our father the farewell he deserves would be greatly appreciated. We also welcome your support, prayer, or comment with open arms during this difficult time.
At this time no funeral arrangements have been made.
You didn't die just recently,
You died some time ago.
Although your body stayed a while,
And didn't really know.
For you had got Dementia,
You failed to comprehend.
Your body went on living.
But your mind had reached its end.
So we've already said, "Goodbye",
To the person that we knew.
The person that we truly loved,
The person that was, "You".
And so we meet again today,
To toast your bodies end.
For it was true and faithful,
Until right at the end.
And so, when we remember,
We'll think of all the rest.
We'll concentrate on earlier,
And remember all the best.
For in the real scheme of things,
Your illness wasn't long.
Compared to all the happiness,
You brought your whole life long.
We think of you as yesterday,
When you were fit and well.
And when we're asked about you,
It's those things that we'll tell.
And so we meet in remembrance,
Of a mind so fit and true.
We're here to pay our last respects,
To say that, "We love you".