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In Gerri's Memory : My Friend Forevermore.

Updated on March 12, 2013

Yesterday I had the tragic news that a very dear friend of mine had passed over.

She was such a dear friend with a big heart .

She worked with Social Services caring for youngsters; her loving and bright ways appreciated by so many and brought her many life long friends too.

She laughed; she cared and she loved !! The youngsters once in her care would still welcome her with open arms even though she may not have seen them for a good few years.

She was a beacon of light and I alone have so many wonderful memories.

My hear goes out to her children and her family.

R.I.P, Gerri my beautiful friend.



Oh how the sun will forever shine

remembering your smiling face

and your heart full of joy....................

While I write

these words for you

I remember flowers

and meadows full of beauty...................

Each blossom never to hide away

you created a reflection;

so beautiful

of deep magical bliss

so true

sincere and to eternally thrive...................

Somedays may be hidden

behind life's thorns

under life's jagged rocks..................

You lifted each heart to a wondrous height

each cloud to sprinkle

life's magical glitter;

each gem

for a true


honest heart..........................

That sunshine comes from heaven

as you know shine from above;

each spirit so bright

each soul

will eternally love .................................................


My friend

You will be missed

Your generous warm heart

Compassion unconditional

You have left a gap never to be filled

But you now shine with the angels

Your chorus so wondrous

You will be missed

My friend.


You were born to love

Unconditional your care

Each sweet memory.


A bright new angel

Shines from her home way up high

Her song so tender.


As we move forward

Into our tomorrows

Your soul will shine on.


Your job your vocation

Came from your heart.

You were loved so truly

Right from the start.


My heart reaches put

On a day so sad.

Our friendship so true

So much fun we had.


Deep in each heart.

You'll glow forevermore.

Always that sweet angel

Beautiful to the core.


Why oh why are the good taken

Can you gave me an answer ?

Why oh why when she so young

Her children have lost a mother.


Why oh why was she taken

Surely it was not her time?

She a person so respected

Each mountain she did climb.


Today heaven has an angel

A soul to now fly freely.

And I with great pride

Will remember her so proudly.



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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      She was indeed a wonderful person KKG and thank you so much for your comment.


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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I am so sorry for your loss. She sounded like a beautiful person.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Diana for taking the time to read and comment. I now look forward to reading so many more of yours also.


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      Diana L Pierce 

      6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I'm so sorry you lost your friend. This is a beautiful memorial poem. I write memorial poems, too. Somehow it helps with the grieving process.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Your comment so appreciated dghbrh and enjoy your weekend.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Vellur for taking the time to stop by and read.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you rajan your comment as always so appreciated.


    • dghbrh profile image


      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very sublime tribute to a ever giving friend of your's Eddy. Sorry to know about your precious lost here. God bless the departed soul. Take care and blessings your way also.

      Shared and votes all ++++++++++++++++++

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Sorry for your great loss. Your poems are a wonderful tribute to your dear friend. Take care.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      A lovely tribute to your caring and loving friend. I think God too needs such kind hearts with him. God bless her soul. And you are blessed too to have her as your friend. Take care!

      Voted up, beautiful and shared.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Genna ;your words are so appreciated.

      Enjoy your day.


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      Genna East 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      What a beautiful, tender tribute, Eddy. One of the greatest gifts we can give to those we leave behind is our love and grace that lives on, in sprit…the truest blessings of a beloved, cherished friendship.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Rolly your words do indeed mean so very much.

      Have a wonderful weekend my friend.


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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Eddy... what a wonderful and heartwarming tribute you have put before us. Your friend spirit has touched you and is living within you... Thank you for sharing with us...

      Many Hugs, much love and blessings to you

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Your words means so much Dianna.

      Have a nice weekend.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Martie.Have a wonderful day.


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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      So sorry for your loss, Eddy. Your words are a beautiful tribute to her friendship. Blessings, dear lady.

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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Never easy to say farewell...

      This is a beautiful tribute to your friend :)

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much to






      for each and every kind and caring comment.

      They are all so greatly appreciated.


      Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.


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      Linda Crampton 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm sorry about the loss of your friend, Eddy. She sounds like a lovely and very caring person.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This woman sounds like such a dear person. I can see why you were her friend.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      What an incredible tribute, thank you Eddy. Jamie

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      6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      A beautiful tribute to a lovely lady, takes one to know one :O)

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      Connie Smith 

      6 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Dear Eddy, my heart goes out to you dear friend. You have handled this sadness with the wonderful thought that your friend is now in angelic company, and will shine forever. What a beautiful tribute to an obviously beautiful soul. I send you hugs and comfort, dear Eddy.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to
















      for each and every wonderful comment;each one so greatly appreciated.

      Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.


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      Graham Lee 

      6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. A lovely tribute to someone whe such a lot to so many. My condolences.


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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Glorious tribute. Thank you. I pray 2013 is better than 2012.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful and touching tribute to your friend Eddy. She is with you in spirit and smiling brightly that you have remembered her and that you love her. Hugs.

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      6 years ago from Florida sorry for your loss...beautiful tribute...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am sorry too Eddy, Your poetic tribute is beautiful. Thank you for sharing..Hugs..

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I am sorry for the loss of your good friend!

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry with all of us!

      I am sure she will be remembered for a long long time!

      Take care!


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      Jane Holmes 

      6 years ago

      Hi Eddy,

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. You have honored her beautifully with you poetry. Special people like that always stay with us in our hearts and memories. Bless you.


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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We always live on, don't we? If we have lived a life of love and compassion, like your friend did, then we will always be in the hearts and minds of those who loved us. Beautiful tribute, Eddy!



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      6 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

      Good Morning Eddy - I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear friend. It is said that only the good die young. I can imagine how beautifully serene this place must be that is so full of good souls!

      Peace to you my friend.



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      DJ Anderson 

      6 years ago

      Hello, Eddie,

      You have given a wonderful description of a very special friend.

      The tribute is so beautiful. She must have been a lovely lady.

      I am so sorry for your loss.


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      6 years ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      I'm sorry for your loss. It is always sad to lose a friend. What a beautiful tribute.

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      Cheryl A Whitsett 

      6 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      What a lovely hub. I am so sorry for your loss.

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      6 years ago

      Hello Eddy.

      A wonderful tribute to a dear friend.


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's passing. You have written a very beautiful tribute to her loving heart.

      Take care, my friend!

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      Anna Haven 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      A beautiful tribute to a friend who sounds very giving and special.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much PS your comment means so very much.

      I am still in shock but I know by now that to write is the first step to moving forward.

      Take care PS.


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      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from North Central Florida

      O, Eddy, sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. She sounds like a one of a kind with a generous and caring heart just like YOU.

      This was such a lovely memorial to her. Sending Angels to comfort you and her family today :) ps


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