Thursday, 14 April 2011


My darling David’s journey came to an end peacefully and painfree at 04.30 a.m. on Tuesday 12th April 2011.
I send my love and thanks to all who supported him, and our family during his journey which proved to be far too short.

I would like to close his blog with this final post of a poem that I feel David would approve of

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow,
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain,
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing,
Do not stand at my grave bereft
I am not there. I have not left.

Love and best wishes from Geraldine


  1. Dear Geraldine
    Beautiful words, thank you. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to you and all your family. I will remember David and his kindness with great affection.
    With love

  2. So sorry for yours and the familys loss Geraldine. I have come to know David and the rest of you quite well through his blog. My heartfelt condolences to you all at this very dificult time.

    Richard x

  3. Those words are perfect Geraldine, and offer great comfort.
    David was such a good friend to me, and to many others on the cancerchat forum.
    I shall miss him very much.
    Thinking of you and your lovely family
    Much love
    Shents (Lisa)

  4. Lovely words Geraldine....

    You have been in my thoughts constantly over the past few days.

    I shall miss David - but will remember him with a smile rather than with tears.

    He touched many people's hearts with his kindness, compassion and ability to find the humour in the darkest moments.

    Hugs to you Geraldine, and of course to the rest of the family too

    Much luv as always xxxx

  5. I'm so sad to read this post, Geraldine. David will be missed greatly on Photography Cafe. He was very special to us.

    My thoughts and prayers to you and the whole family circle from across the sea in Canada.


  6. Geraldine, a fitting final post to David's blog. Although I never met David in person, we had many a discussion, never heated, over photos on the Cafe and will always remember him well.

    My thoughts are with you

    David B

  7. Dear Geraldine
    These are beautiful words, thank you. I am so sad at David’s passing and at your huge loss, you and your family have been much in my thoughts and prayers this week. You all have my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.
    Although I only knew David online he became someone whose kindness and honesty I admired greatly and so I will remember him with deep affection and with the smiles he always managed to spark.
    Hugs to you Geraldine.
    With Love
    Crystal xx

  8. Dear Geraldine,
    I only met David online but I was impressed how positive he stayed and how he always had words of encouragement for those in trouble. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. He must have been a wonderful person to share your life with. HIs presence will always be felt in our online MacMillan group.
    All my love,

  9. Perfect, Geraldine.

    From Funghi to Friend in too few years. Our walks won't be the same without you David.

    With love always Dear Friend.

    Julie x

  10. Dearest Geraldine,

    I count David as a friend even though we never met - we shared our deepest thoughts.

    He will be missed but never forgotten.

    Much Love

    Tony xx

  11. I hope your memories will comfort you at this awful time.Very apt poem.Peace and condolences to you all.
    Rose xxx

  12. What a beautiful poem Geraldine.
    Although I never had contact with David I regularly followed his blog and contributions on Cancer Chat.
    He seemed such a wise, warm and thoughtful man - he will be sadly missed.
    Kindest Regards to you and your family.
    Chezzy x

  13. Thank you for posting the beautiful poem, Geraldine; a lovely postscript to David's blog.

    I have been thinking of you and the rest of his family this week with great sadness. David obviously had the gift of making friends wherever and however he went, witness all Cybershot's friends around the world on top of all his 'regular' friends - we are an international group. I know how hard things must be for you and all those who loved him.

    Much love,


  14. I regret never meeting David,
    Over the short time I knew him, he seemed to be a wonderful and fun loving man. One that will be sorely missed in the virtual world as well as reality.

    Best wishes to you, Geraldine and to all family and friends. X

  15. felicity alonso22 May 2011 at 06:48

    Dear Geraldine, you are often in my thoughts and I would like to send love and peaceful wishes to you xxxx
    Much love,
    Felicity xx

  16. A month or so has gone by and of course our David is still badly missed.

    Much Love

    Tony xx