Wednesday, January 6, 2010

May He Rest in Peace


Photo from September 2009

Laurus William Magill, Junior
November 30, 1948 - January 6, 2010


Beloved husband to my sister Carrie for nearly 41 years.
Devoted father to Daniel and Mark.
An avid outdoorsmen who loved to hunt and fish.
A man who truly lived life to the fullest.


Larry, you will be greatly missed.




God our Father
Your power brings us to birth.
Your providence guides our lives
and by Your command we return to dust.


Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family, 
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.


In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together agin in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.


Amen


from A Catholic Prayer for the Dead

41 comments:

Liz in Virginia said...

What a gift of memories a good friend leaves behind!

I hope to be more sociable in 2010 -- thanks for not giving up on me!

-- Liz

Michelle said...

I will pray for the repose of his soul to be with God for ever and ever in eternity. Prayers for your family as well during this time.

Thom said...
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Thom said...

May he rest in peace. I send aloha and sunshine to his wife and your entire family. Be strong!

Tracy said...

May his memory live long and give comfort to those who loved him until they meet again.

MJ said...

May he rest in peace. I will continue with thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time.


And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rv 21:4

L.B. said...

I am very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Tiffany said...

what a lovely picture of him. i am so very sorry.

AJ said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

Pray that your sister will be comforted from He who gives the best hugs.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Polly...I am so sorry for yours and your families loss. I hope that the grieving process is easy for your sister and her children. You are in my thoughts.

Lee

kys said...

So sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your sister and her kids.

drollgirl said...

i am so sorry. it is so hard to lose the ones we love. but at least he lived a full life. he looks like a happy man in this pic, and that is what it is all about.

my thoughts are with you and your family. hang in there, and hugs all around. lots of them.

Tracy said...

Thanks for the compliment, I have to say my mother's genes blessed me with the skin, I owe it all to her, I am thankful for it because I really don't do much to deserve it.

Oh, and I think will edit the decade entry and see if I can find a picture of me ten years ago (38 instead of 48), might be interesting to compare, I think it would be much better now, lol!

Purple Flowers said...

Polly - I'm sorry that it ended this way. My sincerest consolences to you, Carrie and the rest of the family. I feel sorry for his and Carrie's children too. It's so difficult to lose a parent, no matter what age.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Chanda the Eco-Cheap Mom said...

So sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family can all find peace in such a difficult time. You all will be in my prayers.

blueviolet said...

I'm so sorry! I hope that your family will find comfort knowing that so many are praying for you all.

quilly said...

Sometimes God's healing takes paths we wouldn't choose. My heart goes out you your sister, and all of you who loved Larry. May your lives be ever enriched by the legacy of love he left behind.

one healthy mama said...

I am so sorry for your loss... I pray for peace for all of you...

Joanna Jenkins said...

My heart is with you and your sister.
xo

Weezer said...

For Larry's family:

This is something I used at a service for one of the children I'd taken care of. I hope it brings you peace. Weezer

A loved one is a tareasure of the heart, and losing a loved one is like losing a piece of yourself. But the love that this person brought you did not leave, for the essence of the soul lingers. It cannot escape your heart, for it has been there forever.
Cling to the memories and let them find their way to heal you. The love and laughter, the joy in the togetherness you shared, will make you strong. You'll come to realize that your time together, no matter how long, was meant to be and that you were blessed to have such a precious giftg of love in your life.
Keep your heart beating with the loving memories, and trust in your faith to guide you through. Know that, though life moves on, the beauty of love stays behind to surround and embrace you. Your loved one has left you that...to hold in your heart forever.
***written by Debbie Peddle

Holly said...

I am so, so sorry to hear the news. Much love to you all.
Holly

I'm a full-time mummy said...

So sorry to hear about this news. I will pray for Larry's family to remain strong and have faith in our Lord. Take care!

Julie Schuler said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jephy's Mom said...

You said quite well, "their lives change but do not end." May this knowledge bring peace to your sister and to all the family.

Joann said...

You are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

i am so sorry for ur loss:(

thrasherswife said...

Praying for peace and comfort for all. So sorry for this loss.

Jessica said...

Praying for peace for you all.

I'm so sorry.

Midday Escapades said...

Beautiful tribute. My thoughts are with you, your sister and your family. Indeed, may Larry rest in peace.

gayle said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. May the words of others comfort you and your family.

Erin said...

Keeping you all in my prayers!

Lissaloo said...

I am sorry for your loss, this post is a beautiful tribute.

Life Laugh Latte said...

So hard to say goodbye isn't it?! I know where your heart is, and together we know the truth of what is next to come. May that give you and your family comfort that he was never truly dead, but always and forever alive in Christ. Praying for you. Holly

Erin said...

Polly,

I am so sorry to hear this. You, your sister, and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. May lovely memories comfort you all in the days and weeks ahead.

Brian Miller said...

amen. prayers for the fam as well...

Millennium Housewife said...

He's younger than my Dad. So sorry and you're in our prayers x

Kathleen said...

So sorry to hear the news. May you and your family feel His peace that passes understanding!

BashfulToast said...

Losing someone hurts. I hope you, your family and his are all doing alright. Stay strong!

BashfulToast said...

No, Alex said there's no meaning.lol It just sounded and looked cool I guess. He's silly like that.=]

(The Obnoxious SAHM) said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. ((hugs)) to you and yours. May HIS peace comfort your family during this time.
God Bless,

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry for your families loss. He sounds like he was amazing! Sending a simple prayer to your family in this sad time.

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