Farewell Gentle Man (about John Coyne – words © GJ Coyne May-08)
Was there ever a time when we did not know you?
It feels as though you were always there,
To take our hand, encourage, support and have a chuckle,
In gentle love fair.
You were our friend, our family, a life-long companion,
You’ve touched our lives, enlivening us,
Without you we would have been much the poorer,
Love given without fuss.
Now we know that you are parted from us,
No more our reach can take your firm hand,
But that parting cannot take the love you gave us.
Our gentle man.