Bernhardina Wilhelmina Johanna
crossed The Rainbow Bridge on 4 January 2007.
This is how I will always keep her in my mind . . .
loving her husband, her sisters, her daughter, and her animals.
DEATH is nothing at all .......
DEATH is nothing at all. I have
only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which
you always used. Put no difference
in your tone, wear no forced air
of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the
little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was, let it be spoken without effect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just around the corner......
All is well......
--Harry Scott Holland, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral (1847-1918)
CONTINUE WITH DITY IN MEMORIAM HERE