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A Special Lady
by Jane S Buttery

Sunday, August 31, 2003
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A Portrait of a Family Friend in her late 80's. She died last December, one week after her son,Erik who had cancer.


A Dear Friend

I will never forget you though you are gone
From our sight; but not from our minds.
We hold you dear in the recesses of the heart.
Remembering you curled up in a chair in your room,
Seeing you waiting and chatting at the Kingsville Court
Wearing your favourite snugly black and white short coat.


They will not forget you easily at Tim Horton’s;
I found you by chance there at your favourite haunt.
I reckon they’ll remember the sweet quiet lady who
Listened to their tales, joked and smiled a while or two.
They watched you walking over many a time
The staff recalls you always had one small coffee there
While you visited friends or listened, because you cared.

Others will remember you in stores up Kingsville town
When determination drove you to walk slowly down.
And as you looked, your family was always in your mind.
On trips to Cindy’s or a Christmas store, you’d buy for all;
Choosing tiny angel bells- ideal for Ebony and Nicole.
You’d come back for some more cute decorations, you said.
Appreciation for others was always going on in your head!

No wonder your family will cherish special times with you
Now you are in heaven with God: knowing full well
That your joy is complete with son, Erik and dear Mel.
There's a story of shared sorrow and joy one special night
Around you as all the family stayed together by a cheery fire.
I was privileged to share your suffering just two weeks ago
I’ll treasure our friendship and special times now, even more.

Written by Jane on December 22nd. 2002


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/28/2007
This is a gem I will savor and treasure!
You have a way with words,and sadness around you everywhere, I hope for happiness to STAY with YOU Jane B!
This is heart breaking, to read all your poems on others you KNEW! but, they are needed and you clearly have a way of writing them so easily!
Your imagery is beautiful of all you remembered lovingly!
I am floored!
and I feel for their lives/R.I.P. to those YOU knew! and that touched your heart! and Soul!
Warmed in Inner Peace, LOVE, Light and Wisdom! WArrior Purple Lady Sheeoox

STay Positive!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/1/2007
a beautiful rememberance
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 11/8/2006
A very lovely tribute. Well written!
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 9/28/2006
Jane, a beautiful tribute to what sounds like a wonderful lady! How lucky you were to have a friend like her, and I'm sure - her you. It takes a special person to both be a friend and have a friend.

Peace. Joyce Hale
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/22/2006
Your loving words of remembrance bless this tribute! Well done, Jane!
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/14/2006
Wow! What A Beautiful Special Lady and you, a beautiful Special friend.
A very loving tribute to a very loving lady. There aren't very many who touch so many lives as she did, and you did with this poem.
Beautiful and brings tears slipping from my eyes.
Tracey and Gang 43xoox(c :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/31/2003
A very lovely tribute. Bravo.
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