Poem to be read at June’s funeral

Commissioned 2010. This work may not be reproduced by any process, including printing, without permission.

June Dawn, you were born and lived a lady,
gracious and elegant to the last.
You showed the world your style, your smile
and gave each day — each soul — your best.

Around you, no-one could be lonely.
The laughter in your lovely eyes
enmeshed a truly precious pattern
around the Lotto of our lives.

By sharing with neighbours, friends and family
your lavish feasts — your food, your self —
you shared with everyone Heaven’s secret:
happiness comes to us when we help.

We may no longer know directly
your twinkling eyes and golden touch,
but time can never take away
the love and laughs you left with us.