Garfield Butler

Garfield Butler
January 22, 1933 – February 19, 2019

Passed peacefully away at his residence in Kelligrews in the presence of family. Aged 86 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 59 years, Louise, six children, grand and great grand children, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Garfield’s request for cremation without visitation or funeral service is being honoured. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to 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 into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, 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 that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.
All is well.


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