I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU
When I am gone, let me go
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears, Be thankful we had so many years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you’ve given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part, So treasure the memories in your heart.
I won’t be far for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me I will be near And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All my love around you soft and clear And then, when you come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home.”
On behalf of Lions International and the ____________Lions Club and the community, which we represent, as the representative of the Club, I extend our condolence to you and the family of Lion___________________________. We know the circle has been broken not only in your home bur likewise in our club where Lion________________________ has served. He/She shall be missed in the home, in the family, church and community. Therefore we wish to present you with this ______________ (Could be a flower or appropriate gift.) in memory of our beloved fellow Lion. (This is done if Club wished to present something to the family.)
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
Fellow Lions, the ______________ Lions Club and District 14-M has suffered the loss of a beloved member, a respected citizen of our community, dedicated to the helping of his/her fellowman and to serving his/her community through his/her Club’s endeavors. His/Her passing is our great loss and a great loss to our community. His/Her time and energy, so freely given, will not soon be forgotten, not by his/her Club or by those who have benefited by his/her generosity, his/her hard work, and his/her loving service.
It is fitting and proper that we have enjoyed the fellowship and cooperation in Lionism of our friend, _______________ we should now mark his/her passing together. Lion ___________ joined his/her club in ___________. He held many offices and served on numerous committees. We shall miss his/her presence at our meetings and his/her assistance in our programs of service. We acknowledge the obligation that he/she leaves with us that we carry on, each of us with greater zeal, in order that those things which he/she would have helped us to accomplish will not be left undone. We seek to express once more the affection that we felt for Lion _____________.
To his/her loved ones we sincerely give our heartfelt sympathy. We pray that you may realize every comfort and hope of your faith in this time of sorrow.