Goodbye to my beautiful Uncle Stan

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A Treasure Among Men

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To me he was my Uncle Stan. To many others he was pastor, counsellor, friend, son, brother, soulmate, husband, father and grandfather…

We all knew and loved him.

Why?

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His heart was full of Jesus –
and he worked on His behalf
as a gentle, guiding shepherd
with compassion as his staff.

He led by his example
and his words and deeds were true.
He walked the way to Jesus;
so that all who saw him, knew.

His truth was in consistency;
he was no fickle friend.
His every action mirrored Christ
on whom he could depend.

A country boy who valued love
and simple things in life.
He raised a wholesome family
with Coral, his sweet wife.

The sincerity that marked this man
is summed up best today;
with each of his grown children
walking true in Jesus’ way.

David, Susan, Rex, Kenn,
Jenni and Greg too,
The legacy your father left…
shines bright in each of you.

Weep your tears to honour him,
this gentle, godly man.
We know that he’s with Jesus,
but we’ll miss my Uncle Stan.

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Our large & loving family at Grandma's 90th birthday - 2008.

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