We little knew the day that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.
Until We Meet Again
With heavy hearts and tear filled eyes,
family and friends bid you goodbye.
Gathered this day united in sorrow,
yet with faith of a brighter tomorrow.
You’re loved by all who’ve gathered here
and though you’ve gone we feel you near.
You touched our lives in numerous ways.
We treasure all our yesterdays
Sharing our many memories of you
is something that we love to do.
We laugh, we cry, with joy and pain.
Goodbye, until we meet again.
There’s love within our family tree
and happiness abound.
It’s roots are deeply planted
In rich and fertile ground.
We enjoy the rays of sunlight,
And endure the winds and rain,
and when a leaf falls from our tree,
together we share the pain.
God gave us earthly families
and never did intend,
that bonds of love built on earth,
upon our death would end.
For when our life is over
and from earth our souls will flee ,
one by one, leaf by leaf
He’ll rejoin our family tree.
Goodbye family and friends.
My soul has taken flight.
I’m entering the spirit world
and, oh what a beautiful sight.
Joy and love surround me.
Such peace I’ve never known.
I have the strongest feeling
that I’ve returned back home.
Should you be feeling sorrow,
don’t weep too long for me.
From earthly trials and suffering
I am finally free.
Goodbye family and friends.
But only for a while.
Live out your lives in happiness,
and when you think of me…
How lovely is a sunset
at the ending of a day.
Beauty from the falling sun
can take one’s breath away.
The sunset at the end of life,
when this earthly body dies,
prepares us for another day
and a beautiful sunrise
It’s the time we leave this earth
and rise to a glorious dawn.
Where suffering, and earthly cares
will suddenly be gone.
Loved ones who are left behind,
will grieve because of love,
while those departed rise with joy
into the arms of God above
Teardrops are falling. We’re saddened this day
A sweet little baby has just passed away.
For such a short time, we were blessed with the love
of our sweet little angel from heaven above.
Our family is grieving .We weep, and we pray,
In our hearts we know why you couldn’t stay.
A spirit so special, so perfect, and pure,
should not have the trials of this life to endure.
Although our grief is so hard to bear,
we know you are happy in Heaven somewhere.
You have overcome death. You’re spirit lives on.
You’re a part of us still even though you have gone.
Know that we love you our dear little one.
We’ll join you in time when our life here is done
Save us a place where we’ll be close to you,
and in joy we’ll embrace, as our love we renew.
The title “Poetry of Comfort and Hope for the Grieving” fits Ron Tranmer’s book very well. The numerous poems offer gentle encouragement and love which speak to our hearts during the difficult time of bereavement.
“Poetry of Comfort and Hope for the Grieving” includes poems that address loss in broad terms to the more specific relationships, such as losing your spouse, infant, teenager, grandparent, etc.
While these poems acknowledge the pain of loss that all of us experience, they offer the promise of “new life” for us and our loved ones beyond our lives here on earth. They help us to focus of the promise of Heaven. Ron Tranmer also reminds us that one day we will be reunited once again with our nearest and dearest.
This book is a valuable instrument in the healing process; giving acknowledgement to our pain while at the same time giving us hope for tomorrow. Buy it for yourself or as a gift for someone close to you who is hurting.
In my 38 years as a funeral director I have often seen myself as working near that portal between this life and the next, this world and the next. I have seen that the purpose of my work is to be of assistance to those left on this side. Ron’s simple, unpretentious poetry presents thoughts and feelings from both sides. His words come from experience and faith and give a richer meaning to the expression, “circle of life”. They impart both comfort and hope. I know that many grieving people will benefit from opening their hearts to his message.
Hope Memorial Chapel
At the James Lawrence Company, we supply gifts to retailers around the globe. In our “Traditions” line of wall plaques we feature the poetry of Ron Tranmer. Ron’s heartfelt poems bring words of comfort and appreciation to the ones we love. He has a wonderful writing style, and we are pleased to endorse his book, “Poetry Of Comfort & Hope for The Grieving”.
Brian Johnson – General Manager
James Lawrence Co. Ltd.