- Shit news, stand down Marsdenman..
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted 3 years ago
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.BunnyhopSubscriber
I’ve found it nearly impossible to find words to describe how I feel.
Chris made the most of his short life. Mainly thinking and doing things for others.
His caring, kindly nature, intelligence and humour endeared him to many.
I shall miss all these things.
Rest in peace Chris, for peace is what you deserve.
Our thoughts are with you Sharon.
Jane xPosted 3 years agobuck53Subscriber
I’ve followed all of these threads and been very touched despite not knowing Chris or even conversing him. I haven’t posted as I’ve not known what to say and still don’t, really.
All I can say is that after reading this I’ve booked a couple of days off work, told my girlfriend to do the same and will spend the time riding and visiting family.Posted 3 years agofervouredimageMember
To the living, I am gone.Posted 3 years ago
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea – remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty – remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity – remember me.
Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, your memories of the times we loved,
the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never be gone.teaselMember
I was hesitant to open this thread, as usual, but thought I’d share a thought as a result of discussing such matters as death and cancer a few weeks ago.
My partner’s mum lost her fight against cancer last year and although it was shorter than expected, it allowed her the opportunity to say farewell to her loved ones. In the same year I lost a mate to a road accident and never had the opportunity to say goodbye. It’s the only ‘merciful’ aspect of cancer I can find.
Sad times…Posted 3 years agomarsdenmanMember
Obviously this isn’t Marsdenman (Chris) posting – it’s Mrs Marsdenman (Sharon) – I’m too tired to sort out my own log in.
STW and all his friends through here were very special to Chris and he would have felt comforted (and humbled and in a bit of disbelief) with the sentiments you’ve expressed on here.
Chris was gutted that he hadn’t been able to get out on his bike for so long and thought that he had “lost it”. What he didn’t realise was that he was putting more effort into getting through each day than it ever took on one of the rides and he showed more strength each day and not less.
We’d talked about a soup reunion ride, with him leading off on the red rocket – well you know who you are from previous so hopefully we can do that again, I’ll make the soup ….
You’ve put some really lovely pictures up of him – hope you don’t mind if I pinch them
And thank you to all for being there for him x xPosted 3 years agoPimpmaster JazzMember
Just skimmed the original thread and am amazed at the strength and positivity shown. Very reminiscent of a friend who lost his battle almost exactly a year ago. I may even have a little water in my eyes, but then again it is hayfever season…
I never met you, but RIP Marsdenman; thoughts very much with family dealing with the loss.Posted 3 years agotoby1Member
Weirdly dusty in the office suddenly.
I read the original thread when it first went up, but didn’t follow it that closely with updates, gutted that it turned out this way.
Best wishes to all involved and close to Marsedenman.
It puts a lot of the petty stuff on here into perspective very acutely!Posted 3 years agowoody2000Subscriber
+1 to that BoardinBob
A friend of mine passed away on 16/6 from a heart attack @ 41. You just never know what each day is going to bring, so make sure you take the time to tell the people that matter how much you love them.
Ride in peace Marsdenman, and ride in peace my friend Andrew Kellett. I for one will be taking a moment to think about you both the next time I’m out on my bike.Posted 3 years agobazwadahMember
After the original thread I was sure that this would have a better outcome, anyone displaying the courage the Chris did should be out riding now… it just doesn’t seem fair. I didn’t get to meet Chris but he sounded like a great guy.Posted 3 years ago
Much love to his friends and family.
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