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Berris John Anthony Allen

Also known as: Lofty.

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A good, generous and much loved husband to Susan and father to Emma & Jason. A great mate to his friends Derek,Ron,Brendan,Ken,Dennis,Mike and Colin & Carol. We will all hold his memory in great affection for an honest,kind and generous pal.


We filled such small space, small time, small consequence
Just star fragments from the unknown
But in our humility lay a greater purpose
A spirit that warmed the time in which we were.

Not just the light unto ourselves
For no borders ringed our love
Love which we richly endowed
On those who knew us so well.

As time sped us through lifelong days
We harvested memories and dreams
Gathering them as rare treasures
Like food to fuel our happiness and self content.

An enduring light shone through
All that was bright and dull
And filled our lives with dancing fire
Warming those who shared our time.

When small space became small void
Small sounds dissolved behind whispers
Then small consequence became large grief
And though sad, found a richer, nobler purpose.


Added by: Derek Bollen on 24 July 2009.

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