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Neil Patrick Lavery

September 28, 1969 - May 9, 2022


When I am gone, release me. Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, be
happy, we had so many years.

I gave you my love and you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it’s time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part
So bless those memories in your heart.

I won’t be far away for life goes on
So if you need me , call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near
with all my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome You

– To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me (by Author Unknown)


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From: Michelle LAVERY
Relation: Cousin

Miss your voice and our phone chats Cousin Neil !!

From: Michelle LAVERY
Relation: Cousin

Dear Neil ,
You always had the time for me . Conversations on the phone any time you were home . . . late into the night when I was given a fright on a cold winter night . . . The cat walked in and came back and back to you . . . When you opened your heart 💜 she and her kitten walked into your home . . . You shared your ideas with a gentle thought “ I wonder if .? . . . or Maybe 🤔 they were thinking . . .? Always thinking on the positive side encouraging with each idea . . . You had some strong convictions which you weren’t afraid to share . . . I may not have shared them
But appreciated you were very invested in your ideas . . . You loved your family both near and far . .. . Where ever you are know you are loved and truly missed ! ! A friendly ear on the end of a phone could always be a gift . ..
THANK you for being you ! Miss you muchly COUSIN !!
Love your Cuz Michelle

From: Gordon Lavery
Relation: Neil, my nephew, is the son of my half brother...Neil, son of Cliff Lavery

Neil, miss you a lot… You were one of a kind…Positive thinking, kind and compassionate, always willing to assist others in need, generous (to a fault at times) and admired for it.
Always learning something new, and willing to share your knowledge. Carry on… keep helping others…keep smiling…light up others around you.. Missed by many… sending love your way.
Lots of Love, Uncle Gord

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