In Loving Memory of
John Gates

Husband, father, son and wonderful friend. We will not forget you.

All Is Well


Death is nothing at all

I have only slipped into the next room

I am I and you are you

Whatever we were to each other we still are

Call me by my old familiar name

Speak to me in the easy way which you always used

Put no difference in your tone

Wear no false air of solemnity or sorrow

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together

Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was

Let it be spoken without effort

Without the ghost of a shadow

Life means all that it ever meant

It is the same as it ever was

There is absolute unbroken continuity

Why should I be out of mind - because I am out of sight

I am waiting for you for an interval

Somewhere very near, just around the corner


All Is Well

Send memorial contributions to: John Gates Memorial Fund
c/o Bank of Walnut Creek
1400 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, Ca 94596

LeeAnn & Larry


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