Yesterday, the love of my life died peacefully. Maria, my wife of nearly sixty years, my inspiration, my life-long companion and my soulmate left my son Ramsay and me, and joined the angels in the heavenly firmament.
She was truly a lady who never aged, had a smile that could disarm the most intransigent of either gender, and had a natural and captivating innocence which shone ever brightly in a world full of darkness.
Life without her will be so hard to bear for she alone knew how to capture the best in a relationship that garnered strength through the vicissitudes of time. My happy memories will remain with me as long as I live and, even in death, I hope the good Lord will give me the rare privilege of seeing her again, enjoying her magical spirit, her inner and outer beauty and her unforgettable aura.
Maria, my love, I’ll say au revoir for now, for I cherish the hope that we shall meet again in a world bereft of inhumanity and rich in fraternity and goodness, by the grace of God.