The funeral of Richard Francis Quinney will be held on Friday 15th May 2020.
Owing to social distancing restrictions, it will be a very small funeral with only close family attending.
Music: Calon Lân, Cerys Matthews
Readings: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Memories of Richard: Written by Alan Quinney
Lyrics: Read by Jo Quinney
I’ll Walk Beside You (Alan Murray and Edward Lockton)
I’ll walk beside you through the world today
While dreams and songs and flowers bless your way
I’ll look into your eyes and hold your hand
I’ll walk beside you through the golden land
I’ll walk beside you through the world tonight
Beneath the starry skies ablaze with light
And in your heart love’s tender words I’ll hide
I’ll walk beside you through the eventide
I’ll walk beside you through the passing years
Through days of cloud and sunshine, joy and tears
And when the great call comes, though sunset gleams
I’ll walk beside you through the land of dreams.
When someone we know and love dies, it is important to say ‘farewell’, to remember them and to honour a life that has meant a lot to us. The current circumstances mean that some people who would have wished to attend the funeral may be prevented from doing so. Please join us in this prayer so that we may be together in this important way.
Let us pray:
You promised your disciples that you would be with them for ever. Help us to know that you are with us now in our sadness and our grief.
Trusting that Richard is safe in your love,
Help us to have faith and peace of mind. We thank you for Richard, the years we shared with him, the friendship we had with him, the love we received from him. Now give us strength and courage to leave him in your care.
Be with us in these moments of reflection: unite our prayers with those who can’t be with us at this difficult time and surround us all with your love and your peace, now and always.
Exit Music: I’ll Walk Beside You, John McCormack
We would like to invite you to stay at home and take part in a virtual wake at a time to suit you, Virtual Wake.
When you first learn that someone has died, you can experience a range of emotions. You could be feeling at a loss, and unsure about what you are thinking or doing.
We have used a very helpful leaflet ‘Help is at Hand‘ from the NHS; this might help you too.
The Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.
The Beacon Counselling Trust in Liverpool provides a specialist free postvention bereavement counselling service, for those Bereaved by Suicide, Paul’s Place Brochure.
Donations gratefully accepted in memory of Richard for Samaritans at https://richard-quinney.muchloved.com/.