Remembering Dr K.Simon Reid
25 December 1959 – 10 January 2003
Simon was the older of Lesley Gogarty’s (nee Reid) two brothers,
who died suddenly and unexpectedly on 10 January 2003.
He is thought of and missed each day, but especially at this time of year,
as he would have celebrated his 55th birthday this Christmas Day.
Lesley with her brother Simon and sister Jacqueline in their snowy garden.
You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him,
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he’s gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he’d want; smile, open your eyes,
Love and go on.