In Loving Memory of
Clive Michael Barr 30th October 1942 ~ 4th October 2011
The funeral service conducted
Monday, 10th October 2011
ORDER OF SERVICE
MUSIC IN MEMORY OF CLIVE Mario Lanza ~ Ave Maria
The death of someone we love and care about, is like the death of part of us. No one else will ever call out from within us quite the same responses, the same feelings or actions or ideas. Their death is an ending of one part of a story. Lord as we look back over Clives life. We ask that what we have received, what we can appropriate, and continue on in our own lives, we will, and what must be laid to rest, we will lay those things down. Our love for him reminds us that our sharing in one another's lives brings both support and pain. Our being parted from Clive reminds us of our own mortality ......And that your love is enduring. We thank you that our love for Clive draws us together and gives us a new appreciation of one another, and of the beauty and fragility of relationships, which mirror your grace and goodness to us. Lord, time's tide may wash Clives footprints from the shore, but not our love for him nor the influence of his life upon our own. Nor the ways in which they will ever be a sign for us, of those things which really matter - which are eternal. Hear this prayer for your love's sake. Amen.
All: Lord, we come into your presence to remember Clive and to
seek your comfort, for we know that nothing can separate us from
your love and that you support us in our sorrow. We are sure that
the souls of the righteous are with you and that nothing can harm
them. Although they have died they are in peace. Give us your
strength to rejoice that you have taken Clive to be with yourself
where he shall no more be in need. May we find life and peace and
perfect joy with him in your presence; through Jesus Christ our
READING FROM SCRIPTURE
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green
pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters He restoreth my soul: he leadeth
me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy
rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will
dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
READING FROM SCRIPTURE
1 Corinthians 13 Vs 1-13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a
resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can
fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move
mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and
surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is
patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not
rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects,
always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there
are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled;
where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we
prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I
was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor
reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then
I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith,
hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
POEM~ GRANDAD (Written by Grandaughter Stephanie)
I loved to walk with you granddad
Your steps were short like mine.
You never told me to hurry up
We always took our time.
You loved us all so very dear
And we all loved you so.
I loved to walk with you granddad
Were so sad you had to go.
We want to tell you something
So there wont be any doubt.
Youre so wonderful to think of
But so hard to be without.
Today and tomorrow
We will always remember you.
A PERSONAL TRIBUTE & MUSIC Mario Lanza ~ Ill Walk With God
A PERSONAL TRIBUTE & MUSIC IN MEMORY OF CLIVE Mario Lanza ~ Ill Walk With God
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me The quiet waters by.
My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name's sake.
Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
Yet will I fear none ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod And staff me comfort still.
My table Thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes; My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house forevermore My dwelling place shall be.
THE LORDS PRAYER
All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into
temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the
power and the glory, for ever and ever.
Let us commend Clive to the mercy of God, Our maker and redeemer. God our
creator and redeemer, by your power Christ conquered death and entered into
glory. Confident of his victory and claiming his promises, we entrust Clive to
your mercy in the name of Jesus our Lord, who died and is alive and reigns with
you, now and forever.
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great goodness. As
a father is tender towards his children, so is the Lord tender to those that love him.
For he knows of what we are made; he remembers that we are but dust. Our days
are like the grass; we flourish like a flower of the field; when the wind goes over it,
it is gone and its place will know it no more. But the merciful goodness of the Lord
endures for ever and ever towards those that love him. and his righteousness upon
their children's children.
We have entrusted our brother Clive to Gods mercy, and we now, commit his body
to be cremated: earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: in the sure and certain
hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, who will
transform our frail bodies that they may be conformed to his glorious body, who
died, was buried, and rose again for us. To him be glory for ever.
May God give you his comfort and his peace, his light and his joy, in this world
and the next; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Eva Cassidy ~ Over The Rainbow
Donations In Memory of Clive
may be given for MABS
The family would like to invite you back to
their house following the service
Service Sheets Designed & Printed by
The English Funeral Director, Tony Smith. Tel: 650 631 719