I'm very late to this, but Calvin was my best mate at Glasgow uni, I'm really missing the countless nights playing pool at GUU with him, constantly laughing whilst he struggled to win a game. I miss messaging him during every rugby match, with him always insulting England as every Scottish lad should. Love you man, Ali.
January 28th, 2021
Kind, gentle and compassionate. The warmest smile. Always gracious and calm in nature. Calvin you will be so deeply missed. A circle of love, care and strength has formed around your family and we will always be a part of that.
We smiled a few days ago remembering that you respectfully and politely questioned the appropriateness of Orla’s “suitor” this summer when you worked together in The Range.
Thank you for the many years of solid and stable friendship you offered to Callum - we know how much he loved and will miss you but also how many great times you shared together.
Calvin, Louis and Callum, the three amigos. From age seven playing in the playground, on the beach, each other’s houses and Rosefield park. You grew and bonded with others through high school and we came together as families to celebrate your prom and your inter-railing adventures. This summer, young men meeting and enjoying each other’s company despite your different paths as adults.
These are not flowers that fade,
Nor trees that fall and crumble,
Nor are they stone,
For even stone cannot the wind and rain withstand
And mighty mountain peaks in time reduce to sand.
What we were, we are.
What we had, we have.
A conjoined past imperishably present.
So when you walk the woods where once we walked together
And scan in vain the dappled bank beside you for my shadow,
Or pause where we always did upon the hill to gaze across the land,
And spotting something, reach by habit for my hand,
And finding none, feel sorrow start to steal upon you,
Clear your eyes.
Listen for my footfall in your heart.
I am not gone but merely walk within you.
Kim & Colin
X x X
November 3rd, 2020
My words feel so hollow, even as I write.
My head is numb at the suddenness of your loss . Calvin is such a cherished soul and so deeply loved. He has brought kindness, sensitivity and thoughtfulness to friends and family.
My heart is swept away in the depth of your grief. I stand, ankle deep, in the river which must threaten to pull you away from the banks at times.
My mouth is empty and dry- there are no words to convey my care, my love and my sympathy. There is no joy. Just company.
My eyes are tearing up, alongside you. My throat is full.
But I stand here, ankle deep, and won't move until you need me to.
In life-long love, dear friends.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
November 3rd, 2020