Dedicated to the memory of Calvin 2000-2020

This site is a tribute to Calvin, our deeply loved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend to so many. He will always be a precious part of us. Please share your thoughts with us, including any memories of him, how you loved him, laughed with him and were influenced by knowing him. 

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2nd November 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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.
Alistair 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, Be still. Clear your eyes. Breathe. Listen for my footfall in your heart. I am not gone but merely walk within you. (N Evans) Kim & Colin X x X
Kim 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.
Andy November 3rd, 2020

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Thinking of you and your amazing friendliness and kindness a lot today. Miss you
Lit by Jen on November 26th, 2020
Dear Calvin, The message started me up that day as I couldn’t believe my eyes or my ears. I thought for a second that perhaps I was having one of those bad dreams that dissolve in the morning. “Just a bad dream,” I remember telling myself. Yet the message persisted, and I was confused – I still am. Your passing, dear Calvin, came as a heavy blow to me that I can never recover from. It was like a thick nimbus suddenly encompassed everything that I thought was good, all the future jokes I was planning on breaking to you. However, I hope you are well wherever you are Calvin– I hope still above all else that you’d be here with us. I lit this bright virtual candle to let you know that you’ll be greatly missed and forever remain my good, inspiring, and exciting guy for a good number of reasons. I’ve included the ones that are most personal to me. Many will agree that you were full to the bream with humour and always reflecting your bright and intoxicating personality towards other people. The first reason I’ll miss you greatly for is your funny jokes: how you’d crack me up all the time. I sometimes would continue regurgitating your funny sayings after you said them, and this kept reminding me of you. Even when I’d be having a sad day meeting you and your exciting outlook on life literally lighted me up. I still wonder where you used to download all those hilarious jokes – but now I’ll never know. Not only did you inspire me to show my teeth from time to time, but you also proved to be a kind and patient person. In my eyes, you’re one of the only few people who showed me such a welcoming ambience. It was in one of my best plans ever to get to know much more personally, but the rushed nature of tertiary education always came in the way – I wish we could have dialogued a little bit more. Another inspiring trait you displayed was tolerance and an unruffled inner self. I would never forget how patient and calm spirited you were around me. Your patience manifested with the way you’d socialise with me, the way you treated me when I visited at your house and how you generally treated everyone around you – I have experienced this first-hand and always wished I could really know you even more. I can’t begin to think about what playing table tennis will be like without you. Life without running around the table tennis board while laughing all the way is going to be very different. The table tennis games that I'd play at your house were about all the table tennis I’ve ever played in my whole life and you made it a very exciting first experience – always making the game even more challenging and fun for me. I miss the peppermint tea that you'd brew for me when I visited, the marvellous time that we spent together in Pitlockery and the fun times that I got to learn about the kind of person that you are. I’d like to seize this opportunity to deeply thank you for all the times we've shared together. Thank you, Calvin Donnelly, from the deepest depths of my heart. Always here for you my guy!!!
Lit by Peniel Mubita on November 12th, 2020
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