Kim November 3rd, 2020

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