Sad News

Dick McAllister passed away last night after an illness borne with great courage and determination. Dick was determined to MC the Thursday Night Concert and the Seniors Concert at Marymass and he managed it. He enjoyed Marymass and it was good to see him happy although we all knew he was struggling. A faithful member of Irvine Folk Club for many years – he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to Maureen and the family.

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 will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that 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 is 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 would want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.