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Miss Me But Let Me Go

Miss Me But Let Me Go

Lachlan Grant

At the end April, Lachlan Ashwell Grant or Goldie’ as he was affectionately known, passed away at the ripe old age of 80. To call him a legend in these parts would be no exaggeration. He not only captained the South Cantebury side that won the Ranfurly Shield in 1950 but scored the winning try, beating Wairarappa Bush in the final. An All Black in the late 40s, he was a farmer from Timuka and a much loved a highly respected figure.

In a service held in St Mary’s Anglican Church, in Geraldine, thirty minutes north of Timaru, Goldie was laid to rest and the following passage probably summed the man up perfectly.

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When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in the gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free ?

Miss me a little but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the fun and the love we shared
Miss me but let me go.

For this is a journey we must all take
And each must go alone
It’s all part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sad at heart
Go to friends you know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me but let me go.