Our heartfelt sympathies are with Dave and his family at this difficult time. We hope the following passage offers some comfort to each of you:
“Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!”
― Henry Scott Holland, Death Is Nothing at All
Heather, Darrin, Lauren and Gavin
I happened to notice Dr. Wilson's obituary in the paper today. He performed a coronary by-pass on my father (the late Mervyn Kirby) in 1974. My father was so grateful for the excellent care he received from Dr. Wilson and although my Dad had complications following the surgery, Dr. Wilson steered him through that successfully as well.
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. May God Bless and Keep him always.
I was one of hundreds of students and Cardiology residents that Dr. Wilson trained. Back in the day, in order to be accepted into the program you had to pass muster with "JK" and I was fortunate to be one of the chosen. During my time with him I was blessed by his ability to teach and to pass on his clinical acumen. But much more than that he taught me about the honor and privilege to be able to care for people with serious medical programs and to treat my patients, my colleagues and myself with honor and respect.
I was lucky to be trained by him.
My condolences to all those who loved him.
You are in our prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Mike and Tina Clancy
Dear Aunt Pat and all the family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Love Hal and Madelyn Rutledge