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27th September 1987 - 23rd October 2013
On Wednesday 6th November, 2013 at 2:30pm a service of thanksgiving for the life of Dan O'Lone was held at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.
The Venerable David Meara delivered the bidding:-
We come together in sadness today to give thanks for the life of Dan O'Lone, to commend him to God and to comfort one another in the face of his untimely death.
We remember Dan's brief life as an agency photographer, his wonderful sense of humour and his gift for friendship, his passions including his love for cooking and snowboarding, and the courageous way in which he faced his illness.
As we remember him today, strengthen us Lord with your presence; turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life and the sorrow of parting into the joy of heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.
James Matthews, Cousin
Philip Fletcher, Godfather read Revelation 21: 1-7
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Candice Carty-Williams, Friend read The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
The choir & organist of St Bride's performed the following anthems and songs:-
The Sentences - Croft
Psalm 23 - Crimond
Waterloo Sunset - Davies arr. Morley
Danny Boy - Londonderry Air
Abide With Me
I Vow To Thee, My Country