I can’t believe you’ve gone… in body. You have not left my life in spirit… I remember you in so many ways:
Your dulcet tones in a meeting
Your kindness to newcomers
Meeting your lovely wife and beautiful daughters
Your willingness to give me and other careless AA people lifts
Our shared love of dogs- and remembering Brian
Doing schools talks together
Your support in my life through my own rollercoasters … and support of my first AA secretaryship in Ormond Rd when I was expecting Leo
Our forays to the theatre
Your help in facilitating counselling role plays for training therapists
Your wisdom, humour and beautiful turn of phrase
Seeing you act- a genuine and scintillating talent
Your faith in the programme of AA.
I love you Rupert and my life was richer for you having been in it. I greatly regret not seeing more of you in the last few years. Nothing is promised… not time, nothing. I regret that, but I have so many lovely memories… my son’s christening, my son’s first birthday party… so many many things… including your support when friends of ours died of this disease. You gave me such a wondrous bear hug at Colin’s funeral… so many memories.
You’re a credit to AA. You helped so many of us.
See you on the other side, I hope… Thank you.
Michele, Andy, Leo, Gatsby and Apollo xxx