STONE, Leigh Humphry Golding
Passed away suddenly.
Survived by his loving family.
Forever in our hearts.
“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night…you – only you – will have the stars that laugh…”
Antonine De Saint- Exupery.
Sending the hugest hugs and much much love.April 21, 2019
Janine and Peter
Kaine and Steph, Jemima and Jack, Bethany, Charlotte, Jacob. XXX
Sending ALL our love and praying for God to comfort you all… The Bracken family…❤❤❤April 24, 2019
Wishing you all much peace and love at this time of sorrow.April 24, 2019
Love Darcy, Caleb, Jonah, Bailey and Hagrid.
We are very sorry we can’t be there on Friday to bid farewell to Leigh. He came to our house more than once to look at our trees, and we always had good chats. He was a dear, humorous man, with a twinkle in his eye, a respected colleague and a fine arborist.
We send these lines from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, in memory of Leigh. I hope they bring comfort.
“”Then Almitra spoke, saying, We would ask now of Death.
And he said:
You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
In the depths of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Much love to Leigh’s family at this very sad time.April 25, 2019
Hey Buddy, you’re gone and didn’t say goodbye. Well, thanks for your friendship, spanning 25 years. And thanks for your stewardship of my clients’ trees. Everyone will remember you fondly. Carol CarneyMay 20, 2019
Hey Buddy …… you didn’t tell me you were crook ..!!June 18, 2019
You were my best mate in the late sixties at Erang Dve, Mt. Eliza; best crew performing amazing acrobatics with spinnaker in the Marlay Point yacht race; best drinking buddy; and was the all-round really-nice-guy who will be sorely missed by us old Erangians …. Mike Corbett et al.