Saturday, 14 January 2012

A good man.

The entire glen is in shock and mourning the loss of one of our own, the neighbouring tenant farmer.

A horrid accident occurred on Wednesday night and we woke up early on Thursday to the sad news.

Our neighbour was a lovely man, one of the farmers who quietly helped when my husband had his heart attack last spring.

The saddest thing I saw was when the other farmers met here to talk of their shock, how to help, memories of starting primary school, anecdotes, sentences begun but which were not finished...
Of huge men who have taken many knocks in life, openly crying.

Despite the presence of police and other emergency services, other neighbours asked if they could pass the cordons in order to feed the livestock and collies.
That broke our hearts.

Our neighbour had recently and romantically married his sweetheart in a secret and quiet ceremony. None of us knew but word soon gets out and we were all delighted for our friend and his new wife.

Farewell to a good man, good friend and neighbour. We will miss your cheery wave and big hearty laugh. We will miss your wonderful singing and lively wit, your amazing knowledge of cattle and your friendship.
You were like a brother to my husband.

Our love goes to your family. x


  1. Oh how terribly sad, that's awful. Love to all who are affected xxx

  2. How sad! It tears a hole in our world when someone is taken away and it takes time to put the parts together again.

  3. What terrible news. My heart goes out to his young wife.

  4. Such dreadful news. My deepest sympathy to his wife and all his friends. The farmer husband of a colleague of mine was killed in a farm accident and it was devastating for the whole community.

  5. I am so sorry to hear this. My sympathy to you all.