Eulogy For Daniel

Daniel Hugo Starbuck
2 March 2005 - 6 January 2009

With wisdom way beyond his years, Daniel was a
super special little boy with his own unique sense of humour.

His unconditional love for his family manifested itself through
the complete joy and happiness he brought into every day life.
Daniel was a silent uniter of people. He bridged divides.

Daniel loved things whole and uncluttered.
He had a clear idea of what he liked and wanted -
there were no grey areas for him.

There are no words for the void that has been left
by your untimely departure from our world.
Daniel, you are loved and missed forever
and in our souls until we meet again.

You were the centre of our universe
and life will never be the same again.


Michelle said...

Sweet Alison, i am thinking of you and your family, i pray for strength for you all to cope in this dark time. I know only time can heal...cherish your memories of your beautiful boy...
I wish i could hug you and take away your terrible pain.
Your cape town family is here for you, we love you.

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Steven Helberg said...

My condolences Alison

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Mignon said...

HI Alison

Ek is so baie verskriklik jammer oor jou intense verlies - ek is ook jammer dat ek nie iets vir jou kon doen nie (Sam het my eers gister laat weet).

Ek wens dat ek vir jou iets kan doen - laat weet as daar enigiets meer as gebede is wat ek vir jou kan doen?

Baie sterkte!

Terri said...

been thinking about you alot, can't imagine what pain u must be going through.

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Alta said...

Alilison,ek het nou eers jou verskriklike hartseer en pyn van gehoor, ek wil he jy moet weet dat alhoewel woorde leeg is op die stadium jy moet weet jy en jou familie in ons gedagtes is, ons onthou julle in ons gebede, en weet dat julle die krag sal kry om hierdie geweldige juk te dra. Daniel het sy taak op aarde verrrig en dit wat vir hom uitgele was kompleet, ek het ongelukkig nooit hom gesien vandat hy groter geword het nie, maar glo hy was vreugdevol en het julle lewe verryk. As 'n mamma kan ek net bid vir krag vir julle want dit is net deur tyd en genade wat julle weer lewe sal voel.

Wees sterk en weet dat die herontmoeting sal daar wees vol vreegde en sonder die pyn en hartseer.

Jy is in my gedagtes.

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Jeannine said...

Hello Alison
Wishing you strength and love and peace in this difficult time.
Love and light

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Ilke said...

Ag Alison, I came across your profile today to look at your new profile picture and briefly read some of your messages. What a terrible thing to have happened to you my friend.

I believe that you will be stronger than you think and cope against all odds. One can never say enough to make things better but perhaps knowing that there is this long lost friend somewhere far away thinking of you and shedding tears on the other side of the world for you and the loss of your boy.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Ilke x

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Pierre and Michelle said...

Alison, we are deeply grieved, I am so sad and ditraught you can't imagine. of course we will help in any which way we can! our deepest condolesence, P and Michelle

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Clorinda said...

My dearest Alison

No words can describe my heartfelt sorrow for the loss of your beautiful angel Daniel. I really believe that he was an angel sent by God to touch your life with love and joy.

I know its too hard to imagine but you need to be strong for your other children and find comfort in the fact that an angel touched your life. I am always only a phone call away so please let me know if you need anything or if I can do anything for you even if you just need to chat.

Warmest wishes with love


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Liz said...

Dear Alison

I was so sorry to hear of the untimely death of your precious little Daniel. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

No words at a time like this can lessen your pain but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Mike Wood said...

Dear Alison

I am so sorry for your loss. It must be so hard for you. I didn't know Daniel, but I knew how much he meant to you. You will need all your strength at this time. Other considerations must pale into insignificance at the moment.

My wife was also shocked and horrified to read about the tragic accident and says that as a mother she can't even begin to imagine what you are going through.

We feel so useless but you are in our thoughts.


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Erna Welgemoed said...

Hi vriendin

Ek wil net met jou deel die gedeeltes wat ek raakgelees het. Dit het my so vreeslik baie aan jou laat dink.

Baie sterkte vandag, Ek weet dit moet verskriklik wees vir jou. Ek bid dat die liewe Heer jou genadig sal wees, en die smart sal versag.

Daniel was 'n geseende Klein mensie om 'n aardse mamma soos jy te kon he. Beter sou hy nerens Anders kon kry nie.

Ek dink aan jou, en hoop dat die dag wat so vol vreugde moes gewees het, en nou so hartseer is, nie jou "amazing spirit" sal breek nie, maar jou sal sterk maak en oprig na die hoogtes wat vir jou bedoel is.

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Nersen and Graham said...

Dear Alison

Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. I cannot imagine what you are feeling right now, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Much Love and hugs to you Hendri and Alecia
Nersen & Graham

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