Boaler, Paul Service Sheet 2017

Celebrating the life of

Paul Boaler

1st March 1958 – 23 February 2017

All Is Well – Henry Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room,
I am I, and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still,
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the same easy way which you always did,
Put no difference into your tone;
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect, without the shadow of a ghost on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity,
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am just waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well

Sharing some of Paul’s “Stories”

Welcome by Mark Harris

Boaler Family

Mike Bryant

Davey Phillips

Neil Edmundson

Paul Waite

Photo Show

Maddie Boaler

Olli Boaler

Poem – Karen Reid

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not signs of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand words. They are messages of over whelming grief… and unspeakable love.
We get no choice. If we love, we grieve.

After the service please feel free to join the family for Paul’s final “roof shout” at 151 Te Mata Peak Road.


Original digital file


Date published

February 2017

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  • Maddie Boaler
  • Olli Boaler
  • Paul Boaler
  • Mike Bryant
  • Neil Edmundson
  • Mark Harris
  • Davey Phillips
  • Karen Reid
  • Paul Waite

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