Thank you for Joe Stark. A lovely, gentle and kind man whom we shall all miss.
We remember him as a wonderful father and grandfather and the most devoted husband Mary could ever have imagined. They were indeed the perfect partnership and had a strong, loving marriage that might have been the envy of many.
You blessed Joe with skilful hands and a creative talent that led him through his worklife then into retirement when you'd find Joe in his workshed making props for church, beautiful birdtables and really anything that Mary needed to make her church activities more realistic!
Joe is holding his camera in this photo. So many of the walkers' photos on the blogsite were taken by Joe. How we shall miss his friendship. Chatting to him as we walked revealed how well travelled Joe was and was always interested in others' travels. And he had an amazing general knowledge!
Father, you have called our friend home to his eternal home and we know you will hold his soul in the palm of your hand for all time.
We offer our prayer, as alway, in Jesus' name. Amen