Thomas B. Canavan, 78, of Baldwin, New York passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2018. Beloved husband of Ann. Loving father of Deirdre O'Brian (Kevin), Meaghan Canavan, Liam Canavan (Claudia) and Pearse Canavan (Mary). Dear Brother of Kathleen Duffy and Martin Canavan (Rose). Cherished grandfather of five grandchildren. Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin, New York. Interment to follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. Visiting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. fullertonfhny.com
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Thoughts & Prayers
I'm so very sorry for your loss! When my Mom passed, a neighbor read this poem at her service. It gave me a lot of comfort. I'd like to share it with you in the hopes that it brings you and your family comfort as well:
Gone From My Sight
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"
(by: Henry Van Dyke)