Winston Stanley Earl

Earl, Winston S.
Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 81.  Beloved husband and best friend of Wendy (nee Stokes) for over 45 years.  Loving and devoted father of Kevin (Krista), Greg (Jennifer), and Aaron Earl.  Proud and cherished grandfather of William, Gabrielle, Cooper, Rylee and Maximus Earl.  He will be sadly missed by his extended family, Wendy's entire family, and so many friends in the Smiths Falls, Merrickville and surrounding communities. There will be a celebration of Winston's life at the family home in the summer of 2022.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Rideau Environmental Action League, Friends of the Rideau, or Trinity United Church "It takes an exceptional person to live with a musician.  Winston was that exceptional person."

WHAT REMAINS

the sweetness of this moment

     lies gently on a mantle
     of a million rising suns
     that have worn smooth the past
and a million more yet unborn
     will roll from soul to memory
     that which cannot last

within this sacred second
     a shadow shifts
     across a blade of grass
     and marks the scope form hope to loss
longing for what is gone spurs me on
     to what i need and what can be
     and helps me weigh the cost

this song is sung to the rising sun
     joins in timeless praise
     raising love and hope to the sky
     may this humble homage reign
and through the force of a million days
     let only that course of sweetest life
     born of hope and loss remain