Peter Harry, 2nd Lt, husband and father was laid to rest in Gisborne today.
From the Firefighters Service:
“We remember him as we knew him, serving in our ranks, answering many calls, leaving comfort, security and safety to render service to all.
Now he has answered his last call, and claims the promise of Jesus Christ that death is but the opening of another door.
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, Like the wideness of the sea, there’s a kindness in His Justice, Which is more than liberty.
There is no place where Earth’s sorrows are more felt than up in Heaven; There is no place where Earth’s failings have such kindly judgement given.
For the Love of God is broader than the measure of one’s mind; and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind!
From the dying embers of our colleague Peter’s life we shall kindle a new flame and pass it on from member to member, as a symbol that the life we honour will go on in service through those who this day are humbled before eternity and dedicated to help our community through service with the Country Fire Authority.”
source: CFA’s Protocol Manual, Fire Service Funerals
Rest in Peace, friend.