A spe­cial trib­ute to a lost life

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KAREN Stoker was plan­ning to wed her soul­mate on her 45th birth­day next June.

In­stead, Ms Stoker will now be or­gan­is­ing Alan Purdy’s funeral af­ter a tragic mo­tor­cy­cle crash claimed his life.

Here is her heart­break­ing trib­ute to him:

“You’re gone ... but where?

“I can’t call you on the phone, I can’t knock on your door.

“No mat­ter how loud I scream, you can’t re­spond.

“No one but me re­ally knows how funny you were, how gen­er­ous with your heart and soul you were, how there was noth­ing that could stop you from giv­ing me ev­ery­thing I needed and wanted ... ex­cept this.

“I want to hug you and tell you I love you again.

“I just want to sit here and have a cof­fee with you. I want to laugh and smile the way only you could make me. “I miss you like crazy. “I won­der if you know just how many lives you touched?

“How your sons and daugh­ter are miss­ing their dad so very much?

“Now a new day has dawned, I stare at where you used to lay your head – I close my eyes and I see your face; hug­ging my pil­low so tight my heart breaks, it hurts so much.

“We have been so en­twined to­gether and loved each other so deeply for over half of my life. “We rarely fought. “Although when we did, one of us would make sure that ev­ery­thing was okay be­fore we closed our eyes.

“I have never met any­body who had a re­la­tion­ship like ours.

“It was truly the most lov­ing, sen­sual, re­spect­ful and giv­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween two peo­ple.

“I am so thank­ful that our four chil­dren will grow up know­ing what a re­la­tion­ship should be like.

“Alan, I love you.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GRIEV­ING FAM­ILY: Crash vic­tim Alan Purdy with his part­ner, Karen Stoker, and their chil­dren Matt, Summer, Dy­lan and Levi.

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