The life of Samuel James Guilfoyle

Samuel you brought us so much joy and laughter, chaos and mayhem, the washing baskets empty now, you have so many bibs which before we could never find. We hear the clock ticking away, which before we never did. You slept, on occasions all night, but you dictated the terms. You called our names and scrambled up the stairs to greet us with fun and laughter, you touched our lives so dearly in your too short a life.

Our hearts are empty without your presence, but we do know your presence is all around, we ache for a kiss and a hug, a walk in the snow, sunshine and rain, to see your face amazed at each new day, you blossomed before us, your life was full from morning till dusk.

The house is empty without your laughter, your naughty little ways, the hoober was your toy, the pans in the cupboard scattered about, the television switched on and off at your will, the plug sockets touched and pulled, the telephone tipped over constantly and your response ohhhh, your favourite television programme the teletubbies soon settled you down, your eyes shone with such joy and innocence.

Time for tele bye byes and off you ran investigating new games to play joy at seeing your new pop up book. The words you began to say, rest today Samuel for we know you now play elsewhere, where love is abound and jesus is now your new friend, you will be forever in our hearts, and one day soon we will join in your new found games and be as one as god intended. Our love will never die, god bless your sweet and loving nature. Forever in our hearts, your loving mother grandma, grandad and the family xxx

Updates 1

The money raised by Tracy, Philip and Sharon by running the Great Manchester Run 2012 has now been added.

27/01/14 11:41

Raising money for

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation

Charity Registration No. England 1091105,SC037586, Ireland CHY 12030

Meningitis is deadly; killing and seriously disabling in hours. Small children and young adults are high risk, but all ages can be affected. Globally 1,000 people die daily. We fundraise to invest in research, campaign for vaccines, provide symptom information and support those already affected.

Donations 8

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with the run Claire x

Donation by Alison booth on 07/05/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Clare, I hope you raise tons of money. Love Debbie

Donation by Debbie Egan on 30/04/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck Clare ! x Such a worthwhile cause.

Donation by Deb Lambert on 25/04/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck xx

Donation by Kath C on 24/04/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by rebecca worsell on 23/04/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid


Donation by Lynne Greenwood on 09/04/14


Having almost lost my daughter to meningitis, This story touched me in ways others couldn't. God bless little Samuel, rest with the angels now. x

Donation by Charlotte Southren on 21/02/13


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£60.00
  • Offline donations£1,143.50
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,203.50
  • Gift Aid£11.25

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