Taken from "One For My Baby" by Tony Parsons.
"The words of Canon Henry Scott Holland. Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity and sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me."