Thursday, February 21, 2008
Stephen Edward Gow
July 2, 1963-February 18, 2008
Six weeks ago my brother was diagnosed with liver cancer. Monday he went home to be with the Lord. I was able to see him just hours before he died. Although most of you never had the privilege of meeting him, this is to remember him...
Try to think of Stephen Gow without smiling, whether it be on the inside or spread wide across your face. It just can’t be done. For Stephen was a man full of so much laughter that it spilled out wherever he went, landing on whoever was nearby. In fact, Stephen’s laughter was quite contagious; watching a comedy with him was sheer enjoyment. Stephen loved life! His favorite activities included camping and spending time with his family and friends. His music appreciation ranged from heavy metal to opera. Stephen was a hard-working, honest man who enjoyed lending a hand to others with no strings attached. He was a soft-hearted man and deep down, a sap. Anyone who knew him was privileged indeed. He is in heaven now, probably laughing with Jesus. He would want us to laugh with him, too, as we celebrate his life.