"Dan left us this morning at 6:00am. He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side. His strength, dignity, and grace in the face of the daunting challenges of this disease were an inspiration to all who knew him."
Dan, I am quietly crying as I write this to you.
My heart is broken, my soul is grieving.
I am joyous for Heaven's gain, devastated by the feeling of my own loss.
Goodbye Dan, and welcome home to Heaven.
Your beautiful words and music touched my heart and moved my very soul.
Thank you for leaving a part of your own beautiful spirit to always remember you by.
I will so very much miss you and your beautiful music here on earth,
but Heaven will be an even better place with you and your gentle soul within it.