Tommy Calderbank Eulogy for Foley

Posted on September 12, 2013 by admini


There’s a man I used to know,
A very special mate;
He was a worker for the Council,
A hero of L8.
And he was a friend to many,
Had a Diamond on his crest;
His Gloves were made of Gold,
A lion’s heart within his chest.

And he packed a punch
Send you flying to next week;
The children called him ‘Foley’
And they never gave him cheek.
He let me know a secret,
And this is what he said:
Keep your money in your pocket,
And never be a Red.

He had a wicked sense of humour,
Help you in your hour of need;
One of life’s true gentlemen,
In thought and word and deed.
He was too good to be forgotten,
That’s all I want to say;
They broke the mould when they made Foley,
And that’s why we’re here today.

His spirit rises like a phoenix
As we look into the sky,
Because heroes get remembered
But legends NEVER die!

With love and respect from Our Tommy,
27th February 2012