FAREWELL TO JACKSON by Niz Goenkar


Farewell to Jackson, farewell to the smiling face

The birth place of Ordhofond, the place you loved
Wherever you wander, wherever you roved
The hills of Canacona for ever you loved
Farewell to the young but strong man
Farewell to the sufferings and green valleys below
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods
Farwell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods
Creator of life and light.
We praise thee this day for the beauty of thy world
For sunshine and flowers and for the life of Jackson
storm-cloud and starry night, for the radiance of dawn
And the last smouldering calm of the sunset
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep
Everything that has a beginning has an ending
Make your peace with that and all will be well
Good bye Jackson, Good bye from NIZ GOENKARS

16 comments:

Dalia said...

The love of all Niz Goenkars is a testimony for this Obituary. May your soul rest in eternal peace. May your family get the strength to bear the loss.

Please note: According to the publication, the funeral will take place on 29.10.10. According to close sources, the body will be arriving this night from Dubai, hope the Dabolim Airport is back to normal after disruption in flights due to runway breakdown.

Friends from Canacona-Cuncolim said...

Rest in Peace brother. We all will miss you.

Robert de Goem said...

You will be dearly remembered by all Niz Goenkars. Lord's Kingdom is bigger than anything dear Jackson. We will see you there! A tearful Adeus!

Chi of Africa said...

Rest in Peace and bye! We will miss you.

diogofichardo said...

Jackson has touched the hearts of many Goans and Non Goans alike, around the world. God has taken him for reasons unknown to us. May God give his family strength to bear the loss of their loved one, May Jacksons' soul rest in peace.

Bebdo said...

Goodbye Jackson,we love always.

dlp said...

Jackson... Only you and God knows what you went through. Last night I could see a new star in the heavens and I smiled at it knowing that it is you. Although we did not meet, you have touched our hearts and your memory will linger on and on for years to come. Goodbye Jackson and always keep smiling in the sky so we know you are happy up there.

N.Fernandes (London) said...

My condolences go out to the Jackson family.
I hope with time they will overcome the Loss and pain and sorrow they feel.
They are a simple & humble family.The salt of the earth.
All Niz-Goenkars express their deepest sympathies at this difficult time for them.
Jackson was too young to go so soon.

mike carvalho said...

My deepest condolences to Jacksons family! He was so young. Thanks to Niz Goenkars espicially Menino, Saturnino and P.Cruz for all their nobel efforts to help the family in their desperate times. You will be remembered

Saturnino Niz Goenkar said...

Many tears I have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
Cause your no longer in pain

We were not ready to say goodbye
Your sickness just over took
So on this day we remember you
Not forgetting to say Good-bye

Anonymous said...

Jackson, my brother.
To heal, certainly we Niz Goenkars tried. You've touched a million hearts. May God keep you by his side, RIP.

dlp said...

You left your family, friends and Goa to go to Dubai
To keep your family happy and not to make them cry
But God had different plans, I just don’t know why
All I can say is Goodbye, my Goan brother, goodbye

You left Goa hoping that you will come back again
But whatever dreams you dreamt have gone in vain
You are back in Goa now, but your eyes are closed
Jesus has welcomed you home beyond Heaven’s doors

God knew better why He wanted you in heaven up above
Because He needs people like you to share His love
One day our time will come too, to meet in Glory Land
And at least then Jackson, we will meet and shake hands

As we pray for you Jackson from here, we know that you too will pray for us from up above.

Saturnino Niz Goenkar said...

Jacksons coffin arrived in Goa as expected and lying at Margao Morgue. Thank God, the runway was open for IC to land.

The funeral will now happen as announced.

Betty said...

Saying Good Bye is hard but we have to as you headed towards Heavenly Abode. May your soul RIP.

franco said...

Yes Dear Jackson you touched our hearts till the core. Our tears will not console your parents, your dear and near ones. Today will be your last journey from the earth to the heavenly abode with all the angles and saints to rejoice with the Lord. You fought a good fight till the end. May be you were destined to be on earth for few years and your last journey to Dubai, for blowing up the misdemeanor done by some of the people in Dubai. In deed it was a blessing in disguise for the Niz Goenkars to know all the truth. Intercede us to the Lord for protection from all the evils. Adeus Amigo. RIP

Trevor said...

Thank you Jackson, for reminding us what it means to be Goan. Your life has not been in vain. In the same spirit we must keep the fight going. Like Jackson, none of our fellow Goan brothers and sisters should have to leave their homes and families. We need to elect good leaders that will ensure our needs are met. Too many of our people are suffering with being forced out of Goa. This must stop, and can only happen if we elect leaders that put Goa first and the interest of all Goan people. We will meet again, my Goan brother. Rest in Peace. My deepest sympathies to the family.

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