In loving memory of our Dad, Ira Rudolph Duporte-Hardtman (Punch)
We remember with much love, our dearest daddy who passed on December 07, 2003.
Daddy, we have missed you since then. In fact, our lives have not been the same without you. We continue to mourn you, but we will continue to love you more.
Daddy, you know that expression, ‘gone but not forgotten?’ Well, you will never be forgotten, since for us, you continue to be, ‘the man in ya’.
A poem by Ann Marie Campbell
Dedicated to our dearest Dad, Ira Rudolph Duporte-Hardtman (Punch)
IF I ONLY HAD FIVE MINUTES
If I only had five minutes the day you passed away,
I would have had time to tell you all the things I needed to say.
I never got to tell you how much you mean to me,
Or that you were the best dad, better than any man could be.
The last time that I talked to you
I wish I would have known.
I would have said I love you,
and kept you on the phone.
If I only had five minutes,
the morning you passed away,
I’d give you one last hug so tight and see your great big smile.
I’d tell you that I don’t think I could live without you,
not even for awhile.
I’d kiss your cheek and take your hand and tell you it’s okay to go
And tell you that I’ll miss you,
more than you’ll ever know.
But you were gone so quickly,
One last car ride you’d take.
Before you even knew it,
you were standing at heavens gate.
Now God has called upon you,
It’s time to get your wings.
To leave this life behind you,
And enjoy all of heavens beautiful things.
So wait for me in heaven Dad,
Don’t let me come alone.
The day the angels come for me,
Please be there to bring me home.