A FINAL FAREWELL FOR JIM FLAHERTY …APRIL 17TH, 2014
St James Anglican Cathedral was crowded to the doors yesterday,
At the funeral of Irishman politician Jim Flaherty they prayed,
Great man, well liked, Canadian Financial Minister for all,
Political friends and enemies all there packed wall to wall.
The mounties in red carried the flag draped coffin up the aisle,
With lots of pomp and ceremony in a religious style,
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said one last final farewell,
While Jim's wife and three sons told how the family had excelled.
And the archbishop said prayers dressed in bright priestly vestment clothes,
One sad but precious holy day in Toronto as everyone knows,
Jim Flaherty is no doubt in heaven with the other good guys,
But its still terribly sad when a man as good as Jim Flaherty dies.
APRIL 17TH, 2014