Edward Herbert Dube
August 7, 1954 - March 13, 1999
Always in our hearts
Edward Herbert Dube was born in Berlin, NH, on August 7, 1954. He was the youngest son of Lorenzo and Edith (Weiss) Dube, and "Little Brother" to Margaret (Margie) and Robert (Bobby). He was a most beautiful baby, with blonde hair and big blue eyes, and much adored by all of us.
Eddy was kind and caring, loving and giving, and most creative. He could build anything, out of nothing... (the original MacGuyver!). He cared about everyone, and was devoted to his family. He had a multitude of people that proudly called him "Friend".
He was proud to have served in the Army, and to have built his home with his own hands. He became a pilot, and enjoyed his flying very much. He worked for 25 years in a paper mill in Berlin and Gorham NH, and was also proud to work in the same place as his Dad and Grandfather had.
I suppose to those who didn't know him, he was just an average guy....one of the good ones. To us, his family, he was fun and funny, dependable, happy and smiling, sunshine and love. He died in the house he built, on March 13th, a Saturday evening, of a heart attack, he was just relaxing at home. Yes, he did have a history of heart problems, it is a "family condition". Still, he was under good doctor's care, and it was sudden, and unexpected. He left a huge hole in the lives of us, his sister and brother, neices, nephews, Aunts, Uncles and cousins. We will miss him always.
"Baby Eddy" One of our favorite pictures.
If tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see.
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an Angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand.
And said my place was ready, in Heaven far above
And that I'd have to leave behind, all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye.
For all my life, I always thought I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And then I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home,
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne.
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
And since eash day's the same way, there's no longing for the past.
I have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn'd do.
But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take My hand, and share My life with Me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.
From Eddy's own music collection
Lit a candle for you at church. Seems like every time I'm there on Sunday, they play your song :-) I Love You Eddy.
Page Updated March 13, 2002