"Graham’s parents Charles and Pauline, his brothers, Chris and Roger
and their wives, Debbie and Louise wish to thank all gathered here today
in this beautiful Grace church in New York City for the fine tribute you
are paying Graham.
We share your grief and that of the family of Myra Aronsen, his Compuware
colleague, and that of all the grieving families of the victims who were
on the four aircraft and those who worked in or around the World Trade
Centre Towers. Also the families of those heroic members of the New York
Emergency Services, Fire, Ambulance, and Police - men and women
who so bravely gave their lives. May God bless them and us.
Graham brought us great joy. As a baby, his sweet nature and beaming
smile lit up our lives. As he grew up we marveled at his determination
to excel in all he did and gloried in his love for and prowess at music
making. His violin playing brought wonderful music into our lives and we
hold it in our memories of him.
Graham loved his job within the Compuware family for its excitement,
challenges and the opportunities it gave him to travel extensively. He
met many wonderful people worldwide most of whom became firm friends. He
valued their camaraderie and acceptance and loved them for it. He loved
America, his chosen home, for its vast beauty, opportunity and freedom.
Graham loved New York City, its bustle, its culture and its vitality. His
spirit and the spirit of this great city will be interlinked forever.
To us Graham was our ‘lark’, he soared high and made beautiful music.
May he rest in peace.