Monday, September 21, 2009

Danny Played his Game Well!

Danny Arthur Albert
July 16, 1969
September 9, 2009.

This week our community has been hit by another hard blow.

A wonderful young devout family man has passed away suddenly in a work related accident. He was a father, He was a husband, He was a friend, he was a son. He was a humble man, gracious with the highest integrity. Dan was a happy go lucky man who was always there for everyone. Dan was always anxious to meet new challenges and gave 150 percent to everything he did, be it work or play.

A very important part of Danny's life was his Christian devotion to God. It was visible whether at home, work or church. He was a father, adored by three lovely young children. He had a wife, Karen, who thought the world of him, where ever he went. She struggles with giving him back to God.
He left us far to soon.

Most of us are not ready to deal with death or think about our future. Danny was the kind of guy who put his words and actions to heart. He was ready to go....He had planned for his future, financially, and spiritually. He had his House in order.

Pastors Jim & Sharon Gaetz reminded us all, that Life is like a Game. There is always a list of instructions. It has a goal. It has an object. It is not just a series of random activities. There are rules to follow in life and each of us will develop a strategy.
The game will not go on forever. So as you all know when you are finished playing the game....everything gets packed up and put back in the box.

Dan was the kind of player you wanted to sit next to. He learned to loose and win with grace and forgive with grace. He has finished his game. You have a choice...
How will you choose to play your game?

Our clocks are set when we come into this world and are clocks are set when we leave....
And we don't know what time that will be.

The Clock
The clock of Life is wound but once,
And not man has the power,
To tell just when the hands will stop,
At late or early hours.

Now it the only time you own,
Live, Love, Fail with at will,
Place no faith in tomorrow.
For the clock may then be still.

We will miss you Danny.


  1. I'm so sorry, Marg! Especially for his family. Praying for their comfort, knowing they'll see him again...

  2. He played the game well...from all I have heard. Through his death many lives have been touched...hopefully for eternity.

  3. You just never know.. .

    Our sympathies to all who knew him and especially to those whose lives were forever changed the day he passed into eternity.

  4. what a lovely tribute to this young man marg.
    my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all who love him.
    we need to be prepared at all times, we never know........

  5. I like what you said about his house being in order . . . A lot is said with that. May God comfort the family he left behind. I can't imagine.

  6. So sorry to hear about the loss of a fine young man in a tragic accident, Marg. It's good the community and church will help his family now as they learn to live without him. It is so true we have to always be prepared, for none of us know the appointed day when we meet our Lord.

  7. I'm sorry, Marg.
    It is always hard when someone dies 'too young', but one day in eternity we will understand why God's timing was perfect.
    I will pray for Karen and the kids, faith in God will get her through, but dealing with her loss will be an understandably difficult journey. May she see God walking through it beside her.

  8. Very sad news. Life is precious.We ought to treasure every moment we have.

    When Are you going to tutor me next? Friday? Next steps to blogging??
    Can't wait


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