Reginald Peter DELBRIDGE

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of our adored husband, dad, and pa Reg Delbridge on Feb. 21st, 2012.

Reg was in the serene and peaceful surroundings of his home at Ryder Lake, with his loving family and treasured friends by his side.

It’s not the end of the trail for me,

I’m just headin’ out to the light I see.

Beyond those mountains there’s a soft glow;

It’s gettin’ brighter the closer I go.

It’s like the beginning of a new day,

And the trail I’m followin’ leads the way.

I feel sure there’s friends and family ahead,

And they’ve set up camp on a brand new spread.

Yes, I can hear the voices callin’ my name,

sayin’, “Welcome Reg, sure glad you came,

This new range is special, you’ll like it here,

There’s grass for your horses, the streams are clear,

The cattle are gentle and never stampede,

And in every direction there’s plenty of feed.

If you’re thinkin’ it sounds too good to be true,

it’s not—’cause the Boss made a promise to you.

If you’d ride for his brand, be honest and square,

He’d relive all your pain, and remove every care.

He was mighty pleased with your life on earth,

That you did your best, and proved your worth.

So step off your horse, and tied on up,

Your friends are all waiting to pour you a cup.

We’ll talk about old days, as time allows,

‘cause startin’ tomorrow you’ll be workin’ cows!”

A service & celebration of Reg’s life will take place at the Ryder Lake Hall on Elk View Rd. on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Cowboy Hats – Boots – Buckles – Belts & Wranglers are welcome.