I wrote this little poem and part of it is taken from a song I used to sing to my husband, we were so in love and I feel truly blessed as we are still together 35 years later...
Heaven is such a beautiful place where only angels can fly,
I'm free and I fly like a bird, but I'm sad, I know it's goodbye.
I'm an angel adorned in white Satin with two silken wings,
I flutter amongst the clouds and I smile as I sing.
"I do believe that God above, created you for me to love...
He picked you out from all the rest because he knew I loved you best..."
So when your feeling downhearted Rove, just look me up above
I'll blow you dozens of kisses with an abundance of true love...
You are my soul mate the very essence of my life
Sadly, my fight is over, but I'll always be your wife...
I'm an angel dressed in white satin, with two silken wings
I flutter amongst the clouds and I smile as I sing...
Rove you may never read this but I enjoyed writing it...God bless your beautiful Belinda; another beautiful angel in God's heaven...
She was such a huge talent, beautiful person, and on the inside too, by all accounts. I never met Belinda, but I was decorating a club for my engagement party that night when my fiance told me the sad news. I thought she was in remission...or had beaten this terrible illness.
I cried and still do because she was my age. She should have had longer with Rove, and got to have children. I am sad for her, because although I am not famous, I have all the normal things to look forward to that she never got to have.
To her family and husband, it's hard now, but you will see her again someday. Take time to grieve, it's a long process.
Heart felt condolences to Rove and the Emmet and McManus family.... Hope you find comfort in all the special memories Belinda left behind..... she has a beautiful soul and am sure she will now fly with the angels!
Lis and family xxxx
fly little wing
fly where only angels sing
up to the clouds high above
up into heavens love
upon the universe you will climb
up into the hands of time
the moon will rise
the sun will set
but we won't forget...
Bec, Bris, qld
Belinda you will be sadly missed you are such a beautiful soul
So kind love Janine xo
Rove and family,
Gone but not forgotten, may your 7 yrs of laughter with Belinda carry you on for the rest of your lives , til you all meet again some-where, smile and she will smile with you........................
kind thoughts , Kerryann, Geelong.
Dear Rove and families,
Often I’m not very good at knowing what to say to people, especially at difficult times. But I am able to express myself better when I am talking to the Lord. I have been praying for you all for years and hope it’s ok that I pray for you now.
I thank you for giving us this wonderful lady Belinda and thank you for all the things she was to so many people, for all the things she did to help, inspire and bring hope to other sufferers of cancer. I thank you for the peace I have knowing she is now rejoicing with you, restored to perfect health and celebrating the gift of eternal life.
I come to you with a heavy heart and great concern for the family of your daughter Belinda.
Lord I pray that this family can find peace and comfort in you as they struggle to accept their loss. I ask that you put people in their path that can help them to understand your divine plan for all of our lives.
May they each turn to you, call out your name and feel your perfect love wash over them like a warm blanket in their storm. Lord I ask that you touch them in a way that they have no doubt that it is you there with them, Lord please smother them in your love and peace. Take the hands each of Belinda’s family and help them get up and move forward knowing that you are there to help them walk this difficult walk.
Lord God I pray for all the people fighting cancer and ask that you give them strength to keep on fighting. In your name Lord I rebuke any thoughts of giving up the fight. I pray that each of these people sees themselves as the individuals they are and do not see Belinda’s passing as being their own fate.
I pray specifically for Rove whose loss will be overwhelming, I ask you bring him back from the feeling of numbness and detachment he is feeling and gently guide him back to life. Lord I ask that you protect him from anyone who does not have his best interests in mind. Protect this man from people who don’t wish to give him the privacy he needs, protect him for the temptation of drowning his pain in ways that are not good for him and Lord I ask that you protect him from any thoughts of self-destructive ways. I ask that you pick this lovely man up if he can’t stand for himself and that you carry him on his journey until he is ready to walk next to you again.
I thank you now Lord God for all the good things that will come from Belinda’s passing; I thank you for all the lives that will be saved because she was such a loved lady we will all be more vigilant about early detection of cancer.
In the name of Jesus
May you all find peace and comfort in the knowing that your beautiful Belinda was obviously loved by so many people.
God Bless you all.
Dear Rove and all Belinda's family's, I have cried for days on the passing of Belinda. Belinda was far too young and with so much to give. I can’t Imagine the pain you are feeling. I have never seen a connection between two people as with you and your beautiful Belle. Take heart in knowing you are both amazing. So So Sad please take care and find a way to carry on. Your Belle will shine bright over you every night. Nez from Victoria xxx.
To Rove, I am Sorry for your loss because it was so obvious how in love with Belinda you are and to Belinda and I am sorry you had to leave because it was obvious you were in love with Rove. You 2 will meet again and will live happily ever after love Yarn
Our deepest sympathy to you rove and to Belinda's family. Her suffering has ended may she rest in peace
Maloni family, Bundoora Victoria
To Rove and the Bennett Family
As a female who had cancer 5 years ago at the age of 28, I can understand to some extent the journey that Belinda went through. At the time I went through it, Belinda's story was very inspirational. I remember the affect that watching her on 60 minutes had to my life - she touched me deeply and gave me strength. I am sure that I am only one of the many lives that she has touched. I may not have ever met her but I feel like I know her. Her death has affected me dramatically. Please know that she has made a difference to the lives of many people and this is the best gift that any person can give.
Thinking of you, Joanne.
Dear Rove, Emmett and McManus Families
I wrote this for Belinda, I hope you can find some solace in it
The mourners gather
Dressed in black
Now tear stained
A goodbye that should never have been
32 is much too young
To struggle like you did
Now you sleep so peacefully
8 years you fought
In the public eye
You had a smile for everyone
To hide the pain inside
Through the treatment
And the life
That came with cancer
You were so very brave
So much money was raised
To save the lives of others
By you while you fought the hard fight
You inspired us
To be the best we could be in the short times
We are given in this life
And to gracefully live every moment
I remember the last few times you graced our screens
In your beautiful wedding dress only 1 year ago
With the love of your life on your arm
Now a shattered man
Who has lost his guiding light
Something he will struggle with for the rest of his life
You physical light has gone out Belle
But you will shine on forever in our hearts
And in the way we live every day
The way you would have
Had god given you that chance
You fought hard
And you fought well dear one
No one would deny that
And there won't be a day that goes by
For the rest of my life
That I won't think of you
And be inspired by you
How you graced us with your beauty
How you lived and loved and laughed
To the very end
Sleep peacefully angel
With Love, Karen Richards - South Australia
To Belinda's Family and dearly loved ones....
Thoughts and Prayers with you ...the loss of a loved one is hard to bear... The loss of Belinda whose courage and strength was inspiration to all is impossible to contemplate .....
Thank you Belinda for the inspiration you gave.
I pass on my sincerest sympathy to Rove and all of Belinda's family and friends. I'm living in Canada and quite honestly the news of her passing was a horrible shock. I don't think that I can think of anyone else who radiated such honesty, integrity and goodness.
At the end of the day we're all human and have our flaws, but the persona that Belinda projected was one of kindness and compassion. I truly believe that she was a lovely person, who shared her personality with the rest of the world. It must be so hard to live your life in front of millions of people but Belinda (and Rove) have done it with grace.
I'm so sorry for Belinda's loss, she was an inspiration.
Kindest Regards, Yvette Buckley, Vancouver BC Canada
Love is stronger than death.
She will live on in all those that loved her.
Dear Rove & Belinda's Family,
So sorry to hear about Belinda she's a great lady & will be missed forever in our hearts. Thinking of you Rove & Belinda's Family
Cindy South Australia
DEAR Belinda thankyou,Thankyou for your life. You shared it with me, even though you did not know me. Thankyou for your smile when you smiled the whole world smiled. Thankyou for teaching me to be vigilant against cancer THANKYOU Belinda Emmett you changed my world
with love Julie NSW
Thus her journey begins. She will never be far from you. Your memories are solid, that’s what will bring her home again. Live as tho she never left for she is merely away. I’m guessing many lives together before, and many more to come.
Stay strong Rove.
Kathy P (Westfield Perth)
Dear Rove, Emmett and the McManus family,
My deepest condolences to you all, at this extremely difficult and sad time.
love Rosanda and family
Dear Rove, I wish to express my deepest sympathy for the sad loss of your beautiful Belinda. She was truly an inspiration to us all and she will be deeply missed. Try to be strong we will be thinking of you. Regards Dianne QLD
Rove and Belinda - both incredible people!!
Rove you have made Australia laugh and smile for many years - now it is Australia's turn to help you. Belinda would want you to keep that smile going - she will always be with you everyday of your life, she will guide you.
To Belinda's mum--Lorraine
I see all the condolences to Rove and rightly so ---I have left him a message about losing the love of his life. I wanted to leave you a message Lorraine. You were Belinda's mum. You carried her in your body for nine months and spent her whole lifetime loving her. The tears roll down my face as I type this Lorraine. You have lost your darling girl---I wish I could hug you and take some of your pain away. I am so very sorry for your loss-- what a beautiful soul she was.
Love from Tanya XXX
Dear Rove (& Family),
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time in the passing of a great Actress and inspiration Belinda. May her strength make your life without Belinda much stronger. I lost my father to brain cancer over 2 years ago, and his strength has made me stronger to live.
Take care, Nat & Mike (SA)
A beautiful face, a beautiful heart and a beautiful soul. I never met Belinda, but I always felt a connection with her and admired her always. Belinda is now flying free with the angels, and we can all aspire to be like her. My heart and thoughts go out to her husband and family at this stage of her life. I believe Belinda has entered the next exciting stage of her life and you all will be together in love again when the time is right. Until then "Stay Strong" for her.
To Rove, Family and Friends,
Their are no words that will ease the pain of your loss. May I genuinely say that Belinda was an inspiration and we have lost yet another great Australian. May God give you the strength and courage to guide you through this very difficult time. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Dear Rove and Emmett/ McManus Families and Friends,
We would like to extend to you all our sincere condolences for the loss of a true angel! Our love and our thoughts are with you during this terribly sad and difficult time in your lives. Belinda was so beautiful and will be missed immensely. Be strong and know that there is a lot of love for you out there, and an enormous amount for Belinda.
Take care - Renee and Matt Morgan - Port Macquarie NSW
In Memory of Belinda Emmett/McManus
God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms round her and whispered..."Come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched her and saw her pass away,
Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, her working hands now rest.
God took her in his loving arms, for knowing her we are blessed.
Hazel Greve, Chambers Flat/Queensland
To Rove and The Emmett Family
Words can not describe the way you are feeling the pain of losing such a loved one that touched the world but God has called and the Heavens have opened for your loved one Belinda, May She Rest In Peace
Condolences To All, Elsa
Words won't help I know but know that so many people care and that Belinda will be remembered for her bravery, her love for you and as an inspiration to so many other people fighting the same terrible disease.
RIP Belinda, my sincerest condolences Chris Mutch Heathridge W.A.
Carry on Rove, we loved her. Enjoy your memories, they are special.
We would like to pass on our condolences on the passing of your soulmate Belinda. We have not met Belinda but feel like we have, when Belinda walk into the room her warmth and personality lit up the room with that beautiful smile. We admired that you have stood together and fought with everything you had and more. Rove in days and months ahead focus on laughter, good times and incredible love you have for each other, this will keep memories alive. Rove as the messages have shown over the last few days since we all heard the news on Belinda passing, she was deeply love by people close to her and those who only ever saw her on TV. She will be remember and she will always be love. Rove the time you had with Belinda was special and anybody who saw two of you together could see the love you had and still have for each other.
Regards, Brendan & Glenda Deshon
I admire the way you and Belinda were able to be famous and yet still live a happy private and normal life. Not many people that were in your position managed to get it right and this I am sure allowed you both to truly love and appreciate each other as individuals and as a couple. You are an inspiration to us all my thoughts are with you. Love Linda x
Dear Rove and all of Belinda's famlies
I thank give thanks to god for giving Belinda to you all, even though she was with you for such a short stay. I truly loved Belinda as an actress and a singer, but most of all as I wonderful and kind person. Her natural beauty and charm was the true essence of what life is all about. Even though your beloved Belinda is at peace, she will never be forgotten.
All my love and wishes, Rosemarie (Perth
I never really new Belinda but when i heard the famous t.v star Rove Mcmanus's wife had died i put my heart and my sole out for them it was sssssssooooooo sad. When i heard her song played and i just cryed. I give my blessing to u Rove all my heart
Dear Rove, Emmett and McManus Families,
You were all truly blessed with a wonderful and very brave woman, Our loving thoughts go out to you.
The Emblem Family
Dear Rove, Family and Friends of Belinda,
Please accept my deepest sympathies... I can not imagine the pain you all must be feeling right now! Be strong and remember that God has a higher plan for us all..... She is at rest and at peace now.....
Sincerely Charmaine xxx, South Australia