please note this post makes reference to the March 11 episode on CBC
What can one say about a personality whose time on Coronation Street was all too brief?
Oh, we hardly knew ye! But still, one can say that he was quiet and introspective with a good soul and wisdom beyond his many years. Oh yes, it's true that age had slowed him down. And one could also say that, despite his long years of life, few would choose the way in which he shuffled off this mortal coil.
But still we can say that he was loved by a strong, some would say forthright woman, someone who valued his calm, outward demeanour. A woman who appreciated his habit of not saying too much, keeping his head down in times of turmoil and often retreating within himself in search of tranquility and rest.
Some might say that he met an untimely end, harshly treated by events and people on Coronation Street. But all we can say with certainty is that his brief time with us was cherished and we'll miss him.
Farewell Flash... and Eric.