In July I received a submission from a friend, Lesley – a beautiful story of a small incident that touched her deeply. In sharing her moment with us we developed a connection and our hearts were touched as well. Here is that post for those who may have missed it.
Lesley wrote to me again recently to send a follow up.
I sent out an e-mail the other day to friends who knew about my uncle’s condition and perhaps didn’t want to ask how he was doing. Your name was on the written list, yet somehow got omitted from the e-mail list; I’m sorry about that. So it’s a little late, but here’s the news (below; I hope you can see the JPG).
Thanks so much for your support and kind words, always, not just about this situation, and a special thanks to you for allowing me to post my eulogy or lament of sorts on your blog.
Keep doing what you’re doing, as you’re helping at least ten times as many people as respond to your posts!
Roy – August 2 1938
Passed away peacefully at the hospice on August 16, 2012. Roy lives on through his 4 children, 10 grandchildren, his brother, his beloved companion Marion, his many relatives and numerous friends. Roy had a colourful and very active life. He enjoyed handball, cycling, skiing, dancing and volunteer work. He will be dearly missed. We are grateful to the volunteers and staff at the Hospice who made him comfortable in his final weeks. In honour of Roy’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service: however a celebration of his life will be held.
The greatest gift we give ourselves is to be fully present to each moment and to each other and to cherish Life and all the people in it.