Death

Birthday Time

Another Birthday and now I’m 54.  It doesn’t feel like a celebration and there wasn’t one, really but it’s wonderful how many people reach out on social media or email and of course, my fabulous sons and husband are always so thoughtful. As I get older and say goodbye to some along the way, the proof of…

Celebrating the Life of Agnes Remme

Agnes Remme (April 7, 1924 – June 15, 2016) also known as Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma and Aunt Agnes, was born Agnes Agatha Niedzwiecki in 1924 to Polish immigrants on their farm in Huntsville, Ontario.  They’d come to Canada from Krakow as Homesteaders to build a new life with their growing family – Mary, Frank, John, Agnes, Albert…

Cory

Cory Stananought:  February 8, 1983 – April 7, 2014 Cory was my cousin.  Being almost 20 years older, I remember him as an adorable, little boy, always smiling, high energy, impish.  I know he had some troubles along the way, some issues as a teenager but many of us have to overcome growing pains…  and he…

Eulogy for My Father

This eulogy for George B Watt was written and delivered by his youngest son, Doug at his funeral on October 10, 2013 in Simcoe, Ontario. Childhood George  Watt was born on July 27th, 1925 in Crossett, Arkansas.  His father, James Watt, was a construction engineer by trade, and his mother, Maude, born Eva Maude Moser…

Farewell to George Watt

My father-in-law, George Watt, passed away last night at the age of 88. He has been surrounded by family all weekend, as he lay unconscious in his hospital bed in Norfolk GH in Simcoe, Ontario, after a week of steady decline and failing health over the past year.  George was a unique character and one…

Steve Jobs: “Death is the destination we all Share”

I just heard the commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University in June, 2005.  Below is an excerpt from this speech (the “third story”).  This is a powerful story with even more meaning now in the wake of his untimely death. “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like:…

Why are we here?

This question has been asked since mankind reached consciousness and it has certainly driven me forward in my life quest, in searching for meaning in life.   I think many people, regardless of religious tradition or beliefs, will generally agree that our basic goals should be to make a difference in this world and to contribute…

Message of Hope – written by Susan

Hello friends,  I’m offering some personal reflections as a means of enhancing the feelings of peace, love, compassion, tranquility, fellowship … which exist in every moment of every day of our lives, but sometimes become overshadowed by events which sadden or frighten us. As well, it is a way to connect to those of you…