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In Loving Memory

Anja Kassinen

July 28, 1925 – January 30, 2020

Therese Lachapelle

February 12, 1925 – February 26, 2020

George Andrews

October 31 – April 21, 2020

Allan McCulligh

April 24, 1949 – May 26, 2020

Aline Paradis

November 6, 1930 – July 29, 2020

Loreen Bonin

December 4, 1932 – September 8, 2020

Ann Marie Honkanen

February 28, 1948 – September 2, 2020

Gerald McColeman

June 21, 1936 – September 11, 2020

Raili Hautaniemi

December 12, 1926 – February 16, 2020

Betty Conley

August 8, 1935 – April 5, 2020

William Kiviaho

July 9, 1944 – April 27, 2020

Rene Lemieux

April 10, 1952 – June 25, 2020

John Smith

October 22, 1933 – August 4, 2020

Denise Henrie

July 2, 1935 – April 1, 2020

Margaret Gotkiewicz

August 24, 1925 – January 11, 2020

Anita Beland

October 19, 1930 – February 22, 2020

Bryan Allard

March 29, 1951 – April 10, 2020

Anja McGregor

September 8, 1941 – April 29, 2020

Carl Sundholm

October 12, 1928 – July 15, 2020

Irene Deshevy

February 7, 1928 – August 18, 2020

Wilfred Servos

October 24, 1928 – August 19, 2020

Rita Fitzgerald

June 8, 1925 – August 25, 2020

Jean Cinotti

March 14, 1926 – February 16, 2020

The dash

By Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth.

And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own: the cars, the house, the cash.

What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?