Yesterday was Auntie Joan’s funeral. As far as funeral’s go……..it went well. Not many people at the church, but when one is 94 there aren’t many friends left! The officiant, Brenda Small, did a wonderful job and conveyed her love for Auntie, along with several stories about the person she was. It was quite lovely.
There were even less people at the crematorium, eight I think and the service was short, but very meaningful. Unfortunately I could not hold back the tears any longer, but I’m sure Auntie would understand.
The people at Lodge Brothers were amazing. I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with them. From Susan in the Hanworth branch to, Xenos the Conductor and his assistants, thay were incredible. Such empathy and compassion. I’ll never forget them or the respectful service they gave us.
So, Friday after scattering the ashes, Doug and I leave for the airport. It’s been a long month and we are both looking forward to returning home to Canada.
Dear Lindsay, Thank you so much for all your help, support and kindness you have shown our family. Your calmness, sensitivity and humour have helped us through the very difficult times of our father’s passing in December and our mother’s passing in August.
You have all made us feel they were in safe hands and gave us the confidence that everything was taken care of. Once again thank you
To Mia and all at Lodge Brothers, Many thanks for your help and kindness, We couldn’t have asked for a better send off for our Colin. Richard and all the guys made it a special day.
As always you were amazing, thank you for all your help. Reg was very respectful as were the men. Everything went off very smoothly. Thank you once again.
Thanks for all your help Mia and Kate. It went very well indeed. She would have been proud