The retirement village rarely had farewell ceremonies but Stan was such an active part of this relatively new community. He was responsible for either instigating or supporting numerous events that helped build a true camaraderie amongst the residents.
With Stan’s departure, Dot, his more fragile and private wife, wanted to honour him by preparing a farewell [...]
Here’s a question for you…
When considering a farewell ceremony, a funeral or a memorial service would you lean towards a public ceremony or make it a private occasion?
What are the parameters around which would help you make a decision?
Dot was still ‘undone’, shedding many tears in the process of recounting the life of her husband [...]
When you have an elderly parent, one needing increasing care, do you search for a care facility or do you pay the price personally and look after them yourself?
So many times I see the end result of that dilemma, and hear the conclusions families have reached.
The summary is simple. I notice a strength in the [...]