Friday, August 04, 2006

Funeral today

There was a pretty good turnout today at the funeral. I tell you, funerals are hard - I cried the whole way through, and I'm pretty sure that I wasn't the only person in that room with tears in their eyes. It's very hard and sad to say goodbye to someone, although there is something comforting about knowing that the grief is shared amongst everyone in the room. I also had a hard time thinking of something to say to his wife and son. I managed to babble out something or other that I think sounded reasonably coherent. I'm glad that I went.

The family asked for donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation and the Kidney Foundation of Canada in lieu of flowers, and so we both donated to the Kidney Foundation as it's a charity near and dear to our hearts.

Oh a slightly better note - my abdominal ultrasound came back clear. This means that there is no detectable cancer in my liver, which is a very good sign. I take my good news where I can get it :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funerals are difficult no matter what.

When Don's brother passed away it was a comfort to him and his family to just see all of his friends. Anything they said was OK.

I am glad that you are still participating in life. Keep it up!!

Really good news about the ultrasound scan!!! So glad that the spots seem relatively confined.

Love You
Aunt Margaret