Obituaries

Helen Zdriluk
D: 2017-04-26
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Zdriluk, Helen
Gail Kennedy
B: 1940-02-13
D: 2017-04-25
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Kennedy, Gail
Mary Quennell
B: 1944-08-28
D: 2017-04-24
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Quennell, Mary
Sharon Willcock-Augustine
B: 1960-09-30
D: 2017-04-24
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Willcock-Augustine, Sharon
Bob Zavitz
B: 1941-11-09
D: 2017-04-24
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Zavitz, Bob
Malcolm McLachlan
B: 1924-11-30
D: 2017-04-23
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McLachlan, Malcolm
Robert Hall
B: 1943-05-14
D: 2017-04-23
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Hall, Robert
Maria Mrace
B: 1920-11-29
D: 2017-04-21
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Mrace, Maria
Jane Begg
B: 1943-03-12
D: 2017-04-21
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Begg, Jane
Virginia Atik
B: 1944-12-24
D: 2017-04-21
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Atik, Virginia
Denis Murphy
B: 1930-02-13
D: 2017-04-21
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Murphy, Denis
W. Stuart Wilkinson
B: 1933-08-17
D: 2017-04-20
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Wilkinson, W. Stuart
Jane Brittle
B: 1927-11-05
D: 2017-04-20
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Brittle, Jane
Julie Berendt
B: 1966-05-31
D: 2017-04-19
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Berendt, Julie
Gordon Bremner
B: 1936-08-31
D: 2017-04-19
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Bremner, Gordon
John Herrebos
B: 1923-12-26
D: 2017-04-19
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Herrebos, John
Sheila Favreau
B: 1923-07-18
D: 2017-04-19
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Favreau, Sheila
Norah Gardner
B: 1942-07-17
D: 2017-04-19
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Gardner, Norah
Lily Rowe
B: 1925-02-28
D: 2017-04-19
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Rowe, Lily
Jason Parsons
B: 1967-03-12
D: 2017-04-18
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Parsons, Jason
Evan Stewart
B: 1968-05-24
D: 2017-04-18
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Stewart, Evan

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Giving a Eulogy

Giving a Eulogy

It's been said that one of people's biggest fears is public speaking.  Add to that the stress of grief, and it becomes clear that giving a eulogy can be very difficult for some people. Here are some tips for keeping your composure while accomplishing an emotional task.

Remember that the funeral is for those grieving to find some comfort and healing.

  •     Use the deceased's name.
  •     Speak about the unique qualities of that person; you may include family history, important career or personal highlights, etc.
  •     Keep your eulogy brief enough to say what you need to say and to ease the pain of those present; no need to talk for any great length of time.
  •     You can use different forms of technology (computer, music, video, etc.)
  •     It's okay to use humour (but keep it appropriate!) - people enjoy hearing about the anecdotes that are part of our lives.
  •     Be sincere.
  •     Consult with family and clergy to determine their desires and any possible restrictions in the service itself.
  •     If you become upset when giving a eulogy, take a moment to compose yourself; everyone will understand.
  •     If you feel you are simply not up to speaking, it's okay to ask the clergy or another person to read it for you