Obituaries

Florence Walker
B: 1930-07-21
D: 2018-12-12
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Walker, Florence
Winona Desjardins
B: 1938-11-05
D: 2018-12-11
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Desjardins, Winona
Raffaella Lepore
B: 1929-12-05
D: 2018-12-11
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Lepore, Raffaella
Ron DeBono
B: 1931-08-20
D: 2018-12-10
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DeBono, Ron
Bernard "Barney" Aspinwall
B: 1928-09-02
D: 2018-12-10
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Aspinwall, Bernard "Barney"
Lucia Lentinu
B: 1926-01-04
D: 2018-12-09
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Lentinu, Lucia
Jack Leeming
B: 1928-11-21
D: 2018-12-09
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Leeming, Jack
J. Lyman Potts
B: 1916-11-11
D: 2018-12-09
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Potts, J. Lyman
Barry Slater
B: 1945-04-29
D: 2018-12-08
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Slater, Barry
Bernard "Ben" MacDougall
B: 1926-01-08
D: 2018-12-08
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MacDougall, Bernard "Ben"
Zygmunt Loboda
B: 1938-07-23
D: 2018-12-08
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Loboda, Zygmunt
Eileen Rainey
B: 1931-12-18
D: 2018-12-07
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Rainey, Eileen
Pasqualina Mazzetti
B: 1923-06-26
D: 2018-12-07
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Mazzetti, Pasqualina
Veronica Pitt
B: 1934-07-06
D: 2018-12-07
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Pitt, Veronica
Betty Pascoe
B: 1922-05-24
D: 2018-12-06
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Pascoe, Betty
Michael Patrick
B: 1943-03-02
D: 2018-12-06
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Patrick, Michael
Marie Krawchuk
B: 1955-01-25
D: 2018-12-06
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Krawchuk, Marie
Helen Boyle
B: 1940-08-07
D: 2018-12-05
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Boyle, Helen
Jenny Moruss
B: 1921-12-12
D: 2018-12-05
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Moruss, Jenny
David Hunt
B: 1959-03-10
D: 2018-12-05
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Hunt, David
Melrose Malton
B: 1916-12-25
D: 2018-12-04
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Malton, Melrose

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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