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March 4, 2014

Church recipient of legacies in memory of deceased members

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Byng —

There is no way to really say adequate thanks, but a memorial gift makes a stab at trying to do so. Secondly, if the gift is something that the deceased person had previously seen as a need, there is satisfaction in carrying out their wishes.  

Finally, we survivors find it hard to accept the fact that after a very brief time, that person who was so important to us will no longer be of any importance to anyone else.  It is our feeble attempt to gain a smattering of immortality for them.  

At the risk of being thought a bit unstable, I confess that I can imagine the departed loved one peering over the bannisters of Heaven and giving us a grin and an “Atta’boy!” for our efforts in their behalf. 

I suppose a student of psychology would primly tell me that a memorial gift enables the survivors to find a measure of closure to emotional anguish, but I like my daydream of a grin and a high-five better.

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