David Moul
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SRobert’s passing has greatly affected our St. Hilda’s Community.  He did not die alone but was constantly surrounded by the community who loved him.  Over thirty people at one time or another over 3 days sat and cared for him.  Love is/was all around him/us.

Robert’s memorial will be at 3:30 P.M. on August 8 at St. Hilda’s

https://www.devlinfuneralhome.ca/notices/Robert-Watson

 

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            From Kevin

Gardening is a
Love song
Between the created
And The Creator
The seeds planted
Live Forever

 

from Bronwen (adapted)

Why should I fear,

When was I ever made less by dying?

I died to mineral and became plant

I died to plant and became animal

I died to animal and became man

I died to man and became human.


So why fear,

When are we ever made less by dying?


I have passed on now.

I have died to the angels


And what I have become ...

Such Beauty

It isn’t even possible to imagine.   Rumi 

 

              from Clarence

Alleluia, Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia!
Dearly beloved Robert, 
good Christian sojourner, 
tender of the earth, spirit, and souls, 
may you rest in peace and rise in glory;
and may God's perpetual light shine upon you.  Amen.
Thank you Kevin, and each and everyone of you who took such good care of Robert.  
               From Amelia
There’s a garden where I go to rest and calm my soul.It isn’t far away It’s open every day.Under an oak embraced by  flower and vine I listen to the silence there and remember peace.You can go there too have a rest from all you do.Slip gently from tension to the silent space within.Find a shady place to rest or wander on the sunny paths.Admire abundant beauty welcome God’s embrace.Rest heal revive. So glad I could journey with him . Peace
              from Ray and Bev
This is a reading which Ray would read during the services of remembrance of life he used to preside at.  It was written by Rabindranath Tagore.
I believe in death.
I believe that it is part of life.
I believe we are born to die,
to die that we may live more fully;
born to die a little each day
to selfishness,
to pretence.
I believe that every time we pass
from one stage of life to another,
something in us dies
and something new is born.
I believe we taste death
in moments of loneliness, rejection,
sorrow, disappointment, and failure.
I believe that we are dying before our time
when we live in bitterness,
in hatred,
and in isolation.
I believe that each day we are creating our own death
by the way we live.
Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
For Robert, the dawn has come.
                from Julie
Dear friends, we are all just walking each other home. We are never truly alone.
Shalom
                from David
From The Crossing by Johnny Clegg

O siyeza (oh, I'm comin'), o siyeza (I'll be comin')
Sizofika webaba noma (you know the tide is turnin')
O siyeza, o siyeza (you know the tide is turnin')
Siyagudle lomhlaba (make my crossin')
Siyawela lapheshaya (over this dark land)
Lulezontaba ezimnyama (gonna touch your face)
Lapha sobheka phansi (gonna lay me down)
Konke ukhulupheka (in your grace)

Take me now
Don't let go
Hold me close
I'm comin' home!

O siyeza (oh, I'm comin'), o siyeza (I'll be comin')
Sizofika webaba noma (you know the tide is turnin')
O siyeza, o siyeza (I'm tellin' you, the tide is turnin')
Siyagudle lomhlaba (gonna make this crossin')
Siyawela lapheshaya (over this dark land)
Lulezontaba ezimnyama (gonna touch your face)
Lapha sobheka phansi (gonna lay me down)
Konke ukhulupheka (in that green field of grace)

O siyeza (oh, I'm comin'), o siyeza (oh, I'm comin')
Sizofika webaba noma (oh, I'm comin', oh, I'm comin')
O siyeza, o siyeza (oh, I'm comin', gonna lay me down)
Siyagudle lomhlaba
Siyawela lapheshaya (gonna make my crossin' over this dark land)
Lulezontaba ezimnyama (I'm gonna touch your face)
Lapha sobheka phansi (gonna lay me down)
Konke ukhulupheka (in your green fields of grace)

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Gerry Boezewinkel 20 days ago

Many fond memories of Robert Watson and will long be remembered..


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