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July 12, 1939 - February 9, 2014

Elaine let go after a long and courageous battle

with cancer. She was predeceased by her

beloved brother Malcolm Feb 2013, and is survived by her daughter Kim Creally, granddaughters Alix Gillies/Hanna and Danielle Hanna, her son-in-law Patrick Stewart, sister in-law Bev Ferguson, two nieces Cindy Ferguson and Tracy Pidduck, and other family members and close friends.

Elaine was very fond of this poem and wanted it shared as a memorial to her celebration of life, and beyond.


Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there--I do not sleep.

I am the thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints in snow,

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

As you awake with morning’s hush,

I am the swift-up-flinging rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft starlight of night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there--I did not die.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal shelter/rescue or charity. And please remember to “respect all animals in this world”.