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”.