The spec­trum of si­lence

Seaway News - - NEWS RELIGION & OBITUARIES - Pas­tor John Scorgie Pas­tor’s Per­spec­tive

Many peo­ple read­ing this ar­ti­cle to­day will re­call the riv­et­ing ti­tle of the song sung by Si­mon and Gar­funkel back in the 1960’s – “The Sound of Si­lence.” I my­self re­call it very well. Ob­vi­ously, it is a para­dox­i­cal phrase to catch our at­ten­tion and to make a strong point. Si­lence, strangely enough, has its sounds, and yes, it also has its var­i­ous notes and nu­anced ex­pres­sions. Si­lence is not a sim­ple thing at all. When we face dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances in our jour­ney here on earth, there are ac­tu­ally sev­eral

GLOVER, Doris Passed away peace­fully at Com­mu­nity Nurs­ing Home Alexan­dria on Fri­day, Novem­ber 15, 2013, Doris Glover (Cross­ley) of Corn­wall; age 80 years. Beloved wife of the late Nor­man ( Storm) Glover. Lov­ing mother of Dale (Dawn) of Green Val­ley and Linda ( Jack) of Laval, Que­bec. Cher­ished grand­mother of Christo­pher, Michael and Ni­cole. Great- grand­mother of Brook­lynn. Dear sis­ter of John Cross­ley (late Cather­ine). Fam­ily was in at­ten­dance at La­haie and Sul­li­van, Corn­wall Fu­neral Homes, East Branch. Fu­neral took place on Satur­day, Novem­ber 23, 2013 in the Me­mo­rial Chapel of the Fu­neral Home. op­tions of si­lence which lay be­fore us. We can re­spond to life’s tri­als with a stoic si­lence (a stiff, cold, mind­less ap­proach), or a fear­ful si­lence (a par­a­lyz­ing dread that im­mo­bi­lizes), or a sullen si­lence (a self-cen­tred, self-pity­ing re­ac­tion), or a de­spair­ing si­lence (a giv­ing up of any and all hope in the sit­u­a­tion), or a be­liev­ing si­lence (a quiet, deep, and abid­ing con­fi­dence in God and His pre­cious prom­ises

TUR­COTTE, Laurette ( Parizeau) Passed away peace­fully at Hospice Corn­wall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 16, 2013 at age 75. Beloved wife of the late Adrien Tur­cotte. Lov­ing mother of Jo- Anne ( Steve No­vas­ed­lik) and Chantal Tur­cotte. Cher­ished grand­mother of: Julien, Maxime, Bianca, Tessa and So­phie. Pre­de­ceased by two brothers; Roy Parizeau ( Shirley) and Vic­tor Parizeau ( Brenda) and four sis­ters; Blanche Berg­eron ( Flo­rian), Leona Lavoie ( Romeo), Yvonne Langevin ( Al­cid) and Yvette Dupuis ( Lionel). Dear daugh­ter of the late Mar­tial and Leda Parizeau. Friends and fam­ily were gath­ered at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 21, 2013 and di­vine prov­i­dence). There may very well be other forms of si­lence in the en­tire spec­trum of this fas­ci­nat­ing re­sponse to the tough stuff of life. Ul­ti­mately, you and I choose “the sound of si­lence” which will char­ac­ter­ize our re­ac­tion to the par­tic­u­lar af­flic­tions we each face on this planet. So let even the sounds of si­lence truly hon­our the Lord your God. Now there’s a big chal­lenge for us all! for Fu­neral Mass. Rite of Com­mi­tal at Notre Dame Ceme­tery fol­lowed. HIGH­LEY, Mar­garet Mary ( Peg­gie) March 14, 1923 - Novem­ber 17, 2013 - Miss Peg­gie High­ley passed away at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge, Corn­wall, On­tario on Sun­day, Novem­ber 17, 2013 af­ter a lengthy ill­ness. Miss High­ley was re­tired from the St. Lawrence Se­away Au­thor­ity; WWII Vet­eran serv­ing with W. R. C. N. S.; Mem­ber of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, and the Corn­wall Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary. She is sur­vived by one brother Jack ( late Dorothy Allen), and by her nieces and nephew Cather­ine High­ley, Anne ( Richard Kon­chak), Pa­tri­cia ( Tom Dun­bar), Michael ( Lise Beau­re­gard) and Rose­mary Far­rell ( Ian Symes), all of Ottawa; as well as many great and great- great nieces and neph­ews. Pre­de­ceased by her par­ents Clarence and El­iz­a­beth ( née Mur­phy) High­ley and one brother Frank High­ley. At Peg­gie’s re­quest there will be no visi­ta­tion. The Mass of the Res­ur­rec­tion with Com­men­da­tion and Farewell was cel­e­brated in St. Fran­cis de Sales Ro­man Catholic Church, West, Corn­wall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 23, 2013. Rite of Com­mit­tal fol­lowed in Pinecrest Ceme­tery, Ottawa.

SHANE, Jean­nine ( née Stang) Mrs. Jean­nine Shane passed away in Scar­bor­ough, On­tario on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 14, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Ray Shane. Loved mother of Bryan Shane ( Joanne) of Scar­bor­ough. Sadly missed by her grand­chil­dren Der­rick Shane ( Jor­don), and Dale Shane, both of Cal­gary; and two great­grand­chil­dren Ri­ley and Richard Shane. Loved daugh­ter of the late Al­bert and Emma ( née Quen­neville) Stang. Dear sis­ter of Rita Forgues ( late Lionel) and Roger Stang ( Ger­maine) both of Corn­wall. Pre­de­ceased by her sib­lings Noella Parthenais ( Lionel), Rene Stang ( Mar­cella), and Ed­mond Stang ( late Laurette). Also re­mem­bered by her brothers and sis­ters- in- law, many nieces and neph­ews, and Lynn. Cre­ma­tion has taken place, and there was no visi­ta­tion. A ser­vice in her mem­ory was held in the chapel of the Wil­son Fu­neral Home on Satur­day, Novem­ber 23, 2013. Rite of Com­mit­tal took place in St. Lawrence Val­ley Ceme­tery, Long Sault.

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