The spectrum of silence
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.