Niagara Gazette


May 25, 2013

LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Memorial added breath of life


Niagara Gazette — Father Dan said he respected Jim Moss so much that when he learned of his passing, “I didn’t cry, I smiled.”

Then Father Dan broke down.

“Jim would have hated for me to do that,” he said on recovery.

In more than a decade of watching Jim walk his dog, we never learned what we learned from Father Dan and then a daughter, who had helped choose the music including “If I Ruled the World.” Said she: “If Jim had ruled the world, it would be a much better place.”

Copy that for Father Dan.

Sustenance followed, as a wedding broke out in the church. When all had been scrumptiously served, the St. Stephen Bereavement ladies abandoned their posts to press their noses against the glass doors, watching, like kids outside a toy store window.

It was a day to die for, but we can wait.

Come visit. We’ll tell you what we know. It won’t take long.

Polly and Doug E-mail

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