Friday, April 21, 2006

In Memory of Jane Stewart

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jane Stewart, my maternal step grandmother who passed away on April 15, 2006.

We traveled to Cincinnati today for the services/funeral. She was very sick, having suffered a stroke ten years ago which left her unable to speak and confined to a wheelchair. It was bittersweet seeing the relatives - under different circumstances is always better.

After the graveside service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, we stopped at LaRosa's Pizzeria on Boudinot (fomerally Pizza Inn), a favorite place of my mom and dad's growing up. We had a good time remembering Grandma Jane and her love of life, family, and holidays.

It's funny, we have gone to a LaRosa's after the last three funerals of my grandparents (Jane Stewart, Henry Norton, and Helen Norton). We did the same thing then as well.
Grandma Jane was the last of my grandparents to pass away.

For all my grandparents who have passed away in the last 10 years - Harold Stewart, Helen Norton, Henry Norton, and Jane Stewart:

God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever. Amen.

2 comments:

Mom said...

Darren,

Thanks so much for your caring and comforting words about Grandma Jane. Additionally, the prayer you chose to include is beautiful and I plan to share it with her sons. Thanks for being you.

Barb, sfo said...

May the Lord grant her eternal rest.

I miss my very special grandmothers also, and it does comfort me to have many happy memories of times with them. I hope the same is true for you.