We hadn't been in Toronto for quite some time and got a little disorientated but finally found Ward's Funeral Parlour on Weston Road.
It was interesting to go through the city from the Lakeshore. Some parts I had never seen, some familiar.
We arrived at the funeral parlour in time for some photos and then the service began. I hope to get a picture from the photo taken by a family member.
It was a celebration of Life For Petra Ernesta Rodrigues. The pastor was amazing, his talk was all in Spanish but I understood most of it. The younger man did a splendid job of translating as he went along. No notes for either one of them. What a gift to have!
There was guitarist and there were several Spanish hymns sung. It brought back so many memories for me as I used to go with my mother-in-law to the Spanish services from time to time.
I was very impressed. Elizabeth, one of the granddaughters, spoke eloquently of her Grandmother. Petra was not only a grandmother, but a great grandmother!
The hardest part for me was to see my former husband. I had not seen him for forty years. He gave me a hug and I did not even recognize him until I heard his voice. He wanted a picture of Ken and I and his sister Monika. I shall look forward to seeing that picture eventually.
Petra has lived a long life (93 years) and also a good life and now is with God. She was much loved by her family and friends and the room was almost full - mostly I think from her church.
We left immediately after the service and went on a trip down memory lane, all our old neighbourhood, places with memories and it was great!
On the way into Hamilton, we picked up KFC for supper and we all enjoyed a nice supper together.
I didn't take any pictures although I had my camera with me.
At Ken and Jody's place, I took plenty of pictures of little Eve, Ava the dog and we enjoyed a wonderful time together.
A day of looking back.
|Ken and little Eve|
|Wilma & Eve|
|What I wore to the funeral today|
|A happy family|
A busy day, full of emotions, mostly good and a nice ending!
Thanks for dropping by.
Hers is a picture from the funeral sent to me by Margarita, a granddaughter of Petra.