Friday, May 20, 2016


My home town  Lachine, P.Q.  -

This is a fitting picture to show the peace and quiet of what God provides.  I thought it was a perfect picture to showcase as now my friend Jayne is at peace

Celebrating the life of Jayne Kurtz

Jayne was the organist at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ontario.  In her professional life, she was an elementary school teacher in Toronto, Ontario and when she retired, she came to Hamilton to live.

Not only was she a talented musician, but also a very nice person.  I got to know her more from the ladies group and found her to be a good person.

Music was her joy in life and she freely shared her gift with others, singing, choir directing, organ and piano playing.

The order of service had friends and family speaking about her, a reading from Psalm 100, the pastor's message, and two different choirs singing with whom she was involved.  One choir even came from Oakville to share in this memorial service.  One of the highlights also was 4 Over 40, four gentlemen over 40 years of age, singing without music in harmony.  They were wonderful!  Tempus Choir and St. John's own choir sang like birds, lifting their song to the heavens.

I personally found it a very spiritually uplifting service, most fitting for a musical person, full of joyful songs and hymns.  To end this brief report of this special occasion, let us consider the following verse.

Proverbs Chapter 11, vs. 30

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life."

Thanks be to God for the life of Jayne and her gift of music to so many people.

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