Monday, May 31, 2010

Meridy

I just received the sad news that Meridy died this evening at May Court hospice. I met Meridy years ago when we were both teaching the Christopher Leadership course and we more recently reconnected after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The positive spirit that I remember from the early days stayed with her throughout her illness.
A memorial service "A Celebration of Meridy’s Life" will take place at the Tubman's Funeral Home at 3440 Richmond Rd on Saturday, June 5th. The visitation will be at 10:00 am, followed by the Memorial Service at 11:00, Refreshments will be served following the celebration.

Rest in peace, Meridy. You will be missed.

Here is the obituary from the Ottawa Citizen:

Meridy Foster


FOSTER, Meridy Anne Meridy passed away with grace on May 31, 2010 at the age of 61, after living courageously with cancer for 2 1/2 years. Loving step-mother of Brad (Linda - Anna, Sarah) and Tim (Chris - Beth, Jack, Owen, Ruby, Daniel), god-mother of Jamie Stewart, devoted family friend to Karen and Dennis Gorr, Bob and Barb Stewart, numerous other long-time friends in Canada and her native Australia, as well as other countries around the world. She also leaves to mourn Jessie Stewart, Alie Lunn, Kristin Gorr, her niece Rebecca and nephew Matthew, her sister Beverly Silvius, and predeceased by brother Stephen. Meridy is grateful for the care she received at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, CCAC and The Hospice at May Court. A special thank you to all those wonderful friends who assisted and spent time with Meridy on her journey. All who knew and loved Meridy are welcome to share memories and bid farewell by attending a memorial service at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Baseline Rd. and Bayshore Dr.), Nepean on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 11:00 a.m followed by refreshments. Prior to the service there will be a visitation from 10 a.m until 11 a.m. Condolences, donations and tributes can be made in Canada in her memory to any CHF project in Vietnam at www.chf-partners.ca/index.html , in Australia to Sunrise Orphanages in Cambodia at www.sunrise childrensvillage.org/, or to The Hospice at May Court, Ottawa www.hospice maycourt.com Until we meet again...

1 comment:

POD said...

What a great photo of her. And a beautiful smile. I'm sure she will be missed by many.