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Remembering Galen

on September 27th, 2017 by Rebeccca

We had talked about a funeral – Galen said he really didn’t care what we did. I wasn’t sure I wanted to do anything. At the time it seemed like a decision I wouldn’t have to make right away. Since then, friends have suggested that it is important to them to have a chance to reflect on his life. And now, seeing how many memories people have of Galen, I realize that I want to have a chance to hear some of those memories in an informal setting.

And since I have no idea how many of our friends may be coming, I decided on a potluck supper. This is how I picture the evening:

  • friends arrive with food and perhaps something for “show and tell”;
  • start the evening with a narrated slideshow of Galen’s life;
  • we fill our plates and, while we are eating, friends can share their stories, songs, poems, objects at an open mic;
  • say our goodbyes.

This will all take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Rosthern Mennonite Church basement (5th Street and 3rd Avenue) starting at 5:00 PM.

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11 Responses to “Remembering Galen”

  1. Nadine Jones
    September 27th, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Oh I would have loved to be there but we r having our Christmas that weekend. So glad I was able to visit with h u guys when I did..my heart hurts for u. He was such a great guy!!!

  2. Nellie Mishler
    September 27th, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Sounds likes a very good idea. Wish we could be there.

  3. Jerry Gardner
    September 27th, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Rebecca So sorry we can’t be there. Have appreciated your updates. I do however remember Ga lens excellent pancakes when I visited in Victoria. Cousin Jerry

  4. Denise
    September 27th, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    We would love to remember Galen along with others and be there to hear the many wonderful memories and stories which will be shared. “Sadly”, we will be in Calgary doing the same thing for Larry’s youngest brother. May your time with family and friends be strengthening and comforting.

  5. dianne murphy
    September 27th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    so glad that you are doing this and that I am back in time to attend … look forward to learning more about Gaylen and your life together ….a life and relationship definitely worth remembering and celebrating

  6. irene lautner
    September 27th, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Hi Rebecca! I think the gathering you are planning for Galen’s Farewell is a great idea.I am sorry that I will miss out on that occasion. I think it will bring closure to you and the many friends and relatives of Galen’s. It being the long weekend Jim (my son) will be coming to visit here in Regina. Karen and I plan to make a day trip to Rosthern one day before winter sets in to spend some time with you,your mom,Tom&Louise,etc.
    I will call you; hope we can make that work.
    Sending you Love, Irene

  7. Luana
    September 28th, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Sounds like a great way to honour Galen. We will be there.

  8. Julie M
    September 28th, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Rebecca, I’m glad you are having a coming together with family and friends to remember Galen. It will be healing for you also. Hopefully we will be able to go when you have a time together in Oregon.
    May you have a blessed time together.

  9. Linda and Davyd
    September 28th, 2017 at 10:33 am

    We will be there in spirit as we can’t be there in person, sharing remembrances of Galen.

  10. Wayne and Lenore
    October 4th, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Thank you Rebecca, we will see you on Saturday

  11. Clarence & Jeannette Bowes
    October 7th, 2017 at 7:05 am

    We regret that we are unable to come. We have so many fond memories of hiking trails, touring Victoria and of course the Thickwood Hills group. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

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