Attending two memorials in one day is an achievement I would rather not have. However, death and memorials do not wait and we must bring some closure by remembering the ones we've lost.
Both women succumbed to brief battles with cancer. Both contributed and participated in the community actively, but in different ways. Both influenced me and supported me in my activities.
So this afternoon I remembered the good times and celebrated the achievements each made. They were examples for all of us to learn from so that we can be productive and happy in our community. They both had very worthwhile passions; one for the condition of the environment and one for justice in society.
I will miss Eileen and Dorothy. The things they stood for will influence me as well as their families to continue following a path that contributes good to our whole community.