Sunday, June 16, 2019

Remembering Malcolm L. Jacobs

Sandy's brother Malcolm passed away on February 2nd in Vancouver. Her sister-in-law, Jan, held one memorial for him out there in May and now had brought some of his ashes east. The plan today was to have lunch with friends and family and then release the ashes in the West Arm of Lake Nipissing at the same spot we spread Harry's ashes in 2014. It's hard to believe that five years have passed since then.

Thirty-one people gathered at M.I.C. Canadian Eatery in Sudbury to remember Mal and tell some stories. These included his mother Jan, his wife Jan, Sandy and our kids and grandkids, cousins and friends. Some told some stories and shared some memories while we enjoyed lunch.

Doug at M.I.C.

Jolene and Robyn on Fiona Watching Duty

The table was rocking

Sandy and Mal's mother Janet (91)

Mal's ex Diane

Grandson Jasper's patriotic effort

Fiona and Heather

Mal's Jan addressing the room

After lunch, we proceeded to a picnic area on Highway 64 between Lavigne and Monetville. Almost all of the people showed up. After she said a few words and read a touching poem Malcolm had sent her after they first met, Jan spread the ashes over the waters as Vince Gill sand Go Rest High On That Mountain in the background. Then many of the folks threw flowers in the water.

Jan, Jan and Sandy

The clans have gathered

All quiet upriver

And downriver, too

Two fine looking ladies

The rocks make a natural grandstand

Time to begin

Jan reading the poem

Our girls

Jan, Sue and Jayne

Committing Mal to the deep

Then the flowers

Which mark the spot

Fiona and Heather

After it was all over, we returned to Sudbury via Noelville and Hagar and took Janet back to Extendicare. Then we headed for home. Our kids would not be leaving until tomorrow while we would be leaving Tuesday to take Jan to Saskatchewan.

Today's Route (126 Equinox miles):

1 comment:

Linda G. said...

Beautiful ceremony