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After nearly 95 years in this world and 65 years of loving marriage, a dear friend of our family and of our “Nefesh Chavuarah”  has passed.  His soul left as his body slept peacefully at home, with loved ones near.  We anticipate remembering him at an Orthodox funeral in the Ohel at the Karrakatta Cemetary on Wednesday, 12 July at 11:00 am.  An Orthodox Shivah Minyon will be held that night at the Maurice Zeffert Home at approximately 7:00 pm.  The poem below reflects a tribute we can make in our friend’s honour.  Zichrono L’vrachah – his memory be for Blessing.

Epitaph
By Merrit Malloy

When I die
Give what’s left of me away
To children
And old me that wait to die.

And if you need to cry,
Cry for your brother
Walking the street beside you.
And when you need me,
Put your arms
Around anyone
And give them
What you need to give to me.

I want to leave you something,
Something better
Than words
Or sounds.

Look for me
In the people I’ve known
Or loved,
And if you cannot give me away,
At least let me live on in your eyes
And not your mind.

You can love me most
By letting
Hands touch hands,
By letting bodies touch bodies,
And by letting go
Of children
That need to be free.

Love doesn’t die,
People do.
So, when all that’s left of me
Is love,
Give me away.

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