Nov 01, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Your most kinds words of love, encouragement and sympathy has warmed my heart beyond words. Christy and I are relaxing a bit now as all plans have been finalized. George's visitation will be tomorrow and a memorial service Saturday morning followed by a luncheon at one of his favorite restaurants. We think we did things very elegant, simple and dignified. With my daughter's approval we did direct cremation. There will be a table set up with red roses, George's picture and an urn. If you care to see his obit you can visit the funeral home website and it is on there. It is: Fred Wood Funeral Home, Livonia, Michigan. (sorry, I don't know how to do a link but you can just google it).
If anything good can come of this it is that the Michigan Eye Bank called on the day George passed away and asked us if we would consider donating his eyes. I didn't think donation was possible with cancer but they said as long as it is not eye cancer. Then they asked about a bunch of diseases and George had none of them so we gave our ok and his eyes were harvested for transplantation I think the same day or with 24 hours. Giving a gift to someone else eases the pain a little.
Love to all - Tina