George Mainer Memorial

 

E-mail from Murray Copeland: 24 Sep 01

Greetings Al & Bill,

I was able to attend the service "In Memory of George Graham (Bud) Mainer  1932-2000" held last Saturday, September 22 at Emmanuel United Church in North Bay, ON.

The service was conducted in the Chapel by George's younger brother Bill and was attended by a few members of George's family.  George's cremains and his RMC Graduation photo were on the altar and were the focal point of the service.  I was the only non-family person there and glad I was able to represent the Class of 1957.

Bill prepared a very nice program which in addition to the usual prayers and readings included several excerpts from George's favourite poems and literature and a piece of his favourite music (Beethoven).  He then shared many fond memories of Bud (George's family nickname) and others were also invited to do so.  I didn't really know George but was able to respond with a few of the reflections supplied by classmates on our web site.

A reception at Bill's home concluded the special afternoon of remembrance.

Best regards,

Murray

 

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