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A Eulogy for John Rempel

The following was given in honour of John Rempel at his funeral on a sunny afternoon on March 1, 2018. Good afternoon. My name is Suhail and I am married to John Rempel’s eldest granddaughter, Jennifer. I might as well have been his grandson because John was entirely welcoming from the moment I met him […]

The Year My Grandfather Got Cancer

I’ve never been to a funeral.  Attending one seems to me a kind of rite of passage, whereby a person pushes off from a harbor of sorts and into deeper waters.  This is perhaps because I associate funerals with adulthood, adulthood being the porter which brings death closer.  It’s not that death hasn’t touched people […]