Tag Archives: Death

Down one cat

This is a sad cat story, I’m afraid. Attentive readers will remember Nellie, one of our five cats, and one on the larger side, so large that she had difficulty cleaning her deepest, darkest regions. First thing every morning, she … Continue reading

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Funeral for a friend (me)

Last week was a week of funerals – celebrity, political and personal. On Saturday, we attended the burial of a close friend of my wife’s family, gathering at the Reedsville Cemetery surrounded by the lush green hills of Hatley Township, … Continue reading

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Death goals

“What do you want to do,” I asked Deb, “when you die?” It’s a funny way to phrase it, I admit. It’s not like she’s going to have a packed itinerary. No sightseeing tours, no dinner with friends. Bowling is … Continue reading

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Eulogy for an old acquaintance

I learned last week that an old university friend died. We spent two years together in Bennett House at Mount Allison University in the mid-80s. His name was Jim Morrison. Not that Jim Morrison. Not the Lizard King, though Jim … Continue reading

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All-purpose rock star obituary

Music lovers were A) saddened B) shocked C) not surprised at all today to learn that A) rock legend B) one-hit wonder C) bong aficionado XYZ had died after a courageous battle against A) cancer B) Alzheimer’s C) a small … Continue reading

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The final dissolution

My friend and former proofreader Malcolm Stone used to mock the sales department and anyone within earshot if there was even a hint that The Stanstead Journal might publish a special section on funerals, estate-planning and other end-of-life affairs. “The … Continue reading

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With my luck I’d only be maimed

Knowing how you’re going to die would be terrible – for the insurance companies. If people knew for sure they were going to slip away in their sleep, for example, why would anyone bother taking out accidental death protection? But … Continue reading

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