The purpose of a memorial is to strengthen and help heal those left behind, as well as honor the one who died.

"I am so deeply appreciative of your loving presence at my brother's memorial and passage service…and I am honored to know you and to have shared you with my brother, his children, and our family. You touched us all in a profound way. Thank you for your quiet and powerful way of being in the world."

—Bonny McGowen