Friday, September 18, 2009

Aunt Marion's Love Wiil Bind Our Families Together

marion and lloyd horton married in 1949 and had nine children, 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

edna and cecil golden married in 1947 had nine children, 26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

best friends and sisters marion[wells] horton, edna[wells] golden and brother-law cecil golden.

aunt marion and mom golden with their baby brother, jim wells.

yes! friends! golden and aunt marion.

aunt marion with her brother-in-law cecil dad golden.

brother-in-laws uncle lloyd horton and cecil dad golden.

our beloved cousins..the hortons.
larry, uncle lloyd, beverly, aunt marion, richard, patty, brucey, kenny, little marion and eddie.

back row..gary, karen, mom golden, terry.
middle row..betty, dad golden, teddy and david.
front row..sandra, gail and gracey

yesterday we said goodbye to aunt marion.
the service was in the united church and although it was a sad occasion, yet it was a celebration. the minister spoke a very comforting message and told the children that aunt marion was out of pain now and because she believed in the lord, she was in heaven. the children and grandchildren and great grandchildren had some very good memories of aunt marion which they told us from the pulpit and they had some really beautiful songs played in dedication to her. one of her granddaughters sang her favourite song "amazing grace" while her cousin accompanied her playing the guitar, and another granddaughter dedicated a grandmother song to her beloved gramma.
the beginning song was "whispering hope" and the beautiful hymn playing as we left the church for the grave yard was, "how great thou art".
the preacher also said that this is a time to remember to never let the family become separated because their mother and grandmother and great grandmother would wish this that they all keep together.
the poem that her daughter-in-law luann[the wife of kenny] was picked by aunt marion a few years back. i am not sure where she got it but i really think it is a nice one..
worth repeating it again here...

poem for children

may you always walk in sunshine
and god's love around you flow.
the happiness you gave me
no one can ever know.
it broke my heart to leave you all,
but i did not go alone;
a part of you went with me,
the day god called me home.
a million times i needed you;
a million times we cried.
if love could have only saved me,
i never would have died. you all, mom and grandmother.

kenny had placed on the coffin the bible that mom golden had given aunt marion fifty years ago.

he is keeping that bible. to him it is a treasure.

Aunt Marion Binding Us Together

aunt marion and uncle lloyd horton......married in and dad of 8 children, 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
best friends and sisters enda[wells] golden and marioin[wells] horton with dad golden.
aunt marion and mom golden with their baby brother, uncle jim wells.

cecil golden and sister-in-law aunt marion.
uncle lloyd and his brother-in-law, dad cecil golden.

larry, uncle lloyd, beverly, aunt marion, richard, patty, brucey, kenny, little marion and eddy.

back row...gary, karen, mom golden, terry.
second row...betty, dad golden, teddy, david.
front row...sandra, gail, grace.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

From Evelyn To Aunt Marion

yesterday when betty told evelyn [gough]chouinard about aunt marion, this is what she had to say of her.

"Oh my goodness, I could not figure it out but she had been on my mind as were the kids over the past couple of weeks. Marion and I have been friends for years and I used to babysit the younger ones years ago. Thank you so much for letting me know.
I wanted to offer my condolences on the loss of such a beautiful lady.She lived to love and had that love returned to her ten fold. The sorrow felt with her passing will be felt by so, so, many as she was a wonderful Mom, Grandmom and Greatgrand mom, a beloved sister to Aunt Edna who loved her so so much,she was an aunt to so many who shared that love. The loss here on earths is heavens gain as her blind eyes looked upon the face of her heavenly father and loved ones gone before. The tears of sorrow shed for her will help to wash away the greaf of this loss. So cry for her as you must and then rejoice at the fact that she was who she was. One who gave her love and lived her life for her family." Love Evelyn

there will be another day of visitation at the funeral home and then on thursday morning the family will say their final good byes to aunt marion at the united church in st catharines.
would you please continue to pray for the children...thank terry

Monday, September 14, 2009

Aunt Marion In Heaven

Proverbs 31:10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
this song is from betty, who is aunt marion's oldest niece on the wells side of the family.

No More Pain Or Tears For Aunt Marion

aunt marion and uncle lloyd loved country music and i was thinking that they surely would of loved this one

i have been thinking of aunt marion all day and knowing that she is in heaven.

i was really touched by sara's comment " this Sunday morning Aunt Marion spends the sabbath finally home. and mrs. mac.."rejoicing with heaven as she is welcomed home."
and trish.."Her eyes can now see the glory of God...what splendor she beholds!"
such a comforting thought that aunt marion is no longer blind...but how we all miss her..
there are no tears in heaven but there are plenty here on earth for her beloved children..kenny, little marion, brucey, eddie, richard, patty and beverly, and all their spouses and all of the grandchildren and great grandchildren and mom golden...and all of us!