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Sunday, 1 July 2012
RIP Sister Peter
The above photo shows Sister Peter, Jean Anderson, Pat Lucas, myself, and my late partner, Annie Parmeter. Annie supported her order's work in the Congo, and they had met through their joint interest in fighting for tax justice.After Annie's death, we kept in touch, and she was very supportive of me in my grief.
News from Jean Anderson
Sad news is always hard to give but we knew that you would want to
hear from us straight away that Sister Peter died at 1o'clock this afternoon,
Saturday. Her family were around her and we now know that she is out of her
pain after a very difficult two weeks following her massive stroke. So many of
you phoned asking about her and she was so touched to receive your kind
Details of her death
- and later her funeral will be in the JEP next week.
It is impossible to say how much Sister Peter
has meant to so many people during the course of her life especially to those in
greatest need. Meetings will never be the same again without her!
Emails from Sister Peter
I know that Sister Marie-Françoise will be grateful for your contribution which will enable her to provide food and medication for those in greatest need. ___________________________________
What a beautiful funeral you arranged for Annie. What a good idea
to scan the "Programme" so that we all get a chance to keep it and to be able to
look back especiall at Annie's photos of her life.
Annie's not gone Tony. Her body isn't here any
more but Annie herself is alive. Perhaps more alive than she was before.
Lots of love
Tony has kindly sent me this scan of Annie's Funeral Service. As I
know you remember Annie from when we went to her beautiful home I'm sure you'll
want to see this "Celebration of Annie's Life" She was, while in this world, a
very kind and thoughtful lady always ready to help. This is why she was so
generous when we asked for funds for the poor people our Sisters are trying to
help in the Congo.
remember Tony in your prayers. Naturally, he misses her lovely company and her
smile. He loves her very much.
You know Tony in these days of Celebrations our loved ones take over in our hearts,for they are so close to us,and helping us,
Our Rev Mother Soeur Marie Froiçoise phoned me last evening,and thanked all the kind and generous people who are helping her in Jersey, along with her Good Wishes for one and all. you are in her daily prayers.
When will we see Justice,!!! until then how many people crying out for help, I do hope our prayers will be heard. Let us place all our cares in God, He cares for us all
Thank you for this very interesting account of the Pesher that you went to at the Communicaire Centre. True isn't it that it is in taking up what is left of the Matzo bread and the cup of Elijah that Eucharist comes into being. It is in the sharing and the giving away of the little we have which is the sign of God's love in our world and of our response of thanksgiving - Eucharist.
We've been looking at your Anne Thology which your Mum kindly gave us with a lovely box of chocolates. Unfortunately, someone was here at the time she came so I'm sorry that I could do little more than thank her and give her a hug. Please tell her we love the beautiful book and have spent time enjoying it. Needless to say the chocolates will go down extremely well at Easter.
Sister Marie-Françoise is in the Congo at the moment and will come back eventually with lots of news. When she next comes to Jersey I'll show her your book and I know she'll be pleased to have had a mention. Thank you for that.
Happy Easter from Sister Phyllis and me
Lots of love
Thank you dear Tony for your inspiring poem, and loving Memory of Annie, I hope you are keeping well, as the weather is helping us to enjoy the Autume season, with all it's beauty and colour.even the rain is beautiful......d'ont you think?
This is not the end as you know,but a new begining with our God our Createur, Lover,etc,
Thank you Tony, On the french Television there are some very good films with our famous Don Camillo.
I enjoyed this Poem, It is very kind of you to think of me now and again, I do hope you are keeping well.
we are all waiting for Spring time,as this Winter is long and cold,,,,,,,
Je vous dis Bonsoir, et Merci,