Wednesday, 29 October 2014

It was a beautiful funeral!

A fitting funeral for Canada's son.
I spent some time watching the funeral for our soldier. It was stirring. Full military honours.

'Twas interesting that CTV's coverage, their locales and shots, were better than CBC's. This is a sad example (below), hard to see anything. It was a full military funeral, with pipes and drums, kilts. Yam, you would have been impressed.

Do you think CBC needs the banner across the bottom?
He was with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and all of them turned out, even the cadets, which he belonged to not so long ago.  There were thousands of police officers, RCMP, all marching. Normally, they told us, the bands only play subdued drums, but they were playing their hearts out. 

His young son, Marcus (5), in the sweet care of his loving, young aunt, marched along with his little Canadian flag. His grandmother is totally distraught. I hope she can get it together and remember that it's not about her, it's about her grandson now, and she has to step up. She was leaning heavily on the arms of two supportive Highlanders. 
He watched Gramma like a hawk during the funeral. She can model grief, mourning and bereavement for him. It's important to be strong. I recommend a bereavement group and counselling. There are many kids who lose their parents, and there are many people who will help us.


DeniseinVA said...

A sad day! I will always remember that brave young man.

Christine said...

So very sad. Maybe it's not a bad thing to show your grief...the young one may learn it is a natural process. Let's hope.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, very sad indeed!

William Kendall said...

It's been such an emotional week, and that really capped it. Such a loss.

Hilary said...

I didn't watch. Too heart wrenching. I don't know how a mother can possibly hold it together under these circumstances. I would fall to pieces, I'm sure. My heart just aches for this family.

Red said...

I didn't watch the funeral. It would be a tough one for family.


Sad...but a very poignant post and tribute.