Welcome to this celebration of the life of our dear Catherine. We are here, in this place, because Catherine chose it. She wanted there to be words, and music, and food, and more joy than sorrow.
The structure of today’s celebration flows from Oliver’s mind, which takes great pleasure in grouping time into eras, in this case “childhood,” “young adulthood,” and “now” (an era that starts, logically, with his birth!).
– Marina, Peter and Oliver
Age 0 to 15 (1963-1978)
- Archdeacon John Clarke, Welcome and Prayer
- Jim Kerr (Uncle)
- Michael Pendergast, Caledonia (Dougie MacLean, 1977)
Age 16 to 36 (1979-1999)
- Ann Thurlow
- Silva Stojak
- Tony Reddin, Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell, 1970) – singalong
Age 37 to 56 (2000-2020)
- Oliver Rukavina
- Peter Rukavina
- Roy Johnstone, Niel Gow’s Lament (Niel Gow, 1805)
The celebration continues, afterward, in St. Paul’s Parish Hall, next door, with food, tea and coffee, some tunes, and a chance to chat. This portion will, alas, not be webcast.
Thank you to all who helped make today possible.