Sharon and I attended a Funeral Mass for her ex-husband Allan Greenwood. Although we did not know that he was coming, Sharon's brother Tim was also there. The Mass was held at Good Shepherd Church in Elk Grove.
Towards the end of the Mass, a family member got up and read a letter that Alan had written about 18 months ago when he knew that he was losing his battle with ALS. I do not believe that I have ever been to a service before where this was done. The letter mused about his life and spoke directly to a number of people who were in attendance. It stirred a number of emotions.
After the Mass, everyone gathered outside and the family released a number of white doves.