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Old 06-09-2024, 01:41 PM   #1
Melissa
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Default Minister who performed Gordon's Funeral Service

For those of you who followed the tributes and services that took place after Gordon passed last year, you will probably remember reading that the minister who performed the service for Gordon's private funeral was a woman named Karen Hilfman Millson. Ms. Millson had formerly been the minister at the church Gordon had attended throughout the years, and was a good friend of Gordon's.
Ms. Millson passed away a few months ago, after a long battle with cancer. The Celebration of Life service is posted here -

https://www.youtube.com/live/1akN4OeawMc

I remember seeing several interviews, over the years, with Ms. Millson and Gordon. Those interviews (actually, they were more like conversations between 2 friends) were posted online and they were very enjoyable to watch. The one I remember the most included a discussion about Gord's faith and his times attending the church. He recounted singing in the church and, at one point in the conversation, he began singing an old hymn he remembered, entitled, "In the Garden." It begins, ".......I come to the garden alone....." Gordon sang a few lines of the song, and it was easy to see the delight in his face, as he remembered the lyrics and thought back on his days in the choir.

I have found one or two of these conversations online, but cannot find that particular one. I would love to be able to see it again, and if anyone out there has a link to it, I would very much appreciate it if you could post it here, if it's not too much trouble.

Ms. Millson was an important figure in Gordon's life and the mutual respect they had for each other really showed in their conversations. While it was sad to learn of her passing, it reminded me, yet again, of all the people whose lives were touched by Gordon's life. May she rest in peace.

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Old 06-11-2024, 10:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Minister who performed Gordon's Funeral Service

I watched the livestream that day the celebration happened on feb.24...Karen was a lovely woman, very friendly, open, positive despite her diagnosis.
I will look for the others but this one is online still:
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