“Your Name” died the previous week, on Tuesday the 29th, at noon. “Your name” left us at the age of 85, surrounded by closest friends and family at her house, in her hometown, Markham, Canada. Having spent her early afternoon in her favorite golf club, having her tea with her closest friends, she returned home and left her last breath while watching the news in her favorite armchair. This is where her daughter found her early in the following morning.
“your name” was born in Markham and was raised in a multicultural family. Her Irish roots from her father’s side along with the spirit and mentality from her mother’s Greek side, resulted in the amalgam of her amazing personality. ‘your name’ graduated UCLA with honors and opened her path in the educational field by serving her role as a psychologist at the primary school. All her colleagues along with the generations of her students have talked about a gifted psychologist who has always known how to deal with unexpected difficulties and has never stepped behind in her duty.
‘your name’ got married at the age of 35 and spent her married life in peace and quiet, devoting herself to her roles of both a mother and a psychologist. She has been fortunate enough to see her three children, two sons and a daughter grow up, study and succeed in both their professional and family lives. Her grandchildren, several of her students and patients, her colleagues and closest family will pay tribute to her on Friday at 10pm, at Saint George’s cathedral, where her funeral is held to take place. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the school and the clinic in which she spent her professional life, so that a renovation of the school library can be made.
Writing my obituary has been a very interesting and exciting experience. It made me realize that life is too short to be spent on miserable or negative feelings. One ought to spend his life aiming at fulfilling his dreams. My obituary has helped me realize once more the importance of being a good and diligent worker. Serving the medical an educational field as an active psychologist has always been a dream fulfilling every single day of my life. The obituary has also helped me realize my wish to have a family on my own and get children. But the ultimate personal goal on which this obituary has shed light, has been to give and receive love. This is the way in which I wish to spend my life. I wish to enjoy the interaction between people you learn to love and respect who also learn how to respect and love you. This is the ultimate value in life. People ought to create and live within an atmosphere of love, respect, peace and quiet. This assignment of writing my obituary has been a reflection that has shed light inside me and has enlightened my expectations and realization of the importance of keeping ones commitment to his /her personal goals and dreams.