February 8, 2005
I have commented before about the phenomenal support that Creightonites provide whenever the opportunity arises. There was fantastic evidence of this again last week at the funeral of Eleanor Miron. Eleanor was a lovely lady who lived to be 87 years old. She was the mother of eight children, six of whom survive. Her family was there in four generations and the comments they made about their mother and grandmother were beautiful to hear. Obviously she had inspired and encouraged them all and in return they loved her dearly. What a wonderful family ! I know that she was very proud of them as she talked about them constantly.
To get back to my original point, 23 Creighton families were represented at Eleanorís funeral Mass at Livelyís St. Pius X church! I may have even missed some. In that case I apologise. The families of whom I am aware were: Quinn, Liske (Zanier), Zadorozniak, Holmes, Cassell, Maloney, Mulligan, Cushnir, Mynerich, Fron, Albiani, Pevato (Tokaryk), Donnelly, Blackwell, Roy, Mumford, Sharpe, Sime, Uttley, Cayen, Groulx, Ryan, de Burger (Fex). Isnít that impressive? It is proof once again although our town is gone, the people have not lost the closeness they experienced towards one another. What a tribute to Creightonites!
I am proud to be able to call myself a Creightonite and the warm feelings in my heart that day will always remain!