New Vision Notes Friday January 25 2019

Some of us were at the Jazz Vespers last Sunday and others of us were able to attend the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr Social Justice Brunch. Some got to both, and that includes me.

I am sorry to share the news that Darcy Dee passed away early Sunday morning. Darcy was a brave and wonderful spirit that downtown Hamilton was vastly richer for. Many of us remember her on her scooter through the streets and through Jackson Square. Here is something she wrote in her book Smile Through It All: “(Sept 19, 2010) Today was a pretty nice day outside. I went to two church services. One at Centenary, and one in Gore Park. I had to leave both in a hurry because the lady was waiting for me at home. I got to change that. It’s nice to listen about God. It is also nice to chat with others about God. Boy, oh, boy, what a life. I am so lonely as I go through the busy streets, through the mall, and anywhere really. Life is a chore for me.”

Join Darcy’s family in the MacNab Room in the Sheraton Hotel at 116 King St (upper level) on Saturday, January 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm for an open house celebrating Darcy’s life. There will be a formal time around 3 pm, and I will offer a word of thanks for Darcy as part of that.

If I don’t see you there, I’ll see you Sunday ~

Rev Ian