Until We Meet Again
Last week one of our dear volunteers was called Home by our Lord. Peter Brennan had been a volunteer at Queen of Peace for 20 years. When he first started volunteering it was with his beloved wife Anne who was called Home several years ago. Despite the loss of his dear Anne, Peter continued to be a steadfast volunteer at our Home.
Peter’s service to our Home could best be summarized as “he never said no” to any ask for service to one of our Sisters or Residents. Peter’s services included: driving folks to doctors’ appointments, calling the weekly bingo game, placing the golf signs out for our annual Golf Outing and even directing traffic for our Annual Garden Party held on our grounds. Peter always spent a great deal of time in conversation with our Residents every time he was in our Home. He was a regular guest at our special events and his presence always added to the joyful nature and fellowship for which our special events are known.
Many of you probably saw Peter directing traffic once again on the grounds of Queen of Peace when we had the “drive by-good bye” for Mother Celine on June 6.
Peter had an ever-present smile and joyful attitude for life. An Irishman’s sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye were also his unforgettable trademarks. It has been said by many here at the Home, that when you met Peter “you met a friend.”
When the news of Peter’s passing was announced, there was deep shock felt by many which was followed by a profound sadness which expressed the great love we had for this humble man who simply and selflessly, devoted himself to others.
As we work through our human emotions on Peter’s passing, we take some sense of joy that Peter is once again with his dear Anne, both now and forever in the arms of our Lord.
So until we meet again, dear Peter –
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.