Jeffrey Owen Chernove
Aug 30, 1947 – Dec 9, 2014
Celebration of Life
The following videos were recorded at the Celebration of Life for Jeff in Powell River, BC, on Dec. 30, 2014.
Introduction from Mistress of Ceremonies Marylou MacMillan
Welcome – Georgia Marvin
Epitaph, by Merritt Malloy
When I die,
give what’s left of me to children
and old men that wait to die.
And if you need to cry,
cry for your brother walking the street
When you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something
something better than words or sounds:
look for me in the people I’ve known
And if you cannot give me away,
at least let me live in your eyes
and not on your mind.
You can love me most
by letting hands touch hands
by letting bodies touch bodies
and by letting go of children
that need to be free.
Love doesn’t die; people do.
So that when all that’s left of me is love,
give me away.
I’ll see you at home in the earth.
Contributor: Marianne Gareau
Jeff’s Early Years – Mark Bentley
Jeff’s Early Years – Malerie Meeker
Jeff’s Working Years – Patricia Keays
Poem “Ode to Jeff” – Murray Kennedy
Fatherhood and Family – Barbara Langmaid
Jeff’s Love of the Natural World – Yvon Ricard
A Tribute From His Children -Tristen Chernove
With Love from Italy – Emily & Martin
Hakomi – Donna Martin
Recorded at her home in Kamloops, BC, on Jan 29, 2014
Jeff’s Legacy – Marylou
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