Saturday, January 24, 2009

Finally a moment...

I'm here to report that I have finally felt a moment of peace.

It took a long time to figure out what it was, to find the word. It wasn't that I suddenly realized I felt happy. I didn't. But I didn't feel the pain either. There are challenges and bad times before me and behind, but this moment felt neutral. There is so much to be done, and yet nothing needed doing right then. After arriving home feeling sick yesterday, I finally felt well, and had slept.

And for a moment, peace felt good.

Thanks to Zeus the dog for making the cancelled flight in Frankfurt more tolerable. And thanks to all of you who have sent hugs and condolences via all the messages, emails and posts. They genuinely conveyed their messages and brought me strength in hard times.

Now? Well now there's simply a peaceful Saturday morning. Soon? Soon there will be the job hunt, moments of grieving, negotiations for temp work, signing up for Dutch class, returning to karate, and catching up with friends. A mixed bag.

Hopefully, every now and then, for a moment or two at a time, there will be more moments of peace.

Friday, January 09, 2009

In Loving Memory

Judith Ann D'Antonio passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital January 8, 2009 in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Ralph D’Antonio and loving mother of son Morgan. Also survived by her sister Sandra (& Bob) Channell and brother Rusty (& Karen) Williams. Judy was predeceased by her parents Mr. And Mrs. H.B. Williams.

Adored aunt of Missy (& Joe) Roma, Cody Channell, Jessica Crawford and Chris Crawford. Great aunt to Sammy, Max, Brody and Caden. Judy will also be missed by a special group of childhood girl friends.

Judy was a former schoolteacher and over the years taught in schools in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Chatham and Burlington. Judy was a member of St. Julia’s Church.

Judy had many hobbies and interests. She loved crafts, decorating, reading, music, cooking, movies and was an avid traveller. Judy won several local cooking contests and sang in the choirs of her local churches in the aforementioned cities.

Judy is resting at Darte's Funeral Home in St. Catharines, ON.

Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 Jan 10/11

Service to be held at St. Julia’s on Monday at 11am

In lieu of flowers, her family encourages donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the General Hospital especially the staff on Mills 4 for their caring, understanding and sympathy.


I love you mom. Thank you. I owe all that I am to you.