Today at Regis Woods, I officiated over a memorial service for Bonnie, a much loved Regis Woods resident who died very unexpectedly. While I opened and closed the service with prayer, and gave a sermon based on John chapter ten, residents eulogized Bonnie with their personal remembrances. We then proceeded to the courtyard to do a balloon release in acknowledgement of Bonnie being released from this earthly realm. This final acknowledgement of the value of every human life is so important. Opal's Dream Foundation and I are privileged to participate in this celebration of a life well lived.
-- Chaplain Peter Kaufman, 7/8/2017