I went to a funeral of a very special man today. He was 75. I didn’t know him all that well other than in passing at functions. I know his family better. It was obvious from the crowd he had many friends. He was in several service groups in the past – including Rotary. The talks we heard at the funeral made it obvious he was a man full of life and community. Some times you wonder if you should go to a funeral. You may only know the person a bit, you know their family or friends better. I am glad I went. It was nice taking a quiet moment to hear about the life and times of such a dynamic community member. In the end I was glad I was there to learn more about this gentleman and his family. By the looks of things I wasn’t the only one left thinking that as sad as it is to lose someone, what an honour it is to be able to participate in a salute to his life, times and family.