In Memoriam
Jennifer Burrell

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

From "Kindness", by Naomi Shihab Nye, read by Donna Griffith at the celebration of Jennifer's life which took place at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, on October 28, 2010.

"Jennifer was fiery, intelligent, warm, kind hearted, generous, fun, talented, full of interesting opinions and ideas. She left no one indifferent. She could infuriate and rub you the wrong way with her strong opinions and ideas but at the same time, that’s what you loved about her. The fire in her."

From Kathleen Finlay's eulogy for Jennifer.

Memorial Donations are welcome to be sent in Jennifer’s name to Ovarian Cancer Canada

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