Funeral Mass

The Funeral Mass for Mum was held at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at 1pm after the funeral procession around Taman Pekaka. It was celebrated by the Reverend Father Stephen Liew. There was not a dry eye in the cathedral when Amazing Grace was sung. The Reverend Father gave a very poignant sermon about Mum having selflessly taken care of her disabled child for 18 years that manifested her devotion and love. The Reverend then went on about Mum having done God?s will and has returned home to be with her Lord again. One day, we will all return to the fold of our Lord and meet again.

On one part, I am happy for Mum that she has finally been released from all her worldly sufferings. On the other, I am aggrieved and extremely sad at having lost the woman who loved me most, the woman who had breathed life into me and the woman who had looked after me most of the entire thirty-seven years of my life. This lost is irreplaceable and the void can never be filled.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.