1944 - 2020
Barbara Elizabeth Biederman Bukowski died peacefully on August 11, 2020. She was 75 years old.
Barbara was born in Kirkland Lake on October 18, 1944. She is survived by her beloved daughter Christine Bukowski, husband Fred Bukowski, and twin sister Bernice Collins. She is predeceased by her parents, Evelyn and Charlie Biederman; her brother, Donald Biederman; and her sister, Linda Weaver. Swimming and the environment were her passions.
A grateful thank you to all the wonderful health care professionals who cared for her. If desired, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Each New Dawn
I give you this one thought to keep - I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone - I am with you still – in each new dawn.
Adaptation – author unknown – original poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye