Te Mahurehure Marae, Point Chevalier Auckland, Thursday 4th October 2012
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
― A.A. Milne
Karanga (welcoming Zoe onto the marae)
“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
Dearly beloved, our gathering here today serves a threefold purpose:
• To honour the life of Zoe Wilson and to gather up the memories she leaves us.
• To take the time to say our own goodbyes to Zoe.
• And to comfort and support one another as each of us experiences grief in a different way.
My name is Dr Kim Jewel Elliott, Celebrant, and I am honoured to officiate at this ceremony, which honours beautiful Zoe today.