Thursday, November 18, 2010

I cant believe its been a year...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Speech from the Funeral

My name is Kate McEwan, these are my sisters Kelsie and Chrissy and my brother trevor and Micheline was our mother. On behalf of my family i would like to thank everyone for their love and support throughout my mom’s illness, further more i would like to thank everyone for being here with us now. We know that each of you was important to our mother, and therefore you are important to us. We ask that you keep sharing your memories of mom with us ...and continue to keep in touch especially throughout the milestones in our lives.
Mom always made sure to make time for her friends...sometimes she would tell us she was running to the grocery store for just one thing, only to come back 4 hours later with a bag of groceries and tons of stories about all the friends she ran into when she was out...she couldn’t resist a good catch up session
When we were young, my parents made the decision to have mom stay at home with us kids...she was our supermom, always there to get us off to school in the morning and was there waiting when we got off the bus in the afternoon. She didn’t need much, having her family and friends around her, and the time we spent together were her greatest joys.
Mom was fiercely protective of us kids, she wouldn’t sleep until we walked through the door at night...she didn’t care about if we made it home for curfew, she wanted to make sure we were home safe...and God help any boy that tried to date one of her and her friends made sure they got the 3rd degree...and if they could handle that, then maybe they were good enough.
The love my parents shared was inspiring, i have never seen two people look at each other the way they was dads best friend, soul mate and the love of his life...they would do anything for each other and The love, respect and values they shared were instilled in us matter what they were always happy
Our time with mom was far too brief...but the lessons she taught us are going to last a life time...
God needed her with Him in heaven, we like to think he needed help planning a really big pool party....and she is laying on a floatie with a margarita in hand soaking up the sun....probably wearing a matching bathing suit to aunt dina...her favourite shopping buddy
My mom had a passion for life unlike anyone i have ever known – she was the life of the party, the one making everyone laugh, She had an energy about her – people were drawn to her, she touched so many lives that it is overwhelming thinking about it
She lived everyday to the fullest and we think that we all need to take a page from her book and do the same celebrate her life
Sometimes she would get in trouble for her big mouth – but whatever she said, you know everyone else was secretly thinking it... She held everyone accountable, and told it like it was...if you did something embarrassing you know mom would be the first one to bring it up the next day...probably laughing her butt off
Mom’s faith, her belief in God was very strong, she prayed every night before bed...and made sure that she instilled strong Christian values in us kids...some Sunday mornings we were reluctant to get up for church and she would tell us that “there’s no such thing as st mattress” or “there’s a man hanging on the cross and he wants to see you”
Because of strong belief in God, we know that we will see her again in heaven, so for us...its not goodbye, it’s see ya later...
We will miss our mom everyday of our lives, we;ll always be looking over our shoulders...expecting her to be there...we take comfort knowing she is with God and no longer in pain
There is one more angel in more star in the when you are missing her, look up and know she is there


this is the prayer chrissy's friend wrote...

God of hope,
Hear our prayers for your newest angel, Micheline McEwan, whom you have called from life on Earth to join you in heaven. Please grant this beautiful mother, sister, wife, daughter, and friend everlasting happiness and peace. Let her pass safely through the gates of heaven. Pardon her of her sins and give her eternal life with you. May her soul rest in peace forever.
God of love,
As mourners, we come to you in our time of shock, grief, and confusion. Please give us light and guide us out of our darkness. Hear our prayers, help all those who mourn, and aid in bringing peace and acceptance to the family and everyone affected by this tragedy. Help us to understand that death is not the end, merely a change, and that it does not destroy the bonds of faith, honour, and love.
God of trust,
Use your gentleness to care for Micheline. Allow her to be joyous with you in heaven. Grant Chrissy and her family the wish that they will one day be with Micheline again in your heavenly paradise. Help those who reign on Earth to understand that everything you do has a purpose, and that you have a reason to have Micheline with you in heaven.
Your power brings us to life, your influence guides throughout our lives, and by your command, we return to dust. May Micheline rejoice with you in your Kingdom, where all of our tears are wiped away. Unite us together as one family, to sing your praise forever and ever.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


There will be an opportunity for visitation on Sunday November 22nd from 2-4 pm and again from 7-9 pm at Smiths Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON, N7T 7H2, (519) 542-5541

The funeral service will be on Monday November 23rd at 11:30 am at Sacred Heart Church 1465 Lecaron Avenue Sarnia, ON, N7V 3J4, (519) 344-2992.

Obituaries will be posted in the Sarnia Observer on Friday and Saturday November 20th and 21st.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Angel in Heaven

thanks for all the love and support
mom passed away this afternoon...she fought hard, but in the end her body couldnt deal with the after effects of the h1n1

we will post funeral and visitation dates and times

we love you mom and we know you are looking down on us

Day 24

the doctors came to talk to us this morning...last night her lung collapsed and they had to insert a new tube in her chest...they were able to reinflate her lung but they are having suffecient bleeding now
she also has bleeding in her brain and is currently unresponsive

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 23

mom is steady on the ECMO - they gave her steroids last night to try and help her lungs is the first h1n1 patient on this machine in ontario...basically the 2nd one in canada... there are lots of people keeping a close eye on her.

she is now clear of all infections...including the h1n1 we are dealing with the after effects of what it has done to her lungs.

her lungs have to make improvement in the next couple days on this machine in order for her to survive.
please continue sending your prayers...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 22

the surgery for ECMO was completed and mom has been on it for the far it is working but they do not want to keep her on it for too long because it is a very risky procedure and the longer she is on it the higher thr risk of complications....they are hoping that her lungs are getting a little bit of rest so that she can eventually be put back on the ventalator

prayers prayers prayers