Tuesday, November 22, 2022

In Memoriam

Immortality  (1932)

Clare Harner Lyon

Journalist and poet from Kansas


Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there. 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 stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.

Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) shares the sad news of the passing on Nov 15, 2022 of Sheila MacDonald. Sheila has been a life-member and co-founder of NSCUBA and her actions and contributions were always a source of support to many sharing her dream of justice for Cuba. Sheila's quiet and firm example was always a true inspiration to our members. Her involvement and belief in a better world are recognized by all of us and by the representatives of the people of Cuba. Sheila will be greatly missed at our gatherings, by all of us and, we are sure, by the many who were touched by her generous spirit.

We will remember Sheila and Innis generous hospitality and thank them in our hearts for the many evenings of camaraderie and friendship they made possible at their Fresh Start Bed & Breakfast in Halifax. Many guests from Cuba stayed at their place enjoying first hand their hospitality. Sheila and Innis hosted numerous NSCUBA AGMs and made possible numerous memorable potluck receptions at their home. We, NSCUBA members and friends, want to extend our love and condolences at this challenging time to Sheila's family and, especially, to Sheila's sister Innis.