elevated gk8ij July 17, 1938 ~ April 20, 2018
elevated gk8ij Visitation
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
elevated gk8ij Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated gk8ij Funeral Mass
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm
elevated gk8ij Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated gk8ij Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated gk8ij Obituary
elevated gk8ij Carmen Paris (nee Flaim)
elevated gk8ij July 17, 1938 – April 20, 2018
elevated gk8ij Passed away in her 80th year on Friday, April 20, 2018 with her daughter Pina by her side. Loving and cherished mother of Pina (Emilio), Marco (Sheri), and Dino (Shannon). Caring grandmother of Christopher, Michael, Robert, and Taylor Paris, and Tatiana Dowhaluk. She is survived by her siblings in Italy, Father Tommaso, Esther, Luciano, Renata, Silvia, Eugenio, Michele, Marguerita, and Mirella. Predeceased by her parents, Candido and Maria Flaim, and brothers Marino and Tiziano Flaim. The family would like to sincerely thank Gabriele and Francesca Fellin for their devotion to Carmen throughout her life. The family also extends a special thank you to Angie and Oma for the compassion, dedication, care, and joy they gave Carmen over the last three years.
elevated gk8ij Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mother’s crown.
elevated gk8ij He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
‘I will now explain each one.’
elevated gk8ij ‘The first gem,’ He said, ‘is a Ruby,
and it’s for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.’
elevated gk8ij ‘For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.’
elevated gk8ij ‘An emerald, I’ll place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.’
elevated gk8ij ‘For always being right there,
through all life’s important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.’
elevated gk8ij ‘For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.’
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.
elevated gk8ij ‘I’ll place a stone of amethyst,’ He said.
‘For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if I’d take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.’
elevated gk8ij ‘I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.’
elevated gk8ij ‘And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.’
elevated gk8ij ‘It was your love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.’
elevated gk8ij After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, ‘Your crown is now complete,
You’ve earned your place in Heaven
With your children at your feet.’
Pina, I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family be comforted by the many special memories you have of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this very sad time.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. May your wonderful cherished memories of her help you and your family through this sad time.
My sincerest condolences,
Vi siamo vicini con tutto il cuore e con grande affetto.