elevated bQ2wN July 17, 1938 ~ April 20, 2018
elevated bQ2wN Visitation
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
elevated bQ2wN Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated bQ2wN Funeral Mass
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm
elevated bQ2wN Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated bQ2wN Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated bQ2wN Obituary
elevated bQ2wN Carmen Paris (nee Flaim)
elevated bQ2wN July 17, 1938 – April 20, 2018
elevated bQ2wN 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 bQ2wN 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 bQ2wN 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 bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN ‘And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.’
elevated bQ2wN ‘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 bQ2wN 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.’