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Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar

March 3, 2015
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar

Much loved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many.

Au Revoir

Please- be not sad

If I should

Leave you all.

The call may come

At any time

But shed no tears

For me.

I have gone only

Through the open door

That leads on

Though I know not where

To some great-lasting

Adventure- of that Im very sure.

My life has been a happy one

In spite of sadness and vicissitudes

Which come to all of us

At one time or another.

Tis how we meet our trials

That alone counts

In the long run

Our heads held high

A smile upon lips

Peace in our minds

And prayer- laid deep

Within our souls.

A kind and loving heart

Full of forgiveness

For all those who falter

In their steps

And trust- in those we serve.

The rest is in the hands

Of the Almighty Father.

My children- dear

And those that they have married

And their chilren too

All mean so much to me

Words can not show

the proudness in my heart

For all of them.

My friends- are also dear to me

And there are many of them

Tried and true

Over a long period of years

In this land and in others.

And so I say again

Shed- now- no tears for me

For I go happily

Into the great unknown.

Marion E. Cruickshank, 1890-1978

Memorial services will be private. The family suggests donations be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119, (216)-383-2222) or J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957, 239-472-1100. For additional information, directions and to sign the guestbook, please log online to www.Brown-Forward.com

 
 

 

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