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Obituary of Carman Cosgrove

Carman was only 62 when she passed away from a two year battle with colon cancer. It’s hard to say goodbye. We wish that her life had not been lost to her illness, that things could have been different for her, and for us. While we know that she is at peace and that her struggles are at an end, there is pain and sadness. But even though she is gone, she has left the legacy of her love and perseverance. The ways she touched our lives will remain, and I ask you to keep those memories alive by sharing them with us and with one another. One of the things our Mom enjoyed most was jewellery making, and she took great pride in all her pieces. It takes patience, perseverance and attention to detail for each and every piece of jewellery she created. There is a beauty and a satisfaction in seeing the end results and seeing the smiles on everone's faces when admirring her bracelets, earings, necklaces and angel purse charms. Her role as mother and nana, was the most important thing to Mom. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Being with her family was what Carman enjoyed most of all. Her life had many obstacles, and she struggled for years with a devastating illness. Yet through it all, her love and caring for her family remained her focus, and in so many, many ways, she was able to show that love to us. This perseverance through adversity is a powerful lesson for us, and I believe it is her legacy. What a wonderful lesson she gave us. Keep your priorities straight. Keep that which is most important in focus. Love and care for your family. Let them know in all the ways you can show them that you love them. Don’t let adversities or setbacks or any of the distractions of the world keep you from this most important aspect of life. How many people in this world have it so much easier than our mom did. How many never had to face half the trouble she faced, and yet lose sight so easily of what is truly important. Many of us get distracted by insignificant things in life, many of us brood and focus on our little problems, and forget that which is most important. But through everything Mom went through, she managed to keep her priorities straight. What can be more important than loving and showing your love for your family? How can some of us who are blessed with so much forget to be thankful to God, while somehow Mom kept her faith through all of her trials. This is a wonderful legacy. This is a wonderful example to follow. Keep focused on what is truly important, not only when your life is easy, but when it is difficult too. Together we may acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that her life was to us, and the pain that her passing brings. In sharing the joy and the pain together today, may we lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy. Always in our hearts, Love, Kevin, Kathy, Peter and Christine